Happy Face
October 1, 2018

Welcome to the Happiness Zone my Extraordinary Friend!
Practice CPR : C ontinuous  P ositive R einforcement
Being right feeds your ego. 
Being happy feeds your soul.
Happiness is the difference between being right and doing right!

"Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner." - Lao Tzu

Learn Happiness For Free!
You've already paid too much for your unhappiness. 

Learn From World Famous Happiness Teachers.  
Rev. Sonia Ketchian 
Cynthia Barnett, Ph.D.
Carin Rockind, MAPP
Betty Cherniak
Maria G Foschi

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Get your happiness on track again!
  Be Happy - It's The Law!  
In This Issue
Happy U...Free Happiness Classes
Be Happy Zone
Happiness Quotes
Happiness Club Meetings
365 Days of Happiness
Gateway to Happiness
Happiness Anywhere
Mind Health Matters Radio Show
Happy U  Free Happiness Classes From Anywhere!  
It only takes a second 
to make a bad decision.

It may take a lifetime 
to make a good one.

It's time to make the 
Happiness Decision Now!

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Join Us at Happy U
& U can be happy 2

Join the Happiness Class by phone.

To take part in Happy U 
Dial: 1-712-770-8010 then enter 
code: 601695 to join the class 
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Are you ready to be happy?

Happy U Guest Teachers
 October 1
 Rev. Sonia Ketchian 
Love As A Pathway To Happiness!

October 8
Cynthia Barnett, Ph.D.
Refire Don't Retire! 

October 15
 Carin Rockind, MAPP
The Power of Happiness!    
   October 22
Betty Cherniak
Happiness Is An Inside Job 

October 29
Maria G Foschi
Unwavering Gratitude!

Listen to every lesson since the beginning. 
All classes have been recorded. 
You'll find instructions to download them. 
Go to www.HappinessClub.com.


Learn about 
Being Happy 
at Happy U!
  The Happiness School
of Higher Education
by Lionel Ketchian

Welcome To The Good Life!
It's not what will make you happy. 
It's what you allow yourself to lose your happiness to. 
You will have  the opportunity to learn to  keep your happiness no matter what. 
Happiness is a language you must learn in order to communicate with yourself as well as others.

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Lionel Richmond Ketchian
"Happiness is an inner state of well-being that enables you to profit from your highest thoughts, intelligence, wisdom, awareness, common sense, emotions, health, and spiritual values." 
  - Lionel Ketchian

It's All About Happiness!
  You can be Happy right now and for every moment for the rest of your life. Being Happy is the most powerful skill you can learn. Happiness empowers greater insight in each of us to further a collective vision of world peace.  

Reasons to be part of this class.
You will be better able to:
  • Become a happier person.
  • Become a better person.
  • Improve the management of your emotions.
  • Become more emotionally competent.
  • Learn new problem solving tools and techniques.
  • Eliminate half your problems.
  • Increase your intelligence.
  • Feel more positive emotions in your life.
  • Become resilient.
  • Most important reason to have sustainable happiness is to enjoy a consistent life.
About Lionel:
1) Cares Deeply About You
2) Lives It Every Day
3) Helps You Be Happy

Dial The Conference Call: 
1-712-770-8010 then enter 
code: 601695 to join.

Happiness becomes you! 
Be Happy Zone

Changing Your 
Happiness Set Point!

By Lionel Ketchian 
There is a great deal of talk about the happiness set point. The present level of acceptability for this theory is that your happiness is made up of 50% genetics, a set point, 10% circumstances and 40% intentional activity. 

Many people are stating other 50%, (the 10% circumstances and the 40% intentional activity) can be changed. I have some information for you. I think there is good reason that your 50% genetic happiness set point can be changed as well. 
One of the key books on this theory is Happiness, What Studies on Twins Show Us About Nature, Nurture, and the Happiness Set Point, by Dr. David Lykken. This book was published in 1999 and was a comprehensive work on the study of happiness for both fraternal and identical twins who were separated at birth. Dr. Lukken passed away September 15, 2006.

I will quote a paragraph from Dr. Lukken's book from page 60. "If your happiness set point is below average, that means that your genetic steersman is guiding you into situations that detract from your well-being and is tempting you to behave in ways that are counterproductive. If you let your genetic steersman have his way, then you will end up where he wants to go. But it is your life and, within wide limits, you can choose your own destinations instead of having them all chosen for you."

Dr. Lukken believed that the way to change our happiness set point was to work with the "thieves of happiness," as he called them. Dr. Lukken's three groups of happiness thieves are Depression, Fear and Shyness and Anger and Resentment. Dr. Lukken felt we could take effective action against these happiness-robbing factors.

It certainly seems that science is proving that we do inherit a certain predisposition to being happy. You can do a great deal about your happiness, regardless of your set point. The real truth is that people are not talking about the amount of happiness control we can develop. They believe that it's not about what you inherit that matters. This is not the sort of gene that determines how tall you will be or what color eyes you have.

Imagine that you have an inner thermostat in your mind that you can control. You begin to experience the fact that no matter how hot or cold it gets around you, you can control your inner response. The real set point for your happiness is what you set your inner thermostat to within yourself. If you become a little hot or cold, so to speak, you don't have to try to change your surroundings, just adjust or reset your inner happiness thermostat.
As you start using your brain to make the best choices, you will deal with your own personality. Your reactions to people and events can change for the better. You can create all the happiness you want by taking charge of your mind.

I would like to introduce you to Bob Nozik, M.D who wrote the book, Happy 4 Life: Here's How to Do It. Bob has been happy for over 30 years. I am privileged to know and love Dr. Nozik. He has been running the Diablo Valley Happiness Club in Lafayette, California for a number of years, as well as two other clubs. Here is what Dr. Nozik has said during our discussions on this topic.
"So, if set point theory is correct, and I believe it is, then we (at least I) must live with that truth. Here, it's not a real problem, because genetics are only part of the story. One is not, in fact, doomed to a life of unhappiness, because of having a low set point. There are things we can do to raise it. After all, I was born with a relatively low set point, I estimate it at about a D+ to a C-, and I've become pretty darn happy despite that."

I recommend reading Dr. Nozik's book, which is on my best 20-happiness book list. Bob can show you the ways that will lead you to happiness. You will learn about the deep abiding happiness, which he calls: lasting happiness that you can count on even through tough times.

The reason for my writing this article is that I would not want to see people believe that they must live out the rest of their lives being unhappy, because of what they have inherited from their parents. If we feed lack and limitation into the human mind, it will respond with a limited belief in how we can live. If we expect the best for ourselves and do the work to find it, we will live different lives than those who believe in things that are not good for them.

In the wonderful book, Thanks! How the new science of gratitude can make you happier, by Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D., on page 35 he says, "Counting one's blessing may directly counteract the effects of hedonic adaptation, the process by which our happiness level returns, again and again, to its set-point, by preventing people from taking the good things in their lives for granted.

If we consciously remind ourselves of our blessings, it should become harder to take them for granted and adapt to them. And the very act of viewing good things as gifts is itself likely to be beneficial for mood."

We must learn that we are more powerful than any science experiment. Many things can be proven by science.
We have to remember that what we think, will do more to determine our well being. This is also true of our health. We can believe that we can only be as healthy as our family genes permit or we can do the things that enhance our health and optimize our longevity. This is not just a matter of doing things to be healthy, but a large part of how we think and how we act, which will determine, to a large extent, how we feel. 

Talking about optimizing our longevity, don't forget that it is science that has established the fact that being happy adds nine years to your life. I find this scientific fact to be a very useful and I incorporate it into my belief system. 

Happiness can become a habit and we all know how powerful habits can be. Furthermore, there is research that suggests that happiness produces more happiness. It is not only in your power to create the most happiness in your life, but it is in your power to make it a habit that you will benefit from for the rest of your happy life.
Happiness Quotes

          happiness books
Quotes by

Dr. Wayne Dyer   
Dr. Wayne Dyer passed away at 75 years old in Maui on August 29, 2015. He was a self-help guru and motivational speaker.

10 Wayne Dyer Quotes:

"Focus on loving the life you have now in the body you've got!"

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."

"Go for it now. The future is promised to no one."

"Self-worth comes from one thing: Thinking that you are worthy."

"Practice being the kind of person you wish to attract."

"Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul."

"You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be."

"Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life."

"Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice."

"There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way."

Happiness Club Meetings 

You owe it to yourself, to c ome to a Happiness Club Meeting! 
Lionel & Be Happy Zone  

Be Happy
Join Us and Stay Connected!
FAIRFIELD HAPPINESS CLUB - First meeting held on January 13, 2000

Lionel Ketchian
Our next presentation is: Happiness School of Higher Education. By Lionel Ketchian. Attend this meeting and you will acquire the knowledge and skills for being happy.
Happiness Can Benefit All Of Us. Come and take part in getting valuable tools and techniques for making your life the best it can be. Suffered enough? Do you really need to suffer anymore? Are you ready to learn to Be Happy? Being Happy will help you, suffer less and evolve spiritually. Master these strategies to lessen your suffering. External events are difficult for us. Without the right tools to deal with the turbulence you experience unhappiness in life. Your happiness will empower you and keep you on track. You now have the opportunity of learning to keep your happiness no matter what.
Date & Time: Thursday,  October 25, 2018 , from 7:00 - 8:45 P.M.
Place: the Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
Meetings are held monthly on a Thursday. 
Everyone is welcome; admission is free. Meet some wonderful people using happiness in their lives. Learn to have the peace of mind you need and experience happiness now.
Future meetings will be at the Fairfield Public Library. For further info: wwwHappinessClub.com  
e-mail PrintLRK@aol.com, call 203-258-7777. 

Bernie Siegel, M.D. 
Join Bernie Siegel, M.D. & Lionel Ketchian for a discussion on Happiness and its Benefits. Lionel Ketchian is the co-host with Dr. Bernie Siegel on Mind Health Matters radio programs. Lionel is also the co-host on "The Happiness Show," broadcast on TV by Cablevision of Connecticut.
Take part in getting valuable tools and techniques for making your life the best it can be. Suffered enough? Do you really need to suffer anymore? Are you ready to learn to Be Happy? Being Happy will help you, suffer less and evolve spiritually. External events are difficult for us without the right tools to deal with the turbulence that we all experience in life. Master these strategies to lessen your suffering. Your happiness can empower you and keep you on track. Learn to have the peace of mind you need and experience happiness now.
Everyone is welcome; meetings are free and no reservations are required. Meet some wonderful people using happiness in their lives.
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 23, from 6:00 to 7:45 PM.
Place: The Woodbridge Town Library located at 10 Newton Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525.
We meet in the new meeting hall at the Library. Meetings are free of charge and no reservations are required. Meetings are held once a month. 
For further info website:  www.HappinessClub.com. e-mail  PrintLRK@aol.com, call 203-258-7777.

Consider this your invitation to join us for another insightful and inspiring meeting. We have some great people to share with you at this meeting, don't miss out on it! Lionel Ketchian is the facilitator of this group. Everyone that has been reading and applying Michael A. Singer's work from his book: The Untethered Soul will benefit from attending this group. It has made a big difference in my life. We discuss the concepts that will empower each of us and benefit one another as well.
Do you want to feel happier and less stressed? Do you want to feel more personal power in your life? Come, MEET, EAT & GREET! Join us for monthly meetings to gather and eat together and discuss ways, tools and techniques to free ourselves from many of life's problems and challenges.
Date: Wednesday October 3, 2018.
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (come when you can, leave when you like)
Meeting Place: Osaka Hibachi Buffet (Chinese Buffet) 955 Ferry Blvd, Stratford, CT 06614 (The Dock Shopping Center)  www.osakahibachibuffet.com
Cost: $7.99 for lunch. Less for seniors.
Ask for the Happiness Club group table. If you are interested in this group send an e-mail to Lionel at  printlrk@aol.com so you will receive meeting notifications. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month.

Looking forward to seeing new and old members joining us. Discussion will be wild, off the wall, and of course about being in our "happy place." 
Date & Time: Wednesday, October 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
New Location: Panera Bread located at 1627 Post Road, Milford, CT across from Whole Foods and next to Chase Bank. Everyone is welcome; admission is free. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month. 
Bert Boquet is the group facilitator. Bert's Phone: 203-693-3638, E-mail:  bertboquet@hotmail.com
Bert Boquet is a hypnotherapy and parapsychologist. He is from New Orleans, Louisiana area. For many years he has been lecturing, doing seminars and workshops on self help and motivational issues. His practical and sensible approach to these modalities makes them relevant and effective.

Rev. Lynette Turner will offer a message entitled "The Gift of the Signs." God, the Divine, Source, Great Spirit - that higher entity that many of us relate to by one name or another. This force is ever present and kindly sends us messages by ways of signs to help guide us on our life journey. Have you recognized the signs? Are you aware of what you can do to be more open to these gifts that come your way? The service will focus on how to identify these signs, appreciate the energy they bring and work with them as one way to make choices for your higher good, and therefore make the most out of life.
Date & Time: Sunday,  October 21, service is from:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM.
Location: Mystics By The Sea, 394 New Haven Avenue, Milford, CT 06460
New Beginning is an interfaith/interspiritual community where all are welcome and appreciated.  Come join us. 
Rev. Lynette Turner phone: (203) 257-9120. E-mail:  Lynettepostivebliss@gmail.com  Website:  www.positivebliss.com ;;;;
Lynette is a Positivoligist™, motivational speaker, and Positivity/Life Strategist coach. She is also a certified dream teacher with the Robert Moss School of Active Dreaming, an Angelspeake facilitator, and an ordained interfaith/interspiritual minister. Sign up on Lynette's website for her free weekly Positivity Message and tell your friends! Sessions and Workshops for Health & Happiness  www.positivebliss.com. http// www.twitter.com/lynettebliss and http/www.facebook.com/608418443. B.L.I.S.S =BelieveLifeIsSomethingSpecial. Because it is, and so are you.

Our presentation will be: "Powerful Beyond Measure: 3 Steps to Claim Your Power Within for a Happy & Healthy Life," by Cynthia Mazzaferro. Cynthia shares how to discover and embrace our inner power, release and heal emotional residue, and create a vision of the future that is filled with unbounded passion and purpose. What more can one really want? Cindy explains how emotions that we've buried in the past, can leave an energetic residue that can negatively impact our spirit, health, and how we approach and experience life. Understanding that it is our childhood perception that initiates and molds our false understanding of self and how we continue to use this negative framework throughout our life until we gain insight and freedom from its control. Creating a life filled with happiness, health, and success cannot be accomplished by a flip of a light switch; it takes individual effort and personal responsibility to create the changes that are really necessary to experience the type of peace and joy we all desire.
Powerful Beyond Measure provides a 3 step process that promotes self-discovery, self-empowerment, and self-fulfillment. Mazzaferro explains how to release fears, eliminate self-limiting beliefs and expectations, and how to identify and tackle unhealthy behaviors. Cindy will demonstrate the POWER of negative and positive words, memories, and actions and how they can affect our energy, health, and ability to experience life.Website:  www.CynthiaMazzaferro.com If you're interested in speaking with Cindy regarding coaching, a healing session, or a speaking engagement please email her  atinfo@CynthiaMazzaferro.com or call her at 203-494-1676. Cindy has just published a second best-selling book, Shine Your Light. Cindy lives in Cheshire, CT with her husband Tom.
Date & Time: Wednesday, October 24, from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. (A week early because of Halloween)
Place: The meetings will be held at Hubley Hall, adjacent to the First Congregational Church on the green in Madison. the library will be closing for renovations so I had to find a new spot!!! 
No reservations are required. Everyone is welcome; admission is free and open to all. Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month, except for holiday months. Tina Garrity is the group facilitator for over 12 years. For more info contact Tina Garrity at  Ting45@aol.com. Tina's phone: 203-245-2632.

Presents: The Power of Your Story, by Terry Wolfisch Cole. Join Terry Wolfisch Cole for an evening devoted to discovering the power of your story. We'll begin by learning about Terry's journey to the stage and the joy that one impulsive encounter brought to her life, then learn some tips for effective and engaging personal storytelling. The evening will conclude with an invitation to step up to share your story, or simply to sit back and listen to others.' Terry Wolfisch Cole is the founder of Tell Me Another, a Hartford-based storytelling show. She teaches people to find and craft the tales of their unique experiences and provides an outlet for them to tell their stories. Her award-winning story "The Runaway" has been featured on the Moth Radio Hour and in the pages of Readers Digest. Terry Wolfisch Cole 860-558-2587 www.tellmeanotherstories.com
Follow Tell Me Another on Facebook and Twitter. All are welcome!
Date & Time: Thursday, October 4, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM.
Place: Town and County Club, 22 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105
Beverage Bar available. Free admission and parking. 
R.S.V.P. Appreciated but optional. By e-mail to: audreybcarlson@cox.net or call: 860-841-5894
Audrey Carlson is the Facilitator. I welcome anyone and everyone to join me to share, learn and grow together. I believe we are all connected for a reason. There are no coincidences, this I know for sure. Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for your continued support in helping make the Hartford Happiness Club the best it can be!
With Love & Happiness, Audrey.

Dr. Shawn Blau leads a free online Recovery International meeting, every Thursday evening from 8:00 - 9:30 PM (Eastern Time). Recovery International offers meetings to men and women of all ages. The meetings ease suffering from mental health issues and life's frustrations. By gaining skills to lead more peaceful and productive lives, many are helped. In the last 80 years RI has equipped over 1 million people with tools to control behavior and change attitudes. The mission of Recovery International is to use the cognitive-behavioral, peer-to-peer, self-help training system developed by Abraham Low, MD, to help individuals improve their lives.
To attend the free online meeting, just follow this link and register:
Additional information is available on the Recovery International website at:

(National Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) Twenty years ago, the Greenwich Chapter, recognizing the need within our community, started a chapter in Greenwich, Connecticut. We have been pleased both with the response to the program and with our ability to have helped hundreds of patients and family members. We hold weekly meetings on Fridays from 2:30 - 4:30 PM in a lovely residence in Greenwich, CT.
How Does It Work? The only requirement for participation in our group, which is open to patients and family members, is that the participant with depression or bipolar disorder be under the supervision of a psychiatrist.
There is no charge. Individuals with Depression or Bipolar Disorder from Fairfield and Westchester Counties are welcome to attend as are their friends and family who wish to learn more and be supportive.
John Tamerin, M.D. is the group facilitator and a psychiatrist. e-mail:  jtamerin@optonline.net  website:   http://dbsagreenwichct.com/ phone #: 203-661-8282.

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:45.
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 9, at 1:45 P.M.
Place: Benchmark Senior Living at Split Rock, 708a Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484 
Theresa Waldron-Yancoskie is the club facilitator. She is the Director of Resident Lifestyle at Benchmark at Split Rock. Her e-mail is:  twyancoskie@benchmarkquality.comTheresa is the Director of Resident Lifestyle at Benchmark at Split Rock. Theresa's phone number is: 203-929-1111.
Everyone is welcome; admission is free. Meet some wonderful people using happiness in their lives. Learn to have the peace of mind you need and experience happiness now. Happiness Club meets every second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 P.M. Future meetings at the Benchmark Senior Living at Split Rock will be every second Tuesday. This is a Happiness Club for Seniors that has been created to share the benefits of being happy. Happiness Club meetings will give you a rational, common sense approach to accept a positive view of life and deal with the things you cannot change.

Get ready to get happier simply by talking about happiness! We'll be in the cafe. Look for our red Meetup sign. Please feel free to arrive late or leave early. It's great if you can RSVP in advance, but in case you can't, come anyway. As a reminder, this group has two goals. The first is to explore the relationship between happiness and goodness. The second, much more fun, goal is for us to become much happier just by getting together and talking about happiness. The theory behind this second goal comes from a classic psychology study showing that by simply talking regularly about happiness we can become much happier. 
While we'll depart from them whenever and however much we may wish, like by talking about gratitude, acts of kindness, meditation and other happiness techniques, the following list of 14 topics will serve as a backdrop for our discussions. 
Here's some background on the research our group is based on. In 1980 three New Zealand researchers found that after eight 2-hour conversation sessions about happiness over four weeks, their subjects reported a 22 percent increase in their happiness. Continuing their twice-weekly sessions, by the sixteenth week they reported being 42 percent happier. This group has too many meetings each month to list. Please go on the Meetup link below to learn more. 
Sign up on Meetup at: 
http://www.meetup.com/The-Happiness-and-Goodness-Club-White-Plains/events/180101602/?a=wm1.i_7&rv=wm1.i ;;;;;;;;;
Sign up for even more meetings in New York City:  http://www.meetup.com/Conversations-New-York/ ;;;;;;;;;
George Ortega is the group organizer.  
Everyone is welcome; admission is free. Meet some wonderful people using happiness in their lives. Learn to have the peace of mind you need and experience happiness now.

People Who Need People - Exploring Relationships 
http://www.meetup.com/People-Who-Need-People-Exploring-Relationships/ ;;;;;;;;;
Hi Everyone, I'm writing to let you know I've just started a new group called People Who Need People - Exploring Relationships. It will meet each 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Barnes and Nobel in White Plains, New York. Here are some of the details: 
First, our events are always free, it's okay to arrive late or leave early, and rsvping isn't absolutely necessary to attend our meetings. 
A very dear friend once told me that life is about relationships. This twice-a-month Meetup is mostly about those who mean the most to us - our family, our romantic partner, and our friends. It is also about our co-workers and acquaintances, and about those special people we have yet to meet. Since about 90 percent of us here in the U.S. believe in God, or a higher power, it is also about our relationship with this power. Last, but certainly not least, it's also about our relationship with ourselves. 
Our group is really about our becoming happier. Why? Because decade after decade, as researchers have ask tens of thousands of us what our main source of happiness is, our number one answer has always been "other people." 
So, we'll talk about how to best enjoy our relationships, how to improve those that need improving, how to get new ones started, and how to make our lives richer and happier by getting better and better at giving the people in our lives the consideration and attention that they, and we, deserve. 
Sign up on Meetup at:  http://www.meetup.com/People-Who-Need-People-Exploring-Relationships/
George Ortega is the group organizer.  
Everyone is welcome; admission is free. Meet some wonderful people using happiness in their lives. Learn to have the peace of mind you need and experience happiness now.

Celebrating over 12 years at the Bridge House Happiness Club. Our connection has been an incredible experience that keeps us growing. Bridge House is a Clubhouse which is modeled on the Fountain House model of psychiatric rehabilitation. The men and women who attend assist with the running of the program, which helps to restore their sense of purpose, dignity and self worth. Members also work at part time jobs, with staff providing intensive supports. Meetings are on the first Thursday of each month at 1:30 PM. Lionel Ketchian is the group facilitator. If you may be interested in attending a meeting, you must contact Maureen Cuda, MSW, LCSW at  mcuda@bridgehousect.org or call Maureen at: 203-335-5339.

365 Days of Happiness

I recommend reading: 365 Days of Happiness by Jacqueline Pirtle. You will benefit from the fact that she spent one year of her life committed to being happy by being mindful and aware of her everyday thoughts. The fact that she focused on happiness is what is most important. Take this book with you and find your way to your true happiness. Focus on the most important thing in your life: HAPPINESS! 
- Lionel Ketchian, founder of the Happiness Club and Happy U.

Jacqueline spent every day of 2017 devoted to her own happiness. She wrote every single day about the things she did to honor her joy and used those writings to create this 365-day step-by-step guide. With this book, she aims to teach others how to shift their mindset to happy - no matter where you are at in life. These readings will touch your heart and change your life by initiating new learning, understanding, knowledge, and wisdom to get closer to your true, authentic happy self.
Through light, bubbly, cheerful passages, each day teaches you to find happiness. Use those sour lemons and shift yourself into a "high for life" frequency where you can reach happiness anywhere and at any time.

Gateway to Happiness, 
by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin
Gateway to Happiness                             

  Accept What May Be


"In order to have peace of mind, prepare yourself in advance to accept with serenity whatever occurs. 

People who expect everything to go the way they want are caught off balance by difficult life situations. 

Have an awareness that difficulties constantly arise. 

Being prepared in advance to accept what happens makes it much easier to cope with the vicissitudes of life.

When you feel anxiety about a future event, imagine the worst and accept it. This has a very calming effect. 

For example, if you are afraid you will miss a bus and feel anxiety, imagine you have already missed it and accept the consequences. 

If you are afraid you will be fired from your job, imagine you have already been fired and accept it.

Then "reality" can only get better!"

From Rabbi Pliskin's Book: " Gateway to Happiness,."
Gateway to Happiness by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin is available at: http://www.eichlers.com  or by phone: 1-888-EICHLERS.  
Rabbi Zelig Pliskin is a Self Talk Coach and Happiness Teacher has generously made his book: Gateway To Happiness, (A Condensed Edition) available to you as a free e-book. It is Rabbi Pliskin's vision to see as many people as happy as possible.

You can download a 60 page FREE Condensed Edition of Gateway To Happiness at:


Happiness Club You Can Join From Anywhere Now!

The club is: Cyber-Happiness-Club-1

Ready to start? Join Now! Go to the group home page:

and register to be part of the group and get all the postings. Get the ball rolling by posting your message.

You can add photos, create an event, or whatever you want others to know about. In short, make yourself at home in your new group.

Simply drop by the Cyber-Happiness-Club-1 homepage now.

Saul Estreicher is the facilitator.     

The Happiness Show

 with your co-hosts Lionel Ketchian and George Ortega broadcast by Cablevision of Conn. Every Monday from: 9:30 - 10:00 PM.
Airs in Fairfield, Bridgeport & Stratford on channel 88. Airs in Milford, Orange, & Woodbridge. on channel 77. The Happiness show is also broadcast  on AT&T-U-verse TV on Ch 99.

Did you know that Sound View Community Media streams live?

Click here:

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each Monday at 9:30 P.M. for the Happiness Show to begin.


Now on Madison Cable Access Group, CT.  www.madisontv.org. 


View over 130 shows in streaming media and MPEG on your computer anytime at: Happiness Club 

Mind Health Matters Radio Show
Bernie Siegel, M.D.

Mind Health Matters 
Radio Show 
Bernie Siegel M.D. & 
Co-host Lionel Ketchian

Lionel & Bernie
Lionel & Bernie
On the Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network

12:00 PM and 12:00 AM EST
Broadcasts Weekly: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Dr. Bernie & Lionel Ketchian share expert advice on topics around Health and Healing. Their messages of hope, happiness and love are extended to all who seek a whole person approach for living life fully. 

Deborah Beauvais

Deborah Beauvais is honored to bring a feminine perspective to the show. Topics range from Bernie's amazing journey of life to his books and favorite authors' quotes, to God and everything in between.

Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network produces Mind Health Matters with Bernie Siegel, M.D., and with Co-Host Lionel Ketchian and Deborah Beauvais.

Doing this radio show with Bernie and Deborah has been a fantastic experience. We consider ourselves a radioactive family because we have grown to love one another. Join us and become part of our radioactive family for your well being

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On this program of Mind Health Matters, Bernie and Lionel give expert advice on personal questions about Health, Healing and Happiness. Bernie's message of hope and love is extended to all who seek a whole person approach for living life fully.

The call in number is: 800-555-5453. 

Bernie's show is the first Tuesday of each month at 12:00 pm. View Bernie's show information at the HealthyLife.net Radio Network.


Dr. Siegel prefers to be called Bernie, was born in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Colgate University and Cornell University Medical College. He holds membership in two scholastic honor societies, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha and graduated with honors. His surgical training took place at Yale New Haven Hospital, West Haven Veteran's Hospital and the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He retired from practice as an assistant clinical professor of surgery at Yale of general and pediatric surgery in 1989 to speak to patients and their caregivers.
In 1978 he originated Exceptional Cancer Patients, a specific form of individual and group therapy utilizing patients' drawings, dreams, images and feelings. ECaP is based on "carefrontation," a safe, loving therapeutic confrontation, which facilitates personal lifestyle changes, personal empowerment and healing of the individual's life. The physical, spiritual and psychological benefits which followed led to his desire to make everyone aware of his or her healing potential. He realized exceptional behavior is what we are all capable of.

Bernie, and his wife and coworker Bobbie, live in a suburb of New Haven, Connecticut. They have five children and eight grandchildren. Bernie and Bobbie have co-authored their children, books and articles. Their home with its many children, pets and interests resembled a cross between a family art gallery, museum, zoo and automobile repair shop. It still resembles these things, although the children are trying to improve its appearance in order to avoid embarrassment.
In 1986 his first book, Love. Medicine & Miracles was published. This event redirected his life. In 1989 Peace, Love & Healing and in 1993 How To Live Between Office Visits followed. He is currently working on other books with the goal of humanizing medical education and medical care, as well as, empowering patients and teaching survival behavior to enhance immune system competency. Bernie's realization that we all need help dealing with the difficulties of life, not just the physical ones, led to Bernie writing his fourth book in 1998 Prescriptions for Living. It helps people to become aware of the eternal truths and wisdom of the sages through Bernie's stories and insights rather than wait a personal disaster. He wants to help people fix their lives before they are broken, and thus not have to become strong at the broken places. Published in 2003 are Help Me To Heal to empower patients and their caregivers and 365 Prescriptions For The Soul, in 2004 a children's book about how difficulties can become blessings, Smudge Bunny, in 2005 101 Exercises For The Soul and out in the Fall of 2006 a prescriptions for parenting book Love, Magic & Mud Pies. Published in 2008 Buddy's Candle, for children of all ages, related to dealing with the loss of a loved one, be it a pet or parent, and published in 2009 Faith, Hope & Healing with inspiring survivor stories and my reflections about what they teach us. Also out is Words Swords, my poetry and chance to write and react with your own. In the Fall of 2011 A Book of Miracles was published with amazing stories and my comments. In September 2013 my latest book The Art of Healing was published containing 60 drawings by patients and what they reveal.. Out in November of 2015  Love, Animals & Miracles containing heartwarming inspiring and informative stories about life.

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