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Project Happiness

Blog posts from happiness experts, covering everything from gratitude, mindfulness, social emotional learning, altruism and service, wellness, freedom, forgiveness, social connection, purpose, soul, self-love, compassion, and everything under the massive happiness umbrella. Browse our blog posts, or write for us!

5 Life hacks To Being Authentic, Vulnerable and Getting the Most Out of Life

I choose to live my life now empowering those weak be it by their cognitive delay, their socioeconomic status, or their lack of social confidence. Despite being a victim of child abuse and the long range effects of it, I choose to rise above. So many people stay stuck there or become abusers themselves.
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Living With The End In Mind

At first, this title makes us feel like we’re entering a dark room. But I promise this darkness won’t stay for long, and by the end of the article, as our mind understands and gets comfortable with this truth of life, we will see bursts of light.
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How Learning and Wellbeing are Connected

Knowledge is power, the old adage goes. Learning has gotten humanity to where it is today. After all, you wouldn’t be reading this blog post if it wasn’t for an exhaustive list of individuals that go way back in time whose want for knowledge was passionate and relentless.
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Gravity

I wrote 'Gravity' as a message of hope to those who need it, and the video features myself along side some beautiful souls, who struggle every day with mental health issues, either of their own or of someone they care about. We're speaking out about it in the hope that others might see some light at the end of tunnel and feel that they can open up too.
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Understanding Yourself – How to Preserve Healthy Mind and Body

Having a deep understanding of ourselves is essential for a successful life. It can help us maintain our well-being, it affects our overall satisfaction and it has countless health advantages as well. When we don’t know who we are deep inside, it’s almost impossible to understand what is really important for us.
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How To Feel Good About Yourself

When was the last time you did something for someone without being asked, without the thought of a reward or payment of any kind, and without anyone else knowing what you did? A few minutes ago? Last week, month, year? Ever?
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Do You Want A Better Relationship With Someone? Try This...

We all have relationships that fade over time, where someone is more invested than the other. Or times when we begin to want more out of an existing relationship. One of the greatest opportunities to deepen a relationship is sharing how much the relationship means to you and the gap in the relationship you’ve observed.
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Just An Arms Reach Away

From a young age, Nate Dolan knew there was something wrong, something was off just a little, not enough to be noticed by others, but enough that he struggled with it. Now, at the age of 38, Dolan has come to manage his struggles and has discovered a way to help others like him.
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Live Deep Through Grief

Which is worse, to lose someone you love to a long term illness or to lose someone you love unexpectedly? This morning I woke up to the news that a local five year old little girl, Avery, had passed away from a tumor in her brain on Mother’s Day. I had been following this family on social media for the last several months. 
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Readers Digest Reveals the 2018 Top 10 Nicest Places in America!

Reader's Digest has named the 10 finalists of its second annual search for The Nicest Place in America, a national crowd-sourced effort to uncover places where people are kind and treat each other with respect. In an era of cultural and political divides, "Nicest Places" is Reader's Digest's response. The nationwide search received 450 submissions. The finalists were selected by Reader's Digest editors along with input from a panel of guest judges from partner organizations, including Robin Roberts, co-anchor of ABC's Good Morning America, and our own Randy Taran, CEO and founder of Project Happiness!         This year, Project Happiness is joining Reader's Digest in telling the stories of this special places, with CEO Randy Taran serving as a judge for the Nicest Places. "It has...
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