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The Happiness Hunter Podcast
45 minutes | a day ago
We Are Made of Energy with Grandmaster Issam Kadamani
Today we are joined on the show again by one of my very favourite people in the whole world, Grandmaster Issam Kadamani. If you’ve listened to previous episodes, you will have already met him, but if not, here is a brief introduction.Dr Issam is a Grandmaster – which means he is the master of the masters; originally from Lebanon, he studied in the mystery school for 3 years before travelling around the world studying with various masters before moving to Melbourne. Amongst his many qualifications, he is a Doctor of Metaphysical Science, an Ajna Grandmaster and a Reiki Sekhem Master. He has worked with hundreds of thousands of students across the world over the years, with his mission to help them live their lives with unconditional love and joy.I’ve been studying with Dr Issam for the last 6 or 7 years at the International College of Meditation & Healing here in Melbourne and most of what I share and teach I have learnt in some way shape or form from him. He is my master, my teacher and my guide and he is in many ways the best thing that has ever happened to me. And so it is again a real delight and a honour to have him back on the show to share some of his incredible wisdom with us.In this episode, we explore:· The 3 steps to create change and improve your life – education, improving mindset and healing· Quantum physics and a simple explanation of the composition of the universe (which we are a part of)· The L field· Energy and matter and how it relates to our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies· Having an open mind· The mind, body, spirit connection· Our chakra system· What is the ego; I/me· How our belief systems shape our reality· How the mind works; conscious, critical (top and bottom), subconscious (modern) and primitive (unconscious)· The difference between our belief systems and our personality· Meditation and forgiveness and other ways we can heal ourselves· How energetic healing works· Ajna Tibetan Healing as a healing modality· And much more!You can find out more and connect with Grandmaster Issam at https://www.icmh.com.au
13 minutes | 8 days ago
Ghosting Yourself with Fiona Redding
We say we have been "ghosted" when someone stands us up, or just disappears never to be seen or heard from again. You had every reason to believe that they would show up, honour their commitment, see through their end of the bargain but then... nothing.And we are left scratching our heads, wondering what just happened there. But if you honestly stop and pause to reflect, ghosting doesn't have to be something you do to someone else or that they do to you. What if ghosting was something you actually did to yourself as well?Where in your life do you say you are going to do something that involves a commitment just to you - it may likely even be in pen in your diary - and then you just don't show up. No communication, no apology, no acknowledgement. Just completely not present.No-one likes being ghosted. So why do we do it to ourselves?
52 minutes | 15 days ago
The Sober Truth with Jenny De Lacy and Lara O'Donnell
After reading all the quit-lit (yes, that is a genre apparently) books and listening to all the podcasts on giving up drinking (including this one), both Jenny De Lacy and Lara O'Donnell felt like they had been sold a lie when they didn't experience what is known as "the pink cloud" and feel AH-MAZING when they stopped drinking.They had all these questions of all these people who were banging on about how great it was to quit. Because their experience didn't reflect all the great stories they were hearing, they really did feel like something didn't add up.What was it that they were missing?How can you just stop drinking after years and years and be happy about that? Like, how can you go from two bottles a day to just not drinking? What was the experience between stopping and feeling better? What happens next? Do you just automatically feel better? Why don't I feel better?Come and join us for this really great conversation where Jenny and Lara tell it as it really was for them to give up drinking (no pink clouds in sight) and we address their challenges and how they can be overcome.
33 minutes | 22 days ago
Connections, Conversations & Contribution with Kerryn Powell
Kerryn Powell of Your Time Matters is a connection strategist, conversation starter and network catalyst who thrives on building communities and creating the right connections. Kerryn believes that anything is possible with a supportive network.Kerryn is joining us on the show today to talk about relationships, connections, community, contribution and conversations.In this episode of the podcast we explore:why conversations are so importanthow to develop successful relationshipscreating true connection through authentic relationshipsthe importance of trust in relationshipsThe Start Foundationhow to create opportunities for connectionhow to harness your existing network and to build new oneshow to network effectivelybeginning with giving - reciprocity in relationships
17 minutes | a month ago
Am I Just Being Lazy with Fiona Redding
In today's episode of the podcast, you'll discover the difference between laziness, procrastination, idleness and rest & recovery.If you are super honest with yourself, how often have you justified your lack of action as "rest & recovery" when in fact, it was probably closer to laziness or procrastination? And again, super honestly, how well has that strategy worked out for you in the past, and how well is it working out for you today?Both laziness and procrastination come from the same core driver - a lack of motivation. But neither make you feel very good, and laziness completely takes you away from your goals, while procrastination makes the process of achieving them so much more difficult than it needs to be.There is no cure to laziness, except to stop being lazy. Being able to honestly (and with oceans of love) simply ask yourself the question - "am I just being lazy" when you find yourself in the middle of mindless activity and yet another pointless distraction, may just be the circuit breaker you need to summon up the discipline required to just get that job done.
11 minutes | a month ago
Celebrating Success with AJ and Vivi
Success! What is it? What defines it? How to celebrate milestones? How to anchor it? So much reflection recently for me about what true success is (and what it isn't).I asked my kids recently how I should mark the release of the 50th episode of this podcast, and my son said "why don't you interview us?"And for me, this just made so much sense - If the real marker of success in life is love, then true success is when you have people to celebrate with.I’m celebrating 50 episodes with the most significant measure of success in anyone’s life - loving relationships.Please come and join me and meet my two very special guests - Ariston (or AJ), 11, and Vivi who is 9 - for this very special episode, as we share the fun and the joy that comes from taking action and celebrating success, together.
18 minutes | a month ago
Slowing Down To Speed Up with Fiona Redding
All action yields results.Making sure we are taking the right action to yield the right results is very important. Sometimes when we are operating outside of our comfort zone, in a place we have never been before, the only way we can learn if the action is the right action is by trying new things.Sometimes we learn that we are totally on the right track, and to do more of that.And sometimes the feedback from that action is going to cause us to question the action.At this point, it is very important to not just continue on with that action, but to take a big pause, a big deep breath, create the space for a big reset. For an absolute check in on all of everything.I like to think of this as slowing down to speed up.This process is both brutal and enlightening.Yes, you will slow down. But only to speed up in a way that is in complete alignment, knowing that the action you take is the best action for you - not for money, not for appreciation, not for applause - but the best most truest action serving the greatest good.
21 minutes | 2 months ago
What Is My Plan with Grandmaster Issam Kadamani
In this episode of the podcast, Grandmaster Issam Kadamani from the International College of Meditation & Healing is joining us again to ask the question - what is your plan?Success in life requires a plan.A plan helps you to understand where you are at, to get clear on where you would like to be, and it outlines the steps that you need to take to get there.Having a plan means that you can live your life from your conscious mind - actively deciding how you want things to be, rather that acting on autopilot from your subconscious mind - and ending up who knows where.Anything in life works if you want it to work.Having a plan means that you are in charge of your life.This episode will help you get clear on your plan, understand why it is important, what you need to think about and what you need to do.Grandmaster Issam Kadamani - or Dr Issam - is a Grandmaster: the master of the masters. Originally from Lebanon, he studied in the mystery school for 3 years before travelling around the world studying with various masters before moving to Melbourne and founding The International College of Meditation & Healing. Amongst his many qualifications, he is a Doctor of Metaphysical Science, an Ajna Tibetan Healing Grandmaster and a Reiki Sekhem Master. He has worked with hundreds of thousands of students across the world over the years, with his mission in life to help all of us to live our lives with unconditional love and joy.
11 minutes | 2 months ago
What Is The Opposite Of This? with Fiona Redding
For change to take place, a change needs to take place. So if we want things in your life to change, but we don't change, then nothing will change. It's not a complicated formula. We often think that change is too hard - that to get from where we are now to where we would like to be requires too much effort, and it feels too overwhelming, and it is going to take time that we don't have right now.We tend to look at change from a macro level. And that can feel big and too much of a stretch from right where we are.But what about if we started to think about change at it's smallest, most micro level - at the exact point of decision, in the moment the decision gets made.And what about if change required nothing more than you doing the opposite of what you have always done?Imagine if you could create the change you wanted to see and experience in your life, by catching yourself and asking yourself one very simple question. What is the opposite of this?
12 minutes | 2 months ago
Energetic Income Level with Fiona Redding
In this episode of the podcast, I am sharing with you a concept that you may never have heard of before, but when you understand what it is, and how it is affecting you, you may just have your mind quietly blown.Your energetic income level is the threshold of how much money you allow yourself to receive.You may never have heard of this before, but once you listen to this episode you will never think about money in quite the same way ever again.When you understand and have the awareness of the energetic income level at which you feel comfortable, you then have the opportunity to learn how to work on the belief systems and the stories that are keeping you stuck where you are, and preventing you from moving beyond your current energetic income ceiling.If you want to change your energetic income level you need to work on your money mindset. And having a really clear understanding of your current energetic income level and your current attitude around money (poverty/lack/scarcity or abundance) is a great place to start.
46 minutes | 2 months ago
Finding The Right Coach with Bernadette Doyle
In this episode of the podcast, I am joined by my business coach, Bernadette Doyle, as we explore together what makes for a really successful coaching relationship.Bernadette is a transformational expert and the founder of the Online Profits University, an online school that teaches entrepreneurs how to create new income streams. Bernadette was right at the forefront of the online business revolution back in the early 2000's and counts amongst her mentors Richard Branson and Dr Joe Dispenza.Both Bernadette and I are coaches, and we also both work with coaches, so we clearly believe in the immense benefits that a successful coaching relationship can achieve. In this episode you'll discover insights from from both us as coach and coachee.If you are at a point where you know (or you have an inkling that maybe it is time) that you could do with some help to get moving in your life or business, but:you may be wondering how coaching works,concerned about the commitment or the investment or the work involved or whether you will get results,feel terrified about working with a coach,have worked with a coach before and it didn't work out... then this episode is for you.You can find out more about Bernadette Doyle https://www.bernadettedoyle.comThe Happiness Hunter https://www.thehappinesshunter.com
11 minutes | 3 months ago
Bookending Your Day with Fiona Redding
Being intentional and focused about what we do at the very beginning of our day and the very end of our day creates a very different experience for our life.When we can set our day up for success by spending an hour or so doing all the things that help us create a state of peace and calm and balance and focus within us, we set a very positive trajectory for our day.Likewise, if we can end our day by spending the last hour calming ourselves down and creating a space between the busy of the day and the rest time of sleep - reflecting on our day, on what worked well, what didn't go so well, what we could do differently next time, putting the day to bed so to speak and focusing on what we can do tomorrow, our lives will be forever changed.And while it might feel that is too restrictive and costing you your freedom, what you will discover is that self discipline really is self love, and the more structure and boundaries you can bring into your life, the more time and space and freedom you will create.Bookending your day is a winning strategy.
16 minutes | 3 months ago
True Forgiveness with Grandmaster Issam Kadamani
True forgiveness is true freedom and true freedom comes when we can let go.In this episode of the podcast, I am delighted to be joined again by my teacher, mentor and guide, Grandmaster Issam Kadamani from the International College of Meditation & Healing - known to me as Dr Issam - to share his wisdom with us about true forgiveness.In all the years I have been doing the work I do with people (and on myself) - work that is about deeply understanding who we are, what makes us tick and what is the purpose of this whole experience we call life - there is one step that trips us all up time and time again.Forgiveness.Learning how to forgive; it almost goes against everything you believe to be true about yourself.The ability to learn to let go, to be compassionate and kind and loving towards yourself and others for perceived mistakes, failures, shame. It is something that most people struggle with a lot of the time, if not all of the time.When we can learn to forgive - properly forgive - then we can begin to step into our true power in life.True forgiveness is true freedom.I hope that you find some new awareness and some greater peace from the teachings of a truly remarkable teacher in today's episode.
18 minutes | 3 months ago
Going All In with Fiona Redding
When your focus and energy and attention are scattered, your results will reflect that. When you decide to go all in on one course of action, when you narrow your focus, when you decide that failure is not an option and you remove any opportunity for back tracking or escape, and you force yourself into one very narrow, focused course of action, then that is when you can achieve success, and success beyond your wildest dreams. It takes real courage to go all in, to cut the cords on all alternatives, to burn the boats, to remove all other options, to close down all escape routes. When you go all in, you step up into your life and into your power in the most extraordinary of ways.When you are all in, boots and all, and you know that you will stop at nothing until you win - when you bring that kind of commitment and certainty to what you are doing, you will be able to change your beliefs and take massive action in a way that you have never been able to do before. You will begin to attract to you the most incredible opportunities. Opportunities beyond just what you are focusing on, but that can come in because you are focused: building an energy and momentum that cannot be achieved when you are scattered and keeping your options open.Where are you going to GO ALL IN?
15 minutes | 3 months ago
Managing Your Time with Fiona Redding
We all have the same 24 hours in every day. Why are some people able to manage their time and get more done, calmly, focused and with minimal stress, and others flap their way through the day stressed, in a panic and with limited productivity? In this episode of the podcast, you'll understand how tracking what you do in the day will teach you just how much time you waste (and how you can change that), and you'll also be able to think about how you can apply a really awesome time blocking system (developed by Charlie Gilkey) called Productive Flourishing.https://www.productiveflourishing.com
50 minutes | 3 months ago
The Gift of Meditation with Grandmaster Issam Kadamani
Grandmaster Issam Kadamani - or Dr Issam - is a Grandmaster: essentially, the master of the masters. Originally from Lebanon, he studied in the mystery school for 3 years before travelling around the world studying with various masters before moving to Melbourne and founding The International College of Meditation & Healing. Amongst his many qualifications, he is a Doctor of Metaphysical Science, an Ajna Tibetan Healing Grandmaster and a Reiki Sekhem Master. He has worked with hundreds of thousands of students across the world over the years, with his mission in life to help all of us to live our lives with unconditional love and joy.Dr Issam is joining us on this episode to share his wisdom with us, so you can hear directly from the source about the wonderful gift of meditation.In this episode, we explore:an explanation of metaphysicsmeditation, what it is and how to do itdifferent types of meditationbenefits of meditationthe difference between meditation and mindfulnessalpha, beta, theta and delta brainwavescreative visualisationmeditation as a spiritual practicebreathingajna tibetan healingand more!I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed creating it.If you want to book in for a counselling session or a distance healing with Dr Issam, you can find out more at https://www.icmh.com.auYou can also buy The Happiness Hunter's Guide to Meditation, featuring Dr Issam, with 8 guided MP3 meditations here https://thehappinesshunter.com/product/book-meditations-bundle/
7 minutes | 4 months ago
And This Too Shall Pass with Fiona Redding
Over the years, there has been a phrase that has helped me a lot, when the storm is storming in life. When it feels so overwhelming and bleak and the way through has not yet shown itself.And this too shall pass.Life is constantly moving, it is constantly shifting and changing, it is never final.Life is impermanence. There is nothing solid. It's just moving. And we are here moving through it all, as humans have been throughout the course of human history.Remembering that this too shall pass, can help us to make peace with where we are. Because when we know that it will pass, we can know that there are different times ahead, and we can learn to be with what is right now.
14 minutes | 4 months ago
Taking a Leap of Faith with Fiona Redding
The gap between where we are now and where we want to be will more often than not require us to do something that we have never done before. It will require us to take a leap of faith, to put our trust into something that we can't see, that we don't know and that we can't touch. Taking a leap of faith does not mean that you don't have fear. Taking a leap of faith means that you have such a burning desire to get where you want to go, and to live your life how you want to live, and to experience life in that way that in the deepest part of you knows is 100% possible - that your desire outweighs your fear. It means that you are able to accept that right now you don't know what you don't know, and the only way you are going to find out what you need to find out, is to think, feel and act in a different way than you ever have before. Every great success, every great achievement, every great transformation had at it's very beginning a yes. And every single one of those yeses was from someone who made a decision to just say no to the fear and yes to taking a leap of faith. To hold the vision and trust the process, however terrifying it might be. Because in that moment of saying yes, something changes within you, and you will never be the same again.
8 minutes | 4 months ago
Your Strength is in Your Weakness with Fiona Redding
Imagine if your biggest weakness could become your greatest strength? "Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit" - Napoleon Hill.When we gain awareness of our weaknesses, when they have been exposed and highlighted, we have an opportunity to choose to change. We have an opportunity to learn how to become strong in those areas we have identified as weak. We have an opportunity to use our obstacles and challenges to grow and become stronger, and the steps that we take to overcome our shortcomings mean that we become better than we were before, not just where we were weak, but that strength lifts us in all of the other areas of our lives too.
39 minutes | 4 months ago
Just Keep Talking with Michael Donehue
In this episode of the podcast, you will meet Michael Donehue. Throughout his life Michael has battled depression and alcohol abuse, and has also had loved ones affected by mental illness and substance addiction which has fuelled his passion to bring these issues into the community for discussion.Michael has vast experience as a mental health advocate with a number of different organisations. Michael’s key messages are all about normalising a difficult conversation, surrounding yourself with the right people and finding your key coping mechanisms to stay on top of life.I invited Michael on the show to have a conversation about his experience of managing his mental wellbeing, especially in these times we are living in. In Melbourne we are now in lockdown #2 (but this situation could just as easily be experienced anywhere else), back into homeschooling, with things that had opened up have now closed back down again, economic uncertainty, relationship struggles, parenting challenges, loneliness, destructive coping mechanisms, deep bone weariness - a lot of people are not coping very well already and struggling with where we are. The first time round was almost a bit of a novelty; this time we are all starting to become aware that how we are now living is maybe a new normal. And somehow we need to adjust to it and to be ok with it, so that we can stay well. These are strange times that we are living in. As social beings, we are missing an extremely important part of what makes us human - physical contact, face to face connection and socialising with our communities. With physical distancing, social isolation, working from home, home schooling, gyms being closed, sports cancelled, recreational activities on hold and "normal" life taking on a new sense of normal, it is extremely important that we stay connected, reach out to people and let people know how we really are. Conversations are the glue that binds us together and as Mick says - the best tool that any of us have to connect are our two ears, so that we can listen.None of us is alone. And none of us needs to feel like we are on our own either. If you are not feeling great, who can you reach out to today to talk with?
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