How to Be Happy Podcast - Finding Happiness in Life, Love, Relationships, Travel, and Health
By Jared & Emily Akers
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Join Jared and Emily Akers of the How to Be Happy podcast as they talk about life, love, happiness, and respect for oneself and our partners in life. They explore many topics from life, love, relationships, self-respect, travel, and keys to living a happy life; all from personal experience. Through Jared’s personal blog - How to Be Happy: Happiness for the Practical Mind - they receive questions about living a happy life from people all over the world. Through sharing their personal experience they humbly demonstrate how self-respect, authenticity, and love are vital components of living a happy life regardless of circumstances.
||CleanHTBH 026: Should You Marry Him or Her?||In this episode, Jared and Emily talk about the following: Should you marry him or her? Dating versus marriage behavior How the person your dating treats others Do they have jobs and friends Do they have secrets Please subscribe below to get automatic ...||1/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTBH 025: How to Determine if You’re in a Healthy Relationship||Last week in episode 24, Emily and I discussed communication exercises. As part of that research, I came across a list of ways to determine if you’re in a healthy relationship. In this episode we discuss these topics and what they mean to us.||1/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTBH 024: Mindfulness, Listening, and Communication Exercises||While listening to our last podcast, Emily and I realized we cut each other off… a lot. We talk over each other on occasion, especially if we’re sharing something about ourselves with others. We’re both just so enthusiastic and eager to share all th||1/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTBH 023: Relationships, Setting the Rules on How You’re Treated||Whether we realize it or not, we set the rules on how others treat us. In this episode of the How To Be Happy Podcast, Emily and I talk about this theory and what this means in regards to the relationships we find ourselves in.||12/29/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTBH 022: Relationship Advice; Arguments and Sarcasm, is it Healthy?||Emily I rarely argue… actually, I’d say we don’t. Sure we may get snippy with each other from time to time, but we’re quick to recognize it and squash it as quickly as possible. That certainly is a contrast to many of our past relationships.||12/15/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTBH 021: Stop Being So Needy||Do you have a needy partner, spouse, or friend? Or maybe you’re the needy one. In this episode of the How to Be Happy Podcast, we sat down to discuss how to stop being so needy. Whether your partner is too needy,||3/6/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTBH 020: Creating a Positive Self-Image||It’s been a while since we recorded our last podcast. Emily and I sat down today to discuss what it means and takes to create a positive self-image. Topics in this episode: Self-Image Self-Esteem (doing esteemable acts) Acceptance Please subscribe belo.||10/21/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTBH 019: Dealing with Unhappy People||Last week my mother forwarded me an email with a story about The Law of The Garbage Truck. After some research, I discovered the story is from the book The Law of the Garbage Truck: How to Stop People from Dumping on You (Amazon) by David Pollay.||8/14/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTBH 018: Dealing with Aging Parents||Dealing with aging parents is a part of life we should feel lucky to experience. However, in some cases, depending on the relationship we have with our parents or the circumstances involved, there can also be a lot of stress, guilt,||7/25/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTBH 017: Effective Communication with Your Spouse or Partner||In this episode of the How to Be Happy Podcast, Emily and I sat down to discuss our experience on effective communication in relationships. One of the best ways to become a great communicator is to know who you are and what you need.||7/1/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTBH 016: Travel Tips (Budgeting, Packing, Deals, and Expectations)||Traveling is important to us so we make it a priority. In this episode Emily and I share some things we’ve learned over the years to make traveling more enjoyable and affordable. Some topics we touch on are: budgeting, packing, airline tickets,||6/23/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTBH 015: 5 Keys to a Healthy Relationship||In this episode Emily and I discuss 5 keys to have a healthy relationship. This is certainly not “the” five keys. Over the years we’ve certainly had some unhealthy relationships in our lives. We go over 5 keys which we feel have helped us maintain a||6/16/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTBH 014: How to Feel Happy When Everything Sucks||The question often arises of how to be happy in life when we’re unhappy with our circumstances. Whether your job, relationships, or other parts of your life, Emily and I sat down to talk about how to find happiness when everything in life seems to suc||5/24/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTBH 013: Faith and Walking the Walk||We all know how important it is to tell those we love how we feel, but do we live it? We had a scare a few weeks ago when Emily went into the hospital for an emergency appendectomy. The experience enforced the concept of maintaining our spiritual cond..||5/17/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTBH 012: Happiness and Emotional Intelligence||“Emotional intelligence as the subset of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one’s own and others’ feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide one’s thinking and actions.||4/28/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTBH 011: Happiness and Awareness||In order to find true inner-peace and happiness, we first need to have some awareness. This awareness is composed of two parts: 1) the awareness that something needs to change and 2) awareness of your thoughts and inner-dialog.||4/11/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTBH 010: You Are Not Your Relationships||Emily and I discuss the concept that you are not your relationships. We had a listener leave a heartfelt message on our podcast line about a recent breakup. To set this up, Dr. Dyer in his book Your Sacred Self: Making the Decision to Be Free,||4/4/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTBH 009: Happiness and Aging||Aging is just a hard fact of life. Inescapable. In this episode of the How to Be Happy Podcast, Emily and I sit down to discuss our outlook on aging. We share our experience on resisting aging and how to accept it gracefully.||3/24/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTBH 008: Happiness and Change||Emily experienced a change recently at work and we sat down to discuss how to be happy in times of change. We discuss the challenges when dealing with change and how it’s up to us to make any change positive. Even when change is thrust upon us,||3/11/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTBH 007: Relationships, Effective Communication and Control Issues||Effective communication is vital in relationships. But how do control issues play into communication? We discuss the importance of getting to our root emotions and how they play into effective communication and control.||2/24/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTBH 006: Is Happiness Really a Choice?||You hear a lot of people suggest that happiness is a choice. Is it really that simple? Emily and I take a closer look at this ideology and some of the obstacles that may prevent us from simply making a choice to be happy.||2/18/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTBH 005: Managing Expectations||In this session of the How to Be Happy Podcast, Emily and I sit down to discuss managing expectations. Everything comes back to being happy with who you are and willing to accept life on life’s terms. “Wearing life like a loose garment.||2/12/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTBH 004: Coping with Death||In this episode of the How to Be Happy Podcast, Emily and I discuss death. But before you make a decision on how morbid this sounds, have a listen. Some topics you’ll hear in this episode: Dealing with Death What to say to others then they’ve experien||2/4/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTBH 003: Nurturing Relationships||Welcome to the How to Be Happy Podcast Episode #3. In this session Emily and I talk about nurturing relationships. Some topics you’ll hear in this episode: Keeping the Love (relationship) Alive In the early part of a relationship,||1/27/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTBH 002: Tips on Dating||Welcome to the How to Be Happy Podcast Episode #2. In this session Emily and I talk about our dating history and how we first met and some tips and experiences on dating. Some topics you’ll hear in this episode: Questions to Ask on a Date: Family (thei.||1/19/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTBH 001: Happiness in a Relationship When There’s Been Infidelity||It’s here! The first session of the How to Be Happy Podcast with Jared and Emily Akers. You may download the podcast to your computer or listen to it here on JaredAkers.com. Additionally, I will be submitting the podcast feed to iTunes soon,||1/13/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
Love their podcast
They are so positive and uplifting. I really enjoy listening to them at work.
Real, practical advice
I'm a big fan of Jared and Emily's podcast (and Jared's book). They're easy-going style and practical advice, which comes from life experience, is amazing. I learn something new with every podcast -- something I can apply to my life immediately. And they always make me smile.
These two wonderful person's have such a great way to look at the aspects of the troubles we all deal with in relationships. The insight offered into ones own feelings makes you want to be a better person. They show in a clear and conscise manner how you can feel just how you want too, all you need to do is let yourself. Great stories, great advice, and great Midwesterners, (I am assuming)!