By Lisa Cypers Kamen, Harvesting Happiness


As we look to create happiness in our lives, one of the most profound aspect that we can control is our ability to think certain thoughts.  Also called managing your mind, we all have the ability to change our thinking into a type of thinking that serves our greater good.


Poverty thinking is not just about not having money, it’s the thought pattern that takes us into a downward spiral of loss, despair and powerlessness.  Poverty thinking is the form of thinking that uses such phrases as “I will never, I can’t, No one will, It will always be”  Those types of absolute thoughts make it very difficult for us to try anything and without trying we will never succeed at anything and happiness will remain elusive.


Prosperity thinking is about hope and belief that one can succeed.  It is the thought pattern that lifts us up and gives us only the sky as the limit.  Prosperity thinking is the tool of  creators, inventors and people who are successful.  Success leaves clues and one of the big clues is that prosperity thinking is a must.


What’s secret behind having Poverty Thinking versus Prosperity Thinking?  The power of choice.  The power you and each one of us have to choose our own thoughts.  Why think I can’t do this when you can as easily think you can.  Its just the words you choose – you can or you can’t.  The only difference is that when you believe you can’t you will be right 100 percent of the time.  So why not believe you can? Why not choose Prosperity Thinking over Poverty Thinking.  It really is your choice.


Independent filmmaker, author, happiness coach and speaker Lisa Cypers Kamen creates these blogs to entertain, enlighten and educate us as we each undertake our own personal search for happiness. Happiness is an Inside Job. To contact Lisa, email her directly at and check out her websites at , , and and listen to her on or download her show at

Harvesting Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen brings to the airwaves a fresh talk radio approach promoting happiness, well-being and global human flourishing by presenting a diverse and proactive collection of the greatest thinkers and doers who have devoted their lives to creating a better world in which to live. She is an expert in creating happiness, finding pathways to happiness, and building a happiness formula in her happiness workshops. If you are looking for how to become a happier person, tune in weekly at Wednesday’s at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST.

Harvesting Happiness for Heroes is a pending 501(c)(3), non-profit corporation. Our mission objective is to offer support services to Warriors and Warrior families challenged by Combat Trauma, PTSD and post-deployment reintegration issues.  We offer Battle Buddy workshops, family awareness training, online community support, one-on-one coaching services, as well as retreats for Warriors to decompress from battle and understand the tools available for them to adapt their military skills to civilian society.


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