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happiness {a give-away}

by Shawni

Today instead of writing up some recipe that will give short-term happiness, I’m writing about a recipe for the long-term happy stuff.  You see, Dave’s brother and his wife are pretty remarkable people.  They think things through better and deeper than anyone I know.  And they recently wrote a book.  A book about the science of happiness. 2013-03-26 misc 71516 And it is GOOD.  (You can always tell how much I like a book by the amount of pages turned over…and this one has a whole slew of them).2013-03-26 misc 71513 I love it because it delves into all kinds of studies and hypotheses to shift our way of thinking and it does that exceptionally well. 2013-03-26 misc 71517 The cool thing about the book is that it isn’t just a book.  It’s a discussion guide.  The theory is that you can read a book and even if it is intriguing to you, it’s wisdom may not stick with you over time if you don’t do something to cement that in and change your way of thinking.  So, Bob and Virginia have come up with the idea to incorporate classes to aid in digesting all this information.  I love this video clip because it explains it much better than I can: http://www.hapacus.com/hapacus-videos/ (there are a ton of other clips there as well). This one tells how this whole idea kind of emerged: http://www.hapacus.com/videos-meet-hapacus/ My mother-in-law headed up a class for us family members who live here in the desert. 2013-03-22 house ideas 73462(That pic. even has Julie in is who wasn’t here in person for the actual classes, but was with us each time we gathered through face time.  Gotta love technology for that.) It kind of felt like I was taking a college course in happiness.  With a bunch of my best friends.  And what could be better than that?  So many interesting concepts to discuss and so much to think about and ponder about how we live life.  I get all jazzed about that stuff so I’m excited I get to do a give away to spread the word. Bob and Virginia would like to give away a free student course.  That is four weeks either in person (if there is a teacher in your area) or on-line along with receiving your own book.  You pick the course you want here and they will let you know what to do from there.  If you want to find out more, click here:  http://www.hapacus.com/how-it-works/ If you want to enter the give-away, leave a comment below.  If you want a double-chance at winning, tell which video clip you like best from this link in a second comment. I’ll announce the winner on Saturday morning. 

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255 comments

marlowe April 18, 2013 - 1:55 pm

I think I need my teenagers to sit this course 😉

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cc April 18, 2013 - 1:56 pm

Sounds really neat! 🙂

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Fairbanks Photography April 18, 2013 - 1:58 pm

I'm excited to learn more! How cool!!

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Jenn Nielsen April 18, 2013 - 1:59 pm

I would LOVE to read this book! The last time I read a book about being happy, "The Happiness Project", it left me feeling like I was missing something. Well, actually a lot. Pick me, pick me!

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Jenn Nielsen April 18, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Of the two videos, I like the first one the best. I'm in a book club and we're always looking for new materials. According to the video I watched, it's not just a book – but a discussion starter. Perfect!

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Kenny & Brittany April 18, 2013 - 2:02 pm

This sounds wonderful!

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Amy April 18, 2013 - 2:06 pm

This sounds awesome! I would love to win 🙂

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Amy April 18, 2013 - 2:07 pm

I liked the first video. 🙂

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Deanna April 18, 2013 - 2:21 pm

Looks like a great book and great course!

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Natalie B. April 18, 2013 - 2:23 pm

This is something I have been thinking about a lot…thanks for sharing it! I think my whole family could benefit from learning the science behind happiness.

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Heather April 18, 2013 - 2:26 pm

Wow, what an incredible idea! Thanks for the chance to win!

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A. P. April 18, 2013 - 2:33 pm

This speaks right to me today! I would love the chance to read this book. Thank you!

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LeAnn Golob April 18, 2013 - 2:34 pm

Very interesting concept!

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LeAnn Golob April 18, 2013 - 2:34 pm

Very interesting concept!

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LeAnn Golob April 18, 2013 - 2:35 pm

Very interesting concept!

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My Many Coloured Days April 18, 2013 - 2:37 pm

I adore books on happiness. Sounds like a neat idea to practice what you read. Thanks for the chance to win!

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A. P. April 18, 2013 - 2:37 pm

My favorite video (so far)is "Choices pt. 2," which recommends investing money in experiences instead of possessions to boost happiness. So true!

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Kristy April 18, 2013 - 2:45 pm

What a great idea! Who doesn't want to be happier?

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The Lowry's April 18, 2013 - 2:46 pm

I'd love to win!

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Janessa April 18, 2013 - 2:50 pm

This is exactly what I have been praying for as of late. How cool! I hope I win.

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Janessa April 18, 2013 - 2:52 pm

I loved all the clips I watched but the one that stuck with me the best was "Happiness 101 – Positivity." It was truly inspiring,

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Angela Ellsworth April 18, 2013 - 2:54 pm

Is love to win! Angellsworth at gmail dot com

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wendy April 18, 2013 - 2:54 pm

I find this subject so fascinating and would love to read the book!

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wendy April 18, 2013 - 2:57 pm

Also, the first video really peaked my interest, although I did enjoy both of them.

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Mindy April 18, 2013 - 3:02 pm

This sounds like something I could really benefit from!

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Katie Rose April 18, 2013 - 3:04 pm

Wow this looks amazing! I am looking for a book to do with my book club- this may be a keeper!

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Anonymous April 18, 2013 - 3:06 pm

Thanks for another opportunity to enrich our lives!

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Amanda D April 18, 2013 - 3:12 pm

Sounds like a great book/course!

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Emily Smith April 18, 2013 - 3:14 pm

Love to read the book! I believe there is a limitless capacity for joy and happiness… but at times we need to learn new ways to tap into it.
I enjoyed the first video.
Cheers!

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Jill April 18, 2013 - 3:19 pm

This made me feel happy just watching the videos.

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Kelly April 18, 2013 - 3:20 pm

I love to be happy.:) Thanks for the chance to win.

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Jill April 18, 2013 - 3:21 pm

I liked the 'vaccine' video.
Thanks for sharing!

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Heather Conger April 18, 2013 - 3:22 pm

This sounds wonderful, I have recently overcome postpartum depression and I am striving to find out a more who I am and where my happiness really comes from. My journey is documented here http://www.imreinventingthemommyhood.blogspot.com I think this program would be a great asset to me.

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Heather Conger April 18, 2013 - 3:25 pm

Favorite video was optimism.

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Heather Conger April 18, 2013 - 3:25 pm

Favorite video was optimism.

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Emily April 18, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Sounds like a good read!

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Kelly April 18, 2013 - 3:41 pm

I liked the video about choices.

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Christiansen's April 18, 2013 - 3:45 pm

This looks like a great read!

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Stephanie April 18, 2013 - 3:46 pm

Who doesn't want to be happier? WE DO!

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Mary April 18, 2013 - 3:46 pm

This looks so inspiring!

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Carla April 18, 2013 - 3:58 pm

I would love to win some happiness!

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schweigen.ist.silber April 18, 2013 - 4:14 pm

Hi Shawni,
This sounds like I great book. I checked Amazon, however, it is not listed there. Do you happen to know how one can obtain a copy?
Thanks

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ellen April 18, 2013 - 4:15 pm

I'd like to win. 🙂

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Emilee April 18, 2013 - 4:21 pm

Why is this so revolutionary to me!? Amazing! I would love to win!

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Emilee April 18, 2013 - 4:23 pm

The clip on choices was like an evaluation of my life! I am such a maximizer and then second guess myself and wonder why I'm not satisfied. . . Great stuff!

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Anonymous April 18, 2013 - 4:30 pm

this same subject has been on my mind a lot lately…perfect timing!!

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Michelle April 18, 2013 - 4:39 pm

I've enjoyed reading some of the stuff on their blog. Would love to win the book!

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Quelly April 18, 2013 - 4:53 pm

I think I need this in my life right now! Please enter me for a free course.

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Jenny Bay April 18, 2013 - 4:53 pm

Sounds neat!

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Danielle April 18, 2013 - 5:14 pm

Sounds like a great class and book! I would love to win.

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Rae April 18, 2013 - 5:14 pm

I would have to do an on-line class (which is actually perfect since I have two littles). Yeah!

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Rae April 18, 2013 - 5:15 pm

I would have to take an on-line course (which is perfect since I have two littles)! Yeah for this!

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The Watkins April 18, 2013 - 5:25 pm

Wow,sounds so interesting and uplifting! Thanks

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Danielle April 18, 2013 - 5:25 pm

I like the happiness 101; explanatory style. Very eye opening.

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The Watkins April 18, 2013 - 5:26 pm

Out of the videos I enjoyed the Choices part 2. My husband and I have been discussing this very thing concerning our own little family! Thanks

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K April 18, 2013 - 5:35 pm

I'd love a copy of the book for my mother. Don't know that I could get her to do the course right now. How can I get a copy? Thanks!

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Debbie Jones April 18, 2013 - 5:39 pm

Please enter me in the give-away. I would love this course and the book! Thank you.

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Katie and the Mr April 18, 2013 - 5:45 pm

Oh my goodness! This would be so phenomenal. I actually have a mental illness, so this could really help!

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Katie and the Mr April 18, 2013 - 5:48 pm

I like the emotional balance video. It is so true that life is one big juggling act, and in order to be happy… you need to be a first class circus act.

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Tara April 18, 2013 - 5:53 pm

We would love this!

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Jennifer April 18, 2013 - 5:53 pm

I'd love to learn how to live a "happy life"!
Jen

I am just finishing a book called 'The Happiness Advantage" that has similar ideas. 🙂

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rhianna brooke April 18, 2013 - 5:53 pm

This is great! I would love to take this course (and possibly learn how to become a teacher).

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rhianna brooke April 18, 2013 - 5:56 pm

I love what the Happiness 101 – Choices pt2 video had to say about investing in experiences rather than objects. My husband and I have been trying to do that more, especially as newlyweds we want more memories, not stuff.

I also really enjoyed the Becoming a Hapacus Teacher video because I'm interested in that. I'm all about spreading joy!

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Mary Beck April 18, 2013 - 6:11 pm

I could use this!

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Cam-Rach April 18, 2013 - 6:13 pm

I would love to receive the book. Sounds great!

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Mary Beck April 18, 2013 - 6:14 pm

I thought the 'optimism' video was interesting…

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Susannah April 18, 2013 - 6:15 pm

Great giveaway. I would love a chance to win!

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Camile April 18, 2013 - 6:24 pm

Sounds so interesting – I would love for my whole family to learn more about this!

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Camile April 18, 2013 - 6:25 pm

I really liked "the paradox of affluence" video.

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Nick and Jessi April 18, 2013 - 6:29 pm

This sounds so interesting. I'd love to win!

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[Stacia] April 18, 2013 - 6:41 pm

I'm intrigued!

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BriAnne April 18, 2013 - 6:55 pm

It sounds like just what I need! Thanks for the fun giveaway.

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andrea April 18, 2013 - 6:58 pm

There is nothing I love more than reading and discussing, especially on the topic of happiness.

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vera April 18, 2013 - 6:58 pm

Your family is full of so many amazing people! Would love this book (I've bought – literally – every single book you've mentioned on your blog! Amazon thanks you ha!)

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Kristin and Jay April 18, 2013 - 7:02 pm

MAKE ME HAPPY!

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Kathy Taylor April 18, 2013 - 7:20 pm

I would love this kind of sunshine in my life! Thanks for the opportunity!

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Dan and Katie April 18, 2013 - 7:40 pm

I'm intrigued!

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Jennifer Kennedy April 18, 2013 - 7:43 pm

Sounds very interesting!! Would love to learn more!!

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Sarah April 18, 2013 - 7:47 pm

Entering the giveaway! You're so blessed to be surrounded by wise people

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Sarah April 18, 2013 - 7:48 pm

The video I like the most is the affluence paradox. That's something I've thought about a lot.

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Jennifer Kennedy April 18, 2013 - 7:50 pm

I liked the Happiness 101 Choices video!7442

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stephanie April 18, 2013 - 7:54 pm

Very intriguing…thanks for the chance to learn more through your give away.

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LZ April 18, 2013 - 8:04 pm

I would love to take this course. thanks so much for sharing!

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Cindy April 18, 2013 - 8:05 pm

I'm interested–I'm fascinated by happiness research!

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LZ April 18, 2013 - 8:13 pm

I like the optimism video. Mindset can be so powerful

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Cassie April 18, 2013 - 8:14 pm

Wow! What a neat concept, the actual science behind hapiness!

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Cassie April 18, 2013 - 8:14 pm

I liked the video on optimism

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Dianna April 18, 2013 - 8:19 pm

What a great read!

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Dianna April 18, 2013 - 8:20 pm

I liked the one on positivity. Great!

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Sena April 18, 2013 - 8:20 pm

This comes at a perfect time for me. We had our second son in October and I had receive two blood transfusions and took well over 4 months to recover from the birth. our lives were falling apart, so we decided to quit over half of our commitments, and it seems as though we're on the up-swing, but it's proved to have lasting negative effects on our marriage. I'd love to take a course, read a book, anything about this. As a psychology grad and counselor by trade (who now stays home with our two boys), I am fascinated by research into how or why we do things. And that's also why I liked the first video. I am energized by learning that sort of stuff and would love to have the experience AND the knowledge!

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Terri-Ann April 18, 2013 - 8:21 pm

Love this kind of thing! Can't wait to read the book.

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Becca LeSueur April 18, 2013 - 8:22 pm

I'd LOVE to take the course! There's always room for more happiness in life.

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Liz April 18, 2013 - 8:24 pm

Count me in!

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Liz April 18, 2013 - 8:27 pm

I liked the videos about choices. They ring true and it was fun to have someone put names to these most often subconscious approaches to decision-making.

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Becca LeSueur April 18, 2013 - 8:27 pm

I liked your first video best! And would love to have a copy of this book. If I don't win (which would keep with tradition), where can I get a copy?

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Becca LeSueur April 18, 2013 - 8:27 pm

I liked your first video best! And would love to have a copy of this book. If I don't win (which would keep with tradition), where can I get a copy?

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Mars April 18, 2013 - 8:28 pm

This is very cool. I would love to win! 🙂

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R and S April 18, 2013 - 8:39 pm

Count me in for a chance to receive this give-away!

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R and S April 18, 2013 - 8:41 pm

The video clip about "Explanatory Style" was thought provoking for me. Thanks!

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happy cori April 18, 2013 - 8:45 pm

I would love to have this! My husband has mental health problems and I'm always looking for things to help me fill in the gaps in parenting with my kids. This course looks like it would really benefit my family!

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happy cori April 18, 2013 - 8:47 pm

My favorite clip was the one entitled Positivity! I also like the one about using our money to buy things that will provide experiences instead of things…..good to remember for my kids.

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Shayla April 18, 2013 - 8:48 pm

I would love to learn more! This course sounds really neat. Thanks!

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Louise April 18, 2013 - 8:48 pm

Wow, what an amazing opportunity! Yes please!

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Shayla April 18, 2013 - 8:52 pm

I liked all the ones I could watch…Catharsis was very interesting.

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Jenny April 18, 2013 - 8:54 pm

Wow, that looks awesome!

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jeanine April 18, 2013 - 8:58 pm

Sounds awesome!

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Megan April 18, 2013 - 9:04 pm

would love to learn more!

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Megan April 18, 2013 - 9:05 pm

would love to learn more!

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Mindi April 18, 2013 - 9:29 pm

i'm in London, but love the online option. Thanks!

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D & H April 18, 2013 - 9:36 pm

I'd love to win!

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Brett and Tiffany April 18, 2013 - 9:52 pm

I love anything on happiness. I hope you choose my number. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Suzanne April 18, 2013 - 10:20 pm

This sounds cool. 😉

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Heidi Broberg April 18, 2013 - 10:27 pm

I'd love to win, sounds great!

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Heidi Broberg April 18, 2013 - 10:28 pm

Happiness 101- Emotional Balance

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Suzanne April 18, 2013 - 10:28 pm

I like the Emotional Balance video

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Jenny April 18, 2013 - 10:48 pm

I would love to take this class. I think it's something I could definitely use in my life right now!

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Dre + Drew - Pacific Northwest Living - DuPont, WA April 18, 2013 - 10:59 pm

This is the coolest thing i have seen and so important for individuals, society, corporations, government. So many lives can change with this awesome program. I am excited to read the book and take a class.

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Dre + Drew - Pacific Northwest Living - DuPont, WA April 18, 2013 - 11:02 pm

I LOVED THE POSITIVE video. My husband and I have a goal to compliment and focus on the positive every day. It is easier to focus on the negative because Satan is here to destroy marriages and families and individuals and he does this by negativity and discouragement. I need to be better at being positive and as I do I know I will be more happy!!

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Story Family April 18, 2013 - 11:47 pm

Happiness? You bet! Sign me up.

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*Heather* April 18, 2013 - 11:48 pm

This might help a lot!

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Shelley Hendrickson April 19, 2013 - 12:11 am

This could do wonders for my yours mine and ours modern family 🙂

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mjones April 19, 2013 - 12:24 am

Just started a new book club for women of all ages. Would love to read and discuss this book with the wonderful ladies in the book club!

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deni April 19, 2013 - 12:48 am

I would love to be involved in this. I have gone through a lot lately and would love to truly be happy again

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Nancy April 19, 2013 - 12:53 am

Sounds great!

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Nancy April 19, 2013 - 12:54 am

I liked the "Did you Know" video

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Jessica Taylor April 19, 2013 - 1:10 am

I'd love it! I saw a little sign about "the happiness bicycle" on Marva's fridge in January and have wondered!

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brandy April 19, 2013 - 1:25 am

This book sounds like something I need right now in my life!!

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BriAnne April 19, 2013 - 1:29 am

Tried to watch the videos but couldnt, the introductory video was superb though!

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Allison Hill April 19, 2013 - 1:42 am

I would love the chance to win, thank you!

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D April 19, 2013 - 1:57 am

I love taking an in-depth study of important things like this.

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Kyrie April 19, 2013 - 2:12 am

I just finished reading "The Happiness Project" and this would be a wonderful follow up to that!

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Laura April 19, 2013 - 2:23 am

This sounds like a great book for our next book group. I'll have to check out the video clips too.

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Allison April 19, 2013 - 2:24 am

I'd love to read the book. It sounds like just what I need. 🙂

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Erinn April 19, 2013 - 2:32 am

this sounds right up my alley! thanks for the chance to win!

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Lindsay April 19, 2013 - 2:44 am

What a great idea. I would love some hands on learning in this area!

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Holly Decker April 19, 2013 - 2:44 am

Could really use this right about now!!! Sounds awesome, thanks

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Holly Decker April 19, 2013 - 2:45 am

I liked the first link the best… It intrigued me

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Kelli W April 19, 2013 - 2:57 am

I'm officially intrigued!

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The Cartwright Family! April 19, 2013 - 3:05 am

I would love this… I would really really love this.

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mcwally April 19, 2013 - 3:40 am

Just watched "Happy" the documentary! love the topic.
Hope to win!

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Dre + Drew - Pacific Northwest Living - DuPont, WA April 19, 2013 - 3:49 am

I just read this loved " Give up your constant need to complain about those many, many, maaany things – people, situations, events that make you unhappy, sad and depressed. Nobody can make you unhappy, no situation can make you sad or miserable unless you allow it to. It’s not the situation that triggers those feelings in you, but how you choose to look at it. Never underestimate the power of positive thinking

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Jenn April 19, 2013 - 4:07 am

My 2013 Word is HAPPY. I want to learn more about being happy. I want to savor moments of happiness. I want to radiate happiness. I choose happiness! Looks like a great read. I hope I win, but if not I will order online!

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Wendy April 19, 2013 - 4:15 am

I'd love this book! I would like to teach a Hapacus Course!

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Wendy April 19, 2013 - 4:16 am

I've watched about half the videos. One that stood out for me was "Explanatory Style."

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Jenn April 19, 2013 - 4:18 am

I loved both videos! The first one kind of struck a cord with me though, the thought of learning the science of happiness and then teaching it THRILLS me. That is cool.

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kristen April 19, 2013 - 4:33 am

what an interesting idea. I was just thinking tonight about how my own attitude affects other people's attitudes.
ktrinnaman at gmail dot com

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kristen April 19, 2013 - 4:34 am

…and I liked the video on choices because my husband and I can NEVER make a decision. It's exhausting! 🙂

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Laney April 19, 2013 - 5:19 am

I would love the opportunity. I've actually been thinking about happiness lately (I watched the "Happy" documentary and it has just been on my mind), so it would be timely.

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Laney April 19, 2013 - 5:26 am

I also like the ideas in Choice part 2. Investing in experiences! Family vacations growing up are some of my favorite memories.

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SaraB April 19, 2013 - 6:04 am

We can all use some Happiness!

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Jessie April 19, 2013 - 6:24 am

This course sounds amazing! What a great giveaway. I would love to win!

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Emily April 19, 2013 - 7:02 am

I could use some more focuss on hapiness,and a course would be great, though I have no clue how it would work for me. But still …

Oh, and I like the Emotional Balance video.

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Anita April 19, 2013 - 10:22 am

Looks Great! Would love to win this.

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Anita April 19, 2013 - 10:23 am

My favorite clip was the self-bias. very interesting concept.

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Julia Walsh April 19, 2013 - 12:07 pm

Everyone could use a little extra happiness myself included. Count me in please!

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Mrs. Suter April 19, 2013 - 12:36 pm

Yes – I, too, would love to read this book. I've read a lot on the topic but I still need a lot of practice… As a child, someone once said I was "at awe with the beauty of life but not weighed down by it." I want to reclaim that!

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Mrs. Suter April 19, 2013 - 12:39 pm

I liked the first video because of the way it demonstrates how science can provide insight into our behaviors and resulting emotions and how we can make better choices in our perceptions and about what we choose to focus on.

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emily April 19, 2013 - 1:11 pm

I need this! Our family was just hit with an autism diagnosis and I need to get my feet back under me!

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emily April 19, 2013 - 1:12 pm

The emotional balance video was my favorite 🙂

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Diana April 19, 2013 - 1:33 pm

I truly appreciate people who help me to think deeper about important issues =)

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Callie April 19, 2013 - 1:35 pm

Great giveaway! I would love to win this. 🙂

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Julie April 19, 2013 - 1:46 pm

Yes Please!

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Callie April 19, 2013 - 1:46 pm

I really liked the video clip "Choices."

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Fairbanks Photography April 19, 2013 - 2:09 pm

I love that you are giving away happiness! 🙂 ha!ha! I liked the science of happiness video. It offers a different approach to think about happiness. Our brain is only designed for survival, not happiness…interesting…

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Emily April 19, 2013 - 2:15 pm

Oh, this looks AWESOME! I love the video Happiness 101-choices. Thanks!

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Melissa Cheney April 19, 2013 - 2:27 pm

This would be WONDERFUL! We've got a pretty full plate right now with my being in school full-time and working part-time at my kid's school, and my husband is currently out of work. It's getting a little tougher to find those happy moments right now–could sure use some help!

Thanks for all your thoughts and insights here on your blog, Shawni. I'm a daily follower and I LOVE your insights. Keep on being amazing!

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Virginia Pothier April 19, 2013 - 3:53 pm

Hi 71 Toes,

This is Virginia Pothier, Shawni's sister-in-law and Co-Founder of Hapacus. Thanks for the post Shawni! We're so glad you enjoyed the course.

If you want more information on taking a course or teaching a course, you can contact me directly. My email is virginia@hapacus.com, or call (855) 722-4165.

Virginia Pothie

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The Munro Family April 19, 2013 - 4:37 pm

This book would be such a huge blessing! I love that it is the science of happiness.

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The Munro Family April 19, 2013 - 4:39 pm

My favorite video is "pleased to meet you." I like how we get to see your brother and sis in law and they explain how the project came to be. I would love to take a class!

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Jonathan and Linsi April 19, 2013 - 5:28 pm

I'd LOVE this! You can never have too much happiness 🙂

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Lizi Bates April 19, 2013 - 6:27 pm

We need more genuine happiness in this world. Would love to learn more about this book/course.

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Lizi Bates April 19, 2013 - 6:31 pm

I liked the first video 'Did you know? Science of happiness facts'. I liked all the thought provoking questions and the comment that our brains are built for survival and not happiness.

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Hilary J. April 19, 2013 - 7:11 pm

I would live the opportunity to learn more.

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Jes April 19, 2013 - 7:20 pm

I would love to take this class! =)

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Jes April 19, 2013 - 7:20 pm

I really enjoyed "The Paradox of Affluence". It was just what I needed to hear today!

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Wendy April 19, 2013 - 7:41 pm

I'm signing up for Hapacus (still hoping to win it for free, though!)–I want to bring it to Kansas City because I love the concept. It falls in line with some of the work I did on depression research at Duke University, before I had kids and made the decision to raise them. My husband Mark (a psychologist) worked with one of the scientists, Dr. Kashdan, years ago at MUSC in Charleston, so he got a kick out of seeing the website and finding out what Todd was up to now. Small world!

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Anna Kuma April 19, 2013 - 7:42 pm

Would love to win–thank you for introducing me to this!

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Anna Kuma April 19, 2013 - 7:44 pm

I loved the video on money and science on how it doesnt equate happiness. Thought provoking.

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Audrey April 19, 2013 - 8:01 pm

I sure want to win it!

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Tommi Hymas April 19, 2013 - 8:28 pm

Would love to win — thank you for your beautiful blog already happier for having discovered it!

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Tommi Hymas April 19, 2013 - 8:29 pm

I love the video on the science of happiness.

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Kim April 19, 2013 - 8:41 pm

I would love to win, this would be an awesome book to share with my girlfriends and my daughter.

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Unknown April 19, 2013 - 9:29 pm

What a fun looking book!

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Rebecca April 19, 2013 - 9:29 pm

I'd love to win:)

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Barbie April 19, 2013 - 9:55 pm

This is awesome.

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Barbie April 19, 2013 - 9:56 pm

I loved the optimism video.

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Lisa @ Simply Things Family April 19, 2013 - 11:10 pm

Thanks for the chance to win this. Seems like you have some great family members.

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Anjane' April 19, 2013 - 11:32 pm

I would love to win this!

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Vowell Family April 19, 2013 - 11:47 pm

I would be "happy" to win. =)

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Julie April 20, 2013 - 12:24 am

How interesting.. Would love to read that book!

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Lillian J. Banks April 20, 2013 - 12:56 am

This looks amazing, like something I would like to teach if it is that good. I have 5 kids and I love to be a mom and I can see how this would help us all. Kids ages, 12, 8, 6, 4, 1
I hope I win,
Thanks!
LJB

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Rhonda Dow April 20, 2013 - 1:40 am

I'd love to read it!

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Jenn K. April 20, 2013 - 2:23 am

What I great idea. I would love to win!

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The Peterson Family April 20, 2013 - 3:34 am

Thanks for this opportunity. I'm excited to learn more!

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Field Family April 20, 2013 - 4:26 am

I am the 2nd counselor in the Young Womens in my ward. When I had a presidency meeting with my cute beehives and we discussed ideas for activities, I was a little shocked to learn the they wanted to learn how to be more happy. Since then I have tried to plan activites centered around finding happiness. This seems like it may be the perfect thing to help my girls or at least put me on the right track with them. I am totally interested. Please share how to get a copy of this book. I liked the first video. It captured my attention right away and I would love to share it with my young women!

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Kris April 20, 2013 - 4:40 am

I Love this idea! lately,I've been felling like I should be more happy

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Jodi April 20, 2013 - 4:59 am

This looks like a fantastic book to add to my Happiness library!

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Jodi April 20, 2013 - 5:02 am

I like the positivity video!

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Kariann Voorhees April 20, 2013 - 5:22 am

I am intrigued! I know that we wake up each day and choose to be happy or not. Some days it's harder to make the happiness choice. Thinking about happiness as a science is pretty cool. Please pick me!!! (I like the video about choices) To me life is all about the choices we make.

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JLH April 20, 2013 - 6:45 am

This book sounds great!

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JLH April 20, 2013 - 6:46 am

I like the science of happiness facts video.

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Jerlyn April 20, 2013 - 6:52 am

I would absolutely love the opportunity to attend this class and read the book. Thank you for the opportunity m

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Jerlyn April 20, 2013 - 6:57 am

I enjoyed the emotional balance segment. There were some good points. It really got me thinking. I am excited to learn more.

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Cami Reschke April 20, 2013 - 1:11 pm

I'm always up for more happiness. 🙂

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Jessi April 20, 2013 - 1:41 pm

Sounds awesome.

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Cristina April 20, 2013 - 2:54 pm

Hopefully it's not too late. I would love to read the book 🙂 very interesting

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Cristina April 20, 2013 - 2:57 pm

And the video I like is the positivity video 🙂

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Annie Smith April 20, 2013 - 3:01 pm

I'm excited for the possibility of this!

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Tara April 21, 2013 - 4:28 am

Sounds great!

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Michelle April 21, 2013 - 7:05 pm

I might be too late, but if not this sounds like an awesome book.

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Vanessa April 21, 2013 - 11:58 pm

so glad you just extended this and reminded us!

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Reader April 22, 2013 - 12:00 am

I'd love to win! My library does not have a copy.

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Britty April 22, 2013 - 12:05 am

This would be a great book I'm sure any mom would love!

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Lena April 22, 2013 - 12:20 am

Interesting book! Would love to win!

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Sara April 22, 2013 - 12:22 am

This a great idea for a program! As a church youth leader, I think this would be really valuable for older students or college-agers as well.

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Sara April 22, 2013 - 12:24 am

I chose to watch the "Choices" video first, and it really made me think! Crazy how just a quick, 3 min clip can get the wheels turning.

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delilas April 22, 2013 - 12:28 am

You can never have to much happiness!! 😀

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Karen Harris April 22, 2013 - 12:31 am

I would be "HAPPY" to win this!!

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Mary Elizabeth Gregory April 22, 2013 - 12:41 am

I would love to win this!

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Mary Elizabeth Gregory April 22, 2013 - 12:42 am

My favorite video is the happiness 101-positivity one.

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Jenny April 22, 2013 - 12:53 am

Would love to win!

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Steph April 22, 2013 - 1:28 am

This sounds great! Might have to get that book!

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Steph April 22, 2013 - 1:29 am

I liked the first video!

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Lindsay April 22, 2013 - 1:32 am

Looks very interesting! Would love to read the book. I liked the first video first.

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Bryndee Slade April 22, 2013 - 1:34 am

I could really use this right about now. Thanks for the opportunity.

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Your friend April 22, 2013 - 1:35 am

Sounds wonderful. I would love to learn more how to be happy…and then apply it. Thanks for the opportunity.

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Bryndee Slade April 22, 2013 - 1:35 am

I enjoyed the choices video!

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Alex April 22, 2013 - 1:44 am

I'd love to read this book!

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Alex April 22, 2013 - 1:44 am

My favorite video is the one on self bias. Never thought about that before!

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Colleen Cole April 22, 2013 - 1:47 am

you have inspired me- i check out your posts all the time and try to implement different techniques in my own family. You make it look easy, but if I am reading your blog correctly you put a lot of love, sweat, tears and hard work into it! I would love this book, I bought your parents and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for all you do.

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Alicia Lopez April 22, 2013 - 1:53 am

I would LOVE to read this book!

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Jessie April 22, 2013 - 2:10 am

I just watched the video on "emotional balance" and it all sounds so interesting! Definitely something I would like to learn more about!

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Joe and Amy April 22, 2013 - 2:20 am

I would love to read this book. 🙂

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Joe and Amy April 22, 2013 - 2:24 am

My favorite video is the paradox of affluence.

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*Heather* April 22, 2013 - 2:25 am

I liked the emotional balance video

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Jessica Dahlquist April 22, 2013 - 2:26 am

I am happy, but I could be happier. Also, I like the positivity video.

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The Katy Daileys April 22, 2013 - 2:27 am

Looks like something I would love to read and put into practice!

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Alia April 22, 2013 - 2:31 am

This book looks awesome! I would love a chance to read it!

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Alia April 22, 2013 - 2:31 am

This book looks awesome! I would love a chance to read it.

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Lisa April 22, 2013 - 3:12 am

I love reading about happiness and learning new principles to apply to my life!

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Lisa April 22, 2013 - 3:18 am

The positivity video is very informative.

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Tami April 22, 2013 - 3:37 am

This looks very interesting!

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Monica April 22, 2013 - 4:07 am

I would love it!

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Anna April 22, 2013 - 5:02 am

Great idea! I would love to learn more!

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Jill Clark April 22, 2013 - 5:05 am

I would love this! I so need something like this in my life right now! pick me!:)

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Michelle April 22, 2013 - 5:16 am

Happiness is kind of my thing. I hope I win!

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Shannon April 22, 2013 - 5:31 am

This looks awesome, thanks for the chance!

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Rach April 22, 2013 - 5:32 am

Getting in at the last possible moment 😉 but I would sure love a chance to win! Thanks for extending…it sure made me happy!

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Shannon April 22, 2013 - 5:39 am

I liked the science of happiness video and the optimism video. I think I would like every single one if I had time to listen right now.

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Amanda April 22, 2013 - 5:48 am

Im excited to hear more about this

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Lisita April 22, 2013 - 5:52 am

Sounds interesting!

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Ryan & Amanda April 22, 2013 - 6:33 am

I would love to do this course, it is such an amazing idea!

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Ryan & Amanda April 22, 2013 - 6:38 am

I liked the Optimism clip.

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Cami April 23, 2013 - 9:36 pm

This looks so interesting! Where can I buy the book?

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Mindi April 25, 2013 - 9:35 am

I'd love to read the book!

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