5 Science-Backed Ways to Smile More and Stress Less

by Pamela Gail Johnson on October 1, 2014

Friends drinking coffee

5 Science-Backed Ways to Smile More and Stress Less By Elizabeth Anne Scott Happiness and stress relief tend to go hand-in-hand.  As a stress management expert for About.com and author of 8 Keys to Stress Management, I know quite a bit about  stress management as well as what leads to happiness, so I know a lot about […]


Happy Rosh Hashanah

by Pamela Gail Johnson on September 24, 2014

Rosh HaShana


She Designed A Life She Loved – Pinterest Quote

by Pamela Gail Johnson on September 12, 2014

She Designed a Life She Loved

“She Designed a Life She Loved”- Pinterest Quote By C. E. Plante I’ve never seen myself as an inspirational person. Those inspirational posters that hang in doctors’ offices and corporate waiting rooms always felt forced and stuffy, condescending and opportunistic. Instead of pondering their motivational insight, I’d often find myself contemplating what kind of person […]


In Remembrance of September 11

by Pamela Gail Johnson on September 10, 2014

In Remembrance September 11 Secret Society of Happy People


One Simple Tweak To Stop Procrastinating and Living Happier!

by Pamela Gail Johnson on September 7, 2014

The Experiment - R. Michael Anderson, M.B.A., M.A

This week our blog is featuring a not-so-secretly happy guest The Experiment by Michael Anderson, M.B.A., M.A. When’s the last time you saw something on, for instance, the SOHP blog, about a way for you to be happier? And when you first read it, your initial impression was: “Wow! This fits me exactly. It will […]


Happy Labor Day!

by Pamela Gail Johnson on August 31, 2014

Labor Day - Relax SOHPcom

I hope you are enjoying your Labor Day. How are you celebrating?


The Happiness Expectation Trap

by Pamela Gail Johnson on August 25, 2014

Silver Holiday Gift Box

  On Saturday, I was reminded of something I already know. Every now and then everyone needs a reminder: Expectations lead to unhappiness.  I’m part of a group, TWINC (Traveling Women in Need of Cocktails), that meets up every month. We do anything from going to restaurants to sports events to wine tastings. Saturday we […]


When a Smile-Maker Cries Inside – Honoring Robin Williams

by Pamela Gail Johnson on August 17, 2014

When A Smile-Maker Cries Inside - Secret Society Of Happy People

Last week was surreal. It was beyond busy between my day job and Happiness Happens Month. But the surreal part happened early Monday evening when I was talking on the phone to a co-worker, and looked up long enough to see the CNN scroll read something like, “Robin Williams Dead at 63. Apparent Suicide.”   Time […]


HomeGoods Makes Happiness Happens Day Even Happier

by Pamela Gail Johnson on August 7, 2014

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  #HappinessHappens #HomeGoodsSweeps   We’re so excited that the national home décor retailer HomeGoods will be celebrating Happiness Happens Day with us today in stores across the country. Find a store near you. If you’re in New York City and Dallas there’ll be a few more surprises. Even more exciting is that HomeGoods will be giving […]