August 8 Is Happiness Happens Day – Celebrate With Us!

by Pamela Gail Johnson on August 6, 2015


(shareable graphic created just for Happiness Happens Day and SOHP by Jim Hunt) Join us on August 8 to toast in the 17th Happiness Happens Day with sparkling lemonade – or your favorite beverage. Lemonade comes to mind because happy people naturally turn lemons into lemonade. August 8th is the day we got our first […]



Here’s a sentence that I never thought I’d say, “The most amusing thing on the news right now is Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign.” This summer the global news headlines have been pretty bleak – Shark Attacks, Droughts and Floods, Random Shootings, Debt Crisis, Middle East Terrorist Violence, and Race Relations Challenges. The one bright spot for […]

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Happiness Happens Month 2015 31 Day Challenge #HHM2015 - Happy Together - Secret Society of Happy People SOHP

On August 1 we’ll be kicking-off our 16th Annual Happiness Happens Month. This year we’re focusing on our 31 Day Happiness Happens Challenge and we need your RSVP. You can get the challenges via email and through our social media links on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, and Instagram (follow me at AskPamelaGail). But, however you […]


Happy Summer 2015

Summer is here!! And that means … We’re counting down to Happiness Happens Month … Have you RSVP’d to the Happiness Happens Month Challenge? We’d LOVE for you to join us!!


Happiness Research Study With Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D.

by Pamela Gail Johnson on May 19, 2015

Sonja Books

SONJA LYUBOMIRSKY is professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside, an author, noted happiness expert and friend of the Secret Society of Happy People. She is working on a new project that I thought some of you might enjoy participating in so we’re sharing it. Enjoy!!! Dear friends and colleagues: Would you like […]


International Day of Happiness

The best part of the Secret Society of Happy People is that most of us focus on happiness every day. But it’s extra special when the rest of the world joins us and today is one of those days. In 2012 the United Nations declared March 20 as the International Day of Happiness. This year […]


Happy St. Patrick’s Day

by Pamela Gail Johnson on March 16, 2015

St. Patrick's Day - IrishPrayer

HAPPY ST. PADDY’S DAY!!! I’m part Irish so naturally I celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and wanted to share this Irish Prayer. I hope you’re wearing green, sharing in a green beverage toast and enjoying the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day!!! Get your #Irish on this year with #SOHP @AskPamelaGail Click To Tweet


31 Shades Of Love

by Pamela Gail Johnson on February 9, 2015

31 Shades Of Love - SOHP - Secret Society Of Happy People

Love is a timeless enigma that we instinctively seek, yet, simultaneously fear. We know that we need love to be happy, but we also know that love makes our happiness vulnerable. Our vulnerability allows fear to mask itself as a protector of hurt and disappointment. Yet, ironically this supposed protection also prevents us from experiencing […]


A Hunt For Happiness Can Make You Happier

by Pamela Gail Johnson on January 12, 2015

Hunt for Happiness Week - January  18 - 24 2015

Happiness can be as simple as a happy moment, but what that moment entails can be different for everyone. The truth is what makes us happy changes as we change. If you just brought home a new baby, sleeping for more than two hours is happiness. If you just retired, finding a new hobby can […]