ReLaunch!: Spark Your Heart to Ignite Your Life
After working her way into a successful position within the male-dominated technology sector in Silicon Valley, Hilary DeCesare started her own business, the re-Launch Co., that specializes in coaching women to be confident in themselves and utilize success in their business practices. When the world temporarily halted during the 2020 COVID pandemic, Hilary took action by hosting The ReLaunch Podcast that covers topics ranging from mental health tips to manifesting the life you want to live. Throughout her book, Hilary recounts many of her podcast guest’s stories of how they have achieved success.
ReLaunch!: Spark Your Heart to Ignite Your Life by Hilary DeCesare is a deeply personal story of the author’s struggle throughout the relationship with her well-being and how she controlled her negative mindset to become successful in her business and personal life. After Hilary’s mother is diagnosed with stage four cancer, she embarks on a journey that ultimately allows her to transform her mindset, listen to her intuition and find confidence within herself to overcome this life crisis. Instead of focusing on the negative outcomes of her mother’s diagnosis, Hilary reflects on the lessons her mother has instilled in her while growing up and uses her own path of self-awareness to create a guide for other women to manifest the best versions of themselves.
While Hilary’s path to fulfillment may never truly end, her transition from the fast paced, big cities of California to experiencing gratitude for Boulder’s natural beauty has left her one step closer to achieving her personal goals.
Hardwired for Happiness: 9 Proven Practices to Overcome Stress and Live Your Best Life
Ashish Kothari is the Founder and CEO of Happiness Squad, a Boulder based company focused on democratizing happiness and helping individuals and organizations unlock their full potential through integrating the science and art of happiness in their individual lives and company cultures. In his younger years, Ashish was prized for his academic excellence and ability to follow the American dream. However, Ashish soon learned that his interests were not aligned with engineering and mathematics, but felt a call to study human development and help others to flourish. Ashish created a leadership program within the company he worked at, McKinsey, to help others reduce stress and improve overall well-being and mental health.
In his book Hardwired for Happiness: 9 Proven Practices to Overcome Stress and Live Your Best Life, Ashish introduces nine practices to add into your daily rituals that will change your mindset to find more happiness in your life. Each chapter of the book represents one of the nine practices including exercises involving meditation, tips to incorporate the lesson into your daily habits, and journaling prompts to fulfill a cathartic release through pen and paper.
While Ashish tried out many practices on himself and his colleagues to figure out the steps that work best to relieve stress and reach a person’s full potential, these nine practices are grounded in neuroscience and psychology on their power to rewire our brains from fear to happiness.