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.

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

Awe-some Alfie

It had been a difficult day. Suffice to say I had burst into tears twice amongst many other goings on, and I had been left with a feeling of hopelessness and exhaustion. Not a good mix. As I packed the picnic for our trip to Hampton Court Palace, I consciously made [...]

By |2019-06-28T09:56:06+00:00June 27th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

The Wonders of Walking

Ever since I was young I haven’t really liked walking. I always wanted to be running, racing, swimming, cycling, competing. Walking felt too passive, like I was doing nothing. And I am a doer. As I got older, I tried to embrace the joy of a gentle amble with a friend, [...]

By |2019-06-20T15:39:00+00:00June 20th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Mindful Mobiles

‘I don’t know how mums survived pre-smartphones’, said the wonderful Ruth as she rocked her 3-month old beautiful boy, Will Wyatt, to sleep to the sounds of white noise from a mobile phone app. It was our first meet up since the fabulous Ruth had left our team on maternity, and [...]

By |2019-06-08T12:21:14+00:00June 6th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Kindness Cures

It’s been 7 days of more hospital appointments, growing weakness and at times, I can’t deny, feeling a tad sorry for myself.  For any of you out there who have been chronically unwell – mentally, physically or both, you will know it can be isolating, frightening and make you question, question [...]

By |2019-05-30T18:13:03+00:00May 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments