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April Reflections:

My scholarship term is off to a great start. I just feel so much like Happiness U is exactly what I have been needing in my life. I am so grateful to have received this scholarship. I could never have been able to experience this fully had I continued trying to attend ala carte classes on my own.

I’m excited to be a fully engaged part of the amazing community of like-minded individuals that this place is introducing me too. Before this, I really felt alone in terms of having friends and mentors in this area. Especially those that I could have quality relationships with where I could really learn from such connections.

I also love that there is such a variety of guest teachers. I love being introduced to all of these people who are involved in so many different kinds of heart-centered entrepreneurial pursuits.

The course material is extremely interesting and I am so engaged. I would have loved to study all of this subject matter in college if only it had been offered.

The values and principles of the school are in complete alignment with my own. I love that the focus is always on what is right for the individual instead of some black and white ideal that not everyone can live up to.

I feel nothing but loving energy when I am there and when I sit in a room with the other members I feel a love for the people around me even if I have not yet gotten to know them. Everyone there is focused on improving their own lives and I can feel how that energy translates into bringing up the vibe of the whole. It’s such a great sense of relaxed accountability. I feel so inspired and I am receiving tools and knowledge that are helping me achieve my goals.

My meditation practice has already improved and I am experiencing a positive shift in my lifestyle that feels so natural. I can even feel a significant decrease in my desires to engage in some poor habits that I have been trying to let go of for some time.

I am just so grateful that there are people out there who are willing to invest in those they do not even know and I can’t say thank you enough! I am so excited to see what the next 5 months bring.

 

May Reflections:

April was an introduction.

May has been a month of deepening connections with everyone at Happiness U but especially Alice, my cohort and most of all myself. My intuition has become my new bestie.😁

In terms of my personal career goals, I am getting to know myself and what I need to move forward. I used to see myself as a procrastinator and really get down on myself for what I wasn’t achieving. I had a sense that it was part of my spiritual growth but I wasn’t sure how. That made it hard for me to see past my frustration with what I had not yet accomplished. Now I am able to see that I am laying the foundation for long term success and happiness and it feels so good to see myself in that way.

I was re-introduced to an Oracle I released from my life a few years ago. It was so fun to revisit the I-Ching and rediscover it’s rich wisdom. I know how to use it in a way that is more enriching now that I’ve matured and my perspective on life has changed. In college, I consulted it too
much because I struggled with decision making. Now I am in a much more confident stage of my life so I can use it in a more positive way.

Looking forward to more growth and fun in June. Thanks Happiness U!!!

 

June Reflections:

It’s so fun charting my journey here month by month. April was an introduction, May was about connections. June has been more about inspiration. I can feel the wheels of my own creativity beginning to turn as I observe the examples of all the amazing teachers here.

Alice is so open with us about her own creative thought processes. It has been really helpful to get an in depth look at the stages of the manifestation of here latest book. She makes it look so easy and fun though you can tell so much time and thought has been put into every detail. She has so much knowledge on all the different topics she teaches us about and you can see how she has put it all together into this cool new book concept. It’s like we get to see her creative genius in action.

This is the second class I’ve attended with Pua and I love how she places such a high value on her work yet maintains such a fun and approachable demeanor. She’s super friendly but also straight to the point.

Dalybeth is so intelligent and beautiful it makes me want to study and gain as much knowledge as I possibly can. I look forward to learning more about her.

Lani has been amazing to have as a teacher as well as a fellow classmate. She is extremely articulate on a spiritual level. She has such a clear picture of her coaching clientele and seems to know her business inside and out. I’m really inspired by her ability to demonstrate
unconditional self love and encourage that in others.

As I have been processing this clearer vision of who I am, I am so grateful for everything I am learning from these powerful women. They are providing ideas and insights that are nurturing me and helping me flourish from the inside out. Not to mention they are just awesome to be
around.

I haven’t had a chance to catch any of the male instructor’s classes yet but I have a feeling they will be equally powerful in their own way. Happiness U, you just keep giving me something to look forward to. Thanks again for another great month!

 

July Reflections:

I cannot believe I am reflecting on my 4th month here at Happiness U. I must be having fun because time has absolutely flown. July has opened my eyes to the fact that HU is providing me with mentorship in a way I have never experienced it before. I love Bob Proctor’s definition of a mentor as

“someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.” That’s the kind of mentorship that I find here and I feel so supported. I’ve never had anyone I could confidently speak to about my goals and ambitions who encourages me and provides me with realistic strategies to make them happen. Strategies that are in alignment with my values as a creative and spiritually oriented professional. The people at HU just get me. Even the administrative staff is a source of inspiration and encouragement. The more I engage with this loving community the more this positivity expands into all areas of my life.

 

August Reflections:

August was an interesting month. It seemed to fly by faster than any month this year and I did not make it to as many classes as I prefer to attend. I could blame it on Hurricane Lane however, as I have always believed and as is always affirmed here at Happiness U, everything happens for a reason. I’d prefer to thank Lane for blessing me with extra time to absorb, savor and reflect upon the lessons presented to me at the classes I was able to attend. Perhaps they required more time to process. I love how these monthly reflections allow me to apply the information I learn. I would like to share a few takeaways from the three classes I attended in August with you now.

Challenge Your Status Quo with Dr. William Findley –

  • “Without change, we don’t develop, prosper or grow” Keith Kroch, CEO Docusign. I use this application in my office everyday. It was so cool to hear why the leader of this company decided to take this job at a time in his life when he had seemingly already met the peak of success in his career.

Busting Loose from the Money Game with Tarah Long

  • I am Infinite and there is always enough
  • I do not have to create financial abundance it already is ME!
  • Every “trigger” is an opportunity / invitation to reclaim my power
  • The only thing that does not exist in creation is LACK
  • Even the appearance of lack is an abundance of the Creator
  • In the face of challenges, it is helpful to ask “What is this perfect for?” then let it go and wait for the answer to come when I am ready

Finding Your Life’s Purpose with Alice Inoue

  • We tend to define ourselves based on the different roles we play in life but what if I look at myself as a human BEING instead of a human DOING?
  • How do I want to flow my energy?
  • What is it that I do without prompting or prodding?
  • I am the AUTHORity of my life
  • Where I am purposeful, I have a reason to do something
  • I am a teacher, a student, a mother/father figure, a reconciler, a connector, an ambassador, a cross-pollinator, a catalyst for change and awakening in others and I give and receive love everyday
  • I am already living my purpose, once I accept that it’s just the form that changes
  • STOP SEARCHING, JUST ADD MORE VOLUME AND DEPTH
  • As I affirm the value of my life, I attract more value

 

September Reflections:

September was a month of Transformation for me, both inside and outside of Happiness U. Many ideas that I have been doing the “inner work” for began to take physical form and manifest into real opportunities. It was very exciting. It wasn’t a month where I felt like I accomplished a great deal in terms of projects, it was more a month of me coming into alignment with a new direction for my life. The classes I took helped affirm what lights me up inside and helped me to see the bright future that is now before me.

During my past life regression, I experienced a deeper state of consciousness than ever before. It helped me tap into parts of my soul that are now healing as a result. It gave me the perspective that not all of my issues stem from this life but from experiences I’ve had in other lives. This made so much sense to me because I have gotten to the point where I do not feel I hold any resentments toward any of the people or experiences in my present life. I have love and appreciation for them. Yet certain issues still seemed to surface as if I didn’t know where they came from. Since the regression, I am able to move forward with more confidence than ever before.

I loved Astrology 2.0. It gave an alternative approach to astrology that took the signs out of the equation. I loved hearing how the houses, quadrants and modes apply to the planetary alignments in our birth charts.

Lani’s class on connecting with the Divine through oracle cards was wonderful. Oracle cards have played a major role in my own self-healing. Ever since I discovered these cards, I have always done my own readings. It was nice to see the class validate my practice and provide some new ideas for interpreting the cards.

Alice’s new Superhero book inspires me every time I learn more about it. She gave us a quiz to determine our archetypes which were amazingly applicable. I was able to identify how different personality types motivate me, teach me and drain me. It gave new meaning to surrounding myself with the kind of people and things that will help me succeed.

Finally I must mention, the most exciting part of the month. Just as my scholarship term was about to end and I was wondering how I was going to continue on this amazing journey, I was offered a job at Happiness U. Every end truly is a new beginning and I am so grateful that I get to continue to learn and grow with these amazing people. I can’t wait to see the new connections that I am able to make as I become more deeply involved in a calling I feel so passionate about. I am so glad I found Happiness U.

See you at Lifestyle Studio!

 

October Reflections:

October was a month of adjustment, structure and community. Adjustment to my new role as Happiness Helper as I transitioned from student to student/staff person. Also adjustment to my new schedule. Combining the time I spend here at the studio with my full-time job and my home life has become a lesson on how to balance all three. The number one thing I appreciate about HU is that I feel incredibly supported throughout the whole process.

The increased level of responsibility was something I was initially concerned would create more stress in my life. Ironically, it’s had the opposite effect. This gives me courage as I face some other goals I have in mind. On a practical level, it provides me with the added structure I feel I was missing previously. I am fortunate enough to have a Tuesday through Friday work schedule at my full-time job. This amazing schedule allowed me three day weekends every weekend. I know, sounds like a dream come true for all you five day work weekers out there doesn’t it? That’s how I felt about it before I was blessed with the opportunity. And though I am still extremely grateful, the subsequent challenge became to manage my unstructured time in a way that supported my goals and dreams. That was harder than I thought it would be. My intention for requesting the schedule was to afford me an additional day to work on my vlog but rest, relaxation, household chores and quality time with my sweetheart began to dominate those three precious days. Surrendering a portion of this time to take this position has given me the push I needed to do something extremely positive with my time that serves others and still nurtures my personal development. Even when I am feeling tired, I am always energized by the work I am doing here.

As a scholarship student, I was introduced to the community I am getting to know and love on a deeper level as a happiness helper. I have more reasons to connect with each person that walks through the studio doors and those I get to meet out at events or on errands. I needed this added support because I am initially very socially reserved upon meeting people. I find it challenging to make connections with people I don’t know unless there is a purpose for it. I see this as a strength because I place a high importance on creating connections that add value to another person’s life. But it can also be a weakness because it  can also keep me from connecting at all. I won’t always be aware of the value I could add to someone’s life or that someone might add to mine until after that connection occurs. If I hold back from connecting, I won’t ever find out. So I am grateful for the increased support in this area as it gives me practice connecting with purpose and security as I release resistance and continue to grow with this beautiful community of like minded individuals.

See you at Lifestyle Studio!

 

November Reflections:

I loved kicking off November with Lani’s class on the Secret to a Stress Free Season. It helped me set my intentions to doing so and it has really been working! I have been less stressed and more open to receiving gift ideas for my loved ones. Lani helped me identify that this is one of my priorities since I am unable to be physically present with my family, as they live on the mainland. Just the realization of how much I value this allowed me to open up and go with the flow. I usually have a lot of resistance in this area; struggling to find the time, money and gift ideas that satisfy me. This year that seemed to all change. Yay for breakthroughs both large and small!!!

I found myself discussing Alice’s introvert class with everyone throughout the month as well. I was surprised that so many people in the class considered themselves introverted. I never thought about how you could be a fusion of the two.  After taking the evaluation, I realized I am even more introverted than I originally thought. I do have some extroverted tendencies though. What I found most helpful was to think about how these tendencies fuel my life energy. For example, introverts tend to gain energy from more solitary activities whereas extroverts get more energy from being around others.

I loved learning about the concept of Ho’oponopono as a technique to heal whatever comes up for you on a daily basis. It’s like a vacuum cleaner for your thoughts. I’ve actually started to test it out and I’m finding it really helpful as a way to shift my perspective, especially when I am frustrated with a person, place or thing. LOL.

Continuing to find joy in my work here as Happiness Helper and loving to hear all of the successes of each and every student that comes through these doors. I especially enjoyed the outing we took with all the Scholarship Students. I haven’t danced like that in a loooong time.

See you at Lifestyle Studio!

 

December Reflections:

The Life Planning Workshop definitely had the most impact on me out of all the classes this month. I have never sat down and really put all my energy into planning out my life. According to Alice, only something like 3% of the population does! How crazy is that? But I totally get it. I never thought to do it before either! All of the veteran students in the class said that everything they put in their Life Book manifests. I am so excited to have found such a great way to consciously approach my life. Highly recommend. What I loved about my experience so far, being that I just started, was that I got to see how things that I have been putting time and energy into have already been manifesting throughout my life. Going back through significant events and marking each year that they occurred was particularly revealing for me. Also, prioritizing my values has allowed me to make better decisions in daily life.

Dalybeth’s class on sleep has made me more aware of my sleep habits and how they affect me during the day. I am now placing a higher value on the amount and quality of my sleep.

Dr. Chad’s class has made me start communicating with my body more effectively. When I have pain, I now listen more closely for the messages my physical body is sending me. It feels good to show my body the added love and respect. I also can’t wait to download his new app!

Dr. Findley’s discussion on connecting with others was really helpful. I tend to isolate myself and I don’t always think of my attention as a gift to others. I really appreciated his different perspective on that. As I’m beginning 2019, I really feel the energy is moving me in the direction of communion with those around me. I want to genuinely be there for people. This class helped me turn my thoughts in that direction.

See you at the studio!

Aloha,

K

 

January Reflections:

Sweet January! If you are any indication of what the rest of my year will look like well now I am ready for anything! You and 2018 have prepared me well.

Throughout the last few months of 2018, I could hear my intuition telling me it was time to take action on a career change. I had been preparing for it but I had a hard time settling on a date that felt right. So I asked the universe to give me one. My initial gut feeling was the end of January but I pushed that aside, due to my fears, and the one I thought it gave me was March 1st. So I went about my life preparing for the last day of my then full-time job and put in my notice for the end of February. I calculated all my expenses down to the cent, planned my to do’s and took a small trip thinking I had another month to plan making the leap into self-employment and a larger (but still not full-time) role at Happiness U. Low and behold as fate should have it, and as it often does, I got a surprise that I was not expecting.  On January 31, after an unexpected disagreement with my employer, I resigned a month early. I had no idea how I was going to fill the gap in my finances without a full-time job but I knew it was for the best that I leave.

After an agonizing few hours of meetings and strained discussions, the universe had another surprise for me. After I finally made the decision to leave, I packed my things and headed home. Before I even got out the front door of my office building, I got a text from someone wanting to employ me as a Personal Assistant and my new journey as an entrepreneur was born. I felt so blessed.

My word of the year this year is community and I know I wouldn’t have the courage to make such a leap without the support of the community here at HU. I was given the option to stay at my job for the next 30 days but I knew the circumstances would be extremely uncomfortable and I would risk spending more time out of alignment with my purpose. Not to mention extremely stressed.  Because I have learned so much about how the universe works and how my intuition communicates with me, I was able to recognize that the signs that it was time to go had started quietly at first and were getting louder. It was making me more and more uncomfortable with a situation it was time to let go of.

The stars are seemingly aligned to providing me with great support at this time and I am truly grateful. The fact that I am able to recognize this is the value I gain from being a part of HU and immersing myself in this community and this mindset. I did not have to spend a day without feeling the support of an alternative source of income. I now have more time and energy to devote to my passions. My former employer is now to free to find someone who is more invested in the position that I outgrew. So much good is coming out of this potentially negative situation.

I love the way the universe works and I love being a part of an organization that helps others see the miracles in their own lives too.

I am excited for all the amazing things we have planned this year at HU. I am excited that I can freely commit to being a bigger part of them. It feels so great to be able to serve in a way that delights my mind, body and soul.

See you at the studio!

Aloha,

K

 

February Reflections:

It was so great to start the month with Alice’s annual astrology forecast. I was in awe of the turnout and to see how many people benefit in such a positive way from something like this. So many people at the event, myself included, could really see Alice’s insights and predictions playing out in the world as well as in their personal lives. It is so amazing to think that even the things we do here are on Earth are connected to the planetary alignments and this vast universe as a whole.

Lots of great classes this month. I was especially inspired by everyone’s vision boards and found that I was not yet ready to create my own. I’m thinking by the March class I will finally be ready. So crazy because the past few years before this I’ve always made one at the beginning of the year but this year I feel like I’m in such transition I’ve needed time to gain clarity first. I’m stoked I am able to recognize that.

Looking forward to more growth in March!

See you at the studio!

Aloha,

K

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