Why Happiness is Sexy

It’s true that the best of times may not necessarily be shining brightly upon our planet at this moment.

Floods, fires, murderous attacks, devastation…..Nothing to be happy about really.

But here’s the thing, there is also waking up every morning and breathing, there are weddings, births, graduations, Broadway shows, motorcycle rides, family reunions, the love of your children and spouse and so much more that brings us happiness.

In my bodywork and coaching practices, clients have been sharing that even though they feel happiness in their lives, that they are also experiencing feelings of guilt and shame about feeling happy.

How can we be happy when so many need help, when so many are suffering?

Maybe that you too are feeling a sense of helplessness within. That in the bigger scheme of things, desperation seems more appropriate than hope. That in fact, we are doomed and that the “dark side” has finally taken over!

Here’s the good news: it is ONLY through the tumultuousness of the dark side that we can find our light. It is only through our shadows that we can crawl our way into the light.

Our shadow side is infinitely intelligent. It’s like Leonard Cohen’s timeless quote, “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”

Please allow me to remind you, with much love and respect, that we are not doomed. That in fact, we have not even begun to realize our greatest inner potentiality.

Based on some of the newest neurobiology research, science is uncovering a multitude of intricate machinations in our neuro-synapses, each igniting a specific part and functioning of our brains.

That means that we can feel sad, helpless, overwhelmed and simultaneously feel happy, in love, and joyful. How about that!

We have the capacity to experience these emotions in our brains and more importantly, in our hearts. We have the power to shift our state of being in a moment’s awareness.

All we need to do is to become aware of our state, of our thoughts, of our fears and of our bodies. It really is that simple but why does it seem so difficult to cultivate awareness?!

Well, it’s because it requires focus, attention, intention and a true desire to leverage ourselves. What I’m saying is that it requires actual work.

Developing a heightened state of awareness requires practice and dedication. 

Please listen to me: YOU ARE INFINITELY POWERFUL! 

You have the capacity to transform your environment by your language and actions every single day. YOU, yes YOU have this super power within you.

So, my question is: WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!

Happiness is SO sexy! We want more of it not less so don’t ever feel guilty about feeling happiness. Instead, practice random acts of kindness and watch your guilt dissipate.

Here’s the thing: you are either one heck of a happy person who is focused on transforming her environment every day or you are criticizing someone who is ridiculously happy and transforming her environment every day.

I am inviting you to join me and thousands of others who have chosen to be happy and consequently, sexy ;-).

I’m making it easier than ever to join one of my monthly coaching calls and practice coming into community to share of yourself.

Just sign up below and join a group of really amazing people who are committed to having real conversations around real topics.

The antidote to fear, anxiety, guilt, and feeling hopeless is sharing of your presence in a safe and loving COMMUNITY.

In addition to my coaching call this month, you are invited to join us LIVE for my Mindful Communication Event offered on Friday, 10/27/17. Please see the details below.

As always, continue to follow your path. Be bold and dare to be happy for no good reason at all.

Choosing fear and anxiety does not help you or anyone else.

Know that you are not alone.

There is infinite hope. There is an incredible bright light at the end of the tunnel.

Join our community today!

With Love,

Anne-Marie Duchêne