Finding Happiness Through Contentment

There was a point when I was in recovery from the long-term effects of bullying that I thought I would never be happy again. This is not surprising when you feel bad about what has happened in your life. It didn’t surprise me, but I was disappointed that I couldn’t feel happier.

As I thought more about this and studied to become a Certified Coach, I wanted to offer a solution to others dealing with happiness. The truth, I found, is that happiness, like sadness, is a fleeting feeling. In the middle of these two extremes are what I call contentment.

With this in mind, I was honored to be invited to be a speaker at the Resolve to Reclaim 2018 event and this was my discussion topic. It was captured on YouTube, so that you can watch and hear what I shared about how to find your happiness by finding contentment in your life. I hope you enjoy the lesson I learned and share here in this video. Thanks for being a reader and learner.

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About Alan Eisenberg

Alan Eisenberg is a Certified Life Coach, Bullying Recovery activist and author of "A Ladder In The Dark: My journey from bullying to self-acceptance" and "Crossing the Line". He has been writing and speaking to various audiences about the issue of C-PTSD and Bullying Recovery. Mr. Eisenberg has been featured on several print, radio shows and podcasts on this issue, including NPR and in the Boston Globe
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2 Comments

  1. Self Esteem. Thinking about it after watching this clip, we not only have to worry about our self esteem, but also have to help others to increase their self esteem. I think that can play a bit part in recovery. Alan, you are doing a great job addressing Bullying more from the heart and experience, rather than the fundamentals we hear from “some so called experts”

    • Thank you for your feedback, Michael. Yes, self-esteem and self-worth are the biggest areas that need to be worked on after emotional damage. It is an ongoing part of healing and we always have to remember to pay attention to ourselves and how we treat and talk to ourselves. It is ongoing work.

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