Become 80 Percent Happier

August 16, 2017
Hosted by Celebrity Chef Devin Alexander

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Ever wished you could be happier? You CAN be! This week, I’m joined by author, business coach, media personality and a Hall of Fame inspirational speaker, Patrick Combs who “became 80% happier” by learning true consciousness. Forget traditional mediation says this awesomely entertaining speaker! “Have It All! with simple steps that will bring about bliss…yoga mat not required. :)

Have It All!

Have It All!

Wednesday at 9 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Influencers Channel

Have it All! is a lifestyle show that uncovers my unique secrets to lifestyle and health that have impacted millions. I demonstrate that you really CAN Have It ALL! I approach healthy living by making it fun, and showing you how to be happier and healthier in ways that suit YOU. Achieve your fitness goals while eating the food you love!

Have It All! reveals my journey from obese teen to fit 40-plus, who’s successfully coached thousands of pounds off others. I have some of my (and your) favorite experts visit as I cover topics including, “Failure is Okay,” “Why I Hate Cheat Days,” “How to Feed Your Cravings” and big thinking to succeed in all aspects of life! I’ll help you overcome blocks about money, relationships and working out (I once hated working out too!).

We all know it isn’t just about weight; it’s about feeling good, which is why I’m committed to helping you feel and look your best and “Have it All!” at any age, no matter your life circumstances.

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Celebrity Chef Devin Alexander

Celebrity Chef Devin Alexander

Media Personality, Multi-time New York Times Bestselling Author, Restaurateur, Healthy Comfort Food Chef and Weight Loss Expert, Devin Alexander, was the Chef of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” Devin’s unique approach to healthy cooking and her motivational personal story have landed her regular, major, national television appearances for 15 years, making her America’s Go-To Expert on Decadence without Consequence. Having maintained her 70-pound weight loss for nearly 30 years, she lives and eats her message: you don’t have to deprive yourself to be fit and healthy.

Devin has shared her Devinly(tm) Decadent secrets as the host of Healthy Decadence on Discovery Health and Fit TV, on PBS’s “America’s Chefs on Tour” and through frequent appearances on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Biggest Loser, Dr. Oz and others as well as through over 500 magazine features including Prevention, Women’s Health, Men’s Health and Shape. Devin is the author of eight cookbooks.

After nine years as the Owner and Executive Chef of Café Renee Catering, Devin now travels the country lecturing and consulting for major U.S. food and cookware companies. She’s a proud Ambassador of the American Diabetes Association and spent years as the Larry King Foundation’s Go-To-Chef. Her dessert line, Devinly Delites(tm) is heading to mass market soon. Her ninth cookbook, “You Can Have It!”, will hit bookstores in the Spring of 2018.

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Morra Aarons-Mele

Morra Aarons-Mele is the author of Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert's Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You'd Rather Stay Home). Morra is the founder of award winning social impact agency Women Online, hosts the podcast Hiding in the Bathroom, and created the influencer network The Mission List. She was founding Political Director for, and has written for the Harvard Business Review, the Huffington Post, MomsRising, Forbes, the Wall St. Journal, the New York Times, and The Guardian. Aarons-Mele is a graduate of Brown University and the Harvard Kennedy School, and lives in Boston, Massachusetts. View Guest page

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Larry Broughton

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Beth Brownlee

Beth Brownlee is the co-creator of the motivational and life affirming brand, Trust Your Journey. Having overcome her battle with cancer, Beth, along with her partner, Ruth Nichols, created the Trust Your Journey community to inspire and strengthen women from all walks of life who have gone through their own hardships. Having amassed over 3.7 million Facebook Followers, Trust Your Journey gives women a platform to connect and share their stories as well as promote anti-cancer awareness. Beth’s upcoming book, Trust Your Journey: Meditations, Volume 1, provides readers 30 daily meditations for finding joy, peace, and purpose in life’s challenges. View Guest page

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Patrick Combs

Patrick Combs is a Hall of Fame inspirational speaker, a Best Selling author, and a highly acclaimed comedic entertainer. He has been the invited guest speaker of more than 1,500 organizations and he’s been the star comedic entertainer on more than 400 stages around the world.
His 4 books have sold more than 150,000 copies and his posted stories & blogs have been read online by millions.
The comedic one-man show Patrick wrote, directed and starred in, MAN 1, BANK 0, has wowed audiences and critics on more than 400 stages around the globe, from New York to London.
Patrick’s been a cover story in the New York Times, The London Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The San Francisco Chronicle and a more than 100 newspapers and appeared on a plethora of major tv shows.
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Wei Houng

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