What You Don’t Know About Happiness Can Cost You Everything!

I am so excited to share that I just held a live workshop this past Saturday as a pre-launch for my new curriculum called Transformed, Healed, and Free.  I was planning on spending all last week doing the last bit of preparation to make sure everything was organized and ready to be presented smoothly and effectively.  

However, so many intrusions, interruptions, and interferences happened and my week leading up to my workshop went nothing like I planned.  

I was planning to continue my blog last Monday and to share the next substances that are greater than happiness,  but my week went haywire. 

To name a few situations … my daughter was in the hospital and I spent several days driving to and from Dr’s appointments, as well as mental and emotional stress from being concerned for her.

One of my current clients also had a crisis and needed emergency help.

Also, every kind of technical difficulty that can happen pretty much happened the day before my workshop which was being videoed.  We lost our car keys and couldn’t get into the building where I was holding my event because the key was on the set of car keys that my 2nd daughter misplaced – ugg! I was not able to set up ahead of time and there was a lot of extra stress and scrambling to pull off a great workshop.

But, All Is Well!

Just pressing through all the extra difficulty and relying upon and trusting God’s goodness  got me through the challenges.

 My daughter is doing well and seems to have recovered from a supposed asthma attack, even though she does not have asthma.  We found the car keys and left the house at 6:00 a.m. to go set up before my workshop.  My whole family helped with that part.  I think we will be able to put together a good video with what we had to work with, and the event itself was wonderful.  

It was a dream come true to release the message in my heart in a packaged course that will give anyone the steps they need to be transformed, healed, and free.  I am excited to get my course published online asap, so keep watch for it.


now I am back in action and grateful to continue my blog series on Happiness.

I want to reveal the next 2 substances that are greater than and outlast mere happiness.

Greater Substances Cont’d…

2.   Faith –  a rich and timeless substance. 

Faith is a substance that is life-giving to our internal state of being.  Faith is life-giving because yet again, faith transcends our earthly circumstances.  Regardless of whether they are good or bad, faith is sustainable and is not based on what we see happening. By faith, we can trust and know that there are aspects of our lives being orchestrated behind the scenes and God is working on our behalf even when we do not see it.  Faith gives us the motivation to persevere because we understand and believe that there are unseen components to our lives.

Just as I had to endure a crazy, exhausting, stressful, hectic week leading up to my workshop (that was very important to me), I clung on to faith because I knew that regardless of the badness, there were things at work that I was not able to see. I had faith to keep pushing through and override the stressors that were tempting into discouragement and negativity.

 Now when I look back at the crazy week, I see only “minor interruptions” and my faith that kept me going.

3.  Hope is another substance that gives true motivation to endure hard times.  Hope keeps us going when we feel like giving up.  Hope is so powerful that it even elevates us up above discouragement or despair.  When we have hope, when can rejoice in our harships because it gives us a glimpse of the light at the end and we can sense that the other side of our adversity is out there, if we just continue to walk forward. Hope awakens us to the positive possibiliies that exist for us after coming through the other side of adversity.



The substance of hope is one of the greatest that exists.  Hope, endurance, perseverance, and character all go together and the substance of hope is so valuable and powerful.  Anything that has great value is not easily obtainable or accessible.  That is what adds to the value.  

Hope is not obtained easily or effortlessly.  It is obtained by facing distress, pressure, and trouble and pressing through and resolving to keep going until you come out the other side. You hold on to hope at all costs because it it produces endurance, perseverance, and strenghtens your character amidst the hardship.  

The more we utilize hope and maintain it, the more of it we gain. It is a substance so great that once we really have it and mature in it, we become unstoppable and un discourageable.    Happiness becomes a wonderful experience that we enjoy, but our life does not depend on it and we rest knowing that we do not have to strive for it or make happiness our ultimate goal.  

We can live and operate in any and every season of life with assurance and hope, without disappointment.  

Happiness inevitably disappoints because it does not last forever.

Hope never disappoints and is everlasting!

So yes, 

I hope and pray that you can allow faith and hope to take greater precedence over happiness.  

After all, 

This is key if you want to be well and live well!

Check in next Monday for my next post where I will share more on this subject and shed some light on the final greater substances.

Be Well, Live Well

Holly Malmsten

Series Completion!Yay!

    The Truth About Trauma Overview

Though sorrow may last for the night, joy comes in the morning!


If you have been following my Truth About Trauma series, I am excited to announce that you are the first to complete this series.  It has been so enjoyable to get this info out in the open and I am hopeful that it has shed some light on this subject and provided some tips and actions that you can take to start healing from traumatic experiences.  

My greatest desire is to see as many people as I can overcome the hurts, hurdles and obstacles in their life that have hindered them from thriving.  I ultimately want everyone who is looking and hoping for answers, strategies, and solutions to their problems, to have the opportunity to get healed and live well.

Trauma – a deeply distressing or disturbing experience

Does this sound familiar?  You will know if you have experienced a trauma if you can look back to an exact point in time, and see that something changed in you and in your life after that experience.  If the life changing experience was a negative one that was deeply distressing, then there was trauma and the change in you and in your life was negative.

The Good News!

This chain of negativity that was set off by the trauma, can be changed and transformed!  The transformation is a positive one; one that will shift you and your life for good.

The Possibility!

It is possible to set off in a whole new direction of your life.  A positive direction shift will change that deeply distressing experience into the very catalyst for gaining new found strength,wisdom, and inspiration.  This enormous gain has the potential to enhance the quality of your life as well as others. You see, whatever you walk through in your life and overcome, you gain the wisdom and ability to be able help others and show them the way that you just came through.  You get to clear a path for others to follow who have experienced something similar.  Therefore, all that you went through wasn’t waisted. Your experience of survival and victory becomes something of high value and has the potential to have a powerful impact on others.  

Your Healing Breakthrough is Necessary!

Your healing breakthrough is a valuable and necessary step, which opens the door for enormous amounts of other people to come through;   Making you a secret weapon and a powerful world impactor and influencer. This my friend, is the formula for a world changer.

My Special Offer:  I am currently producing and packaging my first online mentorship program – Keys to the Royal Vault.  My online program will provide access to the royal vault of wisdom, formulas, strategies, solutions, and steps for your healing breakthrough.  The royal vault is a secret room that stores the wealth of life’s wisdom. But I want to be clear. This is not my vault and I do not own it. It is not easily accessible because it is hard to find and the door to it is difficult to open.  The reason why it is difficult to open the door to this vault, is because it takes a special set of keys to open.

I am so excited to share the keys that I have found and how to use the keys to open this door with you and for you.

How did I find these keys and learn how to use them?

I discovered them while on my own path of life;  walking through my own negative experiences, circumstances, and struggles and searching for answers and solutions to my questions.  I pressed on determined and resolved to find what I was seeking and to crack the code for myself, my family,my friends and my clients.  I nearly exhausted myself to find what I was seeking and what I knew in my heart was out there. Even though I wanted to give up many times and repeatedly felt defeated, I kept going so that I could understand how to thrive and live well and so that I could point the way and share these keys with as many potential world changers as possible.

Keys to the Royal Vault Online Mentorship Early Bird Special – 50% off the regular price

– follow and complete my free blog series, The Truth About Trauma

– choose from any of the options on my menu (coming out soon)

– become a member of my mentorship program at a special rate

– receive a wealth of information,strategies, and steps as well as the keys to getting healed and living well

– Experience the doors to the royal vault being opened for you

To sign up for the early bird special:  

  1. Send me an email through my contact page
  2. Leave a message that you are interested in the Keys to the Royal Vault mentorship program – this will lock in your special rate.
  3. When the program is packaged and ready to present, I will email back the detailed information about how to become an official member.

Cheers to you all on your life’s journey and to many breakthroughs ahead!

Making the way through issues of life a little more clear