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An Emmy-award winning journalist hosts Happiness in Progress. You'll hear from some incredibly inspiring people and get motivation each episode to better your life and find your own happiness.

Happiness in Progress Danielle Craig

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    • 5.0 • 162 Ratings

An Emmy-award winning journalist hosts Happiness in Progress. You'll hear from some incredibly inspiring people and get motivation each episode to better your life and find your own happiness.

    Lessons About Life Learned from Death feat. Chris Meyer

    Lessons About Life Learned from Death feat. Chris Meyer

    "It [life] changes and it can change on a dime. I see it everyday. Whether it's a young man in a motorcycle accident, whether it’s a baby from SIDS. It changes on a dime." - Chris Meyer
    Chris is the author of several books including Life in 20 Lessons: What a Funeral Guy Discovered About Life From Death.
    Chris is a funeral home owner.
    He also created www.funandmoving.com, the world’s largest low-impact exercise and rehab platform for people just starting out in their exercise journey.
    He is also the father of three and says, like his Opa before him, he simply believes in family above all.
    In this episode we talk about some of the most meaningful lessons Chris has learned working in the funeral industry. He explains why family and time are the most important things in this life.
    We also talk about:
    - What one question can focus your attention in this life
    - What he's learned about possessions after we die
    - how he lost $7,000 out of kindness
    - and the poignant lesson he learned about race after death
    - and much more
    CONNECT WITH CHRIS
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    CONNECT WITH DANIELLE
    Buy the HIP Habits Workbook
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    This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

    • 27 min
    #190 Shifting After Loss: A conversation about emotional intelligence and grief feat. Mandy Capehart

    #190 Shifting After Loss: A conversation about emotional intelligence and grief feat. Mandy Capehart

    "You can’t move forward if you don’t know the direction you’re heading. And you don’t know the direction you’re going if you don’t know who you are." - Mandy Capehart
    Mandy Capehart is an author, speaker, and certified grief and life coach in the Pacific Northwest. She is the founder of The Restorative Grief Project, an online community of grievers and grief supporters looking for movement while they heal. 
    Her first book is titled, “Restorative Grief: Embracing our losses without losing ourselves” released in 2021.
    You can hear more about her grief work on her podcast, Restorative Grief with Mandy Capehart. She also co-hosts The Uncomfortable Grace Podcast, where space is held for growth amid the messy middle-parts of life.
    In this episode we talked about:
    what restorative grief is how grief shifts us and how Mandy experienced that shift with the loss of her mom how to create a non judgmental space to grieve developing emotional intelligence and what moralizing emotions does to our experience with them becoming present with grief CONNECT WITH MANDY:
    Website - go here to receive an e-book titled "How to Regain Control Over Grief"
    Buy Restorative Grief
    Instagram
    MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE
    Try Swan Bitcoin
    Read People Fuel
    CONNECT WITH DANIELLE
    Buy the HIP Habits Workbook
    Facebook
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    Website
    This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

    • 32 min
    Identity Crisis & Developing a Healthy Relationship with Your Identity

    Identity Crisis & Developing a Healthy Relationship with Your Identity

    "You're infinitely worthy regardless of anything else that makes you feel that feeling of worth. Because when those things are gone - you're worth is sitll there. 100% Totally intact." - Danielle Craig In this episode, you'll hear about the ego and how it leads us to desprately define our identities to gain the perception of worth. 
    Danielle shares how her recent concussion left her feeling disconnected from her identity and what that did to her mental health. 
    And how to have a healthy relationship with your identity so you can thrive in the good, the bad and the in-between!
    MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE
    Try Swan Bitcoin
    Read A New Earth
    Ep. 95 When Your Identity Evolves
    Ep. 188 (Last week's episode) Leading with Universal Love
    CONNECT WITH DANIELLE
    Buy the HIP Habits Workbook
    Facebook
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    Twitter
    Website
    This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

    • 19 min
    Leading with Universal Love feat. Juan Lee

    Leading with Universal Love feat. Juan Lee

    "Hurt people hurt people. A lot of people look at the hurt that they recieve, not recognizing it came from hurt itself."
    Juan Lee is an author and teacher on the powerful principle of love. For more than 30 years, he has studied organized religion to find the elements that unite humanity and share the message with those who need it.
    He is the author of Love Made Simple: A Guide to Inner Peace, Contentment, and Success.
    We talk about
    What love is What keeps us from loving others How to overcome division And how to love someone who has hurt us GET TO KNOW DANIELLE
    Buy the HIP Habits Workbook
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    Website
    This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.
     

    • 30 min
    Your Inner Knowing Over Fear feat. Jessica Zimmerman

    Your Inner Knowing Over Fear feat. Jessica Zimmerman

    Jessica Zimmerman is the author of Sleeping with a Stranger and founder of Zimmerman Events and Education. She turned a $100,000 business loan into a seven-figure empire, all while caring for her ailing husband.
    Her debut book, reached The Wall Street Journal’s and USA Today’s bestseller lists. It’s a book about the power of healing and that’s what we talk about today.
    We talk about how the trauma of losing her sister at just 3 years old impacted her life, her decisions and even her parenting. How she believes happiness is not the goal - and how to understand life is happening FOR us. We also chatted about operating out of fear, how to tune into your own knowing - and much more.
    CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE:
    Buy the Book
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    CONNECT WITH DANIELLE:
    Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook
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    Website
    This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

    • 32 min
    Mental Health Impact of Exercise feat. Dilan Dane

    Mental Health Impact of Exercise feat. Dilan Dane

    "To admit there are mental health benefits to [exercise], you have to admit there are problems - and we have trouble doing that." - Dilan Dane
    Dilan Dane is the CEO of Sytem2. That's the first relationship based, technology fitness brand that prioritizes longevity over quick-fix exercise fads and unnatural appearance standards.
    Dilan grew up in Sri Lanka, but ultimately studied computer science at MIT. Dilan founded the tech company Scoopler which was acquired by Google in 2011. 
    He credits fitness as the corner stone of his success and progress which is why he created System2.
    Today we talk about:
    - What it was like growing up in Sri Lanka
    - What happened when he go to MIT and how his mental health took a huge hit
    - What one professor did that may have saved his life
    - We also chat about fitness and its impact on mental health 
    CONNECT WITH DILAN:
    System2
    Instagram platform
     
    CONNECT WITH DANIELLE:
    Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Website
    This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
162 Ratings

162 Ratings

notlobs ,

Always inspires me!

If you want to learn how to be happy, listen to Danielle. I feel like she knows exactly what I need to learn and delivers! Her experts are so knowledgeable and interesting and she is so personable and engaging.

podcast junkie36 ,

Wonderful podcast!!

Mrs. Danielle Craig has a fantastic podcast, one you should definitely listen to regularly. As a former EMMY Award winning journalist, she asks excellent questions that get to the heart of the matter in issues of wellness, happiness, and personal development. She asks the questions you would want to ask…and she does it all in an engaging, fun way. Don’t miss this gem!

Cher Hale ,

Teaching me to dream bigger

“What’s your dream for this dream?” When Teneshia Jackson Warner offered this question during her interview with Danielle, I couldn’t help but examine the ways that I too had put my dreams in a box. The tip to leave space for imagination in your ideal dream environment was so powerful, and I can’t wait to put it into practice.

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