We’re a small team here and you’ll usually catch us in our Happier HQ office, cranking away. But today we took a break for Formal Monday and an awesome team holiday lunch. Here’s Happier Holidays to you from us — and a huge thank you for being part of our lives.
This past week we #happierchallenge’d you to cook with your family and not dine out for an entire week. Turns out cooking and eating together is a great way to be more, well, together, and hopefully a bit happier (and healthier!) too.
How did it go? Specifically: we’d love to see some of your favorite recipes, whether you made them this week or not. We’re in the midst of a top secret project and we can’t divulge the details yet, but we assure you it’s awesome.
We want recipes of all sorts. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch, linner (ok that’s not really a thing, but we think it should be). You name it, we want it. Send us a link to your favorite or snap a photo of that recipe card that’s been passed down through generations. Got so many great recipes you can’t choose? That’s fine, too. You can send us as many as you’re willing to share.
Send recipes to email@example.com or just tweet, pin, Facebook or ‘gram your favorites with #happierrecipe.
If your recipe is chosen we’ll send you something fun and exciting (and, of course, happier)!
In the meantime, I’ll just be waiting by my inbox, salivating.
Every once in a while we stop what we’re doing at Happier and have a Hack Day. Everyone picks a fun or interesting project they want to work on and we crank all day, with lots of pizza and coffee as fuel. The idea is to explore different ideas that aren’t currently on our product road map and learn something that we could make part of the Happier experience.
I’m really psyched to share one of the projects with you guys. Colin (our co-founder and product lead), Erin (our creative director), and I worked on it together and without further introduction here it is:
All of us have bad days. They suck, they aren’t fun, but they happen. The key is not let them own you but to shift your perspective and find something positive, however small, to hold on to.
To give you some extra energy to do this, next time you’re having a bad day we want to help you BUST IT!
(And for extra credit, share this with a friend who might need a pick-me-up. After all, the simplest way to feel happier is to help someone else smile.)
So… we have some really big news! We’ve been dying to spill the beans, and now we can—we’ve just announced new courses with two fantastic experts. We are so excited to welcome them into our Happier community.
First up: Carson Kressley (of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and How to Look Good Naked fame), who is known for his compassionate, hilarious, and shame-free brand of personal-style-therapy. What could be happier??
Carson’s first course, Happier Makeover (starting September 19 — sign up here to be notified when it’s available) will help you feel great about yourself from the inside out, and his second course, Confident Style (starting October 14) will give you great ideas and simple tips for how to build an everyday wardrobe of basics and accessories that will make you feel happier each and every day.
We’ve also got courses coming up from world-renowned wellness leader, Deepak Chopra (maybe you’ve heard of him…?)! He’ll kick it off in November with Seven Spiritual Laws of Happier Success (sign up here to be notified when it’s live), with more courses to follow in early 2015.
We couldn’t be happier to have both of these talented, inspirational mentors joining us. If you haven’t yet checked out Happier’s courses, please do!
For more about Carson Kressley and Deepak Chopra and our new courses, you can check out the official press release (if you’re into that sort of thing).
As the Happier community has grown by leaps and bounds, so has the Happier team. And our really stunning and spectacular office space just could not contain our awesomeness any more. Never being the kind of crew to shy away from an adventure, we embarked on a quest to find the perfect place to call home, Happier HQ v2.0 if you will. And last week we packed up our stuff (including 14 different giraffes and too many memories to count), put it all in a moving truck (ok, not the memories – those travel in our hearts) and moved about 0.5 miles across Boston to our new, happier home.
It was no Oregon Trail, but our trek was no less harrowing and included two full truck loads of Happier stuff, one broken elevator due to overheating, and one team lunch (consumed on the floor with no chairs, plates or utensils).
We are stoked to set up our new office, but more than that, we are most excited that this will be our first opportunity to truly create a space, that’s uniquely ours, together as a team. We’ll be retaining some of the elements that made the original Happier HQ “home”, but we’ll be creating new traditions, memories and of course happy moments along the way.
We’re not ready for the big reveal just yet, but we cannot wait to show you the new Happier HQ. We’ll be taking you on a grand tour when we’ve got it all set up in a way that makes us happierest. And for the foreseeable future you can find us at:
Happier HQ v2.0
123 South Street
Boston, MA 02111
Sent us a letter, we’d love to hear from you! But if efficiency is your game you can always reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You guys spoke. We listened. Our newest course in the Happier arsenal is a direct result of your feedback. Meet Get Your Move On. After the launch of resounding success Meditation Vacation, there was one piece of feedback we received time and time again: more courses with Dave!
So Dave and Happier are together again to bring you Get Your Move On. This course combines walking and meditation, two habits which have been scientifically proven to help you be healthier and happier when practiced regularly. Each day of the course focuses on a theme that makes life more awesome. Gratitude, random acts of kindness and breaking out of your routine are just a few of the topics you’ll enjoy along this 7-day journey. Each day includes stories, real-life applications and mantras to bring these themes to life.
We are beyond excited to share Get Your Move On with you all. While we may be somewhat biased, we think you’re going to LOVE it. And as always, thanks for your awesome feedback on Everyday Grateful, Meditation Vacation and Yoga to Go. Based on your feedback our team is learning and creating more exciting courses and content in the months ahead! We cannot wait to hear your thoughts on our latest Happier creation. Enjoy!
The Happier team is working hard to bring you lots more Happier courses. But even superheroes (does it count if we’re self proclaimed super heroes?) need a little help from their friends. That’s you! And this is where you come in.
Oh awesome Happiers, your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to show us your haphazard, most clutter-tastic, disorganized spaces. Yep, you heard that right. All Architectural Digest-ready spaces need not apply. And by all means, don’t clean up on account of us. The messier the better.
Send video or photos of your untidy spots to email@example.com by May 14th.
Here are some ideas (potentially, we’re not judging) of disorganized spaces to get you started:
- Trunk of your car
- Junk Drawer
Grab your iPhone, shoot some home video (or take some photos) of your most chaotic areas, and if we use your footage or photos in our upcoming Organization Transformation course, you and a friend will get lifetime access to the course for free! Oh, and we’ll help you finally get those, umm… inefficient spots tidied up for you which should definitely make you happier.
Send your best err… worst to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 14th to be considered.