About Sallyann Keizer

Hello! I’m Sally, Head of Happyness, as the team calls me. Silly title, I know, but it makes everyone giggle including me, so we’ve stuck with it. I’m the founder of the Happynesshub and I am passionate about our work. I’ve spent years reading about happiness and emotional wellbeing, putting the research into practice, and trying to navigate the ups and downs of life’s rollercoaster ride. My dream is to share the work and the love, for each of of us to fulfil our individual potential, and to ultimately make the world a happier place.

Millefeuille Musings – Part 2

A while ago I wrote a blog about Millefeuile– or more to the point about how layers of stress can build up and it’s these multiple layers that make life hard to cope with. I then shared how kind friends and family had helped me take these stresses away, slowly and [...]

By |2019-11-12T23:21:36+00:00November 12th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Magic of Mermaiding

‘I’m going to be a mermaid’, I announced at the table to my friends. They couldn’t suppress their giggles. ‘You’ve done a lot of eccentric things in your life, but this is reaching new levels,’ they laughed. I smiled knowingly. I had a deep, embedded feeling this would be special. Recently, [...]

By |2019-10-17T22:06:57+00:00October 17th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Baths and Bubbles

I pour in the milk, the creamy consistency swirls in the water – instinctively I relax. I slowly take a long match from a glass blue bottle (a gift that I bought for myself for this very process) and I light the variety of candles that each remind me of a [...]

By |2019-10-17T21:44:32+00:00September 26th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Millefeuille Musings

‘It’s the layers,’ my friend said to me as we pondered on my rising stress levels ten weeks ago. ‘Yes, your health issues are at the root of things, but it’s the layers of problems and stressors that are building upon this. Let’s address them.’ The next day I found myself [...]

By |2019-11-12T22:40:34+00:00September 5th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

It’s 6:30 am…

It’s 6:30 am. And I’ve woken early on my day off. It’s my birthday! And Archie is fast asleep downstairs. As I peer out of the window and breathe in the beautiful colours in the sky, it feels like time for change and a new year ahead. I ponder on the [...]

By |2019-09-01T09:05:15+00:00August 29th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Offline Paradise

It was late, dark and I was standing on the street saying goodbye to my friend, Gez, feeling as if another ‘problem’ came my way I may well super-implode. With only days until my holiday I had that feeling so many of us have, that I simply couldn’t fit everything in [...]

By |2019-08-09T07:28:39+00:00August 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Time Is…

Time is precious. Time is money. Time is of the essence. There’s never enough time in the day. Just a handful of the phrases we use that illustrate our relationship with time. A colleague asked me recently, if I said to you, ‘Time is…,’ how would you fill that sentence? And it [...]

By |2019-07-25T20:35:28+00:00July 25th, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Kids and Comedic Canines

Yesterday children’s mental health was again in the news. We hear of primary school teachers speaking out about the lack of support for young children when it comes to their mental health - and child mental health support referrals being up almost 50% in the past 3 years for children under [...]

By |2019-07-18T21:30:10+00:00July 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

A Laughing Matter

‘Laughter is contagious’ is the theory behind my new laughing dog song for our children’s mental health project. So as I drove to my composer’s studio, I pondered on how little I’d been laughing recently, and wondered if I was really the right person to be doing this final mix with [...]

By |2019-07-11T21:03:31+00:00July 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Halcyon Days

The retreat had fallen on my lap. I’d missed my 8-week sabbatical due to medical tests and I was due back at work. But it was as if this 5-day break was calling to me – surely my meetings could be re-arranged and I could find an alternate plan for the [...]

By |2019-07-08T16:41:25+00:00July 4th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments