Last updated on March 18th, 2023 at 09:41 pm
The inspiration came while driving a few weeks back, and I’ve been doing the groundwork to make it all happen. I am finding happiness right now in creating a program that is specifically designed to help others find more joy, beat the blues, and create lives they love.
I believe part of my purpose on this planet is to help others to love themselves more, to walk through the fears that can sometimes keep us trapped, and to create lives they love.
I hope always to be a positive force in the lives of others, and of course, that starts with my own daily “happiness practices.”
I have routines and rituals that I use daily that help me to be in a happier space. I’m excited to share all of the practices I’ve developed over the years with help from excellent teachers, healers, and coaches.
The idea is to create something that helps people shift moods when feeling slightly low. I have found in my own life that taking action to change my energy when not feeling 100% has helped me to make my life and path feel good again.
Now, I don’t purport to solve the problem of depression, but I hope this program can help people to stay in a more positive space and not fall into a more depressive energy space. I know that I have been happier due to taking action to help my body, mind, and soul healing, and I want to share the practices that bring me the most joy.
I am also bringing in nine other expert healers, coaches, and one renowned worldwide happiness teacher to share what they have learned about shifting into a more positive energy space over the years. Many of those who will be participating have overcome major depression in the past and created lives they love.
Especially in light of the world losing Robin Williams, a comedic genius and kind soul, recently, it’s become even more clear that depression is a severe issue for millions of people. The World Health Organization says that 350 million people globally suffer from depression.
I have sought treatment for depression in the past, and I strongly support people in getting professional medical help when needed. And I also find that the way I stay joyous daily is more about “happiness practices” at this point in my life. I hope that helping others take preventative action when not feeling great can shift their energy and help them stay in a positive space. Your work, energy, and light are so important in this world.
I want everyone to have the chance to live their dreams, and feeling good is a big part of this. That’s why I created the program “Get Happy: Successful Strategies to Beat the Blues.”
Teaching with Amazing, World-Changing People!
The most fun part of creating this program has been partnering with incredible world-changing healers, teachers, and coaches. I have amazing friends and have been able to bring some incredible people on board.
One is my Buddhist spiritual teacher from India, Nithya Shanti, who is also a globally renowned “Happiness Guru.” He teaches an eclectic mix of Eastern and Western practices, from meditation to “tapping” (Emotional Freedom Techniques) to positive thought work and visioning exercises designed to help people find more freedom and happiness.
The incredible Robin Rice, who is the creator of the worldwide Stop the Beauty Madness campaign and the founder of the 50,000+ member Awesome Women and the Body Beautiful Facebook page, will talk about inner beauty and releasing societal ideals and fears around “not being enough.” So many women especially torture themselves for not looking like some ideal that society presents, and it causes a tremendous amount of suffering.
Dr. Shannon South is an award-winning therapist, an Amazon best-selling author, a professional speaker, and an expert in the field of spirituality and healing trauma for more than 18 years. Her passions are speaking, writing, and helping people “heal the split” associated with trauma so that wholeness and joy can occur naturally.
My dear friend Raya Ioffe is a yoga instructor, licensed massage therapist, and a holistic health coach trained by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP), and a graduate of the Holistic Nutrition Lab. She will talk about how depression can be linked to gut health and help people make shifts in their diet that can help them feel happier.
This is just part of the team that will guide everyone through the practices and work that will open the door to more joy and less suffering. I am so excited to lead the effort and blessed to have such talented friends as healers.
Lisa P. Graham is an inspirational writer, life coach, TED motivational speaker, and globe-trotter whose passion is to help others to find happiness and meaning in their daily lives. A political activist at heart, Lisa would like to empower more women to run for political office as a way to create positive change in the world. You can find her on her website or watch her TEDx speech on YouTube.
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