Help Yourself to Happiness

According to a recent survey published by Oracle, seventy-eight percent of those polled said they would pay a premium for true happiness if it were possible. Given that doing so is not possible, positive psychology researcher Stephanie Harrison took time to consider other ways of moving toward happiness. One undepreciated way, she found, is through serving others.

In her recent book, “New Happy“, she shared that she thinks “the secret to happiness is using who you are to help other people, and to do that, you have to discover who you are, who you really are, away from the conditioning that we’ve been given by our society.”

Here are some quick tips to get started. To learn more visit

  • Send a note to a loved one letting them know how much you appreciate them
  • Write a nice email to someone praising their work
  • Call a friend you haven’t heard from in a while
  • Give a call to a store or business that you enjoy and thank them
  • Smile at a stranger
  • Speak up about a cause that holds value to you