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  1. Dennis says:

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  2. Cody says:

    Thank you for this, Rose! I am printing it out to keep on my wall for continual review. #1 and #5 are the most difficult and the least taught. It has taken years of chronic stress and psychological self-deception, chronic pain, and the discovery of guided mindfulness meditation for me to start paying attention to and understanding/utilizing these principles. Also, losing track of your core values and priorities can happen slowly over time if you aren’t constantly reviewing and updating them with intentional recognition. I have been taking time each new year to record what my behaviors and actions would indicate are my values and what I want my values to be and identifying how to reconcile the two.

    It’s also important for me to realize and recognize the differentiation between emotions versus feelings versus moods. Everyone manifests each differently. I usually have moods that are my underlying temperament, so to speak, lasting many months, typically following seasonal shifts. Certain emotions can last many days or much longer(especially if left unidentified or avoided), but others last only a few seconds, like laughing at a joke. “Feelings” I would attribute to instincts and intuition, impulses and urges. They are separate from moods and emotions but can play into them. It has been very helpful for me to evaluate these distinctions in order to understand myself more clearly.

    In my opinion, the implications of living life as a responsive person rather than a reactive one are monumental in your relationship with others, but especially in your relationship with yourself. I just wish I had the self-awareness to realize when I needed to focus on this sooner. I’ve always been good at moderating my responses to others, but it has been much more difficult to recognize when I am reacting to my emotions when they only affect me.

    I love how you acknowledge that when we get triggered it often means that one of our deep-held assumptions was proved wrong. Pinpointing what it was and naming it accurately can be extremely difficult. It requires a deep self-knowing, a self-awareness that is not necessarily taught or learned or obtained with school/age/time. It is something that requires express intentional effort and, as you say, strategy. Years have passed that I have been trying to name certain fears and assumptions. I was able to recognize that fear and wrong assumptions were causing me much anguish and grief, and it’s been my main goal to identify/face the fears and identify/correct the faulty assumptions, yet the full truth still evades me. However, every small inclination or step towards the answer helps me navigate the struggle in a healthier way.

    Thanks again for these extremely helpful tools and reminders for how to navigate inner turmoil and respond to ourselves and the world with dignified intentionality and authentic clarity.

  3. Idoko Blessing says:

    People think am always angry or unhappy because of how my face is even when i am not angry but i don’t know how to just keep a cheerful face

  4. Kerry says:

    I found this article very useful. Thank you.

    Do you have a book which helps understand the emotions and helpful responses?

    Also I am aware that in some situations, fear, stress, panic and anxiety present itself when you try to move forward/ grow in a particular area in your life. Do you have any advice on how to understand when fear, stress, anxiety is telling you heading down the wrong path or when it is telling you to work through it for growth and moving into something new?

    • Happy and Authentic says:

      Hi Kerry, this isn’t an emotion-specific book, but I believe Marshall Rosenberg’s “Nonviolent Communication” book allows for a comprehensive look at different emotions and how to manage them and express them. Not sure if that’s what you mean, though.

      My best advice for understanding when a difficult emotion is sending you down an unfavorable path is to develop a deeper understanding of your own inner world through mindful awareness. If you have a firm comprehension of how your body reacts and what thoughts come up with each emotion, you will be better equipped to deal with any situation. When you are able to recognize your signals in calm situations, the signals become way easier to recognize in anxious situations. I’m not sure if this makes sense, but I hope it helps. If you need more information to make it clearer, please don’t hesitate to ask more questions.

  5. DeAnna Southerland says:

    I’m thankful to have found you!!

  6. DeAnna Southerland says:

    Thank you. I’m thankful to have found you!!

  7. Lee says:

    I found this helpful. Still, i want to do more than ignore a person who i think is trying to habitually trigger a reaction in me. My solution is to ignore, avoid eye contact, go for a walk. Responding is better. But people who do this for amusement seem to use what you explain in their continued
    intentional triggering.

    • Happy and Authentic says:

      You’re so right! That’s why it’s sometimes best to just leave and ignore them. Some people really do enjoy continually pushing other’s buttons.

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  12. Blue says:

    Thank you so much, I am taking a monitoring polygraph with video for my probation and there are questions I do not want to give cues of what the real answers are. I believe knowing this and looking at tha same direction all the time or avoiding one direction with the help of God will calm down my nerves, my sweat, and even my pulse because I would feel too relaxed and confident no matter the question. So if I know my body and how to control it I think I can pass it with no deception whatsoever. Like if any question, no matter how shameful or secret/deep might be, it would impact the spikes of my pulse in the same level without triggering suspicion.

    • Polygraphs are a very tricky thing to have to deal with. I don’t personally believe they work the way the police use them to detect deception. All they do is detect when the subject is anxious or worried. I hope this eases your nerves and helps you for your purposes. I also hope things get better for you going forward.

  13. Joe Elvin says:

    I liked the video. You’re a good presenter.

    Good point on why it’s easier to react rather than respond.

  14. Kate Trapnell says:

    I found this really interesting, thanks!

  15. Myko says:

    Hello there and thank you for great tips! I was wondering maybe you could tell a function of each ingredient in the tooth powder?

    • Happy and Authentic says:

      No worries at all, Myko!

      – bentonite clay: draws out toxins, contains calcium, and is often used to help remineralize teeth.
      – baking soda: a very mild abrasive (less abrasive than commercial toothpastes) that dislodges plaque on teeth, breaks down stain causing molecules, and neutralizes pH.
      – himalayan salt: can stimulate the production of saliva, which promotes strong enamel and helps remineralize teeth.
      – peppermint essential oil: mostly there to add that fresh smell, but it also has antibacterial, antifungal, and biofilm-inhibiting properties.
      – cinnamon powder: has an antibacterial effect and provides long lasting fresh breath, strengthening calcium reliably protects your teeth against tooth decay.
      – clove powder: contains the active ingredient eugenol, which is a natural anesthetic. It helps numb and reduce pain to ease a toothache. Eugenol also has natural anti-inflammatory properties.
      – xylitol powder: a natural sweetener. It prevents bacteria from sticking to the teeth and neutralizes the pH to help avoid tooth decay.
      activated charcoal powder

      Hope this helps! ^_^

      • Myko says:

        Wow, I wasn’t sure whether to expect a reply at all since the post is a couple years old. Thanks! I’m looking for a minimalistic but effective toothpaste/powder recipe from widely available ingredients. The less, the simpler and the better. Your recipe is composed of quite a few but they all seem important as I’m reading the description. The vast majority of DIY toothpastes I’ve found are based on baking soda + coconut oil but it looks like it doesn’t do a fraction of a job. Either way, thank you for elaborating on the ingredients.

        P.S. Could you please also expand on charcoal powder? This one is missing. And do you use any particular mouthwash to follow?

        • Happy and Authentic says:

          I did write a bunch about charcoal powder. Don’t know why my comment was cut off. Anyway, it’s believed that charcoal can remove pigments and stains from your teeth because it’s highly absorbent. It’s said to also get rid of bacteria and toxins in the mouth. Don’t swallow it though because it can also absorb nutrients and cause deficiencies.

          I don’t use mouthwash. But I use a tongue scraper which removes a lot of the bacteria that cause bad breath and is much more environmentally (and pocket) friendly.

  16. Euphemia Brice-Roberts says:

    Excellent article in terms of content and reader friendliness

  17. Pat says:

    I need help to smile

    • Happy and Authentic says:

      I hope this article helped you out a little bit. What in particular do you believe you need help with?

      • Neemas says:

        People used to say I had a beautiful smile, they used to tell me why are you always smiling. Now my life has turned and I forget to smile at joyous things, I feel depressed that I don’t want to smile no more. I guess their wish came true. I m hoping I can be my old self and smile more no matter how I depressed I feel.

  18. Perri says:

    Very appreciative of this information – thank you for taking the time to put it together.

  19. Doris says:

    Awesome blog as always, Anyone will find your post useful. Keep up the good work.
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  20. zander says:

    Well said!
    The steps are clear and full of wisdom… just what I needed to hear. My partner has made it blatantly clear that I need to become more solution focused to achieve the goals I have as an entrepreneur. I appreciate what you have invoked in my spirit with your words.

  21. Sheryl says:

    Thank you so much for this information, I greatly appreciate it and will incorporate it into my daily living!

  22. Quiet Storm says:

    Your videos are great resource to educate clients. I love it!

  23. Ahmed Habib says:

    I loved this explanation great job, this was very clear and made a lot of sense!

  24. Mike Roberts says:

    I need help to smile more. I used to be a fun loving person to be around. Now, I am a person of sadness and isolation.

    • Happy and Authentic says:

      I’m so sorry to hear that, Mike. 🙁 I certainly hope my content can be of help in you managing to smile again.

  25. Rosie says:

    Just found your site and so far it’s wonderful.
    I am just starting to work on my over reacting. I feel terrible afterwards and realize it’s happening more & more.

    I look forward to your wisdom and insight.

    Here’s to strategy.

    • Happy and Authentic says:

      I’m so glad you find my content valuable, Rosie! So cool that we share a name, by the way. ^_^ I certainly hope you can gain some insights and achieve a breakthrough using this information.

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  28. Roger Rogers says:

    This was a great video. I don’t know many people that earn a house that are upset about others getting a home. What they get upset about is when taxes and fees increase on the house they bought so that others can have that house and the cost becomes too great and they risk losing their house. My parents bought their house nine years ago and their fees have gone up over $500 so that the less fortunate can have more. While some say, “isn’t that sacrifice worth it?” the answer is no. its no because my parents not have to go to work sick because they cant afford to take time off. My dad now walks with a cane because he has put off his knee surgery because he cannot afford to take time off for recovery.

    • Happy and Authentic says:

      While I appreciate that your parents are struggling to meet their fees, I don’t believe that it’s wise to blame the less fortunate. The solution would be to make it even easier still for people to afford necessities. The more people have access to the basics (food, housing, education, etc) the more people won’t have to resort to crime and other nefarious means of obtaining said necessities. We need to be kinder to each other. More compassionate. Not more selfish and fearful of each other. That just makes the problem worse.

      • Jen says:

        Late to the party, but I don’t believe Roger Roger blames the less fortunate; and makes a valid point. His parents are being forced to pay more than others for the same, which is isn’t fair or equal: it’s a form of discrimination. If it had been disclosed at the start and they agreed, that would be different: It could have been optional. And while it would help to make necessities more affordable (for everyone), that’s a whole separate track toward solutions.

        I believe everyone should be paid for the value they provide, or for what they have contracted to receive or pay. For example, I’d like to earn what my colleague does, but they are better at it than I so they are rightfully earning the additional pay. If I’m unable to improve or do more differently, my pay won’t either. That’s fair.

        There are other, more appropriate and fair ways to help people ‘get a leg up’. Programs, nonprofits, donations, different benefit options etc. Changing or expanding how things are done, and made for different ways of working and living goes a long way to improving quality of life. Embracing that people are different is much bigger than disabilities. Discriminating against able bodied people (or gender for that matter) isn’t a healthy answer. Opportunity for education, choice and options are the answer.

        I get that people think this is mean or cruel, but life isn’t fair or equal and it doesn’t serve anyone to try force it that way by imposing on others. It creates more problems.

        • I agree that there are better ways to make things better than we’re currently doing. Especially when it comes to making the necessities affordable. I recognize that at the moment, it is the middle class that’s forced to shoulder the weight of supporting the lower class, while the upper class gets to coast on their riches and pay fewer taxes. I think that is neither fair nor equal. The main issue I see beyond that is that the both the upper and middle class seem to resent the lower class for wanting help, when they are in their position through no fault of their own. I believe that if we all help each other, the burden will be lessened for every individual who offers said help, and no one will resent it, for no one will notice it. Unfortunately, the programs and nonprofits you mentioned won’t do much good unless we first start there.

  29. Leanne Strong says:

    Hi, here is my input on this issue. When children are of early elementary school age and under, adults and older children often teach them that fairness means everybody gets ONE cupcake. Or FOUR turns on the swings. They are not often taught that fairness is about making sure everybody’s needs are met, or giving everybody what they earn or deserve. However, as children approach the tween or teen years, most of them begin to realize that the definition of fairness that adults and older children taught them when they were younger doesn’t apply under every single circumstance. They begin to understand that fairness is often based on need or merit. However, not every child begins to understand this automatically.

    I am on the Autism Spectrum (very mild, previously diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome), and I take what people say literally. I understand most of what people say, but I have difficulty understanding the difference between what people say, and what they actually mean. For example, when adults told me things like, “Leanne, it’s not fair that you get more brownies than your brother does,” I thought they meant that fairness was about EXACT equality. I didn’t realize that it was ok to take less than a certain number of brownies, but it wasn’t fair to take more than that number. I sometimes felt like my parents let my brother (2 years younger than me, and without disabilities) off easy for things that would have earned me a good talking to when I was his age. I felt like he often got fewer and shorter lectures than I did at the same age. When I was going through puberty (I started around age 8 or 9), my parents would reprimand me for my behavior, but when he was going through puberty (I think he started around 11 or 12), they (especially my mom) would chalk it up to hormones. The reason I found this unfair was not because one of us was not getting what we needed or deserved, it was because I remembered what adults had always taught me when I was younger. Now, let me just explain that for a neurotypical person, there is right and wrong, but what is right and wrong is based on the situation. For a person on the Autism Spectrum, like me, what is right and wrong is based on what we have been taught, and what we have learned

    • Happy and Authentic says:

      That’s a really good point, Leanne. I agree that it can be tricky to learn these things when young – whether neurotypical or not. That’s why I believe it’s important to be specific about how we discuss these topics to young people. We need to have a clear understanding of the concepts before we teach them to others. This is why I wrote this article and made this video, in the hopes that they will provide further clarification to those who haven’t understood.

      • Leanne Strong says:

        Thank you! How about writing an article or making a video about the key differences between reporting and tattling. This is also an important topic to talk about, so that children can better understand when they should try to address a situation on their own, and when they should tell an adult they trust.

        • Triantafillia Memisakis says:

          While I agree this is an important topic to teach young children (a topic I certainly teach at work to my kindergartners), I don’t believe it’s a fitting subject for this particular website. My target audience here isn’t mothers, children or even teachers. I do appreciate the suggestion though.

  30. Colin Hardy says:

    Absolutely love your videos and advice.
    I’m working hard on building an internal LoC and building stronger self esteem. Thank you so much for doing all this work.

    • Happy and Authentic says:

      You’re so welcome and thank you so much for your lovely words, Colin. Best of luck with your work on developing an ILoC. It can be tricky but so worth it!

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      The fact that you recognize that and made it public is a promising sign. If you truly mean it and want help, I can assist. How strong is your why?

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    So many good points, thank you!

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  37. Rahne M Clark says:

    Hi I was wondering if you could tell me if th xyitol powder is only for taste or for another reason thanks. In the tooth paste powder?

    • HappyandAuthentic says:

      Hi Rahne, the xylitol is both used as a sweetener and a tooth strengthener as it prevents tooth decay.

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    • Happyandauthentic says:

      I’m honored that you’d consider my content worthy of your client. As a coach myself, I know how much we can care for those we guide and that anything less than perfect wouldn’t cut it. I wish you and your client both the best of luck with your journey. ^_^

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  41. Hi my name is Victoria Stallard & I found your website here because I really need & want to learn to respond rather than react & I really also need & want to listen better as well, so that is why I am on your website is for some very needed & wanted learning. Anyway, so far I really like your website and feel you have done a very good job with what you put together on it.

    • Happy and Authentic says:

      Hi, Victoria! Thank you for reaching out and sharing your goals with me. ^_^ If you need any more personalized assistance, feel free to contact me. Let me know if the information you found on my website has been helpful for you.

  42. Varsha khanolkar says:

    Last 8 days I have read your posts and watched the video ‘s. I am very greatful for your support. I am highly sensitive and emotional person. Have lot to learn and unlearn. Many thanks

    • Happy and Authentic says:

      You’re so very welcome, Varsha! I’m happy I could help. Thank you so much for your beautiful comment! ^_^

  43. Kes says:

    Quick question: so if I just ate one of these meals (hypothetically) according to chronometer I would be able to get all my nutrients? Or are you saying they have to be switched up?

    • HappyandAuthentic says:

      Hi Kes! I didn’t mean that these meals are complete on their own, but that if you had a day where you ate them all (one for breakfast, another for a snack, another for lunch and another for dinner) then you would get everything you need (assuming you already supplement for B12 and Vitamin D). I hope that helps.

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  45. Da Hawk says:

    “Here’s where it gets messy and where people start to disagree…”

    I will suggest that the crux of disagreement is centered on WHO bears the obligation to help these impaired people out. Not whether or not they should be helped. Is it the govt’s role? The US Constitution says “…promote the general welfare…”, not *provide* the general welfare.

    There is a definite place for charity in society. But many times, that has fallen short and govt has stepped in. This has turned into a system where the people who work hard and are productive have a large chunk of their money taken from them to support people who don’t work so hard.

    These are HUGE issues, and you’ve shined a bright light on a very important topic.

    • Rose Memisakis says:

      You made a very good point! It’s a tough issue and very difficult to solve. It’s not simple by any means.

  46. Katie says:

    These look incredible! Nutritionally complete meals really give me peace of mind. Thanks!

    • Rose Memisakis says:

      I really appreciate the time you took to write this comment, Katie. I’m glad you enjoy my recipes.

  47. Nigel Fearn says:

    Track back to how the situation arose ?

  48. Lana Jo Hallock says:

    Also, I watched consistency video. Very helpful as consistency is my biggest problem. Thanks very much.

    • HappyandAuthentic says:

      Yeah, consistency is trick to do these days. We all have so many responsibilities. It pays off when you do it though, I promise. Let me know if you have any trouble. I’d be happy to help. ^_^

  49. Lana Jo Hallock says:

    Wowzer again! You are so helpful! The 1 hour a day I walk my dog, including some steep hills, got me off of blood pressure medicine 5 years ago. I’ve started yoga, I’m gardening, spring has spring in Oregon, USA. Other things from this article I am incorporating into my mornings. Thank you so much.

  50. Lana Jo Hallock says:

    I think you are going to be seeing a lot of “Wowzer” in my comments on your sites. Wowzer! I remembered the decorating term that fits what I call extreme minimalism, contemporary. Which to me is dead & ugly. I am so relieved to have found your site that I fit into! Thank you so much!!!

    • HappyandAuthentic says:

      You’re so incredibly welcome, Lana! I’m humbled by your message and hope you enjoy and learn from the rest of my videos as well. ^_^

  51. Karen L Lemonds says:

    I found you on You Tube which led me here. I can tell from what I’ve heard and read so far that you have insight and information that will help me grow on my quest to being a happier person and leading a more fulfilling life. Thank you!

    • HappyandAuthentic says:

      Hello, Karen! Thanks for reaching out! 🙂 It feels good to know you’ve gained value from my content.

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