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Trigger upward spirals of health and happiness in your life by applying science backed inspiration, humor and research from happiness activist Andy Proctor. Interviews with top influencers in positive psychology and happiness activists in every field. | Follow me on Instagram @morehappylife and join the community at To call in and be a part of this podcast go to to download the app.

Trigger upward spirals of health and happiness in your life by applying science backed inspiration, humor and research from happiness activist Andy Proctor. Interviews with top influencers in positive psychology and happiness activists in every field. | Follow me on Instagram @morehappylife and join the community at To call in and be a part of this podcast go to to download the app.
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Trigger upward spirals of health and happiness in your life by applying science backed inspiration, humor and research from happiness activist Andy Proctor. Interviews with top influencers in positive psychology and happiness activists in every field. | Follow me on Instagram @morehappylife and join the community at To call in and be a part of this podcast go to to download the app.




111: Making Sleep Cool Again With Julie Flygare, J.D.

In this episode we talk about all things sleep and much more! Find your self affirming voice within all the voices in your head. This will make you happier. More about Julie: Julie Flygare, J.D. is an internationally recognized patient-perspective leader, an accomplished advocate, and the award-winning author of Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy. Since receiving a diagnosis of narcolepsy with cataplexy in 2007, Flygare advanced her leadership in the sleep and healthcare...


110: Blanketing 1,000,000 Homeless with Bob Dalton from Sackcloth & Ashes

Have you walked down the street and seen a homeless person and thought: "they just need to get a job"? You're not alone. Bob Dalton also thought this before his well-educated, hard-working mother became homeless in 2013. It was at this time that Bob decided he needed to do something not just to help his mom, but to help the homeless. This episode is the story of how Bob founded his company Sackcloth and Ashes that gives away tens of thousands of blankets to the homeless each month. Bob is an...


109: How to Create Life-Changing Insights with Craig Case, Coauthor of BIG IDEAS

"Insight never comes to a fatigued mind" - Helmholtz When was the last time you had a big idea? Not just any idea, but a life-altering breakthrough that carried you through the next year (or five years) of your life? Today's episode features Craig Case, the Coauthor of the book Big Ideas: How To Unleash Your Creative Self and Have More Aha! Moments. In this episode we cover the difference between random daily ideas and big ideas. We talk about the correlation between awe experiences and...


108: The Life Changing Power of Radical Motivation with Allie Gardner

In this episode we talk about the amazing power we all have to climb out of the depths of trauma and misery using what Allie Gardner calls "radical motivation". Allie Gardner is a highly acclaimed musician who, in 2017, lost 14 of her dear friends and family to death. Can you even imagine?! She shares how she was able to climb out of this by remembering her strengths and then using them to benefit the lives of others and lift those around her. Where to find Allie: Instagram:...


107: Crafting A Happier Life by Choosing Your Story with Lori Lee

What story are you telling yourself about your past life? What about your future? What story are you telling yourself about your day today? In today's episode I interview Lori Lee, and expert on storytelling, with a masters degree in folklore. She talks about the power of the stories we tell and how they impact our daily life. We discuss personal narratives, how to overcome victim mentality, powerful tools for reframing your story and increasing your chance of post traumatic growth by saying...


106: Six Powerful Tools to Reach Your Potential in Life

Will you reach your full potential this year? Will you reach it in the next 5 years? 10 years? What will help you do this? In this episode I share the story of one of the greatest runners to walk this earth, Steve Prefontaine and how he died with unmet potential. I don't want that to happen to you. So here are six powerful tools to help you reach your full potential in life: 1. Satisfying Work 2. Life Strategy 3. Generate Energy 4. Cultivate Resilience 5. Build Social Capital 6....


105: The Transformational Power of Play with Play Expert Jeff Harry

How often do you play? Do you feel like you need permission to play as an adult? Do you need a breakthrough in your life? Play might just be the exact thing you need to make that happen. Jeff Harry and I discuss why this is the case in this amazing episode about the transformational power of play. Jeff Harry has worked with Google, Microsoft, Southwest Airlines, Adobe, the NFL, Amazon and Facebook, helping their staff to infuse more play into the day-to-day. His play work has been...


104: Making the World a Happier Place Through Elevated Customer Experiences with Scott Porter

Businesses and brands have an amazing opportunity to create a positive experience for people who interact with them. Scott is on a mission to help businesses to create more happiness in the world through optimal customer experience. In today's episode, I speak with Scott Porter about how he has taken his passion for street tacos and combined it with his passion for fantastic customer experience. He believes that we can make the world a happier place by increasing the amount of positive...


103: Remember Your Why with Nadia Khristean

If you help one person, it was worth the effort. Do you ever feel discouraged when working on your dreams? Just remember the reason why you are doing what you are doing. This and many other amazing nuggets came from today's episode with Nadia Khristean. Nadia's advice to have more happiness: Enjoy the journey. Don't wait for some future event to embrace the happiness in your life. Why not enjoy now? There is so much beauty in the journey. Nadia Khristean writes music for causes. She...


102: Finding Your Reason To Live with Seth Adam Smith

Today I interviewed Seth Adam Smith, a dear friend and amazing human being (read more about him below). Seth is a suicide survivor who has turned his life into a message to inspire people who struggle to have a reason to live. In this episode Seth talks briefly about his suicide attempt and how the world inside his head was very different from the real world around him. This didn't become evident until he was in the hospital. We talked about the idea of enjoying the paths of life slowly and...


101: Pursue Your Passion AND Keep Your Day Job with Samantha Inch, CPC, CAPP

It seems like a sexy thing to just quit your job and go for your passion, but what if you CAN'T do that? What if quitting your job puts you into a really bad financial position where you wouldn't even be able to think about your passion? Today's episode features Sam Inch, who has kept her day job while pursuing her calling and found that her day job has slowly evolved into her passion so that she can keep her bills paid while feeling more meaning in life. I LOVE this approach and I thought...


100: Turn Challenge into Opportunity with Kylie Chenn from Acanela Expeditions

How many destinations are on your bucket list? Do you get excited to travel around the world someday? You're not alone. One of the top regrets of the dying is that they didn't travel more. So what holds you back?! In today's episode (which is the 100th episode!!! WHAT?!) I interview a travel expert Kylie Chenn. Kylie has traveled to 104 countries around the globe. She studied Business Strategy and International Development at the Marriott School of Management and attended the Universities...


99: The Power of Human Connection in a Digital World with The Jurgys - Nellie and Bryce Jurgensmeier

What do you do to really connect with people in a sea of social media and technology? Today I interview Bryce and Nellie Jurgensmeier (from the growing YouTube channel "The Jurgys") about their journey growing their social following to well over 200,000 followers and why they started this journey in the first place. We talk about the importance of having a life-affirming quest and taking time out of our lives to go on our own adventure. I really admire the Jurgys and have followed them since...


98: Love Yourself by Knowing Yourself with Briana Johnson from The LifeBeats Project

How well do you know yourself? How deeply do you love yourself? In today's episode I interview the amazing Briana Johnson from The LifeBeats Project and we cover so many beautiful nuggets that injected me full of joy. You are good enough. You are not alone. Pain is a teacher. Failure is a teacher. Mourn what you lost or you can't accept what you have. The world needs more people who know who they are and who can share their worth to boost other people. This is a timely message for all of...


97: Transform Your Future With Your Thoughts with Tony Vic of MTWTF

Do you have big dreams? Do you believe it's possible to go after them? Tony Vic believes it! And that your thoughts are what will transform your future. If you need some motivation today, this is your episode. Tony Vic has an amazing gift for motivating and you'll feel it in this episode. He shares in this show how he went from being a 16 year old dad to overcoming and going after his dreams. Tony has a warmth and optimism that is palpable and contagious. Find Tony Vic...


96: Six Powerful Ways to Make New Friends as an Adult

As an adult do you have less friends than you did as a kid? That can be very lonely. Loneliness costs a lot. In fact it costs almost $7 Billion per year just in the US alone. And chronic loneliness can be detrimental to your health, some studies show it's as bad as smoking 18 cigarettes per day. In this episode I cover 6 ways to tackle loneliness by making new friends that I have tried and that I think are powerful. I hope you enjoy this format as it is me creating an audio version of my...


95: Movement is Medicine with William Pullen, Founder of Dynamic Running Therapy

Today's episode features William Pullen, the founder of Dynamic Running Therapy (DRT) who talks about how movement is like a medicine for our minds. William is a psychotherapist in the UK who is passionate about spreading the message that moving your body can help improve your mood. In this episode he covers some of the basics from his book and TEDx talk about how running, walking and movement can positively impact our thoughts and ultimately our mood. Another motivation to get out there...


94: 7 Powerful Writing Prompts to Boost Your Day Full of Positive Emotion

Some days you wake up and you feel amazing. Some days you wake up and you don't feel amazing at all. That's life right? But studies show that your routines make a huge difference in the energy you have throughout the day. These 7 writing prompts can help your day go much better. These are a part of my morning routine that is designed to boost positive emotion. Join the More Happy Life school Take my instagram growth course...


93: A Happier Way To Measure Your Success in 2019 - inspired by Jeff Harry

How did you measure your success last year? Was it accomplishments? Was it steps taken? Was it by money earned? Whatever it was, here is a way to measure your year to come that will help you skew it toward a more happy year. The FJP index. How much fun, joy and play will you engage in this year? Try measuring your year this year by these things instead. Or at least add that to your measurements. This was inspired by Jeff Harry in his post here:...


92: Proof The World is Getting Better - a Special Anti-Fear-Culture Episode

I LOVED reading all the positive news over the last few days about how this world is getting better. I hope you also enjoy and are inspired by these stories that prove that the world is not spiraling out of control, but is actually improving in countless ways. Don't just believe the news that is biased toward tragedy and trauma. Remember the positive news and that research shows there are more good things than bad things happening all the time and more good people than bad people. Read...