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May 24th, 2024

Happiness by Choice: Carmen Alvarez, MGH & Brigham and Women's Mindfulness Expert, on Transforming Pain into Purpose

  1. Happiness by Choice: Carmen Alvarez, MGH & Brigham and Women's Mindfulness Expert, on Transforming Pain into Purpose Rev. Yugen Bond 24:20

Carmen Alvarez, Director of Strategic Programs at Massachusetts General Hospital, author of “The Happiness of Coaching”, and co-author of the upcoming book, “Happiness by Choice”, shares her development of Stress Management and burnout prevention programs for healthcare staff, including a successful mindfulness training initiative with the Benson Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine. Carmen also explores the benefits of energy healing practices like Reiki when leveraged in a hospital setting and emphasizes the importance of self-compassion and helping others as pathways to healing. Join us for an enlightening conversation on finding purpose and joy, even in the face of loss. And how pulling through to the other side is about having compassion for others. | ABOUT THE PODCAST: This minimalist wants more. Enough-ism is about having enough, already. The world is experiencing an awakening. This podcast about mindfulness, meditation, and minimalism is your modern toolkit to keep your spirit right and your soul bright. One candle can light a fire.  | ABOUT THE HOST: Rev. Yugen Bond, producer and host of the Enough-ism Podcast, has two decades of experience as a health journalist, editor, content director, and professor. She once despised meditation, had both too much and nothing to wear, and didn’t know how to slow down her thoughts. What a journey it’s been. Time to share it with the world, especially with you. | NEW E-BOOK JUST DROPPED: Enough-ism: This Minimalist Wants More: | CONTACT INFO:  Can’t get enough of Enough-ism? Visit | Support the show: Venmo @Enoughism | For business inquiries, guest requests, and speaking engagements, email | In the spirit of Enough-ism, we have no social media presence. | ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Brigham and Women’s volunteer Reiki program, which Carmen works for as part of her greater role there, is not currently active because of the pandemic, but you can learn more about their impact here: | Follow Carmen on LinkedIn: | Music: Pixabay | Evening Shore |
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Rev. Yugen Bond Producer and Host, Enough-ism Podcast

Rev. Yugen Bond, retired material girl, reiki healer, and producer and host of the Enough-ism Podcast, has a master's in metaphysical sciences and is the author of "Enough-ism: This Minimalist Wants More."

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