S1E4: Making others happy: the noblest of art

When you think therapist, what do you think of? A long couch, where you talk about your feelings? Circles of people holding cups of tea? Today’s guest Katie Loux is a certified Art Therapist who brings her love of creative expression to adults with disabilities.

Katie Loux, licensed art therapist

Listen in to hear how she works with her clients, as well as what techniques she uses to keep herself happy! One of my favorites is her altered book.  Here all about it on today’s episode!

Some of her altered book

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S1E3: How do I learn to be happy?

As I continue on my happiness journey, I’ll share with all of you the things I’m trying.  In January I attended my first retreat through the Copper Beach Institute at the Mercy By the Sea.  The topic was an introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, or MBSR.  I’ll admit that I had some preconceptions about going to a retreat, and was both nervous and excited to learn more about mindfulness.  Check out this podcast for my rundown of my top take aways and myths busted about retreats and courses!

beachview

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S1E2: Why are you so obsessed with me?

Now that you know what we’re about, it seems fair that I should let you know what I am about.  Although I am a psychologist, my own happiness journey has not been easy.  Listen in to learn a little about my quarter life crisis, Pinterest obsessions, and more.

Circa 2011, before discovering I had sleep apnea2014, grad school graduation

Left: Me in 2011, not taking care of myself and shortly about to learn I had developed severe sleep apnea.

Right: 2014 graduate school graduation.  Figuring it out on the outside, still working on the inside

goat yoga

2017. The secret? Goat yoga.  Kidding, but it does help.

Questions about this podcast? Comment below!

Do you want to hear about a specific topic in the realm of happiness? Do you yourself work in the business of happiness? Contact me using the links at the top of the page.

Happy watering!

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S1E1: Happiness & landscaping

Welcome to our first episode of Watered Grass! Thanks for tuning into my shiny, new toy.  Listen in to this episode for the who, what, where, and why of this podcast about happiness.  Learn why I’m obsessed with happiness, and a quick story of how I maintain my own in the face of job insecurity.

I’m so excited to talk happiness with you.  Do you have a specific topic you’d like to hear more about? Tweet or email me using the contact information at the top of the page.

Are you yourself in the business of happiness? Shoot me an email or tweet with what you do! I’d love to hear from you.

Keep watering that grass!

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The Subjective Happiness Scale

In my interviews, you’ll hear us talk about a scale that each interviewee completes for me.  I’m a psychologist, I had to! This scale is free and available for all noncommercial use.

SHS

Lyubomirsky, S., & Lepper, H. (1999). A measure of subjective happiness: Preliminary reliability and construct validationSocial Indicators Research, 46, 137-155. The original publication is available at http://www.springerlink.com.