By Marilyn Halpern, MSW, LSW ~
March 20th is International Day of Happiness. The theme for this year is ‘Build Back Happier.’ Exploring the theme further, the non-profit Action for Happiness (actionforhappiness.org) provides three ways you can celebrate the International Day of Happiness:
Happier: Do something for your own happiness – make time to do something you really enjoy, get moving outside, learn something new or write down three things you’re grateful for.
Kinder: Do something for someone else – donate to a food bank or charity, text or call someone to tell them why you appreciate them, or volunteer in your local community.
Together: Share the International Day of Happiness with others. You can help more people get involved in the day by calling a friend or sending a “thinking of you” greeting card. What are two or three ways you can promote happiness and positive mental health?
In partnership with International Day of Happiness, the Denver Public Library will offer a free, Zoom class on March 25, 2022, 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. MT. The class will focus on Laughter Yoga and a happiness meditation. Lisa Lowe from Lifelong Acupuncture will lead the class as part of her on-going meditation series. To register for this class, visit: https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/mindfulness-and-meditation-15. This virtual class can be enjoyed nationwide. For more information on meditation resources, contact the Denver Public Library, contact Lisa Lowe at email@example.com or your local library.
You can celebrate happiness anytime by trying a fun, free Laughter Yoga class offered on YouTube (https://youtu.be/SVkG3L79sL4). Biannca Spears teaches this upbeat 20-minute session.
Join the international movement to promote happiness in March and throughout the coming year. For more information, visit actionforhappiness.org. Action for Happiness promotes a positive lifestyle throughout the year including a 10-day personal coaching opportunity. There is no cost for this service. Learn more about this opportunity at dayofhappiness.net/10days. Enjoy exploring how you can welcome more happiness and vitality into your life. Happy Spring!
Marilyn Halpern is the founder and executive director of Aspen Care Services. This locally owned business provides medical power of attorney, care management and professional guardianship services in the Denver Metro area. For more information visit – www.aspencareservices.com. Photo credit: Joe Caione.