Thank You LWHRA. Sharing workplace happiness science last week was a blast!

Happywork was honored to present our workshop to the Lake Washington HR Association for the August meeting.  We shared how the science of happiness can drive business success.  There was quite a turnout of nearly 100 and we are humbled by the amount of interest and positive comments that have come in from those who attended.

Special thanks to the LWHRA volunteer team – especially Kirby Pratt, Gabrielle Wilkerson and Kim Sklaroff.

If you were not able to make it to this event, it’s OK!  We have monthly Seattle area Meet Ups on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday night each month from 6-7:30. You can get more info at Happywork Meetups.

Also, let us know if you would like us to come to your workplace to give the same presentation at a brown bag lunch for free.

Finally, we can accommodate a virtual web-cam version as well if you are from outside the Seattle area.

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Happy Friday! We know that gratitude is an important step to take while finding oneshappiness and today we are feeling particularly grateful for you!

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Do you practice an Attitude of Gratitude? What are you grateful for today? Let us know in the comments below.

 

Want to learn more about the relationship between happiness and gratitude?

 

International Day of Happiness: UN & Kids for a Happier Planet

Happy International Day of Happiness!  The United Nations put March 20th on the map in 2012 to focus on global happiness.  The 2016 push involves children and the lovable characters from Angry Birds to raise awareness towards making the planet happier.  Check out what the UN has going on at:  United Nations International Day of Happiness

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Announcement: Rachel McGill Joins Happywork

We are excited to announce that Rachel McGill has joined Happywork in a practitioner capacity.  Rachel is well versed in customer relations and social media management.  She will assist Happywork operations on her way towards becoming a Happywork Mentor Consultant.

Rachel also heads up Lvl 41 Rogue  focused on social media outreach and comic creation.  She is working towards her BA in Anthropology.

Welcome to Happywork Rachel!  We look forward to working with you as we build our community.

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Happy: The New (old) Productivity

I am always on the hunt for videos and papers that illustrate the benefits of happier workers and give best practices on how to do it.

In Vishen Lakhiani‘s video ‘Why Happiness is the New Productivity (The Story of Mindvalley) https://youtu.be/T8ZFU4FoNvY, he gives some great background on what creates happiness at work including some nice commentary on the state of Flow.  He also provides examples from his company MindValley where they have put into place some of the same “awesomeness” that Happywork aspires to deliver to our customers.

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Vishen reveals how they created a gratitude website for employees, have a Friday Awesomeness Report, a dog as the Director of Public Relations, guests that come in to attend company meetings, and taking 10% off the top of the profits of the month and re-distribute to employees, and…wait for it…daily corporate group senior team guided meditations!  They even have a “sweet sugar love machine” to help all 50 employees to be able to reward, recognize and appreciating each other.  There are a number of other best practices he reveals.Everything Vishen and MindValley have going on is SO AMAZING!!  I endeavor to attend their Awesomefest some day…mmmmmmmm. Who’s with me?

 

Thank You Happiness Dr. Aymee Coget

First and always, thank you Dr. Aymee Coget.  I have eternal gratitude for your guidance and energy as you taught and mentored me along my path this year.  Your approach to happiness and your care for the well being of whoever you touch and for all humankind is inspiring.  The sustained success and impact of what you do for people is truly a gift that is unmeasurable.  Beyond sharing your insights into happiness, you opened your business to me and taught me far greater lessons than I would have ever dreamed.  I eagerly anticipate our future collaboration for greater happiness and well being across the world!
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Dr. Aymee has successfully developed 5 steps to sustainable happiness.  One “sink or swim” skill to her steps is well illustrated in her video ‘Happiness Bootcamp: Living in the Moment’  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LrtzMBwW6w.  This video played a huge part in motivating me to reach out and connect with Dr. Aymee.  Wow am I glad I did!  Since that first day watching this video, I’ve become a bigger and bigger fan and supporter of her work.
In the spirit of the holiday season, I’d like to also share a gift from Dr. Aymee.  In the video, just before the end at about the 8th minute (7:53 to be exact), Dr. Aymee takes the participants into their heart center.   The ability to access my heart center unlocked new levels of happiness for me and will always be my most cherished gift from Dr. Aymee.
Thank you Dr. Aymee and Happy Holidays!