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Published Apr 13, 2013 in Education
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Introduction to The Pursuit of Happiness project.

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Who We Are
Our Mission
Our Programs
Our Goals
What You Can Do
the pursuit of happiness
© Copyright Teaching Happiness, Inc.

Who We Are
Teaching Happiness Inc. is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization founded by a coalition of educators, designers, writers and businessmen all brought together by the shared belief that happiness is understandable, obtainable and teachable
Our ever-evolving website,, attempts to provide clear, concise, information on the history and scientific study of human happiness, positive psychology and mental well-being in general.

Our Mission
To promote a broader understanding of happiness by providing a variety of information and research, best practices, and materials and resources to bring historical and scientific views on happiness to life.
We are particularly interested in providing science-based information on the skills needed to build resilience against depression and pursue a meaningful life.

Our Goals
Promote the exploration of happiness in educational institutions.
If the pursuit of happiness is a basic right, it follows that we should be teaching about it. Both Socrates and Confucius taught that personal growth towards happiness should serve as the essential goal of education.
Explore the psychological foundations of human happiness.
The “Science of Happiness,” is providing us with new insights into human well-being based on concrete data. We intend to make the implications of the most scientific studies clear and accessible, and regularly update this information based on the latest discoveries.

Our Goals
Promote a diversity of views on the pursuit of happiness.
As members of the global community, we should enrich our views on human well-being through the study of global perspectives. What is remarkable is that many of the empirically based insights of the positive psychologists resonate with the experiential wisdom of great thinkers around the world such as Confucius and Aristotle.
Encourage critical thinking.
Through the study of happiness we can learn how to compare and contrast perspectives from East and West, from the social sciences and humanities, on an issue that is immediately appealing and central to our lives.

Our Programs
In addition to information, we provide Happiness Programs that include an initial training and 6 weeks of follow-up, including:
Daily emails to build happiness habits
Weekly Q&A sessions to answer questions and overcome recent obstacles
Happiness Forums where participants can post and discuss their challenges and successes.
We offer several training formats:
Full Day Seminar
One Hour Training
One Hour Webinar
Speaking Engagements at Meetings or Conferences

What You Can Do
Explore our website
Read through the material provided and help build the discussion.
Link up to us
Promoting our website on your website has two benefits: More traffic, and better rankings. And better rankings lead to more traffic, etc. If you have a website related to the topic of happiness, please let us know.
Use our materials in your classes
You are welcome to freely access lesson plans, syllabi, and power points in the Teaching Resources section of our website. In exchange we request that you credit as well as the authors.

What You Can Do
Last but not least, we would much appreciate anything you can contribute.
Contribute Now
We have a donations page that is completely secure.
We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so your donations are tax free in the U.S.
100% goes to website improvement.
You can “Donate Without Donating”. The project will earn 6-8% of any Amazon product you purchase through our website