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I'm here to serve. My podcast is built on a bedrock of love, a passion for what’s possible and a commitment to be an unstoppable force for good. Through my podcast — I am here to make a difference- in every little way possible; to help you build a life that you truly love. A life that’s one-of-a-kind and brilliantly tailored for you. I am here to help you reach the highest levels of your creative potential and tap into the deepest wisdom within you. My commitment is to bring you the very best of what I’m living and learning, while keeping it real and honest as I go.

The Happiness Project Raina Jain

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I'm here to serve. My podcast is built on a bedrock of love, a passion for what’s possible and a commitment to be an unstoppable force for good. Through my podcast — I am here to make a difference- in every little way possible; to help you build a life that you truly love. A life that’s one-of-a-kind and brilliantly tailored for you. I am here to help you reach the highest levels of your creative potential and tap into the deepest wisdom within you. My commitment is to bring you the very best of what I’m living and learning, while keeping it real and honest as I go.

    Ep #77 Summer Wellness: Interview with Dr Anita Jain on “Enjoying the Journey of Wellness”

    Ep #77 Summer Wellness: Interview with Dr Anita Jain on “Enjoying the Journey of Wellness”

    The journey towards wellness has taught me that wellness is just not just about the ‘physical aspect rather about each and every aspect of our being – from physical, mental, spiritual and emotional. And it’s so important to consistently keep a check on how we are doing in each of these areas!
    Wellness can often feel like an all-or-nothing pursuit — like if you don’t have time to do it all perfectly, you might as well not bother with anything at all. But even small, simple changes can drastically improve your health. I am going to share a couple of things to quickly summarise this series and most importantly introduce you’ll to our guest on this show today. I am so delighted to have Dr. Anita Jain, who is a Homeopath for over two decades, is also a mother who is constantly juggling between different roles in her life (and killing it), who shares some incredible ways to make wellness our priority. Her journey towards wellness has been extremely inspiring especially because she has grown through what she has gone through in life. And her journey with skin issues and infertility for years helped her understand the importance of wellness in a very different light - of how wellness is not just physical, and how all areas of wellness are interlinked. She grew up with a very uptight and a disciplined father that put a lot of pressure on her and somehow that led her to pleasing people throughout her life. In fact, she continued to please people even after she got married and had this immense pressure to prove everyone and be perfect - that led to put her needs aside. Well, over the years, so many experiences led her to make herself a priority and in this episode, she emphasises on the importance of self-love, self-care, the important of saying no to people, putting your needs first, enjoying the process, accepting and embracing our flaws, and most importantly understanding our triggers when they pop up! I am so excited for this interview especially because I am interviewing my aunt Dr Anita Jain for the Summer Wellness series. Do tune in to the entire episode because we touch base upon ways we can achieve a healthy lifestyle, on how we can incorporate small ways that can have a leading impact on our well-being, and how imbalance in one area of our life can lead to an imbalance in our overall wellbeing. In fact, we also discuss about how we can achieve an optimum level of wellbeing in each area of our life during the pandemic and under lockdown and also how binge-eating and guilt tripping are the major causes of an unhealthy lifestyle. So tune in and take with you all the important remedies/ suggestions from our expert Dr Anita Jain to kickstart your journey on wellness!!!

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    • 47 min
    Ep #76 Summer Wellness: In Conversation with Paola Cruz

    Ep #76 Summer Wellness: In Conversation with Paola Cruz

    I am so excited to have Paola Cruz on my show today. Paola is a Honduran born and raised yogini. She has over 1000 hours of teaching experience. She has taught in the Central American Yoga Congress, is the Honduran representative for International Yoga Olympics India, and has collaborated with the Honduran Government in teaching at the International Yoga Summit and regional yoga events. Paola has been invited to host workshops at companies such as DHL, Avon, Intercontinental Hotel, Pepsi Honduras, and Nestle. Her formal yoga studies were completed in Om Shanti Om Yoga School in Rishikesh, India and she has taken over 200 hours of yoga related continuing education credits in USA and European based institutions. She trains and hosts events with a monk, she has taken Mindfulness related courses at Yale and Princeton, speaks four languages, and is very passionate about sharing what YOGA is about. She currently dedicates her time to running MINDIT. ZONE and her own yoga company, ONE YOGA from all corners of the globe. She has traveled to 48 different countries. One of her favorite activities is trekking. She has trekked in the Nepali Himalayas for ten days, in The Andes for 5 days in Peru, Tatras in Poland, PCT and Appalachians in USA, and anywhere she travels she tries to incorporate spending time in the mountains. 
    In this episode, Paola and I talk about all things wellness! She takes us through her life journey and her journey with wellness where she completed 1000 hours of teaching experience in Yoga. She is one of the few yoga pioneers in her home city, San Pedro Sula. She is on the journey of consistently making an impact, small and big in the lives of so many people through YOGA. Tune in to the entire episode to know more about different dimensions of wellness, overall benefits of wellness, the impact of Yoga on mental health, how making small changes can lead to overall wellbeing with a focus on summer wellness and of course, with Covid being around the corner - how we can stay indoors and yet make the most out of the summer!! It has been an insightful conversation with Paola!!
    To connect with Paola Cruz -
    Paola Cruz - Founder of One Yoga 
    Instagram - @oneyogabypaola
    Website - www.mindit.zone


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    • 51 min
    Ep #75 Summer Wellness: Decluttering Your Space

    Ep #75 Summer Wellness: Decluttering Your Space

    De-cluttering your space has proved to be an effective way to calm your headspace. Remember, extra stuff isn't just messy. It could be holding you back from living your best life. If the constant stream of things to pick up around your home leaves you feeling anxious, you're not alone. Objects have the power to do just that. In fact, when working couples gave tours of their homes, women who used more words describing clutter and disorganization also tended to show levels of the stress hormone cortisol, suggesting chronic stress. On the flip side, those who described their homes as being restful or talked about their beautiful outdoor spaces were less stressed and reported less sad feelings as the day went on. What you can do: Set aside 10 to 15 minutes at the end of each day to put stray items away. How do you react to your clutter?  If you genuinely think, “I know where everything is and can be pretty productive in this space”, then you are probably okay with some clutter in your life.  But if you look around and start to question where things are, feel overwhelmed and panicked about the mess, or start obsessing about what visitors will think, you are negatively impacting your already anxious mind.  But don’t worry!  I got you. As a self-diagnosed “clean freak”, I share why it’s important to have an organized space, especially when you already struggle with anxiety, and clear action steps you can take to begin decluttering today!  You’ll clear your mind, reduce your anxiety and increase your productivity in no time!
    Clean Up Your Space And Clear Up Your Mind: The process of decluttering can be extremely rewarding.  Getting rid of things that you no longer need actually leaves you feeling lighter and more spacious.  You might even feel like you can breathe easier!  A clean, organized environment means less distractions and leads to increased productivity.  And finally, it is an important way to practice self-love because you are taking back control of your “stuff” so that it no longer has control over you.  When you declutter your environment, it’s about creating a space that fills you with joy instead of living in one that depletes you. That all sounds great, but I bet you’re about to ask … “Where do I even start?  What if I don’t want to get rid of something? How do I know what to keep or throw away? What if I throw something away that I’ll need in the future?” And so on and so on. The entire de-cluttering process can get really overwhelming, so here's why you need to tune in to the episode today to find out some effective ways to de-cluttering, take help, and remember that you don't have to do it all alone!


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    • 18 min
    Ep #74 Summer Wellness: Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

    Ep #74 Summer Wellness: Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

    This episode covers topics around maintaining Mental and Emotional Well-being under the Summer Wellness series for this month. There are so many activities that we can incorporate into our daily lives to maintain a healthy balance between our mind, body and soul. It becomes important to understand that 'who we are' has multiple meanings. These traits—which are all actually skills we can practice and develop—are all part of mental wellbeing: For example, self-acceptance, sense of self as part of something greater, sense of self as independent rather than dependent on others for identity or happiness, knowing and using our unique character strengths, accurate perception of reality, knowing that we can’t mind-read and that our thoughts aren’t always true, desire for continued growth, thriving in the face of adversity (emotional resilience), having and pursuing interests, knowing and remaining true to values, optimism (hope—the mindset that things can improve), happiness that comes from within rather than being dependent on external conditions, determination, action (in contrast to a passive mindset and lifestyle, waiting for things to get better).

    People who develop and experience wellbeing also have what psychological researcher, Angela Duckworth, calls grit. Grit is comprised of passions and perseverance and means showing up for life. It’s a never-give-up attitude. Grit doesn’t mean never failing, for failure is part of success and life itself. Grit means getting back up when you fall. Together, all of this defines mental wellbeing. It’s purposely moving ever forward with determination and direction. One of the most important things to do on a monthly basis is ‘Ask Yourself Some Important Questions’
    It’s about taking some time out and reflecting on where you are in life and what you want to focus on and release. Ask yourself:

    What’s working in my life, and what’s not? What could be improved? Are there any relationships in my life that are not offering me value or joy? What is one bad habit that I feel ready to break? Are there any activities, events, routines, or tasks in my life that are not worthy of my time and attention?
    What’s the biggest mistake I’ve made this year so far, and what did I learn from it? What do I really want? What obstacle(s) is in my way of achieving this goal?

    As you go through these questions, consider any roadblocks that are keeping you from being where you want to be. Don’t be afraid to be honest with yourself in identifying where those roadblocks are coming from — whether externally or within your own state of mind. To know more about my work (Raina Jain) – Psychologist, Happiness Coach and a Podcaster   
    Website: https://thehappinessprojectstudio.com/   
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raina-jain-73b615a5/  
    Email: rainajain1102@gmail.com / happinessproject1102@gmail.com 
    Instagram: happiness_project1102

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    • 21 min
    Ep #73 Summer Wellness: Introduction to Physical Wellbeing

    Ep #73 Summer Wellness: Introduction to Physical Wellbeing

    Summer is the perfect time to achieve your wellness and health goals, and form habits that make big changes, year round. Warmer weather and long sunny days make you want to get out of the house rather than sit on your couch and watch TV (except for when Bachelor in Paradise is on), and you have access to organic produce so fresh that they make salads actually “delicious” Getting healthy will feel as easy as lounging in a swan float by the pool (well, not as easy, but you get the point).
    Since a majority of the last year has been spent at home, we have been resorting to comfort food, but also experimenting a lot. This includes grandmother’s favourite recipes, age-old cooking methods, the art of pickling, baking and last but not the least, innovations. From Dalgona Coffee to mug cakes, there is a lot that has been experimented as people were left with very little to do. Perhaps, that is one of the reasons why our social media feed is showcasing more and more people recreating recipes from their mothers’ cookbooks, donning their vintage-style aprons, baking their own bread, pickling salads in mason jars and preparing jams from scratch.
    According to reports, summer 2021 will be hotter than normal, with the hottest periods in early and mid-June, early to mid-July, and early to mid-August. So it becomes even more important to take care of ourselves. It’s not just about getting fit physically but it’s about having a holistic wellness routine that will be the most beneficial. In this episode, I am going to be sharing a few things that I incorporate in my daily routine with respect to physical wellbeing. As and how weeks pass by, I will tap into all the other areas of my wellness routine from mental, emotional and the de-cutter!! I am super excited to introduce the ‘Summer wellness’ series that I am doing in the entire month of April. I am also going to share my personal journey (so do follow me on Instagram, my username is happinessprojectstudio – I would love for you guys to participate, tag along, ask questions as and how I go throughout the month with this journey.
    So there are four categories that I am going to be focusing on –
    1. Physical Wellbeing
    2. Mental Wellbeing
    3. Emotional Wellbeing
    4. De-cluttering your space
    The idea here is to keep it as personal and as raw as possible. And to remember that wellness is all about finding what works best for you.
    With respect to Physical wellbeing, there are four things that I personally believe are important for me to get my physical well-being into place – Movement, Hydration, Going Colourful with Food and Sleep/Rest.

    To know more about my work (Raina Jain) – Psychologist, Happiness Coach and a Podcaster   
    Website: https://thehappinessprojectstudio.com/   
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raina-jain-73b615a5/  
    Email: rainajain1102@gmail.com / happinessproject1102@gmail.com 
    Instagram: happiness_project1102

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    • 16 min
    Ep #72 In Conversation with Lee Hopkins

    Ep #72 In Conversation with Lee Hopkins

    It has been incredibly amazing to have Lee Hopkins on The Happiness Project Podcast. Lee is a Transformational Coach, Podcaster, and Motivational Speaker who is constantly creating new possibilities for so many people across the world by simply helping them recognise their harmful patterns, break them and re-learn a new way of life. His work revolves a lot around Self-discovery, self-care, connection being the critical focus, mental defence, and recognising our core beliefs that have been determining every behavior in our lives. In this episode, Lee takes us through his life journey from changing places, and people in order to find himself. He has himself been stuck in harmful patterns and knows how it feels to be stuck. He has actively shifted his life by simply becoming aware, connecting to people, and recognizing what no longer serves him. If he can do it, so can YOU! He also runs his own podcast called ‘Patterns of Possibility’ where he talks about all things revolving his life and is also interviewing people to talk about their patterns. Tune in to the episode so you can emerge into being your authentic self by breaking your harmful patterns which will help you to clearly listen to your Intuitions.
    To know more about Lee Hopkins -
    Transformational Coach || Podcaster || Motivational Speaker
    Website: https://www.patternsofpossibility.com
    Book a Complimentary Discovery Call: https://calendly.com/patternsofpossibility/visiondiscovery?month=2021-03
    Podcast: https://anchor.fm/patternsofpossibility
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/patternsofpossibility/
    Email: patternsofpossibility@gmail.com
    To know more about my work (Raina Jain) – Psychologist, Happiness Coach and a Podcaster   
    Website: https://thehappinessprojectstudio.com/   
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raina-jain-73b615a5/  
    Email: rainajain1102@gmail.com / happinessproject1102@gmail.com 
    Instagram: happiness_project1102

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    • 40 min

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