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Join Jared and Emily Akers as they talk about life, love, happiness, and respect for oneself and our partners in life. They explore many topics from life, love, relationships, self-respect, travel, and keys to living a happy life; all from personal experience. Through Jared’s personal blog - How to Be Happy: Happiness for the Practical Mind - they receive questions about living a happy life from people all over the world. Through sharing their personal experience they humbly demonstrate how self-respect, authenticity, and love are vital components of living a happy life regardless of circumstances.

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HTBH 026: Should You Marry Him or Her?

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In this episode, Jared and Emily talk about the following: Should you marry him or her? Dating versus marriage behavior How the person your dating treats others Do they have jobs and friends Do they have secrets Please subscribe below to get automatic updates of our podcast! Click Here to Subscribe via iTunes Click Here to ... Keep Reading »

HTBH 024: Mindfulness, Listening, and Communication Exercises

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While listening to our last podcast, Emily and I realized we cut each other off… a lot. We talk over each other on occasion, especially if we’re sharing something about ourselves with others. We’re both just so enthusiastic and eager to share all the love we have for each other and our lives! I’ve noticed it before; like when we’re sharing ... Keep Reading »

HTBH 022: Relationship Advice; Arguments and Sarcasm, is it Healthy?

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Emily I rarely argue… actually, I’d say we don’t. Sure we may get snippy with each other from time to time, but we’re quick to recognize it and squash it as quickly as possible. That certainly is a contrast to many of our past relationships. We sat down to discuss arguing, sarcasm, and a few questions we thought of along the way. Below are some ... Keep Reading »

HTBH 021: Stop Being So Needy

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Do you have a needy partner, spouse, or friend? Or maybe you’re the needy one. In this episode of the How to Be Happy Podcast, we sat down to discuss how to stop being so needy. Whether your partner is too needy, or you feel you need a partner to be happy, “need” is a form of control. The more self-worth and love we have, the less we need to ... Keep Reading »

HTBH 020: Creating a Positive Self-Image

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It’s been a while since we recorded our last podcast. Emily and I sat down today to discuss what it means and takes to create a positive self-image. Topics in this episode: Self-Image Self-Esteem (doing esteemable acts) Acceptance Please subscribe below to get automatic updates of our podcast! Click Here to Subscribe via ... Keep Reading »

HTBH 019: Dealing with Unhappy People

Last week my mother forwarded me an email with a story about The Law of The Garbage Truck. After some research, I discovered the story is from the book The Law of the Garbage Truck: How to Stop People from Dumping on You (Amazon) by David Pollay.  Here’s the story: One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the ... Keep Reading »

HTBH 018: Dealing with Aging Parents

Dealing with aging parents is a part of life we should feel lucky to experience. However, in some cases, depending on the relationship we have with our parents or the circumstances involved, there can also be a lot of stress, guilt, and resentments related to such an experience. In response to a reader sharing a touching story about taking care ... Keep Reading »

HTBH 017: Effective Communication with Your Spouse or Partner

In this episode of the How to Be Happy Podcast, Emily and I sat down to discuss our experience on effective communication in relationships. One of the best ways to become a great communicator is to know who you are and what you need. What’s the difference between nagging and someone just not paying attention or listening? At some point, if you’re ... Keep Reading »