The Hungry for Happiness Podcast

Hosted by Samantha Skelly, the Hungry For Happiness podcast combines personal development, deep conversations and comedy to shake up the way you connect to yourself and the world. Samantha Skelly is a best selling author, international speaker and the founder of Hungry For Happiness.
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Aug 30, 2017

Dallas Michael Cyr

In his episode we talk about riding the ebb and flow of life as well as finding your WHY. Sometimes I can allow my external world to really affect what’s going on internally and we really talk about how to keep a stable, concrete, powerful inner while the chaos of life is really riding through. I’m so excited for you to check this out.


About Dallas Michael Cyr:
Dallas Michael Cyr is a powerful and unique inspirational Speaker, Transformational Life Guide, Conscious Entrepreneur Mentor and Spoken word artist. He is the Founder of Ignite Purpose, the ULTIMATE option for coaching for conscious impact driven entrepreneurs, creatives, future leaders and those seeking an extraordinary and exceptional life!

 He has an incredible story of going from mess to success and adversity to abundance. At one point bankrupt emotionally, financially and spiritually to now living an extraordinary life of passion, purpose and fun. His motto is Ignite Your Purpose - Live Your Passion - Love Your Life!

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In this episode, Dallas shares:

  1. Reaching his ideal height of success and losing it all.
  2. Following his intuition and refusing to settle out of fear.
  3. The beauty of using uncomfortable stages to get what you want.


What You’ll Hear:

7:14- Dallas’ top principles to move through any transition.

16:27- Putting a magnifying glass on experiences to determine their meaning.

22:20- A one-minute practical approach to finding presence.

29:34- De-coding the stories we’ve built around feelings.


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Live on 9/9/2017 

What if you could drop in so deep to your true alignment that you were then able let go of the ‘hustlin’ mentality and own the magnetic super star you are? It’s time you STAND OUT and make the impact you’re here to make with your gifts and your business! If not NOW...then when?

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Aug 23, 2017

Jenna Phillips

In this episode, Jenna and I got to explore the importance of inviting play into our every day lives. It’s so funny, as adults, we become so restricted that we forget we’re allowed to have FUN! We also touched on the insane power of language. What we chose to say about our circumstances directly affects our emotional and our physical states. Jenna lives by this concept (I’ve seen it first hand) and does an amazing job showcasing the benefits as she walks us through some of her life’s most traumatic experiences.


About Jenna Phillips

Jenna began her career in 2006 as a personal trainer and life coach for celebrities and has been featured on Dr. Phil and The Doctors. Halfway through her career, she realized she had a bigger calling.

In 2016, she cofounded Ascension Leadership Academy with her husband and they have coached hundreds of people into their greatness. She's also the founder of Unicorn University - where women never spend another day being beige, broke, or behaved.


In this episode, Jenna shares:

  1. How playfulness activates higher levels of possibilities in life.
  2. Using food and clothes as physical barriers for safety.
  3. Loving hurtful parts of the past and using them as tools to strengthen the present.
  4. How her Unicorn University encourages women to be who they want.


What You’ll Hear: 

5:10-The healing powers of allowing yourself to break down.

9:46- The direct connection our language and our experiences.

15:05- How Jenna cultivated and strengthened a mindset of abundance.

24:00- Using forgiveness to release shame around traumatic experiences.


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Aug 16, 2017

I am so incredibly excited for you guys to dig your teeth into this episode. Every time I speak to this woman whether its in person, on the phone, through text, I just cling to her every word. She is just so educated in this world of trauma and I know this conversation and this topic is very common in the Hungry For Happiness community. I know a lot of people listening are going to love this.


About Rachael Maddox

Rachael Maddox is a trauma resolution educator, coach and guide who dedicates her days to helping women who’ve experienced sexual and complex trauma unshame and reclaim their pleasure, power and wholeness. In her first book, SECRET BAD GIRL, Rachael mixes story, science and poetry to reveal the ins and outs of breaking the trauma spell. Rachael's on a fierce mission to help as many women as possible via one-on-one support, groups, and courses.


In this episode, Rachael shares:

1. Generating trust in your body by slowing down and realigning.

2. Reintegrating into sexual relationships after experiencing sexual trauma.

3. Mind mapping your inner child’s needs to understand your triggers.

4. Creating a firm foundation of boundaries around your sexual needs.


What You’ll Hear:

9:36- How we can trust ourselves after trauma.

18:30- Ways to truly feel safe in your body.

25:30- Having emotionally safe sex and accessing your inner child.

30:47- Developing a healthy relationship to sex after being violated.

40:07- Our bodies emergency response and how we fall into numbing.


You can find more of Rachael at:

The Grown Goddess


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Aug 11, 2017

Chandler Bolt

I absolutely loved interviewing Chandler. He’s actually a really good friend of mine with an incredible company that helps people write and publish their first best selling book. He did that exact thing for me earlier this year. A lot of you guys have been asking me about book publishing, how I did it and all of that kind of stuff. I thought it would be super valuable just to bring Chandler on the show so you can hear it from him. Check out his amazing program Self Publishing School. Its how I went from from blank pages to best selling book author in only a matter of months!

About Chandler Bolt

Chandler is the host of the Self Publishing School podcast & the author of 6 bestselling books including his most recent book titled “Published.”. He’s also the founder & CEO of Self-Publishing School, the #1 online resource for writing your first book. Through his books, podcast, training videos, and Self-Publishing School, he’s helped thousands of people on their journey to writing their first book.

In this episode, Chandler shares: 

1. Creating a ripple effect through your story.

2. The shift from traditional publishing to self-publishing.

3. The internal growth we experience through writing our own story.

4. Chandler’s experience with writing his first book. 

What You’ll Hear:

11:35- Chandler's three step method on creating your first book.

23:44- His journey from having no money to making 1.32 million.

26:02- What you may not know about the NY Times best seller list.

30:00- A detailed breakdown of how Self Publishing School works.

You can find more of Chandler at:

Skype: chandler_bolt


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Aug 9, 2017

In this episode Andrea Owen and I talk about the concept of shame. This comes up so often in The Hungry For Happiness tribe. It’s a conversation we talk about a lot in our blogs, websites, social networks and our Society. I love Andrea’s fresh perspective on shame. It’s a beautiful conversation and I know you’re going to love it. 


About Andrea Owen

Andrea Owen is an author, mentor, and certified life coach who helps women get what they want by letting go of perfectionism, control, and isolation and choosing courage instead.

She is the author of 52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life: BS Free Wisdom to Ignite Your Inner Badass and Live the Life You Deserve, (Simon and Schuster). Her second book, How To Stop Feeling Like Shit will be released in January, 2018 (Hachette Books).


In this episode, Andrea shares:

1. A deep explanation of perfectionism and control.

2. The magic of surrendering to the present moment.

3. Her process of releasing shame and moving on with life.

4. Seeking ‘compassionate witnesses’.


What You’ll Hear:

5:00- How to navigate through comparison and negative self talk.

11:05- Why we try to control everything in our lives.

18:34- Trusting your feelings and choosing the right people to share them with.

26:26- Vulnerability, intimacy and deeply connected relationships.

31:10- The power behind making a concrete decision.


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Aug 2, 2017

In this episode, Susana Frioni and I get into the concepts of love, sex and desire because that is what this girl is ALL about! Really inviting more pleasure, more desire and having more passionate sex. This episode is super fiery, beautiful and I love the way Susana describes these concepts and how it’s not only nice to have as a woman but an absolute need to have. 

About Susana Frioni:

Susana Frioni is a speaker, personal coach and embodiment teacher igniting women through erotic empowerment via her brand, LOVE SEX DESIRE. With an audience in 164 countries, Susana produces a weekly podcast series alongside her sacred dance events, workshops and intimate gatherings, both online and in person.

In the last 15yrs, Susana has taught over 4000 movement classes and facilitated several workshops and hundreds of private coaching sessions. Her love for movement and music combined with her experience as a Group Fitness Instructor, Yoga Teacher and Certified Deep Living Coach have all influenced the creation of these Sacred Dance experiences. 

In this episode, Susana shares:

1. Experiencing shame can actually be helpful.

2. The beauty of erotic empowerment.

3. Our bodies as containers of sensations.

4. How pleasure is not productive but makes you feel better.

5. Being compassionately curious about our bodies.

What You’ll Hear

4:40 The sensual, free flowing movement in Susana’s sacred dance parties.

13:40 How she came home to her body.

20:00 Finding sensations in your body and translating their meaning.

27:30 Ways to invite more pleasure in your life.

34:00 Exploring your sexuality from a place of curiosity.

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