Are you a happy person?

I’m often asked what keeps me so youthful and joyous. Good genes will determine about 50%. But the other 50% are actually totally your responsibility. The second one means taking an everyday care of yourself which implies not only your physical body, but also your mental, emotional and spiritual state.

Happiness, by my own definition is having an open heart and being curious about everyday life. The truth is every child comes into this world with the capacity of giving joy. It’s within each child to have a feeling of wonder, curiosity, awe, spontaneity, vitality, flexibility, playfulness, honesty and many other characteristics of joyous being.

Young children have vivid imagination, creativity and sensitivity. We are naturally drawn to happy and confident people. So if you feel like you are not getting much attention, ask yourself if you are really happy within yourself.

If you have children of your own it becomes even more important as it creates an environment for them to thrive and learn, and do wonderful things in the world.

In today’s culture of adversity and rigid ideologies filled with hate, anger and fear, it’s so easy to lose these joyous qualities and harden our heart. Plus, our education system is built in such a way that often kills creativity.

I see a lot of people that are very critical, judgmental and narrow minded. I, on the other side always had a different attitude. When I hear a new information and listen to a speaker, I ask myself: “what if she’s is right? I’m going to have to research that”.

Having a closed heart can be one of the reasons why you’re not seeing or meeting the right person for you and it certainly makes you feel and look older.

The good news is that there is much you can do to reawaken the childish side of you. It didn’t go anywhere. It’s just been sleeping.

Travel to special places, visit amusement parks, go to the beach, play games, find a hobby that you really enjoy…

There are certain techniques that I use with my coaching clients that let you open your heart and awaken the inner child in you again.

I host an online 8-week program ” Getting ready for Love” every year that starts in January and includes lessons on heart intelligence. So stay tuned! And make sure you’re on our e-mail list to get alerts for our events and other news!

And visit my online school for other programs.

http://katekhmel.teachable.com