Brenda Winkle On Finding Happiness and Joy During Turbulent Times

An Interview With Jake Frankel

Authority Magazine Editorial Staff
Authority Magazine
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14 min readApr 2, 2023


Have more fun!!! What ever you think is fun, do more of it!! Fun is underrated and SO important for overall happiness. Having fun leads to new ideas, more creativity and makes you more attractive to those new people who will become your support system.

It sometimes feels like it is so hard to avoid feeling down or depressed these days. Between the sad news coming from world headlines, the impact of the ongoing raging pandemic, and the constant negative messages popping up on social and traditional media, it sometimes feels like the entire world is pulling you down. What do you do to feel happiness and joy during these troubled and turbulent times? In this interview series called “Finding Happiness and Joy During Turbulent Times” we are talking to experts, authors, and mental health professionals who share lessons from their research or experience about “How To Find Happiness and Joy During Troubled & Turbulent Times”.

As a part of this series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Brenda Winkle.

Brenda Winkle is coach and energy healer that helps highly sensitive people, over-achievers, perfectionists, people pleasers, and empaths set boundaries, protect their energy, and heal their nervous systems through her signature course “Yes Academy”. She is trained as a trauma informed breathwork facilitator, a trauma informed Reiki Master, and Advanced ThetaHealing® Practitioner and has a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership. Before becoming a full-time coach and healer, Brenda was a choral music educator.

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dive into the main focus of our interview, our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you tell us a bit about your childhood backstory?

I’ve always been able to feel and sense people around me. I had big feelings but didn’t like to show them. Instead, I turned to music to express and started piano lessons at age 5. I also loved singing and sang in choirs all through school. It helped me to…