Happiness consists

in tranquility of mind

~ Cicero

Happiness is the meaning
and purpose of life.

~ Aristotle

The whole aim and end
of human existence.


Teachers' Network Workshop: Experiencing and Teaching Personal Well-being

Resources For Individuals

Learn how the 7 Habits of Happiness can improve your well-being.

The Psychology of Happiness

Online Certificate Course (Interactive)


"I think this course would be particularly beneficial to those who have already done some work related to personal growth and wellbeing, and are looking for some additional learning opportunity beyond self-education. That said, anyone who wants to know what happy people are like should give this course a try. The instructors are the loveliest people I've worked with and the reading materials are pretty essential too."

-Yixi Zhang

"Over the course of two weeks, I was treated to a wealth of valuable information and insight. The readings and the lessons were interesting and thought-provoking, as were the online forums. What a great experience to be able to interact with people from all over the world! I can honestly say that, today, I am truly a happier person.”

-NaKaisha Tolbert-Banks,
Clinical Social Worker
D.U.O. EmpowerMEnt Services

“In South Africa, an environment where there is so much disparity between the rich and poor, many of us think accumulation of material wealth alone is enough heal our past. This course comes as a means for both 
worlds to connect where common humanity, as preached by Nelson Mandela 
becomes an attainable possibility. Just the simplicity of sharing, 
caring and making time for one another brought our group an experience 
we have gone on to share in the local primary school and the local 

-Nana Ngobese
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Lights On! - An organisation working to empower women of all sectors of our society.

“Taking the Happiness Course was worth every bit of time to do the readings, complete the assignments and participate in the two webinars. I learned so much in the area of Positive Psychology…This course will definitely help me professionally as I pursue work in happiness communications, but more importantly it will help me personally to be a happier person knowing what I know now. I also enjoyed connecting with other participants around the world who are students too of the happiness movement. Thank you, thank you!”

-Cher Knebel
Orange County, CA

"Thank you very, very much for the wonderful class. It was very inspiring and life changing."

- Julia Grinblat, RN, Pasadena, CA

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A generous and elevating view on Happiness from Adam Smith, who originated the famous “invisible hand” for how individual actions can result in socially beneficial outcomes.

"How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it except the pleasure of seeing it."

The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759)
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A Father's Definition of Happiness

"And happiness... what is it? I say it is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing or that, but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing."

John Butler Yeats (1839-1922)'s Letters to His Son W.B. Yeats and Others

Painting: "The Bird Market" by J.B. Butler
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