Maura Sweeney: Living Happy Inside Out | Self-Improvement | Leadership | The Power of Happiness

Looking for a brighter day and existence?

Imagine carrying such an intention where the very source of rest, peace and stability finds its way through – and to – you! Listen in and be inspired to open up your mental and emotional barriers.

Let the light and joy of Truth to join up with you.

Self-help and mindfulness designed to add to your happiness quotient.

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When people see you coming their way, what do they anticipate?

The answer to this question is powerful when seeking to live happily from the inside out. We may not realize how our mind, our presence and our very intents “broadcast” to others just like a newspaper.

Powerful self-help and mindfulness for you!


Direct download: 45_Are_You_Good_News.mp3
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The answer provides a giant key to increasing your happiness! I’m not speaking about your next meal or what you want to watch on TV.

Instead, I’m talking about the subtle thoughts that form the backdrop of our lives.

Listen to me share two personal stories about how acquired thoughts – and especially fears – can suppress and stifle our ability to enjoy a life of freedom.

Self-Help and Mindfulness for you!

Direct download: 44_What_Are_You_Thinking_About.mp3
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Don’t imagine familiar names and faces here!

I’m referring, instead, to unwelcome friends of a more subtle type that unknowingly invade our lives and steal our happiness. Listen to a personal story. Then say good-bye to your own concepts, ideas and other unwelcome beliefs that have masqueraded as your friends for too long.

Inspiration and Self-help for your peace and inner happiness.


Direct download: 43_Unwelcome_Friends.mp3
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If you’ve ever admired twinkling lights around the Christmas holiday season and were mesmerized by the brightness emanating from within, then listen to this podcast relate those lights to you.

Nothing can be more brilliant, beautiful and inspiring than when you shine from within and let the world “see” your brilliance. A parable for your soul to remember your true spiritual nature.

Increase your happiness and bring joy to the rest of the world, too.

Direct download: 42_Are_You_Shining_Your_Light.mp3
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Are you living in your truest, biggest self or are you still conforming and confining yourself to environmental and societal smallness?

With references to Dr. William D. Anton who authored a leadership book for CEO’s, a look at why we reduce ourselves to a smaller scale.

Self-help, and inspiration to expand your vistas beyond those self-imposed boundaries.

Be big and be happy.


Direct download: 41_How_Big_Are_You.mp3
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Are you mature enough to learn from anyone, anywhere and at any time?

My experience demonstrates how lessons in personal growth can arise from of the most surprising, and sometimes embarrassing, sources!

If you’re seeking peace in your life and really want to reach your highest self, this podcast is worth a listen!

Direct download: 40_Are_You_Mature.mp3
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Has a hunt for treasure been inserted into your personal DNA?

Mel Fisher and his son Kim, featured on the Discovery Channel, unearthed a fortune from a centuries-old Spanish ship that sunk off the coast of Key West, Florida. Inspiration, encouragement and a look at what makes us quest for our own personal treasure, too. 

Direct download: 39_Searching_For_Buried_Treasure.mp3
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Is it easy and natural for you to cheer for others in life?

Find out how and why it’s important to make room to celebrate the gifts, talents and accomplishments of others. Self-help that leads to your own sense of abundance while contributing to a more positive world.

Direct download: 38_Are_You_Cheering_Others_On.mp3
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A Smithsonian documentary on JFK’s final day serves as an excellent starting point for asking the question: Do we really know . . . or just think we do?

Explore the ways in which we choose to include and exclude facts and information based upon our biases and opinions. Self-help to explore your belief system and your willingness – or not – to allow all the facts and information into it.

Direct download: 37_Do_We_Really_Know.mp3
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This podcast asks whether you are launching out on your dreams today or waiting for an elusive tomorrow. 

Inspired by the Smithsonian channel’s documentary chronicling 1960s jet set stewardesses and their pioneering role during a time of cultural and technological change, it provides an excellent backdrop for the question. Inspiration and self-help for you to explore and pursue your pioneering and leadership dreams. 


Direct download: 36_Living_In_Jet_Set_Time.mp3
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In our path to becoming a better person, are we staying in our own life lane or minding everyone else in theirs?

A lighthearted look at turning pesky issues back to where they belong: in our own car and in our own mind! Listen to some self-help reflections to inspire you to add peace and happiness to your own life.


Direct download: 35_Staying_in_Your_Own_Lane.mp3
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There is often a divide between things you’ve been taught or what society has established as “fact” and what is your true reality. 

A challenging look at the world as it’s been presented and sold to you and the one that’s still waiting to be rediscovered.

Inspiring content for leaders and world changers, as well as those trapped in comfort zones, fear and isolation.

Direct download: 34_Do_You_Really_Believe_That.mp3
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Does the specter of Death or the vitality of Life inspire and magnetize you? This bold and compelling question will help you reflect upon your focus and consider your relationship with others.

Listen to a message that will inspire you to become a powerful force today, while people are still around to hear your words.

Direct download: 33_Contemplating_Life_Or_Death.mp3
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Joel Osteen’s message caused my friend to exclaim: “Maura, you have reversed the meaning of your name!” If you have yet to investigate the origin and meaning of your name, this podcast is a must.

Tune in to this empowering and transformative message that inspires you to establish your own identity through your own spirit, mind and will.

Direct download: 32_What_Is_Your_Name.mp3
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The answer to this question reveals much about your philosophy on life and whether you see yourself as a weak or empowered individual.

Listen to my “aha” moment on the subject and gain some self-help advice.

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Most of us limit the idea of “living large” to the purchasing power of our wallets.

Listen to the story of one influential friend of mine whose very essence spoke of living large.

Inspiration and spirituality for those who see beyond the money.



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I’m not inquiring about your ethnic roots. Instead, I’m talking about the culture of excellence you can create and share with others.

You can create, develop and disseminate your own brand of culture that speaks uniquely for you.

Inspiration and self-help for those interested in becoming more influential in life.  

Direct download: 29_What_is_your_culture.mp3
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Think that your life is insignificant? Think again.

Your legacy is one of your most powerful living messages, plus something that can live on even after you’re gone.

Listen as I share stories of two completely different individuals whose lives breathed the word “legacy” as they lived out their personal philosophies and spirituality.

Direct download: 28_What_Is_Your_Legacy.mp3
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Do you believe your “moment in time” has passed or that your proverbial sun has already set?

 Have you been carrying a limiting personal philosophy and a hopeless sense of spirituality?

Consider that there’s a new sun rising right in front of you, maybe even today. Listen and be inspired. It may change the way you view time, circumstance and a whole lot more.

Direct download: 27_Is_Your_Sun_Setting_or_Arising_Again.mp3
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An NPR poll on what people do to “de-stress” their lives reveals some top results.

Challenge your philosophy, fuel your personal spirituality and discover why getting out and getting a hobby can help improve your happiness and well-being, too.

Direct download: 26_Why_Get_Out__Get_a_Hobby.mp3
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The way you view your current challenge or situation will help determine whether it advances - or stymies - you in life.

Listen along to evaluate your own belief system and refine your personal philosophy on the subject.

Self-help designed to empower you today.


Direct download: 25_Cross_Or_cause.mp3
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Do you reveal mere slivers of your personal identity to others - and hide the rest?

Is it possible to become more peaceful by re-examining a social philosophy that currently hides and divides you?

Listen to my personal story for some self-help thoughts.

It could lead you toward becoming a more unified personality, too.

Direct download: 24_Are_You_Unified_Or_Fractured.mp3
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Does your personal philosophy require you to always take sides?

Can you increase your sense of peace and well-being when the next opportunity arises to choose arguments, or even enemies?

Listen to this self-help tip and consider the topic from a fresh, new perspective.

Direct download: 23_Do_You_See_A_Black_And_White_World.mp3
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Have you been inhibited from advancing in life because someone else impeded your path?

Take a look at what fuels - and foils - our personal growth and potential.

Self-help for those wanting to accelerate on the road toward a satisfying and happy life. Change your philosophy and super-charge your way to purposeful living.    

Direct download: 22_Speed_Bumps_In_Life.mp3
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Is your philosophy requiring you to always be right?

Just how open-minded are you to new ideas?

A look at how clever we think we are, plus some self-help thoughts on how we might become even brighter. Listen to find out.

Direct download: 21_Does_Everyone_Need_To_See_Things_Your_Way.mp3
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Most of us are asleep, but not the way we imagine.

Here’s a look at how you, too, can shake yourself from slumber and awaken to more of life.

Some inspiration and self-help for those who might not even be aware they’ve been napping.

Direct download: 20_Are_You_Asleep.mp3
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I’m introducing the subject with diamond rings and thoughts of marriage, but there’s lots of personal philosophy and spirituality to be explored behind the idea of engagement.

What were - and are - you hoping for in your future?

How can you engage your thoughts and behaviors toward those ends? Listen and be inspired.

Direct download: 19_Are_You_Engaged.mp3
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A philosophy bound by “I can’t” can end up defining – and even dominating – our life.

Listen to some of my experiences on exchanging an “I can’t” mentality into one that says “I can”. 

Discover how you, too, can exchange that limiting and negative mantra for something better.

Self-help aimed at having you marvel at where your personal “I can” philosophy might take you!

Direct download: 18_Who_Says_You_Cant.mp3
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What makes some of us collapse and self-destruct?

Listen to some thoughts on the topic - with an eye toward creating the opposite experience.

A self-help challenge to define and live according to your own healthy philosophy on life.


Direct download: 17_Why_Do_Certain_People_Implode.mp3
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Many of us have been counted among the marginalized, the oppressed or the underdogs.

When finally freed to express ourselves, will we arise into better standards and leaders?

Tune in to hear my philosophy about the good, the bad and what can be the better in life.

Direct download: 16_What_Are_You_Doing_With_Your_Freedom.mp3
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Being a blamer or a provider of benefits is often a function of our philosophy about ourselves and the place we hold in the world.

Listen to find out why it’s never too late to see ourselves from a generous-sized perspective.


Direct download: 15_Are_You_Blaming_Or_Offering_Benefit.mp3
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Are you focusing on problems and limitations, or possibilities and freedoms?

Listen to a few thoughts that explore how what we focus on in life impacts our outlook and our experience.

A self-help challenge for anyone desiring to escape from a myopic funk.

Direct download: 14_What_Is_Your_Focus.mp3
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Our thoughts and fears can keep us parked in the comfort zone rather than venturing out to explore new territory in life.

If you think you may be missing out on greater growth and happiness, listen in and get your motor in gear. Inspiring self-help for the timid.


Direct download: 13_Parked_In_Your_Comfort_Zone.mp3
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Discovering and defining your goal in life is far more powerful and profound than attacking ordinary “to do” lists.

Answer this question and unlock a whole new dimension of spiritual and practical joy in your life. Some inspiration and self-help on the topic.   

Direct download: 12_Whats_Your_Goal.mp3
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What, exactly, is your identity?

Discover some of the meanings of identity that will enlighten your spirituality and help refine your personal philosophy.

Once you listen in to this self-help for the soul, you’ll view your identity in a powerful new way. 

Direct download: 11_What_Is_Your_Identity.mp3
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Everyone is good at something, but we often overlook our obvious talents.

Listen to these inspiring thoughts about the benefits of following a self-help path toward growth, creativity and personal success.

Direct download: 10_What_Are_You_Good_At.mp3
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What special dreams did you once cherish, but ended up storing inside a box?

Maybe it’s time for you to reopen those forgotten aspirations and bring your hidden dreams to light. Change your philosophy on limitations and be inspired by this self-help challenge.

Direct download: 9_Are_you_turning_dreams_to_reality.mp3
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It’s not all about the shoes, the jewelry or the outfit you just bought at the mall.

Listen and learn about how you “wear” far more than the clothes on your back. You wear a life philosophy, too.

Direct download: 8_What_are_You_Wearing_2.mp3
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Are you willing to forgive?

What is your philosophy on extending grace to others and yourself? If you haven’t discovered the amazing power of forgiveness and the benefits it offers, listen in. You’ll be glad you did!

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Don’t let the title fool you.

“Unwelcome friends” unknowingly enter our lives and drain the life out of us. Find out who these “friends” are and where they come from. Then take this self-help challenge and bid them good-bye.

Direct download: 6_Unwelcome_Friends_2.mp3
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When is the last time you heard this expression?

Listen and empower yourself and others with this self-help suggestion. You’ll find that life affords plenty of opportunities to celebrate yourself and others in ways you’ve never imagined.

Direct download: 5_Im_So_Proud_Of_You.mp3
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Do you see yourself as a victim or a beneficiary? The answer reveals a foundation stone of your personal spirituality and philosophy about life.

Find out the enormous implications of how your mind processes your life experience based upon your response to this one simple question.

Direct download: 4_How_do_you_see.mp3
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Openly admitting to a mistake I made as a corporate branch manager not only proved liberating to me, but also changed the atmosphere of our office. It allowed for growth and freedom among our staff.

Can admitting to the truth emancipate you, too? Find out more about this valuable key to self-help. 

Direct download: 3_Whats_wrong_with_truth.mp3
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A documentary featuring celebrity entertainer Michael Buble and a key quote from his life provided an excellent base for asking you this question, too.

The most satisfying things we do in life spring from our center of spirituality.

Listen and discover what you were built for, too.

Direct download: 2_What_were_you_built_for.mp3
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My frustration as a NJ lawyer-in-the-making motivated me to find happiness and authenticity in life.

This podcast focuses on how my philosophy on finding happiness got its start. It serves as an ideal proving ground to share what I’ve learned with you, so that you, too, can find happiness and authenticity in life by following what you love from the inside out!

Direct download: 1_Welcome_to_the_Maura_Sweeney_Podcast.mp3
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