How To Be Happy Podcast - Finding Happiness In Life, Love, Relationships, Travel, And Health

Sinopse

Join Jared and Emily Akers as they talk about life, love, happiness, and respect for oneself and our partners in life. They explore many topics from life, love, relationships, self-respect, travel, and keys to living a happy life; all from personal experience. Through Jareds personal blog - How to Be Happy: Happiness for the Practical Mind - they receive questions about living a happy life from people all over the world. Through sharing their personal experience they humbly demonstrate how self-respect, authenticity, and love are vital components of living a happy life regardless of circumstances.

Episódios

  • HTBH 026: Should You Marry Him or Her?

    HTBH 026: Should You Marry Him or Her?

    27/01/2014 Duração: 32min

    In this episode, Jared and Emily ask the question: Should You Marry Him or Her? and other topics such as: Dating versus marriage behavior How the person your dating treats others Do they have jobs and friends Do they have secrets Marriage is an important decision (obviously) but it’s not always easy to know if […] The post HTBH 026: Should You Marry Him or Her? appeared first on Jared Akers.

  • HTBH 025: How to Determine if You’re in a Healthy Relationship

    HTBH 025: How to Determine if You’re in a Healthy Relationship

    19/01/2014 Duração: 43min

    Last week in episode 24, Emily and I discussed communication exercises. As part of that research, I came across a list of ways to determine if you’re in a healthy relationship. In this episode we discuss these topics and what they mean to us. How do you determine you are in a healthy relationship? Partners […] The post HTBH 025: How to Determine if You’re in a Healthy Relationship appeared first on Jared Akers.

  • HTBH 024: Mindfulness, Listening, and Communication Exercises

    HTBH 024: Mindfulness, Listening, and Communication Exercises

    12/01/2014 Duração: 33min

    While listening to our last podcast, Emily and I realized we cut each other off… a lot. We talk over each other on occasion, especially if we’re sharing something about ourselves with others. We’re both just so enthusiastic and eager to share all the love we have for each other and our lives! I’ve noticed […] The post HTBH 024: Mindfulness, Listening, and Communication Exercises appeared first on Jared Akers.

  • HTBH 023: Relationships, Setting the Rules on How You’re Treated

    HTBH 023: Relationships, Setting the Rules on How You’re Treated

    29/12/2013 Duração: 40min

    Whether you realize it or not, you’re setting the rules on how you’re treated. In this episode of the How To Be Happy Podcast, Emily and I talk about this theory and what this means in regards to the relationships we find ourselves in. Following are a couple of quotes and passages that bring some light […] The post HTBH 023: Relationships, Setting the Rules on How You’re Treated appeared first on Jared Akers.

  • HTBH 022: Relationship Advice Are Arguments and Sarcasm Healthy?

    HTBH 022: Relationship Advice; Are Arguments and Sarcasm Healthy?

    15/12/2013 Duração: 37min

    Emily I rarely argue… actually, I’d say we don’t. Sure we may get snippy with each other from time to time, but we’re quick to recognize it and squash it as quickly as possible. That certainly is a contrast to many of our past relationships. Today we’re looking at the question: are arguments and sarcasm […] The post HTBH 022: Relationship Advice; Are Arguments and Sarcasm Healthy? appeared first on Jared Akers.

  • HTBH 021: Stop Being So Needy

    HTBH 021: Stop Being So Needy

    07/03/2013

    Do you have a needy partner, spouse, or friend? Or maybe you’re the needy one. In this episode of the How to Be Happy Podcast, we sat down to discuss how to stop being so needy. Whether your partner is too needy, or you feel you need a partner to be happy, “need” is a […] The post HTBH 021: Stop Being So Needy appeared first on Jared Akers.

  • HTBH 020: Creating a Positive Self-Image

    HTBH 020: Creating a Positive Self-Image

    22/10/2012 Duração: 25min

    It’s been a while since we recorded our last podcast. Emily and I sat down today to discuss what it means and the importance of creating a positive self-image. Topics in this episode: Self-Image Self-Esteem (doing esteemable acts) Acceptance Please subscribe below to get automatic updates of our podcast! Click Here to Subscribe via iTunes […] The post HTBH 020: Creating a Positive Self-Image appeared first on Jared Akers.

  • HTBH 019: Dealing with Unhappy People

    HTBH 019: Dealing with Unhappy People

    14/08/2012

    Last week after talking to my mother about dealing with unhappy people, she forwarded me an email with a story about The Law of The Garbage Truck. After some research, I discovered the story is from the book The Law of the Garbage Truck: How to Stop People from Dumping on You (Amazon) by David […] The post HTBH 019: Dealing with Unhappy People appeared first on Jared Akers.

  • HTBH 018: Dealing with Aging Parents

    HTBH 018: Dealing with Aging Parents

    25/07/2012 Duração: 29min

    Dealing with aging parents is a part of life we should feel lucky to experience. However, in some cases, depending on the relationship we have with our parents or the circumstances involved, there can also be a lot of stress, guilt, and resentments related to such an experience. In response to a reader sharing a […] The post HTBH 018: Dealing with Aging Parents appeared first on Jared Akers.

  • HTBH 017: Effective Communication with Your Spouse or Partner

    HTBH 017: Effective Communication with Your Spouse or Partner

    02/07/2012

    In this episode of the How to Be Happy Podcast, Emily and I sat down to discuss our experience on effective communication in relationships. One of the best ways to become a great communicator is to know who you are and what you need. What’s the difference between nagging and someone just not paying attention […] The post HTBH 017: Effective Communication with Your Spouse or Partner appeared first on Jared Akers.

  • HTBH 016: Travel Tips (Budgeting, Packing, Deals, and Expectations)

    HTBH 016: Travel Tips (Budgeting, Packing, Deals, and Expectations)

    23/06/2012

    Traveling is important to us so we make it a priority. In this episode Emily and I share some things we’ve learned over the years to make traveling more enjoyable and affordable. Some topics we touch on are: budgeting, packing, airline tickets, finding deals, saving money, and managing expectations. Some places we’ve visited: Kauai, Cancun, […] The post HTBH 016: Travel Tips (Budgeting, Packing, Deals, and Expectations) appeared first on Jared Akers.

  • HTBH 015: 5 Keys to a Healthy Relationship

    HTBH 015: 5 Keys to a Healthy Relationship

    16/06/2012 Duração: 34min

    In this episode Emily and I discuss 5 keys to have a healthy relationship. This is certainly not “the” five keys. Over the years we’ve certainly had some unhealthy relationships in our lives. We go over 5 keys which we feel have helped us maintain a healthy life and relationship. Key #1 – The 90 […] The post HTBH 015: 5 Keys to a Healthy Relationship appeared first on Jared Akers.

  • HTBH 014: How to Feel Happy When Everything Sucks

    HTBH 014: How to Feel Happy When Everything Sucks

    24/05/2012

    The question often arises of how to be happy in life when we’re unhappy with our circumstances.  Whether your job, relationships, or other parts of your life, Emily and I sat down to talk about how to find happiness when everything in life seems to suck. In particular we discuss a quote from Immanuel Kant […] The post HTBH 014: How to Feel Happy When Everything Sucks appeared first on Jared Akers.

  • HTBH 013: Faith and Walking the Walk

    HTBH 013: Faith and Walking the Walk

    17/05/2012 Duração: 32min

    We all know how important it is to tell those we love how we feel, but do we live it? We had a scare a few weeks ago when Emily went into the hospital for an emergency appendectomy.  The experience enforced the concept of maintaining our spiritual condition. That we stay in good spiritual shape—making […] The post HTBH 013: Faith and Walking the Walk appeared first on Jared Akers.

  • HTBH 012: Happiness and Emotional Intelligence

    HTBH 012: Happiness and Emotional Intelligence

    28/04/2012

    “Emotional intelligence as the subset of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one’s own and others’ feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide one’s thinking and actions.” – Salovey & Mayer Emily and I just returned from a trip to Belize and shared a little bit […] The post HTBH 012: Happiness and Emotional Intelligence appeared first on Jared Akers.

  • HTBH 011: Happiness and Awareness

    HTBH 011: Happiness and Awareness

    12/04/2012

    In order to find true inner-peace and happiness, we first need to have some awareness. This awareness is composed of two parts: 1) the awareness that something needs to change and 2) awareness of your thoughts and inner-dialog. Early in my life I achieved my childhood dream of becoming a zookeeper and had the awareness […] The post HTBH 011: Happiness and Awareness appeared first on Jared Akers.

  • HTBH 010: You Are Not Your Relationships

    HTBH 010: You Are Not Your Relationships

    05/04/2012 Duração: 34min

    Emily and I discuss the concept that you are not your relationships. We had a listener leave a heartfelt message on our podcast line about a recent breakup. To set this up, Dr. Dyer in his book Your Sacred Self: Making the Decision to Be Free, he discusses the idea of the ego and spirit […] The post HTBH 010: You Are Not Your Relationships appeared first on Jared Akers.

  • HTBH 009: Happiness and Aging

    HTBH 009: Happiness and Aging

    24/03/2012 Duração: 30min

    Aging is just a hard fact of life. Inescapable. In this episode of the How to Be Happy Podcast, Emily and I sit down to discuss our outlook on aging. We share our experience on resisting aging and how to accept it gracefully. One important aspect of finding happiness in aging is acceptance. A major […] The post HTBH 009: Happiness and Aging appeared first on Jared Akers.

  • HTBH 008: Happiness and Change

    HTBH 008: Happiness and Change

    11/03/2012 Duração: 33min

    Emily experienced a change recently at work and we sat down to discuss how to be happy in times of change. We discuss the challenges when dealing with change and how it’s up to us to make any change positive. Even when change is thrust upon us, and we seemingly have no choice, we can […] The post HTBH 008: Happiness and Change appeared first on Jared Akers.

  • HTBH 007: Relationships, Effective Communication and Control Issues

    HTBH 007: Relationships, Effective Communication and Control Issues

    25/02/2012 Duração: 32min

    Effective communication is vital in relationships. But how do control issues play into communication?  We discuss the importance of getting to our root emotions and how they play into effective communication and control. Emily shares an experience with a friend and how her (friends) emotions were making it hard to communicate with another.  Specifically, instead […] The post HTBH 007: Relationships, Effective Communication and Control Issues appeared first on Jared Akers.

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