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Are you committed to happiness? Are you looking to create a happier workplace? Do you value learning more about how science can help? Well, if you answered yes, this podcast is for you. Dr. Kortni Alston is here to help. She is a Happiness Scholar who understands hardships, building resilience, and well-being at work. Plus, she is a TV Reporter, and News Director turned TEDx speaker and Transformational Trainer in positive psychology. Each episode will help you commit to happiness in your pe ...
 
Get broadcast ready with Dr. Kortni Alston. She is a former television reporter and news director turned happiness scholar, podcaster, and journalism and mass communication professor. With nearly 20 years in broadcasting, she has trained radio talk show hosts, journalists, and producers. Broadcasting strengths is a unique approach of combing media production and the strength-based approach of positive psychology to motivate. You will learn key skills to help you level up your podcast, online ...
 
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Thank God It's Friday, also known as TGIF. It has become the phrase used to discuss that the work week has ended, and it’s time to dive into the weekend. What about the start of the week? Yes, TGIM, or better yet, Thank God It's Monday. Our host, Dr. Kortni Alston, talks about an article published in positive psychology.com that will help make your…
 
Dr. Maya Angelou's quote says it best, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." How can we create spaces that do just that? Our host, Dr. Kortni Alston, discusses seven tips on empathetic listening that will help you elevate conversation that make a connection. She sha…
 
Do you honor your feelings? If you said, "Kinda" or "Not really." Well, this episode is for you. Our host, Dr. Kortni Alston, is back from surgery. She is in recovery and discusses the importance of recognizing how you feel. Dr. Kortni shares an article by Mike Robbins published in Forbes, Be Real About How You Feel. You will learn how to give your…
 
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Have you ever felt that way? Do you think you have so much on your plate that things are falling off? Our host, Dr. Kortni Alston, discusses an article published in Psychology Today that will help you jump-start your well-being strategy fueled by positive psychology.By Dr. Kortni Alston
 
It appears that gratitude can help us manage stress at work. Jill Suttie published a story about this topic for the Greater Good Science Center. Her headline asks the question Can Gratitude Reduce Your Stress at Work? Our host, Dr. Kortni Alston, discusses the article and the new study behind it. She also provides insight on how to begin developing…
 
Have you ever heard the saying, “don’t let the future steal your present?” That statement speaks to the value of mindfulness. Dr. Kortni Alston talks about Mindfulness and Being Present in the Moment, an article published in Psychology Today by Dr. Elyssa Barbash. Learn more about how it can help you feel more relaxed, calmer, and happier.…
 
The pandemic has taught us that employee well-being is essential. Positive psychology can help create positive experiences, which can build a positive culture. According to research, some benefits are increased engagement, performance, and productivity. Dr. Kortni Alston discusses an article published in positive psychology.com that shares how to s…
 
Did you know that storytelling can be good for your mental health? Dr. Kortni Alston discusses an article published in Very Well Mind, which shares the benefits linking storytelling and mental health. Learn how it can help you with empathy, active listening, and more. To celebrate 100 episodes and our second anniversary to Kourting Happiness, we ho…
 
Are you a manager thinking about how to best support your team? Dr. Kortni Alston discusses ways managers can support employees’ mental health. Kelly Greenwood and Natasha Krol share that in 8 Ways managers can do just that, published in the Harvard Business Review. Dr. Kortni talks about it and provides her insight as a trainer on workplace well-b…
 
It's time to face the music. Dr. Kortni Alston talks about the scientific article on the Role of Music Therapy in Emotional Regulation and Psychological Stress Relief of Employees in the Workplace. The study is by researcher Nan Mao. In this episode of Kourting Happiness, you will learn how music can positively impact your team, from productivity t…
 
Are you spreading office gossip? Often when we think about gossiping as having a negative connotation. We have impactful news worth sharing at the water cooler. Gossip can be positive. Yes, positive. Dr. Kortni Alston discusses, What is Positive Gossip?, an article written by Kori Miller and published in PositivePsychology.com. She shares how you c…
 
Are you passionate about your job? If your answer is “YES." You may want to listen to this podcast episode on Kourting Happiness, because being passionate may not serve you. Dr. Kortni Alston discusses an article published by the Greater Good Science Center on why being passionate about your job isn't always a good thing.…
 
We have heard a lot about the great resignation, but there might be another trend to talk about. Have heard of quiet quitting? Learn what it means on Kourting Happiness. Before you start searching for your next job, Dr. Kortni Alston discusses if quitting can make you happier at work? She shares the advice of two happiness researchers on how to pro…
 
The death of country music singer Naomi Judd shines a light on mental health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Dr. Kortni Alst…
 
We are cooking up an episode that will transform your life. Dr. Kortni Alston dishes about the life of Julia Child. She will inspire you to live your own timeline. Julia published her first cookbook when she was 49 years old. In 1966, she was awarded an Emmy for her work in Educational Television. She was 54 years old. Dr. Kortni talks about her fa…
 
Do you often ignore your well-being at work? If you are raising your hand and shouting, "Yes," this episode is for you. Happiness Scholar and Host, Dr. Kortni Alston, shares her greatest confession about her workplace well-being slip-ups. She talks about how it is a process and it is okay to be a work-in-progress. Learn how to create healthy bounda…
 
Have you ever thought about this -- how to ask whether an employee is happy at work. Dr. Kortni Alston discusses the Harvard Business Review article written by Employee Appreciation expert Christopher Littlefield. So, how do you ask an employee if they’re happy at work? Learn how to have the stay conversation and the lasting positive impression it …
 
Spending time with family and friends helps increase positive emotions, which is key to happiness. Listening can help unlock good and empathetic conversations that improve our well-being. Dr. Kortni Alston talks about six tips to help become an active listener.By Dr. Kortni Alston
 
The Kourting Happiness podcast needs your support. We are calling it our Take-Two campaign. It’s all about sharing and shopping to support the Kourting Happiness podcast. Dr. Kortni Alston talks about how you can share the podcast. Plus, she discusses how shopping at the merchandise store helps grow the mission of Kourting Happiness. Learn more by …
 
Let’s talk about creating your own Self-Care Squad. Positive relationships are central to our well-being. In positive psychology, our connections with others help our well-being and significant ties to our happiness. You can also see these findings in one of the founders of positive psychology, Dr. Martin Seligman’s well-being theory. One positive …
 
Let’s talk spaces. In this case, your workspace. We spend countless hours in our workspace. It can be at home to work remotely or in an office building. Maybe, you are in an open environment that you share with coworkers. What does it look like, and how does it make you feel? We often talk about the work we do in those spaces. Today, we are shiftin…
 
Our host, Dr. Kortni Alston, ended up in the emergency room just days ago. After 30 hours in the hospital, she had surgery to remove her gallbladder. Dr. Kortni discusses her health and how the visit taught her the value of time, gratitude, and the power of positive relationships.By Dr. Kortni Alston
 
The pandemic has many rethinking their career plans and what they want in work-life balance. In the United States, we have seen evidence of this, with millions of Americans quitting their jobs. Our host, Dr. Kortni Alston, discusses an article published by CNBC that speaks to that and how one company is working to retain its employees with a four-d…
 
In the United States, the average one-way travel increased to a new high of 27.6 minutes in 2019, according to the United States Census Bureau. No matter where you live. If you are like our host, Dr. Kortni Alston, and have gone from remote work to back on the road --- you are taking more steps and clocking in more miles heading to work. In episode…
 
Former Miss USA, Cheslie Kryst, died Sunday. The New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed that she died by suicide. She was 30. According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 9.3 million people experience thoughts of suicide. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates more than 700,000 people die due to suicide…
 
In positive psychology, gratitude is associated with happiness. Individuals feel more positive emotions, remember good experiences, and build stronger relationships. It can even help with adversity. We have a guest that will share how it transformed her life. Kristie Anne Mah, is a best-selling author, BodyTalk practitioner, and Mindset Expert. Aft…
 
Linda Crockett is here. Her episode about workplace bullying on how to get your power back was top-rated. She’s back to discuss bystanders. What does it mean? And, what you can do if you witness seeing bullying at work. Linda is the founder of the Canadian Institute of Workplace Bullying Resources. She is known for pioneering the first and only ful…
 
Creativity can help us feel fulfilled, centered, and heal. We have a special guest who will provide ways to use creativity to rebuild, improve, and mend your life. Olivia Swindler was raised in Spokane, Washington but currently resides in Grenoble, France, as the Communication Coordinator for Young Life in Europe. Olivia believes that through ficti…
 
Are you ready to lead with compassion and community? Catherine Bell shows executives how to use their heads and hearts to enlighten a new and better way of working together. She is the Founder and CEO at The Awakened Company and best-selling author of the Awakened Company. Her revolutionary approach to business has been awarded Nautilus Book Award …
 
Get broadcast ready with Dr. Kortni Alston. She is a former television reporter and news director turned happiness scholar, podcaster, and journalism and mass communication professor. With nearly 20 years in broadcasting, she has trained radio talk show hosts, journalists, and producers. Broadcasting strengths is a unique approach of combing media …
 
Kourting Happiness has an expert that will take you from chaos to calm. Holly Erin Copeland is a former conservation scientist turned Human Potential Coach, NeuroMeditation Teacher, and Sound Healer. Holly shares a mindful 10 Minute Best Life Hack to Create a Clear and Awakened Mind. She guides us out of the muddy waters of the thinking mind to liv…
 
It's the holidays, and many of us are excited about the time off from work. For some, it may mean being away from Scrooge in the office. Workplace bullying can hurt our mental health and the bottom line. Dr. Kortni Alston of the Kourting Happiness podcast talks with an expert that will help you reclaim your time and sanity. Linda Crockett is known …
 
Welcome to episode 64. We have an incredible expert that will transform your life. She is known as a magical manifester – but before that, her day job was as a Homeland Security Attorney. Now --- she is a Happiness Coach and Inspirational speaker. Meg Nocero is the author of Butterfly Awakens: A Memoir of Transformation Through Grief. She shares th…
 
Stress can cost us. The American Psychological Association estimates that more than $500 billion is siphoned off from the U.S. economy because of workplace stress, and 550 million workdays are lost yearly due to stress on the job. Work culture and environment are essential for our physiology and happiness. We have an expert who will empower you. Dr…
 
Imagine living the life you love. We have a guest who will help you make it a reality. Get ready to meet Chantal Cox. She is a speaker and transformation NeuroCoach. Chantal is the author of Create A Life You Love and the host of the Create A Life You Love podcast. This extraordinary expert will inspire you to live your best life.…
 
Do you think about work often, especially during the holidays? Are you a manager looking to implement workplace well-being at your company? We have a solution-oriented approach to wellness that will serve you. Dr. Ashley Bryant will help you get better PULSE at work. This innovative psychotherapist shares her 5-part framework of P.U.L.S.E, which ca…
 
Psychotherapist Lisa Tahir joins the Kourting Happiness podcast to discuss how to heal. She is the founder of Psychoastrology and endorsed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Her book, The Chiron Effect: Healing Our Core Wounds through Astrology, Empathy, and Self-Forgiveness, will empower you. Her work provides a transformative prescription of ps…
 
Have you thought about having more fun at work? Or, what if you can’t even imagine both delight and work in the same sentence? We have the perfect scholar and author that will help you find joy in your job. Dr. Kathryn Owler’s academic research will teach you practical strategies that will unleash job happiness. Dr. Kathryn is the Director of the H…
 
Have you ever gone to work and faked being fine? It is when you pretend nothing is wrong with you. Melanie Gibson will empower you to never fabricate your emotions. She is a Speaker and Author of Kicking and Screaming: A Memoir of Madness and Martial Arts. She has made it her mission to help individuals talk about mental health at work. Melanie sha…
 
Are you ready to live happier? Life Purpose Coach, Speaker, and Author Shelley Meche'tte talks with Dr. Kortni Alston of the Kourting Happiness podcast. She discusses her book 70 Days of Happy and how smiling can help you find joy. Shelley will encourage you to say three words that can change your outlook, and she will teach you how to practice gra…
 
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