221: How to Make Happiness Practical, with Dr. Ellen Wong


How do you make the intangible feeling of happiness practical and actionable? In today’s episode, I’m joined by Chief Happiness Officer Dr. Ellen Wong as she shares the nine pillars of happiness, and tangible ways we can actually measure this in our everyday lives.


This conversation covers:

  • Why happiness is not just about reaching all of our goals
  • How to get back into the zone of happiness even when life is challenging
  • What it truly means to be productive, and why happiness is not just getting more things done
  • How to check in with yourself and make tangible adjustments when you just feel “off”


Dr. Ellen also shares her own story of struggling with depression and realizing that she didn’t want to just be “okay”; she wanted to pursue happiness. Plus, she’s hosting a FREE Happiness Summit featuring experts in each pillar of happiness (including me!), and we’ll share all the details of how to join us. I hope this episode gives you practical action steps that will make space for more happiness in your everyday life.


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An Online Event For Entrepreneurs and Leaders Who Want To Lead Happier, Healthier, More-Fulfilling Lives (March 20-24)

Learn from industry experts, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders as they share their real-life stories and strategies for creating and sustaining true happiness. I’m thrilled to be one of the speakers for this summit, so check it out and sign up for free HERE.


About Dr. Ellen Wong:

Chief Happiness Officer, Naturopathic Doctor

Over the last decade, Dr. Ellen has worked with thousands of clients to help them radically elevate their happiness & life satisfaction. Her signature framework, The 9 Pillars of Happiness™, has helped entrepreneurs and leaders flourish, take control of their time, achieve emotional mastery, and create inner peace so they have the confidence to create and live their own definition of success and joy. Learn more at her website HERE, or find her on Instagram and LinkedIn.

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Teresa McCloy is the creator of the REALIFE Process® and an ACC Certified Leadership & Life Coach through the International Coaching Federation. She partners with her clients as a coach, consultant, and professional speaker to discover how to do what matters in their life and business. Teresa is the author of Do What Matters: Live from Rest, Not Rush, Using the REALIFE Process®.

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