Breaking the Spell: The Truth about Money, Success, and the Pursuit of Happiness ~ Debbie LaChusa

Research tells us money can’t buy happiness. Numerous happiness studies have concluded that once basic needs are met, more money does not make people happier. Yet, it’s the American way to climb the corporate ladder, Keep up with the Joneses, and strive for more money, more success, and all the status symbols that tell the world you’ve made it.

However, many successful and wealthy people report that even after getting it all they still feel something is missing. Celebrities and athletes who have achieved fame and fortune often fall victim to drugs, alcohol, and even suicide, suggesting they’re still searching for something… they’re still not happy.

Breaking The Spell takes a look at why, despite all of the research, so many people continue to pursue happiness in the form of money, success, and achievement. It investigates the influence of the following factors and makes a compelling case for changing our priorities and how we live our lives if we truly want to be happy:

Our educational system
Youth sports
Professional sports
Self help industry
Social media and the Internet
Reality television
Generational trends
Personality type
And even how we define success

Breaking the Spell strives to help us understand why, as a society, we have become so spellbound by the pursuit of happiness, success, and financial security, so that we may break the spell and finally be happy.

Debie LaChusa

Despite becoming a vice president in her thirties, building three successful six-figure businesses in her forties, becoming a millionaire, speaking internationally, and sharing the stage with celebrity teachers from The Secret, Debbie LaChusa never felt satisfied.

After spending seven years and $200,000 constantly trying to achieve more, she realized she had become spellbound. She looked around and saw she wasn’t alone, prompting her to embark on a yearlong investigative journey to understand why, so she could heal herself and help others. Breaking The Spell is the result of that journey.

Free Chapter Excerpt Here

Here’s the trailer for my latest book, “Breaking the Spell: The Truth about Money, Success, and the Pursuit of Happiness”, showing how as individuals and a nation we’ve become spellbound in the pursuit of these three goals. It’s time to heal. Learn more at

Jean Houston in conversation with Steve Villano

Steve Villano, JD is CEO/President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Mr. Villano has 40 years of experience in public service, public health, public education, non-profit management, organizational design and development, and communications/media. He served in senior administrative positions at two academic medical centers in New York, was CEO of two national nonprofit organizations involved with HIV/AIDS education and public education and worked in public service during the administration of former Governor Mario M. Cuomo of New York State.

Villano has a law degree from Hofstra University School of Law, a Masters Degree in Communications from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Brockport, and a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from SUNY Albany. He served as an adjunct professor for 22 years at Cornell University’s School of Industrial & Labor Relations in its Labor Studies Program. He has been published in the Federal Communications Law Journal, the Free Speech Forum of the Speech Communications Association of America, Associations Now magazine, Healthcare Marketing Association publications, and in numerous other newspapers, magazines, and internet sites. He has been a presenter and participant at international and national conferences and served as an International Juror at a United Nations film conference in Cannes, France. Villano has been executive producer of three documentaries on HIV/AIDS-related issues, which have aired on the Sundance Channel, Discovery Health Networks, and Showtime, and produced and distributed dozens of public health/public service announcements across the U.S. and around the world on HIV/AIDS awareness and education.

Jean Houston, Ph.D., scholar, philosopher and researcher in Human Capacities, is one of the foremost visionary thinkers and doers of our time. She is long regarded as one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement. Dr. Houston is noted for her ability to combine a deep knowledge of history, culture, new science, spirituality and human development into her teaching. She is known for her inter-disciplinary perspective delivered in inspirational and humorous keynote addresses.

A prolific writer, Dr. Houston is the author of 26 books including “Jump Time”, “ A Passion for the Possible”, “Search for the Beloved”, “Life Force”, “The Possible Human”, “Public Like a Frog”, “A Mythic Life: Learning to Live Our Greater Story”, “Manual of the Peacemaker”, and her latest, ” The Wizard of Us “

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“The unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates

Have you ever wondered what the purpose of life is? Why humans are here on earth? Have you thought about what will happen when your heart stops beating? Where you will go after you die? Have you ever questioned what the point of life, death, and the universe is?
What’s the Point of Life, Death, and the Universe?: Find Out Why You Exist answers the profound questions that every human being asks themselves. With heartwarming passion and grace, author Gurdeep Brar explains the realities of our existence, including our relationship with ourselves, the universe, the spirit world, and the paranormal world.

It is part memoir, part spiritual manifesto, and part self-help work-book. Thought provoking questions conclude chapters, which will actively engage you, and help you understand your life. With the utmost compassion, this book will guide you through your own special spiritual journey. It will improve every aspect of your life and help you find the meaning and purpose for your existence.

What’s the Point of Life, Death, and the Universe?: Find Out Why You Exist answers the profound questions that every human being asks themselves. With heartwarming passion and grace, author Gurdeep Brar explains the realities of our existence, including why we are here, what the purpose of life is, and where we go in the afterlife.

Gurdeep Brar holds a Communications Degree from the University of Calgary. She is a former actress, model, pageant winner and entrepreneur who spent years feeling internally lost, depressed, and unworthy. In striving to change her life and the world, she embarked on an amazing spiritual journey, which in tern lead her to write this book. Brar is also a Reiki Master, Motivational Speaker, and a Life Coach.

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Demi Lovato: All I Want For Christmas Is You

May Peace on Earth be Powerful

This song expresses the desire shared by people all over the world, for permanent, unshakable peace on earth.

Peace, complete harmony, is a concrete reality of nature on the level of the unified field, where coherence, power, and unity are infinite. Lasting peace can only be a reality when this deepest field of peace is enlivened within the consciousness of everyone.

Individuals practicing Transcendental Meditation and the TM-Sidhi program naturally and effortlessly enliven this field of peace within themselves, from the deepest level of their Being. The individual is the unit of world peace, and peaceful individuals practicing the technologies of consciousness together radiate an exponentially more powerful influence of peace and coherence, in the same way that individual candles coming together radiate more and more light to the environment.

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