November 30, 2016

The other day, I was talking with a friend from high school about how I ended up where I am, what nonprofit I’m working at, and how I’ve enjoyed living in New York City. This friend is preparing to graduate from college in May and wanted my insight on some of those big...

November 27, 2016

Happy Sunday everyone!

I hope everyone had a great long holiday weekend and is feeling refreshed and supported going into the last month of the year.

For this week’s #ServiceSunday, I’m honored to share the story of a Wofford College student named Catherine. Catherine re...

November 24, 2016

So tomorrow is Thanksgiving.

I like to think I’m pretty good at practicing acts of gratitude. Even through the simple routine of Happiness is posts, I’ve learned to find something good in every day – no matter how dire the situation seems. Through reading and writing in...

November 20, 2016

Social activism is an intentional action with the goal of bringing about social change. If you feel strongly about a cause and are working towards a change, you could be considered an activist. An activist is anyone who is fighting for change in society.


November 16, 2016

I used to associate hot chocolate with grief.

When my friend passed away at a young age, I can vaguely remember hearing the news, crying with other friends, attending the funeral, etc. etc. It was a blur of emotions for a 14-year-old. I don’t remember everything in as m...

November 14, 2016

Happy Sunday everyone!

I have incredible selective hearing. I can tune out pretty much 100% of noise about shopping and fashion but my ears perk up from across the room when I hear “nonprofit.” That’s how I met Natasha.

Natasha and I were both at a screening of an incred...

November 12, 2016

An honest letter of unedited thoughts:

What a week. When I first realized that November 9th 2016 – 5 years to the date of the first Happiness is post – would fall the day after the 2016 Presidential Election, I didn’t necessarily think it was a bad thing. I thought abou...

November 11, 2016

Day 1830:

Happiness is.. taking the time to really understand what a nonprofit organization does and stands for. Today is Veteran’s Day and all weekend long all Smile Project shirt purchase proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project – an organization that,...

November 10, 2016

Day 1829:

Happiness is.. the writer’s mantra. One of my favorite quotes is by author Anne Lamott. It reads, “You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” The entire sentime...

November 9, 2016

Wednesday, November 9th 2016:

It’s raining in New York City today and my subway cart was full of the hopeless hurt, silent as if on their way to a funeral.

I woke up on the couch in the family room of my five-bedroom Manhattan apartment that I share with four other Mille...

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