Happiness and Joy During Turbulent Times: Arika Trimnell On How To Live With Joie De Vivre, Even When It Feels Like The Whole World Is Pulling You Down

Authority Magazine Editorial Staff
Authority Magazine
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12 min readSep 23, 2021


Practice Self-Care. Spend time doing things that light you up and refill your cup. Think of the things you would get lost in doing when you were a child. Perhaps, you loved to draw, sing, or play sports. One of my newest self-care practices is daily massages. I bought this new ayurvedic oil that I love. So, every morning out of the shower, I give myself a massage and repeat one of my affirmations “my body deserves love and appreciation at any size.”

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 Arika Trimnell.

Arika Modupe’ Trimnell is a spiritual and mindfulness professional who aims to help others heal from the past, align with the present, and surface profound clarity to build a wonderful, empowering future. As the founder of Prism Vibes, Arika has an extensive background when it comes to religious teachings, inner activation, and soul realignment and enjoys leveraging that to guide purpose seekers towards living a life filled with purpose and happiness.

With a degree in biology and having worked in educational sales and higher education for over 10years helping children live their full purpose, Arika believes people