The pursuit of happiness in everyday life 

Last Updated on March 20, 2024 by Brendan Barnhill

In this blog, we explore how we can bring happiness into our lives, and how we can spread that happiness to those around us.  

Finding joy in everyday moments

Happiness is often found in the simple pleasures of life – a coffee in the morning, a heartfelt conversation with a loved one, a walk in nature or a beautiful sunset lighting up the sky. By practicing mindfulness and being present in the moment, we can cultivate gratitude for the little joys that surround us each day.

Nurturing relationships

One of the most significant contributors to happiness is the quality of our relationships. Whether it’s spending time with family, catching up with friends, or connecting with colleagues, meaningful connections enrich our lives and bring us joy. It is important to prioritise the important relationships in our lives and foster a sense of belonging and connection within our communities.

Embracing positive thinking

Our mindset plays a powerful role in shaping our happiness. By adopting a positive outlook and reframing challenges as opportunities for growth, we can cultivate resilience and optimism in the face of adversity. Practicing self-compassion and treating ourselves with kindness and understanding also contribute to our overall sense of well-being.

Giving back to others

There’s a sense of fulfillment that comes from giving back to others and making a positive impact in their lives. Whether it’s volunteering for a cause, lending a helping hand to a neighbor in need, or simply offering a listening ear to someone going through a difficult time, acts of kindness and generosity not only benefit others but also bring us joy and fulfillment.

Prioritising self-care

As we have touched on in previous blogs, it is essential to carve out time for self-care and to prioritise our own well-being. Whether it’s practicing yoga, going for a nature walk, indulging in a favorite hobby, or simply taking a moment to breathe deeply and relax, self-care rituals nourish our mind, body, and soul, replenishing our reserves of happiness and vitality.

By cultivating happiness in our own lives and spreading kindness and positivity to those around us, we contribute to creating a happier, more harmonious world. 

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Kathleen Kuntz, MSN/NP

University of Pennsylvania BSN/MSN Nursing 2002 
Australia – AHPRA Registered Nurse with Nurse Practitioner
Specialisation in Obstetrics/Gynaecology/Sexual Health

Kathleen is an experienced Nurse Practitioner with a proven track record of assisting clients in finding relief through alternative plant based medications.

With over 25 years experience in women’s health, Kathleen has extensive experience in looking after female veterans who experience chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD and related insomnia (at unacceptably high rates); women experiencing chronic pain associated with endometriosis or other chronic pelvic pain syndromes; sexual health, vulvovaginal pain, pain with intercourse, and pain related to menopause.

After experiencing the positive effects plant based medicine had on patients in the USA, Kathleen undertook the training/education to become a certified cannabis prescriber. After moving to Canberra from the USA, Kathleen became an authorised prescriber in Australia. 

Kathleen is driven by her passion to help patients on their healthcare journey through alternative medication.