Introducing: San Diego (North County) 3.0 Happsters Squad Leader, Alisha Phipps

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We’re so excited to add another San Diego Happsters Squad to the mix! This one is based out of Carlsbad (North County San Diego) and we’re thrilled to have 20 amazing women join leader Alisha Phipps for the start of their squad.

If you’re new to the party and haven’t heard about Happsters Squads, here’s a little bit about them: Happsters Squads bring together women who live in the same city to practice the 4 G’s of happiness together: Gathering, Gratitude, Growth and Giving. You can learn all about it and join one near you here.

Here’s a Q&A with our San Diego 3.0 Happsters Squad Leader, Alisha, so you can get to know her a bit:

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1. What are 3 things that make you happy?
Horseback riding, dancing to live music and flowers.

2. What is your favorite book or podcast right now?
I’ve been totally obsessed with @Almost30Podcast. I think I’ve turned every one of my friends onto it! Lindsay, Krista and all their amazing guests have taught me so many tricks to navigate all of life’s transitions but especially from 20s to 30s, health, wellness and self-development.

3. What is your dream job or are you currently doing it?
I’m currently doing it! – working in Patient Engagement at a leading medical device company.

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4. What’s your go-to show on Netflix right now?
I don’t watch TV very much but I love a good Netflix documentary (need some new suggestions) and I’m obsessed with ‘This is Us’ and ‘Big Little Lies’.

5. What are your favorite things to do in your city?
There is SO much to do in San Diego. I love a Saturday morning stroll through Little Italy farmers market, followed by brunch at Queenstown Public House. In North County, I can’t get enough of LTH (Local Tap House) or Campfire, fun night with friends dancing and singing at Belly Up and the beautiful beaches that somehow remain fairly uncrowded during the touristy seasons.

6. What is a secret special talent you have?
This is really hard one! It’s not really a secret but I’m pretty really creative and artistic – I love doing craft projects, home improvement design work, making and designing things from scratch. One of my 2018 intentions was to make something creative/crafty each month to more fully tap into this talent.

7. What is your favorite affirmation/quote?
“Accept what is, let go of what was, believe in what will be.” This affirmation lifted me up during a really difficult time in my life. I still recite it and appreciate its applicability to many different situations.

8. Where do you find you are most at peace?
At the beach, listening to the waves, soaking up the sun.

Check out some of the photos from the first San Diego 3.0 (North County) event:

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Interested in joining a Happsters Squad near you? Click here.

You can find Alisha on Instagram at @lushiousliiish

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Introducing: Orange County Happsters Squad Leader, Jenna Stahnke

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The first Orange County Happsters Squad has officially launched with Jenna Stahnke as its fearless leader!

If you’re new to the party and haven’t heard about Happsters Squads, here’s a little bit about them:

Happsters Squads bring together women who live in the same city to practice the 4 G’s of happiness together: Gathering, Gratitude, Growth and Giving. You can learn all about it and join one near you here.

Here’s a Q&A with our Orange County Leader, Jenna, so you can get to know her a bit:

1. What are 3 things that make you happy?
I’m a pretty simple and laid back person so the 3 things that make me the happiest are my fiancé, the beach, and puppies! We don’t have a dog yet but if there’s one in sight, I will be petting it!

2. What is your favorite book or podcast right now?
I just finished reading “You are a Badass” by Jen Sincero (I highly recommend that one) and I’m now reading “Resilient” by Rick Hanson. I love reading books that lift me up and pattern interrupt the everyday stuff going on! Also, Jordan Younger’s, aka The Balanced Blonde on Instagram, “Soul on Fire” podcast is AMAZING. She’s constantly trying new wellness tips + tricks, sharing other’s experiences, and is pro at keeping it real.

3. What is your dream job or are you currently doing it?
My dream job is something I’m already doing actually! I’ve always wanted my own time + freedom to be on my terms and be able to explore whatever passions I want; so right after college I jumped into the freelance marketing world and have been loving it! I currently work remote for an amazing startup in San Francisco. We are building a tool that integrates into Instagram and helps influencers build their business. It’s been such a creative passion of mine to work in the Instagram space and help others as well. This type of work allows me to travel with my fiancé, who is an entrepreneur, speaker, and author. We are always on-the-go and I love it!
I’m really big into fitness and nutrition so I think eventually I will move more into that space. It would be amazing to become a health coach one day and help others!

4. What’s your go-to show on Netflix right now?
I’m a really diverse Netflix watcher! I’m either binging on mystery / murder shows or Say Yes to the Dress. I’m a sucker for really bad tv too lol.

5. What are your favorite things to do in Orange County?
Since moving to OC about a year ago, I’ve been obsessed with trying out all the new fitness and wellness places! That is such a popping trend right now and I’m loving it. From finding new juice places and cryotherapy spots to sweating at a new studio, there is endless spots for me to try!

6. What is a secret special talent you have?
I secretly do calligraphy for fun / sometimes for business. I taught myself a few years ago and find it so fascinating. I created an Etsy shop just for fun and have even sold a few pieces on there! I plan to do all my wedding with DIY calligraphy pieces that I create.

7. What is your favorite affirmation/quote?
“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” – Tony Robbins
I love this quote because it embodies everything that is important. The only way to impact more people and give back is by becoming more, becoming the best version of ourselves.

8. Where do you find you are most at peace?
I just moved into a new home with my fiancé and it is my favorite place to relax and find peace. We call it our sanctuary! We have held many family gatherings, game nights, and out-of-towners. It truly holds so many memories and I’m excited to make more in it with the OC Happsters Squad!

Check out some of the photos from the first OC event:

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Interested in joining a Happsters Squad near you? Click here.

You can find Jenna on Instagram at @jennastahnke

Introducing: San Diego 2.0 Happsters Squad Leader, Chantel Briann

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Hi friends!

Have you heard about Happsters Squads yet? Happsters Squads bring together women who live in the same city to practice the 4 G’s of happiness together: Gathering, Gratitude, Growth and Giving. You can learn all about it and join one near you here. We’re expanding quickly thanks to our lovely volunteer Happsters Squad leaders and today, I wanted to introduce you to our first one!

Chantel Briann is the San Diego 2.0 Happsters Squad Leader! She is such a doll and I’m so grateful for her! I wanted you to get to know her today so I did a little Q & A with her. Enjoy ♥

1. What are 3 things that make you happy?

My dogs & family, traveling, and diving into a new adventure.

2. What is your favorite book right now?

My favorite book right now is Mastering Your Mean Girl, by Melissa Ambrosini. It leaves you bursting with love!

3. What is your dream job or are you currently doing it?

It’s important to be passionate about what I’m doing & a positive to be able to work for myself. I currently am achieving this with my candle business!

4. What’s your go-to show on Netflix right now?

I don’t have one (Let me know!). I can’t wait for Westworld and Games Of Thrones to come back!

5. What are your favorite things to do in San Diego?

I love taking my dogs to different dog beaches and hikes. Being able to exercise outdoors (rollerblading the boardwalk!). Trying new yoga studios, exploring all of the restaurants, and putting my toes in the sand while watching the beautiful ocean!

6. What is a secret special talent you have?

I play the guitar and ukulele. 🙂

7. What is your favorite affirmation/quote?

“Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the beauty of becoming. When nothing is certain, anything is possible.”

8. Where do you find you are most at peace?

When I’m traveling and indulging myself within new cultures, while exploring a new place. “My favorite thing to do is go where I haven’t been.” 🙂

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Chantel’s squad just had their very first event where they did a super fun Meet & Greet with our amazing Happsters Squad SD 2.0 members. I was lucky enough to be able attend and the room was so full of love and good vibes! I could not stop smiling!

Here are a few photos from the event:

Interested in joining a Happsters Squad near you? Click here.

You can find Chantel at www.cocochantelcandles.com and on Instagram at @cocochantelcandles.