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.

Weekly Words 10th July

I was watching BBC News earlier this week, and there was a feature about the recent judgment handed down to the murderer of two sisters: Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry. After they died in June 2020, the man who killed them was found guilty this week. The two sisters had been celebrating Bibaa’s [...]

By |2021-07-10T13:30:18+00:00July 10th, 2021|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Weekly Words 3rd July

Something I’ve been thinking a lot about this week is how to learn from past experience when moving forward to new, yet unknown ones. And that is what this week’s blog is a little bit about; written by one of our lovely Hubbers, Jane, it reflects on a tricky event and considers how [...]

By |2021-07-07T22:06:29+00:00July 7th, 2021|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Weekly Words 20th June

So this week I have moderated two fabulous (zoom) discussion panels within the world of TV. And despite being media orientated, both have covered the areas of mental health, wellness and COVID. What emerged for me personally was that these past 15 months have thrown up so many beautiful connections that simply never [...]

By |2021-06-23T09:52:56+00:00June 23rd, 2021|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Weekly Words 13th June

I’ve had a bit of an up and down relationship with exercise for quite a while. Much as I would like to get fitter, I struggle to find the time to fit it in, and am very good at starting something multiple times without it seeming to stick. I can’t tell you how [...]

By |2021-06-16T07:19:30+00:00June 13th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Weekly Words 5th June

As Sally mentioned last week, for the past couple of months we’ve been working on a film for the Beyond #BrakeTheSystem campaign - and the campaign, and film, has finally launched! Thanks to the incredible work of Jonny, Louisa, the inspirational Youth Board and Sally and the Happynesshub team, the crowdfunder is now [...]

Weekly Words 29th May

“The whole is always greater than the sum of its parts” This is one of my favourite phrases. Originating from Aristotle, some say commonly wrongly interpreted, and far more complex than one may think if returning to original texts. However, as I use it today, it is in reference to that feeling I [...]

Weekly Words 22nd May

Over the past months I have been exploring Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as a therapeutic approach and here are some tools that you may like to implement in your everyday life. One is the idea of the ‘struggle switch.’ When we encounter a feeling such as anxiety, anger or sadness, our first [...]

Weekly Words 15th May

So as most of you will know, it’s been a very important week in the Happynesshub calendar - Mental Health Awareness Week! The theme of MHAW 2021 has been ‘Nature’; which for many of us has been so very relevant over this past year, when we’ve been kept apart from our usual entertainments [...]

Weekly Words 8th May

On Wednesday, I participated in an Instagram Live event with the very special Imad Yassin founder of the Idris Foundation, which undertakes charitable work with refugees around the world. The theme of our discussion (and series as a whole) was ‘compassion’, and some of what we talked about included the story of Mohamedou [...]

By |2021-05-17T09:20:15+00:00May 8th, 2021|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Weekly Words 1st May

Hello, you lovely bunch, and welcome to your Weekly Words for this bank holiday weekend. For those of you in the U.K., I hope you’re as excited as I am about the prospect of a long weekend! And I’ve had a very exciting start to it - A HAIRCUT! What a lovely feeling [...]

By |2021-05-17T09:08:37+00:00May 1st, 2021|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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