How it all began
I’m Sally. And it’s me who started the Happynesshub. It all began I guess when I was a child and I wondered what happiness was. I was a content kid, but it still didn’t stop me asking that big question: how can I be truly happy? as the usual childhood challenges came my way. Since I’ve ‘grown up’ life has thrown me many curveballs, as it does all of us, and my journey has been like a rollercoaster, at times and all too often the dips have seemed too hard to bear, and at others I’ve ridden the highs and thoroughly enjoyed them. So it got me asking – what is all of this about?
Enter the Happynesshub. I am a trained journalist and work in TV so our research started many years back for a series we developed to ‘Make the Nation Happy’. It was a great idea (one which I am still working on but in a very different guise with a very different title!), and we collaborated with some fabulous and fascinating experts. But very soon I realised that this was an extremely personal journey, one that needed to be approached with great sensitivity and understanding. And that happiness is defined differently for each and every one of us so our paths may be very diverse. This was all about empowering people to make their own changes, creating a ‘hub’ to share tools that create solid emotional foundations and positive differences in their lives. So that is why we are here. To provide you with support and practical offerings, to deliver research and learnings, and to build a community so that we can take this journey together.