See The Good In Everything…

Andy Grammer has been called, “too positive.”

In fact he wrote a song called “Naive” about the fact he’s been called “too positive,” for so long.

“๐™ž๐™› ๐™ž๐™ฉ’๐™จ ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™š๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™œ๐™ค๐™ค๐™™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฎ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™„’๐™ก๐™ก ๐™จ๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™™๐™ก๐™ฎ, ๐™„’๐™™ ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง ๐™—๐™š ๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š”

It comes down to perspective, which I often find popping up when chatting with clients. Someone will be in the middle of telling me what’s been going on and causing them sleepless nights, I stop them and start my “okay, I see that, but what if you looked at it this way…” The amount of, “Wow, I never thought of that,” I get in response is so telling.

If you’re so focused on what can go wrong, the weight of whatever it is you’re going through will feel so much heavier and cause so much more stress than if you flip the script.

So, why do we automatically feel like the absolute worst of the worst is going to happen in every and all situations? Negative Bias.

An article from the Very Well Mind states:

As humans, we tend to:

*Remember traumatic experiences better than positive ones.
*Recall insults better than praise.
*React more strongly to negative stimuli.
*Think about negative things more frequently than positive ones.
*Respond more strongly to negative events than to equally positive ones.

Are there ways to change this? Well – it’s up to you. It takes training in order to rewire how your brain works and what it focuses on. But, from my personal experience, you CAN change it…over time.Lets work together and I can help you learn how. DM me today for more info ๐Ÿ™‚

There’s Nothing Holding Me Back

We all have things we want to achieve and what’s normal is to feel like things get in our way that deter us. It may happen more than once. You may feel like nothing is going your way and that someone just doesn’t want you to reach your goal.

That someone? It just might be YOU.

For real. Step back for a second and look your situation over. Yes, there may be some stressful moments, some things that’ll push back the timing a bit – but it comes down to YOUR mental headspace in how you allow it to affect YOU and your progress.

The moment you’re able to start taking those stressors or set backs and use it to power you rather than stop you, YOU WIN.

Unsure how to flip your perspective? Let me help! DM FTH today

Happy Hour(s) Start Here

Wanting to feel happier is common.
Not knowing where to start is ๐™–๐™ก๐™จ๐™ค super common.

And truest thing around is that ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™จ๐™๐™ค๐™ช๐™ก๐™™ & ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™—๐™š a”๐™ƒ๐˜ผ๐™‹๐™‹๐™”” ๐™๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง…so, how do you get to that place?

If I were going to sugar coat it for you, I’d say “๐˜Š๐˜–๐˜”๐˜Œ ๐˜–๐˜•! ๐˜๐˜ต’๐˜ด ๐˜Œ๐˜ˆ๐˜š๐˜ !” But, I’ll give you the truest of true: ษชแด› แด›แด€แด‹แด‡s แด„แดษดsisแด›แด‡ษดแด› แด‡ffแดส€แด› แด›แด แด„ส€แด‡แด€แด›แด‡ แด€ สŸแดษดษข สŸasting แด„สœแด€ษดษขแด‡.

Like anything else, it requires practice, technique, awareness and some times it all needs to start with a little push and accountability.

As your๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐‚๐จ๐š๐œ๐ก, I can help you set your goals and reach with small steps that’ll lead to big successful changes. ๐™๐™๐™š ๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ž๐™จ, ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™™๐™ฎ?

Send me a DM today to find out more and check out my website to see what your personal one-on-one session can be. Mental Health is important and it shouldn’t be so difficult to take care of, so lets start taking each small step together to a happier, healthier you!

Your Gut Can Guide You

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What I’ve learned in my 30+ years is that just when you think everything is going one way, things will go another. It’s life. We are never really in control of it.

Take the pandemic as an example; I know many of us that were about to jump into new adventures with anxious excitement! …then the world shut down.

If you’re like me, the opportunity you were anxiously excited for disappeared. Other opportunities that I had for months also slipped away to avoid companies with exposure risks. Suddenly, I found myself down to the company I had only just built for myself to continue to grow, which I can thankfully say I have during this weird time.

But no one could have predicted the last few months for any of us (well, maybe China.) Many of us headed to our families to take care of them in this time. Many had to give up things and places they love to keep moving forward.

I, too am one of those people – but I practice what I preach in that if your gut is telling you to do something, follow it. Even if it hurts, even if it’s not a choice you want to make but have to, do it. Your gut is almost never wrong and the pieces will fall into place and you will be okay…

We’ll all be okay.

Keep leaning on each other, keep being safe, keep reaching out when you need to and keep going.

And never forget, Feel This Happy is here for you

Goals: The Ultimate Struggle

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We all have goals we strive for – right?

Just reading that line alone maybe had something pop in your head that you’ve been putting off. First of all, stop that and secondly, let me help you.

You may be wondering – how can YOU help ME?

As a Certified Life Coach, part of the gig is providing tasks or *smaller goals* to help get you to your big goal, to motivate you, to help celebrate each step and give you an extra push along the way, to hold you accountable and so on.

And it’s been working for a lot of clients – especially recently!

One recently climbed a huge hill she never could by her home. With a bit of work, mental push and determination – she did it!

Another has flipped her perspective and started a really good self care routine and is simply crushing it! To top it off, the good karma has followed and a toxic work environment has shifted to help relieve the added stress!

I have a couple clients that were both heavy energy drink users that have dropped ’em completely and started drinking almost all water!

Even the difficult task of searching for a decent job during a pandemic can be achieved! I just witnessed a fresh college graduate land multiple interviews and receive an offer after a month and a half of persistence,resume freshening and hard work!

It all comes down to what you’re willing to provide for yourself. For all of these examples, I helped guide, gave a shoulder, motivated, held them each accountable and celebrated with them…are you read to celebrate?

So how can I help you?

DM me today or click the link in the comments for more!

It’s Time For Your Glow Up

When you typically depend on someone else for your happiness, you may be thinking you need them in order to have any type of “glow up.” Well, lets just be blunt right away here: you should never depend on other people to bring you happiness and fulfillment in life! This is your life. At the end of every day and at the bottom of every decision, you will 100 emoji, only have YOU. So, lets start right there.

In order for someone to have a glow up, you need to create a personal goals list. If you’re lacking self love and self care, those need to be first and foremost! It’s one thing to lack confidence, that’s something that can grow and build over time and won’t just happen overnight. But, success in happiness can truly only start within YOU.

Goals and accomplishments lead to excitement, lead to feelings of purpose, build self esteem, courage and life experience.

If you’re feeling low and want to get started but are unsure where to begin, that’s completely okay. In fact, it’s normal to not really know where to start and feel stuck sometimes. But that’s also where I can help as a Certified Life Coach. I can get that engine started, I can help lay out some self care goals for you to achieve and hold you accountable and I can be your cheer leader on the sidelines – if you’ll let me.

Head over to today to find out more on setting up your personal session and send your email my way. Together, we can accomplish anything!

Are You Ready To Feel Better?

Your #MentalHealth needs to always come first.

Feel This Happy is a safe space for you to have someone to lean on, chat with, learn steps to heal anxiety, set goals, be held accountable, finding your inner happiness and so much more.

I became a Certified Life Coach officially near the end of 2019 with a goal of my own in mind: Help People.

So far Iโ€™ve had many conversations that have helped guide people on handling situations better, feeling more confidence, reaching weight loss goals, along with over time, feeling noticeably better in their day to day.

Are you ready for a positive change?

Dm me today to learn more!

Operation: Goal Accomplished

L-R: Annie (Shannon’s Daughter), Shannon & Marissa

This week we had a BIG DAY!โ €
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I started Feel This Happy (Feel This Happy ), my life coaching business, at the beginning of the year with a main goal: to help people. โ €
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When I launched, Shannon was one of the first people to reach out to start sessions with me. She had goals to achieve and was right on course…then the pandemic hit. (I know, you just felt that punch to the gut, too, huh?) โ €
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In the last couple weeks, sheโ€™s been getting back on track with a weight loss goal, by eating clean, making positive choices and walking, but the biggest goal was something she thought she would never be able to do: walk up a super steep hill by her condo.โ €
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She had tried and had to stop half way to turn back home more than once prior to covid taking over the world. I promised her that when she felt like she had worked to the point she would be able to make it, I would walk that hill with her to reach that goal.โ €
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Wedesnday, WE DID IT!โ €
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Half way up the skies opened and the rain fell to cool us down and when we reached the top, the bench was awaiting our arrival for a quick rest before heading back down.โ €
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THIS is why I started Feel This Happy. To help push you to reach your goals, to hold you accountable, to be here to lean on, to bounce situations off of, to help learn to heal anxiety, to be more in the moment and so much more thatโ€™ll help lead you to your happiest! โ €
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Iโ€™m so proud of you, Shannon! Keep working on the healthy goals youโ€™ve set out to reach – I know youโ€™ll get there! โ €
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**Want to start your personal one-one-on sessions? If youโ€™re struggling with anxiety, feeling overwhelming, in a toxic environment, need someone to listen and provide an outside view…dm me today to learn more!

We’re At The Starting Line

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What is it like to “start over?”

It’s something a lot of us could only dream about a few months ago and here we sit in the position of the unknown, an uncertain future where suddenly you’ve been laid off from the job you were comfortable in and scroll through the world of job possibilities.

Yes, it’s scary.

But, they say, whoever they are, that the only things worth doing and exploring are the ones that scare you a little bit. Lets face it – EVERYTHING is a little weird and scary right now, I think it’s suppose to be based on movies like “Contagion” and “Dawn of the Dead.” (Should I not base the acceptance of my feelings on made up stories? Eh, that’s for another blog.)

What I’m saying is, whatever you’re feeling is normal especially since none of what we’re going through is “normal.” But, don’t let your feelings stop you from getting in the driver seat and really making something of yourself.

We all see that the world is slowly getting back in order, but the world as we knew it will always be a little different now. You’ll adjust. We all will. Really think about what you want out of your future and start doing what you can to reach the goals you set. And don’t be surprised if suddenly a perfect opportunity is at your finger tips.

Don’t be scared, be open.

Don’t resist change, embrace it.

We’re all flipping the page and starting a new chapter, allow yourself the freedom to take each moment as it comes and fully enjoy the fruits of months of stress, anxiety and lack of clarity. We each deserve something positive after such a weirdly dark time.

Keeping Busy, Keep Sane

You might be in the same spot I’ve been: unemployed when it comes to a full-time gig, yet so incredibly busy you suddenly can’t see straight.

I’ve been trying desperately to just take everything day by day throughout this pandemic. With everything constantly changing, phases of opening beginning but threatened to stall and the overall job market being rather, blah, I’ve found myself with not one but three side hustles! Or would they just be side jobs since I don’t have one solid to pay the bills? Whatever, doesn’t matter. What matters is they all just sort of sprouted.

I’ve been selling in the wonderful world of eBay since before I was legally allowed to be selling in the wonderful world of eBay. It was extra spending cash to go out with my friends, it was gas money, it was “I’ve been cramming so hard it’s time for a Wendy’s break at midnight” kinda fund. Nowadays it’s a car payment or a grocery bill, which is nice, to say the least.

Then, as you can see, I started Feel This Happy at the beginning of the year and while my blogging may not be the steadiest because it’s just super hard to find the flow when your own flow is so off the beaten path, I’ve been keeping up with the clients that I’ve had, gained a few more and am constantly helping people via social media. I’ve always been that girl who may not feel 100% herself but can give the best pep talk you’ve ever encountered (also, you’re welcome.)

Then, suddenly, I found something old yet new. I’ve always been a creative person, hell, I went to college for Fine Arts! But, art sort of faded away for me over the years…until quarantine. Me, bored with paints and nothing else to do? Apparently, job #3! I was just posting some stuff to my IG story when people started commenting and loving what I was doing. One request of custom work has turned into another and into another and like that – I’m an artist! I’m not giving Picasso a run for his money, but ya never know what the months will bring. (IG: PaintingsByML)

It’s been a weird few months, I’m to the point where tough living situation type questions need answers and “what’s next?” I can’t be sure – what I am certain of is that Feel This Happy is blossoming into the “go-to” place for just that and it’s been bringing me a smile at some of the roughest points.

I feel sort of lucky to have started this business when I did…people can always use help with mental health, but this year has been an unexpected hard spot for so many, I’m so glad that I can be someone you can lean on.

If you haven’t followed me on socials yet, search for Feel This Happy and please, if you’re struggling, shoot me an email and lets set up a session to chat. No one should have to struggle so hard…lets work through it together.