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10 Things Creative People Do

Originally published in the Huffington Post – May 12th, 2014 Have you ever wondered why some people are more creative than others? Did you ever wish that you had more of that particular gene? The good news is that researchshows that happiness and creativity are not only related, they can be developed. Here are 10 ways to jumpstart your creativity, starting now: 1. Listen In: Listen to your intuition and capture your new ideas. Whether from your morning shower, nighttime dreams, when … Continue reading

Conversation with Terri Feinberg, Educator – Agent of Happiness

Terri Feinberg is an Educator at Ohlone Elementary school in Palo Alto. Terri was instrumental in developing K-5 curriculum and for bringing the staff and administration at Ohlone together for implementation of the program. A psychologist by training, Terri believes that the basic building blocks of Project Happiness can bring a huge change to the lives of children and adults. Here’s a full transcript of conversation between Seema Handu and Terri Feinberg. SH: How and where did you hear about … Continue reading

Conversation with Angel Gustavo Ruiz, Latin America Program Director – Agent of Happiness

Prof. Angel Gustavo Ruiz is the President and Founder of Circulo de Estudios del Nuevo Pensamiento AC and Program Director of Project Happiness in Latin America. Gustavo Ruiz also started International Day of Happiness (www.internationalhappinessday.org), a collaboration between Project Happiness and Club de la Felicidad, as a movement to promote happiness as a universal goal and aspiration in the lives of human beings around the world. Here’s a transcript of conversation between Seema Handu (COO at Project Happiness) and Gustavo … Continue reading

Happiness Now: What Do the U.N., Pharrell and Ellen Have in Common?

Originally published in the Huffington Post – March 19th, 2014 From Pharrell William’s song “Happy” at the top of the Billboard chart, to Ellen’s “I am Happy” hoodie, worn backstage at the Oscars, happiness is in the news. Thursday, March 20 is the second official U.N. sanctioned International Day of Happiness, andpeople all around the globe are taking the opportunity to focus on happiness. From Nigeria to Mexico, from Australia to the U.K., just to name a few… individuals, families and communities … Continue reading

Conversation with Hector Estrada – Agent of Happiness

Hector Estrada is a true Agent of Happiness. Born in Mexico, he arrived in the United States with only a dream. He wanted to express his authentic self and create beauty. Against all odds, he started a life and step by step gained confidence, skills and a community. From the start he gave back, through volunteering. Dealing with his own early trauma and challenges only strengthened his desire to be there for others. We are grateful to Hector for sponsoring … Continue reading

Making New Year’s Resolutions: Tap Into the Power of Intention

Originally published in the Huffington Post – December 31st, 2013 Have you ever set your New Year’s resolutions only to find a few months after that you lost interest, moved onto something more urgent or just ditched the idea altogether? It’s not enough to set goals — what’s missing is tapping into your intention. Here are five ways to help you achieve your resolutions, and enjoy the journey along the way. The Myth of New Year’s Resolutions A new year … Continue reading

Choosing Happiness When Living With a Brain Tumor

Project Happiness supporter Rebecca Acquisto recently shared with us how she finds happiness in the face of the most difficult life circumstances. May we all draw inspiration from Rebecca’s story and choose happiness, daily.  How to be happy when living with a Brain Tumor Before September 3rd 2013, I was a 54-year-old widow living alone and working full time as a lead therapist at a local community hospital.  My children were grown and living on their own.  I had a lovely … Continue reading

The Healing Power of Nature

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” -John Muir In my last blog on the growing numbers of kids being diagnosed with ADHD, I wondered out loud about the potential negative effects in our modern culture of things like: too much time spent indoors, too little sun and exercise, too many electronics, and not enough sleep. Rather than dwell on the causes of … Continue reading

Cyberbullying Apps — Why Are We Allowing Anonymous Cruelty?

Originally published in the Huffington Post – September 18, 2013 Last month, 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick jumped from a platform at an abandoned cement factory to her death after being tormented online and through cellphone apps. Suicide victims are getting younger all the time. What will it take for us as a society to take responsibility, rather than blaming bullies, apathetic schools or clued-out parents? This is a systemic problem and we are all contributing: either by our silence or by … Continue reading

The First-Ever Happiness Conference in Romania

On October 5th, Randy traveled to Romania to speak at the very first conference on happiness in South-East Europe, in Bucharest! Below she shares a small snapshot of her experience teaching happiness enhancing techniques to a room of 300+ attendees:  When I was invited to speak at the first-ever conference on happiness in South-East Europe, I did not have an idea what Romania would have in store. The warmth, professionalism, and sense of openness that greeted me was incredible. Malina … Continue reading

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