Action for Happiness is a company in the United Kingdom whose sole mission is to spread Happiness across the globe.  They have developed a class called Exploring What Matters.  We will be one of the first classes in the United States and YOU can be part of it!  However, there are only 18 spots available!  There are potentially up to 4,000 people receiving this notification so if you are interested, jump on this right away!  The class is on a donation basis – which is great because we believe everyone deserves to be happy, not just those that can pay big money.  The class will be held at a location in the heart of Salt Lake City with easy freeway access and public transportation (including Trax!).  Class will be held for eight consecutive weeks on Saturdays from May 11th to June 29th from 11:30am to 1:30pm   Click here to sign up now.

Frank Clayton, The Happy Therapist

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Mary Ellen, from Genesis Books has been one of Happiness 101‘s greatest supporters and sponsors.  She was always caring, patient and knowledgeable.  She has left a tremendous legacy to Salt Lake City. Genesis Books is one of the greatest sources of 12-step material in the valley.  They have also sponsored many 12-step meetings over the years.  Genesis Books is a haven for those struggling with addiction.  RIP Mary Ellen.

Mary Ellen Durham

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Is Happiness 101 still FREE?  Yes and no.  Yes and no.

First, I want to thank you for all your support over the years.  As of this month, I have taught Happiness 101 off and on for EIGHT years!!  I have always insisted on keeping it free*.  It never seemed fair to me that a class that offers the very keys of Happiness should be held back from those who cannot afford it.  If I were charging the what my time is worth, the class would cost over $2,000.  Obviously, most people would not be able to afford that. So, I will keep Happiness 101 free – HALF of the time.  You see, I have discovered over the years that many people really WANT to pay for the class.  They do not feel good about not paying for it.  Therefore, every other class will be free*.  The classes in between will be paid classes. Students will pay $100.  The deposit in the free classes is also going up from $60 to $100.  So, this upcoming free class, beginning April 22nd, will be the last class in which students will only have to pay a $60 deposit.  Just to clarify: if a potential student is so stricken by poverty that they cannot afford the deposit, I have special arrangement to offer.  I will not leave anyone behind.  

We have had over three dozen people express interest in taking this Happiness 101 class.  But it is not on a first come, first serve basis. There are a number of factors in who gets chosen for the class.  A big one is readiness for change.  Are YOU ready for a change?  Are YOU ready for a Happier life?  Then    There IS still time to enroll in the April 22nd class but you must get in your application no later than Saturday, April 8th and 9pm.  To apply,  click here for more information.

* There is a $60 deposit.  If the student attends at least six of the eight classes, they get their deposit back at the end of class.  If the student cannot afford the deposit, arrangements can still be made.  E-mail Frank for more information.

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Lunch with a friend I don’t see often but our conversation is always lively and personal.

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Got to hold that brand new baby, oh the feelings when you hold any baby especially one you have loved for months before she got here.

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When I got home the dogs reaction to me and the “smell” of the baby on me. They seem so concerned. Like they know. I remember how Maddie my past hound dog would come up and cry loud cries after I would hold a baby. It is amazing the common threads among the living.

By: Kathie

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After trying to endure watching the series Empire Boardwalk I decided all the ickyness it made me feel and nightmares was not worth it and took it back to the library. I want to see things that make me happy or at least think.

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Today I felt snippy at the store and irritated that the belt kept dragging my purse down as I was trying to get in it. I almost snapped at the clerk and something stopped me cause it wasn’t her fault, good thing, turned out she is a dear friends grand daughter. Glad I controlled my crabbiness (solar storms and dry hot wind make me crabby, ok not for happiness page).

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And with the storms it is good that many people get to experience the Northern Lights which we rarely see. (Hope I get to see.)

By: Kathie

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Got half of the garden weeded tonight.

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I am happy to see so many rich colors as I drive around this valley, it is like a big box of crayons hit the landscape. For some reason it really stimulates my senses.

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Reading a book online about the gnostic bible writings. It is really beautiful reading.

By: Kathie

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Lunch with my Happiness buddy Carolyn Bradshaw, we don’t do it often enough.

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We went where they had liver, oh I needed liver and it was great.

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The clouds today were so amazing and fluffy.  I was so amazed at the sky today. It made driving the 100 miles around town more pleasant. (yes 100 miles of city driving)

By: Kathie

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There was a celebration for my nephew when Make-A-Wish told him they were going to grant his wish.

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I think my garden is finally recovering a bit from the rain and enjoying the sun.

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Got to talk to my happiness buddy and we are making plans to get together.

By: Kathie

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