Gentle Reminder, Monday 5/18/15

It can be this simple.

From last month’s class on exploring happiness, I continue to hear, see and feel surprising victories.
It shouldn’t be so surprising though.

I mean, science tells us the happier we are the more successful our relationships, work life, health, finances and life will be.

“Success doesn’t bring happiness, happiness brings success.”


And I’m telling you it only takes a spark, a thought, a conversation…

Join me Monday night for more dialogue and practices.

I look forward to all your success,


Exploring Your Happiness
Wingman Workshop

“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
Abraham Lincoln

Would you like to be happier?

This workshop will help raise your level of happiness by teaching you processes and practices to help you focus on, and learn more about, what makes you ‘happy’.

Science tells us the positive effects of being happy are…

* Higher Income
* More Satisfying and longer marriages.
* More friends
* More energy
* Better productivity at work
* Better Physical Health
* Live Longer

“The next day I felt the best- I saw life from a different perspective
and was much more optimistic.”

When: Monday, May 18th, 2015 @ 6:30- 8:00 pm

Where: The Center, Life in Balance,
43 South Main Street, Medford, NJ 08055

Cost: $20

Register: Phone: 609-975-8379
Please include your name & phone #.

Michael Gross will instruct the workout. He is a Certified Law of Attraction Life Coach who has coached municipalities, businesses, Miss New Jersey and other individuals to better realize their objectives. Michael can be heard as co-host of the ‘Talk-N-Angels’ radio show Wednesday evenings 7-8 pm at

The Laughing Practice

Michael Gross “The Wingman” demonstrates his 1-minute laughing practice.

Contact Me

Michael S. Gross

(856) 287-7990 Phone
(856) 616-0977 Fax

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Gentle Reminder, Monday 5/18/15

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