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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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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!

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