We asked some of the happiest folks we know to tell us their secret.

Evelyn Henson | Artist

I find happiness by being grateful for the people, places, and things that fill my everyday– family, friends, sunshine, long walks, and the coffee shop across the street. The joy I get through gratitude greatly informs my art. Read more>>

Machel Hunt | Relationship Counselor and Psychosexual Therapist

The beauty of life makes me happy. I love that each and every day that we are alive, we get to make decisions about who we are and what we want to be. I am happiest when I get to relax, unwind and enjoy all that is around me in nature and at home. I am happy when I get to spend time with my family and friends who hold similar values that I have. I am happy when I wake up in the morning and feel my feet touch the carpet. I am happy when I know that we can create moments of joy out of every single experience. I love food, loving taking long baths, love hiking, love laying out by the pool and traveling.. these are all things that makes me happy because it reminds me of the beauty of life. Read more>>

Bri Kids | Marketing Graphic Designer

Over the last few years, I have come to know the worth that I provide to myself and to those around me. I have begun to find happiness and joy in the everyday mundane tasks in life. I find happiness in the sunshine, my friends and family, and my work. Being happy is something I longed for a very long time, it wasn’t until I learned how to control those negative thoughts and emotions that run through all of our minds that I have found true happiness. It has been no easy task but trying to change the way I think about life and my perspective on life has changed my world. You receive the energy that you put into the universe, make it positive and watch your life change for the better. Read more>>

Hairie Griffin | Salon owner & hairstylist

Hair lol the reason why I say that is because hair actually saved my life Im saying that because I had tried so many thing in life and I was unhappy or uninterested in it but when it came to hair it’s something that make sense I started learning how to do hair in hair school It wasn’t passion a love of life until I went to hair school and it’s like the heavens opened up for me. Read more>>

Derek Larson | Ceramics Artist

Staying in the present moment. Not thinking too much about the result. Checking in with the ego from time to time, but trying my best to tap into that bigger source within me, and enjoy what’s in front of me – right here, right now. That’s what makes me happy. And when I stray from this – when I get out of the flow – I realize that the voice inside my head that’s always telling me what I need to get, to achieve, to not lose…this voice is making me unhappy. And then I realize that this voice (my ego) is based on a lot of fear. I think the opposite of that fear is trust. Trust in God or the universe or nature or whatever higher power you believe in – trust that everything is happening the way it’s supposed to happen, and if I stay in the flow of the present moment, make the right intuitive action or decision that’s required right in front of me now, I can get a lot more accomplished and have a lot more fun. Read more>>

La Ruchala Amyrrh Murphy | Arts and Nonprofit Administrator & Creative

Creating makes me happy. It’s a form of therapy for me. It helps me maintain my balance, express my thoughts, and share my passion of the arts with others. Read more>>