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Ever feel like the world would fall apart around you if you took a minute to rest? That’s High Functioning Anxiety and it’s a not-so-secret secret that women like you live with every day. The Happier Approach presents an alternative to the overdoing, overthinking, and over-performing. Join Nancy Jane Smith as she shares the tools she’s created as a licensed professional counselor and coach specializing in women with High Functioning Anxiety to find a life full of the love, laughter, ease, and happiness you deserve.

The Happier Approach Nancy Jane Smith

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Ever feel like the world would fall apart around you if you took a minute to rest? That’s High Functioning Anxiety and it’s a not-so-secret secret that women like you live with every day. The Happier Approach presents an alternative to the overdoing, overthinking, and over-performing. Join Nancy Jane Smith as she shares the tools she’s created as a licensed professional counselor and coach specializing in women with High Functioning Anxiety to find a life full of the love, laughter, ease, and happiness you deserve.

    Episode 156: What Is Happy?

    Episode 156: What Is Happy?

    I decided to ask some of the people in my life—my mom, my second mom, my nephews, and my friend Andrew, who is a philosophy professor at Otterbein University—what they think about happiness and you’ll hear their ideas throughout the show. As you’re listening to this episode, I challenge you to ask yourself: what is happy for you?  

    • 26 min
    Experimenting with Meditation and Mindfulness - Part 1

    Experimenting with Meditation and Mindfulness - Part 1

    With all the stress in the world recently and my own anxiety, I thought it might be helpful to revisit meditation. 

    Meditation, after all, puts our anxiety front and center. It encourages us to make space for it so that we can soften our feelings of anxiousness and stress. Maybe it could help? 

    • 36 min
    Episode 154: How to Be the Caretaker of Your Own Radical Personal Empowerment and Self-Love with Amy E. Smith

    Episode 154: How to Be the Caretaker of Your Own Radical Personal Empowerment and Self-Love with Amy E. Smith

    Amy E. Smith and I are talking about people-pleasing and how saying I’m sorry all the time is just one of the ways that people-pleasing shows up in our lives and how it disempowers us and keeps us disconnected from the people in our lives. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 153: How the Conventional Happiness Formula Is Keep Us Stuck with Kim Stobel

    Episode 153: How the Conventional Happiness Formula Is Keep Us Stuck with Kim Stobel

    As a leadership consultant and happiness coach, Kim helps businesses, organizations, and high-achievers prioritize their health and well-being so they can reach new levels in their business and their life. And as a result, businesses and organizations take massive actions and create positive change in every area.

    • 59 min
    Episode 152: Therapy: Committing to Doing it Differently with Riva Stoudt

    Episode 152: Therapy: Committing to Doing it Differently with Riva Stoudt

    A lot of my own work, my own soul searching, my own therapy, and a commitment to doing it differently. Committing to doing therapy differently was how I could ultimately make the choice to continue the work and it’s why I’m here today.

    It’s rare that I meet another therapist who has this same commitment which is why I was so excited to bring you my conversation with Riva Stoudt of Into the Woods Counseling.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 151: How We Store Trauma In Our Bodies with Sarah Dionne

    Episode 151: How We Store Trauma In Our Bodies with Sarah Dionne

    I’m talking with yoga psychotherapist and founder of Whole Health Collaborative, Sarah Dionne all about getting out of our heads and into our bodies and how we store trauma in our bodies.

    • 1 hr 4 min

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