Happy You Are Here Podcast

Happy You Are Here Podcast

Tools, techniques, and ideas to help us all lives more fulfilling lives full of radical compassion, mindfulness, and self-improvement. Join me on our collective journey of figuring this life out. This show is for you if you find yourself asking: How do I find my purpose? Why do I keep making the same mistakes? How can my relationships be stronger? Is there more to this life than just surviving? We can do more than just survive. We can thrive and live a fulfilling life full of joy. We can attain financial, spiritual, and intellectual freedom.


July 28, 2022 4 mins

A simple, short meditation to relax and focus on the next actionable things in your life. By releasing the things we cannot control and focusing on the places where to we do have influence, we can reduce stress and feel more present in our work and life.

Find meditations like these on the Insight Timer app: https://insighttimer.com/happyyouarehere

I have this track downloaded so I can easily access it and listen to it as a groundin...

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In this solo episode I take some time to share some insights from my own practice. These relate to the Buddhist concept of Right Speech including abstaining from false speech, abstaining from slanderous speech, abstaining from harsh speech, and abstaining from idle chatter.

The book that I reference in this episode is a great reference for those interested in Buddhism as a spiritual path or if you just want to explore some of the c...

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May 3, 2022 41 mins

Bridget Lavin is a spiritual practitioner, previous yoga studio owner, and retreat leader. We sat down to talk shortly after she returned to Omaha, NE from completing her MSc of Science & Religion at The University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She now lives in Denver, CO.

We talk all things spiritual practices including how to let go (and what that even means) as well as the nuances of clinging to a particular practice as a form o...

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Sandy Irwin is a musical artist based in Omaha, Nebraska. 

She joined our show almost two years ago while working as Come Back Sandy. Over the following two years, Sandy's sound has transformed to incorporate more genres and collaborators. Now she heads up SAND and just released a 3-track project called Hourglass.

The new project collaborates with some of the best musicians and producers in the city including production by Dav...

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Kelsey Kowalski is an Omaha, Nebraska multi-disciplinary artist recently nominated for Outstanding Emerging Visual Artist by The Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards. 

Kelsey shares about her journey of how her art has evolved since she started painting age five. That journey took her through recovery and relapse from alcoholism, surviving an abusive relationship, and finding community among other artists and creators in Omah...

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In this episode, I sit back down with Jill Schrack to discuss past life regressions. Specifically we discuss the four past life regressions I've done so far in detail. We talk about the details of the experience and also the lessons arching through the stories. It's an exciting, deep, and sometimes funny episode.

Jill also happens to be my fiancé, so we recorded this episode in our living room with our dog Max in the background. Ch...

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It's been a long year with a lot of growth. The Happy You Are Here Podcast was gone for that time, but many of you found this podcast for the first time and listened to many episodes while I was away. I'm grateful to be able to share with you.

This episode is a solo episode sharing where the podcast is going this coming season. I've been called to use this as a platform to dive deeper into my authentic communication and bring that ...

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Hannah Stainer, Founder of Psykhe Coaching, is a Mindset and Mental Wellbeing Coach, Youth Coach, Qualified SEN Teacher and Speaker. She's also a mental health advocate and the creator and host of the Psykhe Mental Wellbeing Podcast which I was a guest on almost a year ago.

It was great to have Hannah on the Happy You Are Here Podcast to talk about some of the takeaways she's had from over 50 interviews about mental wellness w...

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Iram Gilani is a Pakistani-American author who has faced abandonment, physical and emotional abuse, homelessness, and a violent gun assault, but has risen from the depths of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder to be a voice for the abused and marginalized. 

Her new book, Silent No More, is available for free for anyone who needs it: https://iramgilani.com/the-book/

She speaks out to audiences to raise awareness of th...

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Melissa Jirovec is the founder of Prosperity Unleashed and now co-author of The Wellness Universe Guide to Complete Self Care: 25 Tools for Stress Relief. Her chapter of the book is on Effective Decision Making to Eliminate Conflict & Confusion.

The project pulls together 25 professionals from different backgrounds and specialties to offer tools for stress relief. She thinks it will be a much needed resource for many people thi...

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Sean Rosensteel is the author of #1 Amazon Bestseller, The School of Intentional Living and the founder of The Intentional Living Academy.

In this episode, Sean shares his number one tool out of a vast toolbox as well as many other insights from his book. Sean’s passion for serving others started after he found himself bankrupt at the age of 28 years old. He had been following the conventional ideas about success which led to unsus...

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We could use better vocabulary to describe the opposite of toxic masculinity.  

Alex Olshonsky, writer of Fridays on the Olo, suggested the answer to that question is something he calls Tonic Masculinity. We talked at length about what this term might mean for all masculinity, not just those identifying as men.

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Mike is the founder and Board Chairman of Transformation Yoga Project

Since 2010, Mike has dedicated his time and passion to provide individuals in justice and recovery settings access to mindfulness-based yoga practices, which have been proven to improve self-regulation while reducing depression, stress and anxiety. 

He also coaches executives to be responsible leaders at https://www.mdhuggins.com/.

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Jane Egerton-Idehen is an impressive Tech Executive, Author, and Speaker. She shares the mindset that brought her from a childhood of poverty in Lagos, Nigeria to being an influential executive and leading other young women to success.

To Jane, when it was out of her control wether her family would be able to provide her with a great school, new clothes, or even food to eat, she focused on what she could control. That is what led h...

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Roshan Shetty's new book, Shift Left, is a call to re-evaluate the lifestyle choices that are supposed to bring joy but end up bogging you down in uncertainties. This impacts your critical decisions, resulting in grief instead of joy. His book will abolish the boundaries that restrict you to be your better self in every choice you make on the journey to your desired goal.

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Modita van Zummeren had 20 years experience as a medical doctor and struggling through depression. After fighting the depression for decades, she discovered how healing through depression is possible. This is the principle of her book, "Depression, a Stepping Stone Towards Bills".

Now she is trained as a therapist (in bodywork, gestalt, zen counselling), as well as a family constellator and facilitator of meditation.

Her book, 'Dep...

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Astara from Illuminating Hearts joins the Happy You Are Here Podcast again to share her upcoming Energy Codes: Project Awakening course. This course is based on The Energy Codes from Dr. Sue Morter. Astara is the first and only certified facilitator of the Energy Codes in the state of Nebraska.

Visit the HappyYouAreHere.Life website to enter to win the 100% scholarship to the course provided by Happy You Are Here.

“You can expect t...

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Matt Tompkins, host of It’s The Fix Podcast, talks about recovering from an opioid addiction and coming to terms with his mental illness while managing a career in TV & Radio.

We dive into the differences in looking for a short term fix to issues vs investing in long term fixes. Matt, an avid fitness enthusiast also explains how fitness alone won’t save you.

He tells the story of coming out about his addiction to his coworkers ...

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Do you ever feel like you have a strong mindfulness or yoga practice but then when it comes to relationships you just lose it? Margo Helman specializes in staying mindful in the ways we communicate especially during conflict.

Margo Helman, MSW is a therapist and clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience. She shares a lot of wisdom in this episode about mindfulness as a mental health practice, how to stay calm but conf...

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Would YOU like to learn how to eliminate PERSISTENT aches, pains, fears, phobias and debilitating emotions, such as anger, confusion, depression, that stuck feeling, etc.? No medication, no prescriptions, no surgery and no on-going therapy involved, just your past life memories?

Chris Lee is a Canadian Clinical Hypnotherapist specializing in his method of past life regression therapy and will explain how to learn his system! Chris ...

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