004: Your Happiness Is In Your Hands with Michelle deRoubaix

The Happy Nurse

004: Your Happiness Is In Your Hands with Michelle deRoubaix

May 25, 2020

004: Your Happiness Is In Your Hands with Michelle deRoubaix

Happiness is something intrinsic and can be affected by intrinsic and extrinsic factors. More often we think that extrinsic factors such as buying a new car or owning a big house can make us truly happy in the long run. 

In the movie, The Pursuit of Happiness, Chris Gardner said “The world is your oyster. It’s up to you to find the pearls.” 

To be truly happy, a conscious decision needs to be made to “find the pearls” in any circumstance we have.

In this episode, Michelle deRoubaix talks about how happiness really depends on us and you can be more positive through different techniques. 


  • Being a good example to others (6:00)
  • Advice for new graduates (8:04)
  • Solution focussed instead of drama focussed (10:13)
  • What makes us happy? (12:31)
  • Is money linked to happiness? (13:54)
  • The things that you can change (15:48)
  • How do we flaunt the Hedonistic adaptation (17:00)
  • Practising positive thinking (17:45)


A dynamic presenter and highly motivated Michelle deRoubaix offers over 40 years experience in Healthcare as a clinical nurse/educator working in both public and private hospital environments. Extensive leadership and communications experience in the healthcare industry and corporate environments as well.

​With 15 years experience educating and coaching in healthcare and corporate professionals delivering practical, positive workplace and personal solutions.

​Michelle has continued to work in a Registered Nurse capacity to keep her clinical practice current and now seeks to utilise her clinical knowledge and skills along with her coaching and leadership abilities to support nurses to recognise their capacity to change and develop the culture of nursing.


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