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July 31, 2019

Intro:

My dear friend Laura Lavigne is the founder of the Center for Happiness in Anacortes, Washington.  I was extremely blessed to spend six weeks near the end of 2018 living with her in Anacortes and helping out in small ways at the Center. One of the first things La...

July 28, 2019

Ah July. Ah the dog days of summer. For July, I decided to focus on creativity – specifically creativity for how I manage my time and myself (and that horrible summertime heat)!

At the beginning of the month, I wrote:

“I’m jumping into a summer routine that I’ve never ha...

July 24, 2019

The other day, I was really worked up about something that I’ll probably not remember in one month’s time. In my frustration, I was heatedly texting my friend – not really looking for solutions, but rather a place to complain and vent.

I was upset about something someon...

July 21, 2019

Every so often, you find an organization or a person whose values so align with yours, that you wonder how it’s taken you so long to connect. Meeting Drew and Carmen of “Come Together with Kindness” was like that for me.

Based out of Longview, Texas, Carmen Miller aka (...

July 17, 2019

This week's blog post comes from Isabella Gibson, President of the North Catholic High School SPARK Club in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. SPARK stands for Strengthening Positivity and Reinforcing Kindness and these groups act as Happiness crusaders (okay, and ambas...

July 14, 2019

In the midst of an extremely busy few weeks, I got an email from a man named Brendan Caldwell in Madison, Wisconsin. He’s the Chief Operations Officer of Connection Through Compassion, and he wanted to talk nonprofits.

There’s no hesitation when you get an email like th...

July 10, 2019

This is a guest post written by Mitchel Henderson. Mitchel is a rising sophomore at Westminster College.

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Happiness is.. sparking happiness on campus. My first year as part of the Westminster College SPARK opened my eyes to the different ways we can all bring happiness...

July 7, 2019

Every so often, you find an organization that sings straight to your heart. That’s what discovering Matt’s Kindness Ripples On was like for me. My friend would go on to nominate me for their Kindness award and after receiving that, I became more connected to the Kurtz...

July 3, 2019

Intro:

My dear friend Laura Lavigne is the founder of the Center for Happiness in Anacortes, Washington.  I was extremely blessed to spend six weeks near the end of 2018 living with her in Anacortes and helping out in small ways at the Center. One of the first things La...

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