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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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Apr 1, 2020

Having a consistent morning routine is so effective in setting up your day in a positive way. It structures your day and gets you started on the right note. In this episode, I am walking you through my own morning routine and what I do on a daily basis to start my day. You’ll hear what I do plus my reasoning behind all of the steps to my morning routine. Whether you want to have a 10 minute morning routine or an hour-long morning routine, this episode will inspire you to get your day started in a powerful way. 

Inside this episode:

  • Having a sense of consistency for your morning routine
  • The difference between what is real and what is true
  • Why a morning routine is so important
  • Creating a structure to your day 
  • Getting an alarm clock that wakes you up slowly
  • Allowing yourself to be phone-free for the first few hours of your day
  • Hydrating yourself when you wake up
  • Doing her morning pages and reflecting on her dreams and goals
  • Using breathwork to clear her mind, dropping into meditation then visualizing the future
  • Getting her body moving 
  • Being more fluid and flexible with herself on the weekends

Links:
Alarm Clock

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The Hungry for Happiness podcast combines personal development, deep conversations, and comedy to shake up the way you connect with yourself and the world. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes so you don’t miss an episode!

Mar 25, 2020

The connection between anger and addiction isn’t something we can sweep under the rug. It’s clear that these have a direct correlation with each other and that’s something I talked about with today’s guest Karen Salmansohn. Suppressed anger in our body can cause us to want to numb and distract ourselves from it, which for Karen translated into food addiction. Today we talk about tangible tools to help with overcoming addiction and anxiety plus how you can start to forgive yourself from the things that you’ve felt shame around. She shares strategies to help bring yourself to a place of wellbeing even with the heightened anxiety of today’s world and how to lean into the contractions of life so we can enjoy the beauty on the other side. 

About Karen Salmansohn:
Karen Salmansohn is a former stressed-out advertising Senior VP and award-winning designer turned healthy living expert, bestselling author, and book designer, as well as longevity research geek and teacher at ISHTA Yoga. Her new book Instant Calm was written to share her “short, simple meditations for people who don't have time to meditate” - the people who need to relax the most.

Inside this episode, Karen shares:

  • How the people she loves make her feel most alive
  • Leaning into contractions so you can enjoy the beauty on the other side of it
  • Why Karen has a desire to help the world through her work
  • Why people’s childhood programming leads to a resistance of going after what’s good for them
  • How many people self-sabotage and “keep down with the Joneses” to maintain their masochistic equilibrium 
  • Dealing with and overcoming her food addiction
  • Triggers that were causing her to go in the hypnotic state and overeat
  • Her work with forgiveness therapy and learning to forgive herself
  • How you can start to forgive yourself
  • Strategies to bring yourself back into a place of wellbeing during a time of heightened anxiety 

You can find more about Karen at:
Website | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube

Links:
Food Freedom Journey Waitlist

Karen’s Books

Karen’s Courses

The Anxiety Cure 

Instant Calm

Shower Power Meditation

Check out our Hungry for Happiness community for more details, programs, and tips on how to thrive as a wellness coach!

Website | Samantha’s Instagram | HFH Instagram | Facebook | Book | Certification Program  

The Hungry for Happiness podcast combines personal development, deep conversations, and comedy to shake up the way you connect with yourself and the world. Be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts so you don’t miss an episode!

Mar 11, 2020

Are you able to truly and fully feel joy? Today’s guest, Agapi Stassinopoulos joined me to talk about optimizing your joy to live a fulfilling life. We discuss why wisdom should be your priority and how denying your inner wisdom will be detrimental to yourself. She talks about embracing your full self, releasing your fears and freeing yourself from negative fields of energy. She touches on the breath and using it to feel love (and how we don’t actually have anything to do with our breath). She also talks about the art of loving yourself and how it’s a daily, never-ending practice that we have to embark on. 

 

About Agapi Stassinopoulos:
Agapi Stassinopoulos is a best-selling author and speaker who inspires audiences around the world. In her previous book, Unbinding the Heart: A Dose of Greek Wisdom, Generosity, and Unconditional Love, she shares the wisdom from her life’s adventures and experiences. In her new book, Wake Up to the Joy of You: 52 Meditations and Practices for a Calmer, Happier Life, she takes readers on a journey and inspires them to let go of what doesn’t work and instead create the lives they really want. Agapi was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and then moved on to receive her master’s degree in psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Her previous books on the Greek archetypes, Gods and Goddesses in Love and Conversations with the Goddesses, were turned into PBS specials. She is currently conducting workshops for Thrive Global, a company founded by her sister, Arianna Huffington, to help change the way we work and live. Agapi has spoken and conducted meditations at many organizations and companies including L’Oreal, Accenture, SAP, LinkedIn, Pandora, Google, Nike, Weight Watchers, PepsiCo, Starbucks, Global Citizen Company, Museum of Modern Art, ABC Carpet & Home, Women’s Health Magazine, Paul Mitchell, NYU, Gympass, and Hearst Communications amongst many others. She brings home the importance of self-care, practicing gratitude, generosity and self-love to enhance performance and productivity so we can experience happiness and fulfillment. She divides her time between New York and Los Angeles and was born and raised in Athens, Greece

 

Inside this episode, Agapi shares:

  • How life makes her feel most alive
  • Enhancing our enlightenment and what comes with the human condition
  • Getting to know yourself and your patterns
  • Why you need to learn to be compassionate to yourself
  • Taking your energy into your heart center and breathing in the love
  • How we have nothing to do with our breath
  • Operating from a place of love, creativity, and excitement
  • Releasing your fears to become free from negative fields of energy
  • Experiencing other feelings in a safe place so you can fully feel joy
  • Learning to be fully yourself
  • How loving yourself is an art and the journey to doing so never ends
  • Why she feels that you should listen to wisdom over discipline sometimes
  • Her favorite affirmations for when things don’t go your way

You can find more about Agapi at:
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Get more meditations by emailing agapi@unbindingtheheart.com

Links:
Wake Up to the Joy of You: 52 Meditations and Practices for a Calmer, Happier Life

Unbinding the Heart: A Dose of Greek Wisdom, Generosity, and Unconditional Love

 

Check out our Hungry for Happiness community for more details, programs, and tips on how to thrive as a wellness coach!

Website | Samantha’s Instagram | HFH Instagram | Facebook | Book | Certification Program  

 

The Hungry for Happiness podcast combines personal development, deep conversations, and comedy to shake up the way you connect with yourself and the world. Be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts so you don’t miss an episode!

Mar 4, 2020

Are you at peace with your body? This is something that I’ve had to learn to create for myself especially after years in the fitness industry as a competitor. Back in those days, I was using the sport of competing as a mask for my eating disorder. In this episode, I’m diving into how many fitness competitors are in the sport for the wrong reasons and why you need to move away from having a transactional relationship with exercise (and actually nourish your body!). I share why dieting isn’t a sustainable way to achieve weight loss and how to use your breath in an intentional way to help you reconnect with your body. 

Inside this episode:

  • How being a fitness competitor was a mask for Sam’s eating disorder
  • Why many fitness competitors are in the sport for the wrong reason
  • Having a transactional relationship with exercise and not using it for the right reasons
  • How dieting isn’t a sustainable way to achieve weight loss
  • Finding peace and comfort in your body at any size
  • Using your breath in an intentional way 

 

Check out our Hungry for Happiness community for more details, programs, and tips on how to thrive as a wellness coach!

Website | Samantha’s Instagram | HFH Instagram | Facebook | Book | Certification Program  

 

The Hungry for Happiness podcast combines personal development, deep conversations, and comedy to shake up the way you connect with yourself and the world. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes so you don’t miss an episode!

Feb 26, 2020

When we start our journey to healing, we often pour ourselves into consuming all the information. However, this will not get us to the breakthrough we are desiring. In today’s episode, I’m sharing the number one thing that sabotages your progress when it comes to personal and spiritual development. This is something I struggled with and even blocked my own personal growth. As I’ve been on this journey, I’ve learned there are simple things we can do to break free and move forward in healing.

 

Inside this episode:

  • Knowing when to step back, breath, and create space
  • Sam’s journey on learning to take her power back
  • How “thinking” about healing can stop your progress
  • Why you need to feel to heal
  • Observing your feelings from an open heart space
  • Why you need community for healing and support

 

Check out our Hungry for Happiness community for more details, programs, and tips on how to thrive as a wellness coach!

Website | Samantha’s Instagram | HFH Instagram | Facebook | Book | Certification Program  

 

The Hungry for Happiness podcast combines personal development, deep conversations, and comedy to shake up the way you connect with yourself and the world. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes so you don’t miss an episode!

Feb 19, 2020

We often take life so very seriously and it’s so unnecessary. Bring joy back into your life and ditch the anxiety and stress that’s taking away from your peace. In this episode, I’ll be giving you advice on becoming your own healer and three effective solutions you can use to move through anxiety and stress you face in your day to day life. I share my own experience of untangling myself from the identity of being an anxious person and why you should allow yourself to experience more satisfaction by increasing the standard for your everyday life. 

 

Inside this episode:

  • Sam shares about untangling her identity of being an anxious person
  • How she allows herself to experience happiness more often and increase her standard everyday
  • Figuring out your mantra and what you’re focused on
  • Moving your body and your energy in an intentional way
  • Using breathwork to unhook the mind and get into your body
  • Realizing that you’re your own healer

 

Check out our Hungry for Happiness community for more details, programs, and tips on how to thrive as a wellness coach!

Website | Samantha’s Instagram | HFH Instagram | Facebook | Book | Certification Program  

 

The Hungry for Happiness podcast combines personal development, deep conversations, and comedy to shake up the way you connect with yourself and the world. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes so you don’t miss an episode!

Feb 12, 2020

Are you ready for a spiritual awakening? So many people are unnecessarily suffering because they aren’t consciously aware of the light in the world. Today’s guest, Claudia Navone is the author of The Shapeshifter and a teacher of consciousness. She shares how to align yourself with the universe so you can see the light, the power you can find in your own power of creation, and how to overcome pressures and limitations to reach your truth. This episode will inspire you to stop suffering from disempowerment and transform your energy (and use it as a guide to find where you’re meant to be). 

 

About Claudia Navone:

Since childhood, Claudia has inhabited the dreams of many becoming firstly a ballerina and then a fashion editor of many illustrious publications such as Elle, The Sunday Time and Harperʼs Bazaar. Following a spontaneous and powerful spiritual awakening in 2006, Claudia is now an author and teacher of consciousness. She is a Mentor of the Divine University, a bridge between the spiritual and physical worlds, supporting humanity to embrace their highest potential.

 

Inside this episode, Claudia shares:

  • How giving to others makes Claudia feel most alive
  • What Claudia’s spiritual awakening was and what this meant for her
  • Aligning yourself with the universe so you can see the light in a clearer way
  • Bringing in cosmic energy for transformation 
  • Why Claudia is an advocate for conscious awakening
  • How everything you need is coming to you 
  • Learning to dig deep and be honest with yourself
  • Claudia’s soul curriculum and how this led her to write her book
  • The pressures and limitations that you face before reaching your truth
  • Using meditation to help still your mind and lessen anxiety
  • The power in your own power of creation and the family of light
  • Why so many people are suffering from disempowerment

 

You can find more about Claudia at:

Website | Facebook | Instagram

 

Links:

Pause Breathwork Facilitator Program

Simply Consciousness Column

The Shapeshifter

 

Check out our Hungry for Happiness community for more details, programs, and tips on how to thrive as a wellness coach!

Website | Samantha’s Instagram | HFH Instagram | Facebook | Book | Certification Program  

 

The Hungry for Happiness podcast combines personal development, deep conversations, and comedy to shake up the way you connect with yourself and the world. Be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts so you don’t miss an episode!

Feb 5, 2020

You are completely deserving of a joyful healing journey. That’s what today’s guest, Mariza Snyder, believes and it’s something I think everyone should embrace. Your healing journey doesn’t have to be difficult or painful. In this episode, Mariza shares her experience with inflammation in the body and how this led her to what she does now as a functional practitioner. We talk about the role that hormones play in our body, steps you can take to reduce inflammation, and how you can use essential oils to overcome cravings. She dives into what made her realize she needed to get to the root cause of her issues and the role that stress can play in hormonal imbalances.  

 

About Mariza Snyder:

Dr. Mariza Snyder is a functional practitioner and the author of seven books, including the National Bestseller, The Essential Oils Hormone Solution, focused on balancing hormones with the power of essential oils, and the #1 Amazon Bestseller The Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils.

For the past ten years, she has lectured at wellness centers, conferences, and corporations on hormone health, essential oils, nutrition, and detoxification.  She has been featured on Dr. Oz, Fox News Health, Oprah Magazine, MindBodyGreen and many publications. Dr. Mariza is also the host of the Essentially You Podcast, designed to empower women to become the CEO of their health. Check out her website, drmariza.com, for women's hormone tips, including recipes and remedies.

 

Inside this episode, Maria shares:

  • How the joy of living life makes Mariza feel most alive
  • What lights Mariza up and why she loves serving women
  • Discerning the difference between “normal symptoms” and something going on
  • What inflammation is in the body and the different types of inflammation in the body
  • The best steps to take if you have inflammation
  • Using food as medicine and what foods may be causing you inflammation
  • Her journey of realizing she needed to make some changes
  • The mind shift changes she went through that made her realize she needed to get to the root cause of her issues
  • How anxiety and depression play into hormonal imbalance and vice versa
  • What cravings actually mean and what they do to your immune and nervous system
  • How essential oils can help you overcome cravings
  • Savoring little moments throughout your day

You can find more about Mariza at:

Website | Facebook | Instagram

 

Links:

#144: USING BREATH TO HEAL ANXIETY, ADDICTIONS AND MUCH MORE WITH SAMANTHA SKELLY

Check out our Hungry for Happiness community for more details, programs, and tips on how to thrive as a wellness coach!

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The Hungry for Happiness podcast combines personal development, deep conversations, and comedy to shake up the way you connect with yourself and the world. Be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts so you don’t miss an episode!

Jan 29, 2020

Breathwork is all about releasing your mind and letting your body do the work. Today I had on Edward Dangerfield to hear about his journey of breathwork and how he helps others through this healing modality. We talked about how contrast makes him feel most alive, how breathwork massages our internal organs and how breathwork can make you feel safer in your body. We also chat about taking codependency out of coaching, getting back your power through the breath and what Edward does to navigate the waves of life.

 

About Edward Dangerfield:

Edward is a Nervous System Specialist using breathwork, movement and meditation to balance and regulate the nervous system.

He has studied Breathwork, Yoga, Qi Gong, neuroendocrinology, Native Canadian Healing techniques, childhood development and meditation.

Inside this episode, Edward shares:

  • How contrast makes Edward feel most alive 
  • Edward’s best practices for riding through the waves of life
  • The importance of connection for self-regulation
  • How Edward used to struggle with meditation
  • His journey into breathwork and what he does to practice breathwork
  • How breathwork has helped Samantha feel safer in her body
  • Why breathwork works and how breath massages all of our internal organs
  • Tips for integration after a breathwork practice
  • Edward’s thoughts on why breathwork isn’t as accessible as yoga or meditation
  • How Edward explains breathwork to someone who doesn’t know what it is
  • Releasing your mind and letting your body do the work
  • Learning to take the codependency out of coaching and taking back your power

 

You can find more about Edward at:

Website | Instagram  

 

Check out our Hungry for Happiness community for more details, programs, and tips on how to thrive as a wellness coach!

Website | Samantha’s Instagram | HFH Instagram | Facebook | Book | Certification Program  

 

The Hungry for Happiness podcast combines personal development, deep conversations, and comedy to shake up the way you connect with yourself and the world. Be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts so you don’t miss an episode!

Jan 22, 2020

It seems as if we’ve all conditioned ourselves to give others our power. It’s time to take your power back and today we’re going to be talking about how to do that. In this episode, I’ll be sharing the 3 ways that you’re giving your power away. We talk about remembering who you are and taking other people off the pedestal. I discuss why you need to have discernment for everything and how creating ideas of where we should be in life by a certain age can get in the way of our internal happiness. 

 

Inside this episode:

 

  • The idea of self-agency and trusting in yourself 
  • Knowing how powerful you actually are
  • Asking yourself who you have on a pedestal and taking them off
  • Using your discernment for everything
  • Taking ownership back by not blaming others
  • Creating ideas of what we should do or be and how this gets in the way of our happiness

 

Links:

Pause App Waitlist

 

Check out our Hungry for Happiness community for more details, programs, and tips on how to thrive as a wellness coach!

Website | Samantha’s Instagram | HFH Instagram | Facebook | Book | Certification Program  

 

The Hungry for Happiness podcast combines personal development, deep conversations, and comedy to shake up the way you connect with yourself and the world. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes so you don’t miss an episode!

Jan 15, 2020

We all struggle with relationships at some point in our lives. Whether you are choosing emotionally unavailable partners, avoiding conflict over the fear of being alone, not asking yourself what you actually desire in your relationship or whatever else  - we all deal with it. Today I was joined by Jayson Gaddis, the Founder of The Relationship School. He shares how you can use conflicts to grow through your relationship and the strength you can find in being vulnerable with your partner. He talks about some of the biggest mistakes he’s seen in his work that mess up relationships and how to know if you should move on from a relationship with someone based on their actions. If you’ve been longing for some guidance in your relationship then this episode is for you. 

 

About Jayson Gaddis:

Jayson Gaddis, author, podcaster, speaker, entrepreneur, is the Founder of The Relationship School, an impact-based company dedicated to helping people work out their differences and have fulfilling long-term partnerships. He is on a mission to reach 1,000,000 teens and young adults with formal relationship education. He's the creator of Interpersonal Intelligence and trains people on how to be relational leaders and coaches. He's been married since 2007 and has 2 beautiful kids.

 

Inside this episode, Jayson shares:

  • Why so many women choose emotionally unavailable men
  • How he used pain to avoid relationships and responsibilities
  • What it really means to find “the one” and his experience with meeting his wife 
  • How to grow through conflicts in relationships
  • Using the NEST meditation to check-in with yourself
  • How to know if it’s worth it to keep trying in a relationship or move on
  • Keeping open communication and shared reality to get on the same page
  • Why many people avoid necessary conversations in their relationship
  • Asking yourself what you actually want in your relationship
  • The biggest things that mess up relationships
  • Having open, honest and vulnerable conversations around sex
  • Using present-centered dialogues to deal with intimacy issues
  • Accepting your partner for who they truly are and the power of unconditional love
  • Jayson’s stance on polyamorous relationships and why monogamy is not the problem 

 

You can find more about Jayson at:
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Smart Couple Podcast

 

Links:

EP 118: HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH MARK GROVES

EP 116: LOVE IS THE FOUNDATION OF CREATIVITY WITH GAY HENDRICKS

Get Him to Care

 

Check out our Hungry for Happiness community for more details, programs, and tips on how to thrive as a wellness coach!

Website | Samantha’s Instagram | HFH Instagram | Facebook | Book | Certification Program  

 

The Hungry for Happiness podcast combines personal development, deep conversations, and comedy to shake up the way you connect with yourself and the world. Be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts so you don’t miss an episode!

Jan 8, 2020

You have the power to create your own reality and future. We all have the option to use what happens to us in life to make us better people. Today’s guests are father-daughter duo Richard Jaffe and Charly Jaffe. Richard and Charly are the authors of Turning Crisis Into Success: A Serial Entrepreneur’s Lessons on Overcoming Challenge While Keeping Your Sh*t Together. We dive into what brought the book about and why they decided to work together in creating it. They discuss the strength needed to ask for help and why you need to think of self-care as a necessity instead of a luxury. We also chat about understanding your missions behind a project and how working hard won’t get you as far as truly understanding the needs of customers. 

 

Inside this episode, Richard and Charly share:

 

  • Accepting what you can’t change and creating a new reality
  • Overcoming crises and turning them to successes
  • How asking for help makes you stronger and more impactful
  • Viewing self care as a priority and not a luxury
  • Understanding your mission behind a project
  • How to get paid by creating solutions

 

You can find more about Richard and Charly at:

Richard’s Website | Charly’s Website

 

Links:

Turning Crisis Into Success: A Serial Entrepreneur’s Lessons on Overcoming Challenge While Keeping Your Sh*t Together

Inner Peace and Happiness: Reflections to Grow Your Soul

 

Check out our Hungry for Happiness community for more details, programs, and tips on how to thrive as a wellness coach!

Website | Samantha’s Instagram | HFH Instagram | Facebook | Book | Certification Program  

The Hungry for Happiness podcast combines personal development, deep conversations, and comedy to shake up the way you connect with yourself and the world. Be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts so you don’t miss an episode!

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