Happiness Spells: 5 Minute Lists of Happy Things for Increasing Gratitude, Reducing Stress, Sleep, Meditation, Anti-Anxiety
A Love Letter to You, Straight from The Heart

A Love Letter to You, Straight from The Heart

June 17, 2019

This one's an actual love letter I wrote, just for you. We'll be back to regular on Wednesday, but for now, let's get way too close and share far too much for five minutes.

Happiness Spells is a five minute list of happy and positive things, set to gentle music. Increase your capacity for creativity, gratitude and joy. A collection of thoughts, daydreams, feelings and reveries. Headphones on. There's nothing else like it.

This episode of Happiness Spells was written, arranged, recorded and produced by Amanda Meyncke in Los Angeles, CA. Our music is by Chris Zabriskie.

Find Happiness Spells on Instagram or Twitter for daily gratitude and appreciation, or visit our site to send me a message and view full episode transcripts.

Sleep: Simple, Slow and Sweet

Sleep: Simple, Slow and Sweet

June 14, 2019

SPECIAL SLEEP EPISODE. It's easier to fall asleep when there's nothing on your mind, when you can just drift in and out without noticing. The soft comfort of a warm bed, the perfect pillow, and this drowsy voice to help you sleep better.

This is a 20-minute episode set to the sounds of gentle music, designed to help you fall asleep quickly and easily. 

Happiness Spells is a list of happy and positive things, set to gentle music. Increase your capacity for creativity, gratitude and joy. A collection of thoughts, daydreams, feelings and reveries. Headphones on. There's nothing else like it.

This episode of Happiness Spells was written, arranged, recorded and produced by Amanda Meyncke in Upland, CA. The music in this episode is by Podington Bear.

Find Happiness Spells on Instagram or Twitter for daily gratitude and appreciation, or visit our site to send me a message and view full episode transcripts.

A Moment of Intimacy and Peace

A Moment of Intimacy and Peace

June 12, 2019

Sometimes I get lost in your thoughts, not even lost in my own. There's a certain feeling when you're with a group and you're all standing around talking and the person you know best winks at you. The circle draws a bit closer and you're suddenly aware of everything in the world. Happiness in a half-life.

Happiness Spells is a five minute list of happy and positive things, set to gentle music. Increase your capacity for creativity, gratitude and joy. A collection of thoughts, daydreams, feelings and reveries. Headphones on. There's nothing else like it.

This episode of Happiness Spells was written, arranged, recorded and produced by Amanda Meyncke in Upland, CA. Our music is by Chris Zabriskie.

Find Happiness Spells on Instagram or Twitter for daily gratitude and appreciation, or visit our site to send me a message and view full episode transcripts.

There’s Better Things Ahead Than Any We Leave Behind

There’s Better Things Ahead Than Any We Leave Behind

June 10, 2019

Sometimes knowing it and feeling it makes all the difference. Apologies to my man C.S. Lewis, but it was really just too perfect to not borrow as a title. Sometimes it feels like the happiness of the weekend is diametrically opposed to the happiness of the week day, but truly, it's all drawing from the same well, the same river of joy. Where can we find time to create more joy this week?

Happiness Spells is a five minute list of happy and positive things, set to gentle music. Increase your capacity for creativity, gratitude and joy. A collection of thoughts, daydreams, feelings and reveries. Headphones on. There's nothing else like it.

This episode of Happiness Spells was written, arranged, recorded and produced by Amanda Meyncke in Upland, CA. Our music is by Chris Zabriskie.

Find Happiness Spells on Instagram or Twitter for daily gratitude and appreciation, or visit our site to send me a message and view full episode transcripts.

Sleep: Everything’s Better When You’re Around

Sleep: Everything’s Better When You’re Around

June 7, 2019

SPECIAL SLEEP EPISODE. I like to listen to the sounds of the city late at night as I fall asleep, strange conversations far off, the distant roar of the ocean or the freeways... there's always something to hear, and I think of everyone I know, asleep in their beds, safe and secure. You're asleep too, and I think about you, too.

This is a 20-minute episode set to the sounds of gentle music, designed to help you fall asleep quickly and easily. 

Happiness Spells is a list of happy and positive things, set to gentle music. Increase your capacity for creativity, gratitude and joy. A collection of thoughts, daydreams, feelings and reveries. Headphones on. There's nothing else like it.

This episode of Happiness Spells was written, arranged, recorded and produced by Amanda Meyncke in Temecula, CA. The music in this episode is by Chris Zabriskie.

Find Happiness Spells on Instagram or Twitter for daily gratitude and appreciation, or visit our site to send me a message and view full episode transcripts.

The World Reveals Itself, If You Keep Looking Closely

The World Reveals Itself, If You Keep Looking Closely

June 5, 2019

There's a lot of joy to be found in noticing the smallest things in the world -- pasta with cheese, looking at the same Italian hillside as Michaelangelo did, and your face from across the room when I catch you looking at me.

Happiness Spells is a five minute list of happy and positive things, set to gentle music. Increase your capacity for creativity, gratitude and joy. A collection of thoughts, daydreams, feelings and reveries. Headphones on. There's nothing else like it.

This episode of Happiness Spells was written, arranged, recorded and produced by Amanda Meyncke in Los Angeles, CA. Our music is by Chris Zabriskie.

Find Happiness Spells on Instagram or Twitter for daily gratitude and appreciation, or visit our site to send me a message and view full episode transcripts.

The Pleasures of Knitting, Sewing, Creating and Making (ft. Gabrielle Gergler)

The Pleasures of Knitting, Sewing, Creating and Making (ft. Gabrielle Gergler)

June 3, 2019

All things knitting, yarn, crafting, sewing and making! This episode is written by Gabrielle Gergler, from Once Upon a Corgi -- her shop is gorgeous, and her podcast is a lot of fun for those of you who love knitting, yarn and of course, corgis.

Happiness Spells is a five minute list of happy and positive things, set to gentle music. Increase your capacity for creativity, gratitude and joy. A collection of thoughts, daydreams, feelings and reveries. Headphones on. There's nothing else like it.

This episode of Happiness Spells was written, arranged, recorded and produced by Amanda Meyncke in Los Angeles, CA. Our music is by Chris Zabriskie.

Find Happiness Spells on Instagram or Twitter for daily gratitude and appreciation, or visit our site to send me a message and view full episode transcripts.

SLEEP: The Weight is Lifted From Your Shoulders, You Are Free

SLEEP: The Weight is Lifted From Your Shoulders, You Are Free

May 31, 2019

SPECIAL SLEEP EPISODE. When one thing's wrong with the world, everything's wrong with the world. Rest easy and fall asleep quickly, knowing that the weight's been lifted and all will be well.

This is a 20-minute episode set to the sounds of gentle music, designed to help you fall asleep quickly and easily. 

Happiness Spells is a list of happy and positive things, set to gentle music. Increase your capacity for creativity, gratitude and joy. A collection of thoughts, daydreams, feelings and reveries. Headphones on. There's nothing else like it.

This episode of Happiness Spells was written, arranged, recorded and produced by Amanda Meyncke in Temecula, CA. The music in this episode is by Poddington Bear.

Find Happiness Spells on Instagram or Twitter for daily gratitude and appreciation, or visit our site to send me a message and view full episode transcripts.

I Am Becoming More Generous

I Am Becoming More Generous

May 29, 2019

Want to be a more generous person? This is exactly how you do it. Yes, it's named like a salad at a fancy vegan cafe, but that doesn't mean it isn't true! Find the feeling that leads you to generosity and walk alongside it for a very long time.

Happiness Spells is a five minute list of happy and positive things, set to gentle music. Increase your capacity for creativity, gratitude and joy. A collection of thoughts, daydreams, feelings and reveries. Headphones on. There's nothing else like it.

This episode of Happiness Spells was written, arranged, recorded and produced by Amanda Meyncke in Los Angeles, CA. Our music is by Chris Zabriskie.

Find Happiness Spells on Instagram or Twitter for daily gratitude and appreciation, or visit our site to send me a message and view full episode transcripts.

Being Yourself is a Kind of Magic Trick, Isn’t It

Being Yourself is a Kind of Magic Trick, Isn’t It

May 27, 2019

Sleight of hand, and twist of fate. Today's my birthday and I feel so filled with joy at all the kindness I see in my friends, family, and even the world around me. I know it's a scary time for so many people, but what we can control is ourselves, our mindsets and keeping ourselves well enough to keep living, keep trying. I think a lot about what it means to be myself, and I think it's a kind of magic trick. I'm not here, and I wave my hand and appear. I can't wait to see what the next year brings, and thank you endlessly for being you, the greatest gift of all.

Happiness Spells is a five minute list of happy and positive things, set to gentle music. Increase your capacity for creativity, gratitude and joy. A collection of thoughts, daydreams, feelings and reveries. Headphones on. There's nothing else like it.


This episode of Happiness Spells was written, arranged, recorded and produced by Amanda Meyncke in Los Angeles, CA. Our music is by Chris Zabriskie.

Find Happiness Spells on Instagram or Twitter for daily gratitude and appreciation, or visit our site to send me a message and view full episode transcripts.