THE SECRET OF HAPPINESS IS…

Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be some woo-woo post about self-empowerment. I certainly don’t know any secrets to having everything awesome all the time. Recently our family has been through some trying times. Like, really trying. Like natural disasters. Like family dying. I’ve been bemoaning 2013 since the week we returned from Oregon. In the midst of all the chaos, I am trying to create order. Trying to make sense of it all, because that is what humans do.

In the process of trying to make sense of it all, I started thinking about THE HAPPY SHOW. This project by designers Sagmeister & Walsh assembles a lot of scientific data about Happiness. I saw Stefan Sagmeister speak about happiness back in January at Alt Summit, and my main take away was, a portion of our happiness was totally in our control. You have a responsibility to yourself to find the things that give you happiness and pursue them.