Lisa Cypers Kamen | What’s the Secret to a Lifetime of Happiness

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Lisa Cypers Kamen | What’s the Secret to a Lifetime of Happiness

Lisa Cypers Kamen

Posted on October 8, 2019

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Happiness. What does it really mean?

On this week’s donothing podcast, I’m excited to talk about this lifelong journey for true happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen, an internationally recognized applied positive psychology coach, who has devoted her life to answering these questions for herself and for others. 

As an author, speaker, documentary filmmaker and host of the Harvesting Happiness podcast, Lisa’s become a leading voice in helping people balance their minds, bodies, and emotions to improve well-being and performance—all while embracing what it means to be truly happy.

Listen in as we discuss the meaning of happiness and so much more including:

  • The benefits of expressing gratitude
  • How we can better integrate gratitude into our lives
  • Whether money actually buys happiness
  • How humans get hooked on the pursuit of happiness
  • Why Lisa started Harvesting Happiness for Heroes, a nonprofit dedicated to military veterans
  • What Lisa learned about joy while in Northern India
  • How to push through difficult times
  • Why we need to prioritize sleep
  • Lisa’s favorite books and resources on happiness and gratitude
  • How Lisa got through divorce and financial strife with two young kids
  • What inspired her to study happiness
  • Why suffering is an integral part of life
  • Techniques on becoming more grounded
  • The power of forgiveness—and why it might not always mean what you think
  • Why we need to trust our gut
  • How not making a choice is a choice in itself
  • Who’s responsible for our happiness
  • Why so many veterans struggle after leaving the service
  • How Lisa is helping veterans through her holistic teachings
  • Why mindfulness-based stress reduction is an incredible tool for military members
  • Which mindful techniques are being embraced by the military

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Buy Lisa’s Book, Are We Happy Yet?:


Harvesting Happiness for Heroes

Harvesting Happiness for Heroes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that delivers stigma-free integrated combat trauma recovery services to warriors and their loved ones. 

Modalities include scientifically proven strengths based Positive Psychology coaching and interdisciplinary tools such as film, yoga, meditation, art and creative writing designed to mindfully empower the client to achieve increased self-mastery, self-esteem and reclaim her or his life.

Learn more about Harvesting Happiness for Heroes here:

Lisa’s Recommended Resources

Hero’s Journey, by Joseph Campbell


Thanks!: How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier, by Robert Emmons


The Center for Positive Organizations


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