by Carly T.
Welcome to my discovery journal on what it means to live a happy life.
The goal is to create a space that inspires myself and others to find their own happiness, live life with ease, and feel like they’re not alone. It’s okay not to be perfect or get things right, and it’s all right to be human.
According to Dr. Olivia Remes Ph.D (University of Cambridge):
“The number one thing that connects human beings together is that we all want to be happy and free from suffering; this is the number one human desire that makes you the same as your friends, and also the same as the people you don’t get along with.”
Where Happiness Begins is not about achieving perfection, or being in a manic state of joy 24/7. It’s about creating a life in which you are empowered, and have the ability to discern and choose happiness over suffering in any given situation; to identify the actions and things you can control now, and try to be a better person today than you were yesterday—even if you may fail.
Where Happiness Begins is a place for me to document all the products, books, places, habits, philosophies, and thoughts that make choosing Happiness Over Suffering a little easier. It is also an outlet to share anger, hurt, frustration, and other struggles that may come up in daily life.
Topics of focus include:
Self-Love + Growth
Love + Relationships
Food + Travel + Art
BIG Talk + Little Moments
Mental Health + Wellness
Purpose + Career
Do + Shop + Live what feels good.