Falling in Loveā€¦

Uncategorized Dec 14, 2015

In the midst of turmoil, love came to town in the most amazing, unexpected way.  I had been working at a rehabilitation center coaching and leading groups.  The owners called me in to a meeting to talk about their vision and moving forward.  They were importing their nephew from England to work at the center, lead groups and create an identity program.  I was told said nephew was a leader for Anthony Robbins, and a long list of his pompous  accomplishments, and we would work nicely together.  I had a vision of this obnoxious Britt invading my comfy space I had created at work, and changing the atmosphere from a loving, peaceful environment to a ra-ra freak show, Tony Robbins-esque.  I was not excited.
A few weeks went by and I had completely forgotten about the nephew, caught up in my own drama and happily moving forward in my new life.  I was in my office, it was a Friday morning and I had just finished coaching a client.  There was a...

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Time for a Change

Uncategorized Dec 14, 2015

I have experienced a lot of change over the past couple of years, and sometimes the universe has a way of kicking me in the butt and saying ‘start fresh’. And the UNI did that very well just a few weeks ago.
I founded my little baby happiness website about 6 years ago. The site became an outlet for me to tell my story, and tell the truth. In some cases shamelessly embarrassing myself for the sake of my own catharsis. Over the past year and a half my efforts lessened for a number of reasons. One is a full time job doing what I love, the other is being a single mom and going thru a divorce, and then falling in love. Quite a few major life changes. I neglected my baby Spreadhappy, and the universe clearly told me not to do so when I was recognized again this year with a “top self-help blog” award..which I greatly appreciate. I decided it was time to tell the truth about my absence in blogging, and it felt really good to release the story, and get back to my...

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Courage

Uncategorized Sep 21, 2015

Why hadn’t I left the moment I found out my husband had been having an affair? Sending my daughter and me on vacation and claiming he had to stay home and work, while flying his girlfriend over from California and taking her to the Keys. That wasn’t enough to say buh-by? Nope, not at the time. Can you say coward? Scared? Ashamed? Fearful? And determined to save the marriage, wanting so much to believe it was just a fluke, it would never happen again. That wasn’t who I married. And yet it was who I married and I didn’t want to see it. Denial felt safer, and the shame was deep. I felt helpless, and I did want to make it work. I did not get married with the intention of getting divorced. And when I finally got the courage, when I Let my Soul Evolve, I didn’t have one duck in a row. Let me walk you through this tremendous leap of faith.
I had nothing. Not one penny to my name saved up, not one once of credit, (another story of me allowing myself to be a...

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A Happiness Coach Coming Out of Hiding

Uncategorized Sep 02, 2015

Hello world! I’ve been hiding for the past sixteen months, and the universe is saying “no more”, and it’s really scary. Today I was notified that my blog is listed in the top 25 personal growth blogs of 2015 from the Institute of the Psychology of Eating. Today is also the anniversary of my first award from the IPE back in 2012. That day was bitter sweet. You see, that day triggered a huge transformation for me in my personal and professional life. Professionally I was thrilled! I felt acknowledged, justified and validated in my work. I had been writing for a few years completely for myself. I had little knowledge anyone was reading my blog. I did get comments, and a lot of spam, so I dis-abled the comments which left me with no information at all about the readership. It didn’t matter. The blog was my own little haven to tell my story. And my story changed on that day personally as well. When I received notice for my acknowledgement, I was ecstatic! I...

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Empowering Your Life with Happiness

Uncategorized Apr 08, 2015

I am very blessed to be working with amazing people at Lifescape Solutions, a recovery center for addictions and traumas. The owners have built this loving space from the ground up, and in just a few years it has established itself as having one of the lowest re-lapse rates. They are doing quite a few things right! Where do I fit in? A happiness coach in a rehab center? This is a spiritually based recovery center where the owners are passionate about giving the clients the self-help tools to leave the center empowered, hence the low re-lapse rate. They have formed a team whose initiative is to find the missing link between recovery and RECOVERY, and empower the clients with the skills to be confident in the real world so they can handle what life brings them without using. One of the things that I emphasize as a happiness coach is self-help and self-love. It’s easy to get quite cozy here and become reliant on therapy, coaching, and all of the support available..but what...

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What is Your Vision?

Uncategorized Feb 05, 2015

I am alone this morning and it is very rare that I get to spend time with just me. It’s really pleasant. It’s early morning, the rain is humming in the background, my candles are lit, and I am thinking about how blessed I am. Today I get to go to work.
Yes, I get to go…in good health, surrounded by loving people, supported and encouraged by my employer, counting my blessings. I was poking around on Facebook and was inspired by some quotes and encouraging words. I decided it was time to write again. I haven’t written in a while.
I have these fantastic coasters (I’m going somewhere with this) in my living room. My coffee cup is sitting on one of them. They all have inspiring quotes on them. “Put all anxious thoughts aside and be at peace’ holds my cup. Imagine doing that for a moment. Just breathing and letting the world love you as-is. That I find is the challenge for most of us…loving ourselves unconditionally without strings...

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Forgiving and Letting Go

Uncategorized Jan 30, 2015

OK…so I am working crazy hard on forgiveness. Posting forgiveness quotes for my benefit…walking around reciting a forgiveness meditation wherever I go…it’s not working. So I allow, allow myself to feel angry. Hey, it’s better than sad.

I have always been a very forgiving person, to the tune of becoming a professional doormat. When I finally realized becoming the healthiest version of me meant forgiving and letting go, I started to grow and experience growing pains. That’s what walking into our fear does for us. It allows us to face what frightens us, feel that discomfort stepping into new territory, and finally, become empowered. I love that Marianne Williamson speech, “Our deepest fear” which reminds me that playing small does not serve the world. It reminds me that I am here in this lifetime to face my fears, walk into the fire, and come out stronger, empowered, more comfortable in my own skin, and living my most authentic life.

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Healing with Love

Uncategorized Nov 23, 2014

Today, a client said to me, “do you know how blessed you are to work here? Do you really know how special this place is?” I said yes. This client is a seasoned family therapist…and quite a good one. So I was pretty sure she new what she was talking about, considering therapy is her business.

I am very blessed to say my dream of spreading happiness and making a living doing it has come true. While I do workshops and see private clients, my main gig is at Lifescape Solutions, a rehabilitation center for addictions and mental health disorders.
Every day I literally think to myself, I can’t believe I am on staff and being paid to simply show up as me, a happiness coach and spokesperson for love and truth. Pretty cool huh? I believe what makes this place so special, and their success rate at 70% as opposed to the norm of 40%, is the fact that the owners believe in a magnificent recipe of love and spiritual healing. And it works.

I am surrounded by alternative...

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Trusting in Life

Uncategorized Oct 30, 2014

I have been away for a while, loving life and letting life love me. Gently reminding myself that through each change is opportunity for personal growth and wisdom. Sometimes I ask myself, “did I really sign up for this?”, and I know the answer is YES. I have a friend who reminds me to ask for the courage and strength to handle what I am given, and that I am doing.
I have recently gone through a dramatic life change and I am amazed at how held I have been through all of the change. I lead groups and coach at a recovery center, Lifescape Solutions in Delray Beach. One of my mantras that I frequently share with the groups is about trusting in Divine Law. I certainly do. Divine law housed me through my life change, funded me, loved me and supported me in ways only explained by miracles. I do trust that when we believe in a power greater than ourselves, we prove the belief to be true.
Just in time I had house sitting gigs show up, sublets become available, the funds required...

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Pursuing Happiness

Uncategorized Mar 06, 2014

My friends Adam and Nicolas are these two rock star dudes traveling around the country finding the happiest people for their documentary, Pursuing Happiness. How cool is that? About a year and a half ago they contacted me about an interview and hoped their travels would reach Florida. They started off in California with a dream after a documentary they created for fun went viral. They set an intention to find the intrigue of happiness, and if there is a secret…what is it?
Their schedule was altered after they found out they were invited to the UN to show a preview of their documentary on March 20th, deemed the International Day of Happiness. They were hoping to spend a few days in sunny Florida, but instead they only spent one. And boy am I glad they shared that day with me.
I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “in the flow”. If not, it means when your feeling on point, on purpose, almost etherial…everything is going your way and you are floating...

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