Positive #1: Last class of Happiness 101.

It is always bitter-sweet to bring a class to an end. We are are closer and happier. It has been amazing to see the smiles grow bigger and more authentic but what is even more amazing is watching the happiness test scores going up while the depression scores go down. There were three people in the class who were considered severely depressed eight weeks ago and now according to the CES-D (Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression) self test, they are no longer considered depressed at all. People sometimes give me a hard time about not charging for the class. When I see dramatic changes like that, believe me, I get paid – in what Tal Ben-Shahar calls “the Ultimate Currency”. I am truly a rich man.

Frank Clayton LPC

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