• Dalai Lama with a crowd of people

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    The Dalai Lama believes that compassion can be taught and learned. It is essential for our growth as human beings.
  • Gift tags with cirlces and names

    Photography by Blaine Moats. © Live Happy

    Handmade tags to accompany your presents.
The true spirit of Aloha

Not So Blue Hawaii


One family in Hawaii humbles us by coming together to feed the homeless, showing us the true the meaning of the words "Happy Act."
KIND founder Daniel Lubetsky

Cool to be KIND


When Daniel Lubetzky founded KIND Healthy Snacks in 2004 he wanted to create a profitable company that sold good-for-you snack bars made with whole...

Dirk Nowitzki Makes Kid's Day


30 minutes before a playoff game with the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks' Power Forward Dirk Nowitzki wasn't too busy to say guten tag to this German-speaking TIRR Memorial Hermann Junior Hotwheels wheelchair basketball champ. After exchanging a few words in Deutsch, the teen was grinning ear-to-ear after clinching Dirk's autograph. -
Mom and kids playing

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7 Tips for a Memorable Mother’s Day


This Mother’s Day, show mom how much she’s appreciated and loved by creating a lasting memory she will cherish.
Veronika Scott of The Empowerment Project

Photo courtesy of The Empowerment Project

Stitching Lives Back Together


It’s a wonder no one had thought of it before: Invent a coat that converts into a blanket or sleeping bag—and then give it to homeless people. That...
People giving holiday gifts


9 Great Gifts That Are Experiences


Research shows that when we spend our money on experiences instead of things, the happiness we feel as a result is both stronger and longer lasting.
Thank you sticky note


30 Days of Gratitude


30 ideas for what to watch, read and do to show gratitude in the month of November.
Compassionate listening

Illustration © Pilgrim Waters

3 Building Blocks of Compassion


"There are several practices, or strategies, that help us cultivate compassion," says Jan Hutton, a certified Compassionate Listening facilitator who...
Child holding a dandelion in a field

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30 Days of Giving


Join us as we continue our year of happiness in June with 30 days of giving. Do, see, read and think about the ideas on our list, and then share your...


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