Happiness is everything. Where there is happiness, everything else is possible and so we asked the community to tell us what makes them happy.

Janel Jiryu Houton | Apprentice and Coordinator, Integral Zen; Energy Bodyworker

Times when I really am being of service to others, without expectation. Seeing our daughter grow into her own person, and discover the world in simple ways, it’s miraculous. Spiritual practice, teachers, community. Read more>>

Cheyenne Toledo | Life Coach

What makes me happy? Being a service to others truly brings me happiness.. Being able to share unconditional love with those that have never experienced it before. Watching others light up with joy over something. You know all the little things that people look over? Such as, the way a plant hits the light just perfectly and you can see the skeleton of the leaf. The way the birds sound on a sunny day. The way kids have no filter and say what comes to mind. Read more>>

Amber Donahue | Boss Lady (Entrepreneuer)

Happiness, I find, is an emotion, not a state of being. It may be an unpopular opinion, but when I experience joy, the feeling of peace and elation at one time, it’s passing and it’s never consistent. For example, I love mountain biking. It’s the best thing in life, however it can drive me to tears. Clearing obstacles, riding along open, exposed cliffs, climbing rocky, steep pitches. It’s not really fun, I’m definitely not happy, I’m taking one pedal stroke at a time to summitt something bigger than me. The descent can be terrifying and push my stomach contents back up my esophagus. Read more>>

Kori Jackson | Hairstylist, Braider

What makes me the happiest is being able to express myself in a way that inspires and reflects in others. Being a hairstylist and braider, in my eyes it is a form of art. I’ve always been a creative perfectionist and when it came to anything I did, I wanted to create the most original yet flawless work I could. Starting my business was the gate to showcase my talents and creative side. Before starting it, Read more>>