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This is a positive community of moms (new moms, seasoned moms, working moms, stay-at-home moms) coming together to inspire each other and grow as we share thoughts, ideas, resources and possibilities and move towards living our best possible lives.

We want moms to have fulfilling lives that are rich and balanced and that reflect their true spirit and best self.

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How Happy Are You? Take this quick Happiness Quiz!

“Happiness is a journey, not a destination” ~ Souza We are on a mission to increase happiness in the world, and we think that moms are vital to this positive shift. Happiness is defined by Positive Psychology as “the experience of joy, contentment, or positive well-being, combined with the sense that one’s life is good, meaningful and worthwhile”  (Sonja Lyubomirsky). So how happy are you? Here is a quick quiz (based on the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire) to get a baseline reading of how happy you are.  Take a look at the questions that follow, and answer them honestly, in terms of how true these statements are at this stage in your life. This quiz has 15 questions and will take you less than 5 minutes to complete. 1) I feel that life is rewarding. Strongly Disagree Moderately Disagree Slightly Disagree Slightly Agree Moderately Agree Strongly Agree2) I don’t have a particular sense of meaning and purpose in my life. Strongly Disagree Moderately Disagree Slightly Disagree Slightly Agree Moderately Agree Strongly Agree3) I am optimistic about the future. Strongly Disagree Moderately Disagree Slightly Disagree Slightly Agree Moderately Agree Strongly Agree4) I feel that I am not especially in control of my life. Strongly Disagree Moderately Disagree Slightly Disagree Slightly Agree Moderately Agree Strongly Agree5) Life is good. Strongly Disagree Moderately Disagree Slightly Disagree Slightly Agree Moderately Agree Strongly Agree6) I rarely wake up feeling rested. Strongly Disagree Moderately Disagree Slightly Disagree Slightly Agree Moderately Agree Strongly Agree7) I think the world is a good place. Strongly Disagree Moderately Disagree Slightly Disagree Slightly Agree Moderately Agree Strongly Agree8) I feel satisfied with...

Win a free spot in the Happiness Circle this Fall!

We are excited to announce that we are giving away one spot in our upcoming Happiness Circle. This 6-week program starts on Monday evening, October 19th, 2105, and we would love for you to be a part of it! Comment below and let us know why you would LOVE to win a spot. Don’t forget to share this with your friends!   a Rafflecopter...

Grow Your Happiness – 3 Tips for Moms

. In the juggling act of motherhood, deep happiness can be elusive. Here are 3 happiness tips that we have customized for moms. These are proven to have a positive impact on happiness. Happiness is more than a smile on your face – it is defined as the experience of joy, contentment or positive well-being, combined with a sense that life is good, meaningful and worthwhile. Now doesn’t that sound like something worth striving for?! There are many tools that have been proven to increase happiness – of all the ones that we have shared, these are the tips that have had the greatest impacts for moms: TIP #1 – Say YES to yourself. As mums, we spend so much time taking care of others that we often find ourselves depleted. One of the first ways to increase happiness is to say “yes” to caring for yourself. What areas of your self care have you been neglecting? Sleep, fitness, nutrition, taking time for yourself? Choosing just one area in your self-care routine to prioritize is a significant first step in saying yes to increased happiness. What are you going to say yes to?    . TIP #2 – Say NO. Two out of three people regularly feel like they don’t have enough time to manage all of their responsibilities. This can cause one of the major challenges moms face: overwhelm, which in turn can lead to burnout, frustration, and a poor sense of self, as well as a decreased ability to be present and savour the good moments. Sound familiar? The answer: consider what you can let go of or say no to in your life. Sometimes they are commitments or...

Happiness Myth #1 – Happiness is an Airy-Fairy Concept and Not Founded in Science

Some people believe that Happiness is an ill-defined concept that is too vague and unrealistic to pursue, and that there are no evidence-based benefits to Happiness. Not true. Through significant research (by Martin Seligman, Barbara Frederickson, Daniel Gilbert, Sonjia Lyubomirsky and others) in the field of Positive Psychology over the past 2 decades, a lot as been learned about the Science of Happiness. Some of the important questions that have been answered include: What contributes to happiness? What doesn’t contribute to happiness? How can individuals increase and sustain higher levels of happiness? Wouldn’t it be helpful to know the answers to those questions and apply them to your own life? Join us starting April 21st for our next 6-week Happiness Circle in North Vancouver. We will...

I Still Believe in Happiness.

Almost two months ago, my husband’s brother passed away. He was diagnosed with brain cancer a year and a half ago. He was 34, and he left behind two sweet, young children. It’s incredibly heartbreaking and we miss him terribly.

Saying “Yes” to Too Much in the Pursuit of Happiness

I love to say yes. If someone asks if I want to do something, I almost always answer “Yes!”

Then I check my calendar, or think about the logistics, and see if I can actually make it work. But I rarely say “no” right off the bat, if it sounds at all interesting to me.

I also love fresh starts. I love January, when I can set my resolutions. I love the Spring, which feels like a fresh start as the days get longer and the flowers start to bloom. And I love September – the start of a new school year. I always have. It feels like a chance to commit to what’s most important to me and make those things a priority.

And that’s how I ended up where I am.