The quest for wander and experiencing happiness are one in the same. It's why I wanted to interview my good friend, Randy Taran, CEO of Project Happiness, to get her insights on why unhappiness is on the rise and what do to about it.
Project Happiness all started around the dinner table, when Randy's teenage daughter look at her and said, "I want to be happy, but I don't know...how."
It rocked Randy to her core. She asked herself, "Where were the resources, how many more were suffering, and why are we not talking about this?"
This was the beginning of her journey, and the catalyst for starting her pro-purpose, non-profit, Project Happiness. Though her inspiration was personal, Randy soon found out the issue at hand was global. Her vision in finding resources to help her own child soon expanded to the dream of World Happiness Domination!
Randy and I shared a lot of common bonds in this interview, from why happiness is more about a choice than a destination and how to be in the present, so you don't take time or life for granted.
Why you are in charge of your happiness, and how to keep that in front to avoid burnout.
How to have your own personal goals and why boundaries are so important.
How part of happiness is giving yourself permission to feel all of your emotions, not just feel a pressure to be happy all the time.
How to get past doubts and inertia and remind yourself what you are capable of.
What simple practices can elevate your happiness in an instant.
The 2 questions to ask yourself when life takes an unexpected turn.
Project Happiness is a non-profit organization that elevates happiness around the world and specializes in science-based emotional resilience programs, which have now been used in every state and in over 120 countries.
Randy is the co-author of the Project Happiness Handbook. With a 2.4 million social media community, she mission is to provide proven strategies for well-being, mental fitness, and kindness in challenging times.
She is also the producer of the award-winning Project Happiness documentary where young people sit down with George Lucas, Richard Gere, Richard Davidson and the Dalai Lama on a quest to discover the nature of lasting happiness.
Randy speaks internationally on well-being, the antidotes to anxiety, and how to access your most vibrant life, areas she also covers on her regular blogs in the Thrive Global, Huffington Post, and weekly broadcasts on Facebook Live. As a mother of 3, and advocate for mental fitness and developing a meaningful life, she knows deeply that by using our emotions in skillful ways, anyone can take agency in creating a life they love. Learn more at www.projecthappiness.org
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