There Are Many Paths to Happiness
SO many of our therapy or life coaching clients come to us with one core wish: To be happy. No matter what their current concerns, obstacles, or challenges, the hope of happiness is always the shining star that pulls them forward into life coaching. But sometimes it can be hard to know what being happy actually means. Believe it or not, people can lose touch with the things that make them happy over time.
Good Life Coaching is really about reconnecting you to your core values, and then helping you make them manifest in your life. This is because finding (and keeping) Authentic Happiness is largely tied to understanding your personality and your values. An authentically happy life for someone who finds value in quiet, day-to-day satisfactions of tending to home and hearth could make another person wither in boredom. Conversely, the happy life of a person who values novelty and adventure would scare a security-minded person to death. Happiness does not mean the same thing to everyone.
What Does Authentic Happiness Mean To YOU?
Learning about other people who have followed their heartfelt values into genuinely happy lives can inspire us to do the same. The stories of others can light a lamp on our own path, and our own possibilities. Even if your values may be different, knowing that other people have taken bold action to create a meaning and joy can light a spark of inspiration for you to do some deep reflecting on what makes you happy — and how you might take action to make big changes too.
On this edition of The Love, Happiness and Success Podcast I'm talking to a couple of Nomadic Souls who have discovered that for them, happiness is very much a journey rather than a destination. Listen to my interview with full-time travelers Kimberly Travaglino (Founder of fulltimefamilies.com) and Clementine Bakstein about how they and their families found happiness, meaning, and connection by following their values down the never-ending road.
What do you think about their story? Is there something that you've been dreaming about doing too? What's on your “bucket list?” Share with us in the comments!
Pursuit of Happiness – Nomadic Souls. Listen Now: