I love to gush about my job and my amazing clients, so I had to post some pictures from a photo shoot I did in Boston last week for a new company I adore called HAPPIER. Yup, Happier is just that–a company about happiness. Their whole philosophy is based on the science of Happines and the research that proves if you just write down a few small things each day that make you happy, you WILL BE HAPPIER.
So, Happier‘s new mobile app is a simple way to collect these happy moments and then share them with friends and family. You create collections, add photos and then encourage your friends to join, so you can both inspire them with your happier moments and be inspired by their happier moments. If you like a moment, send them a smiley face or leave a comment, and then, if you want, go ahead and share it to Facebook or Twitter for all the unenlightened ones who haven’t yet downloaded the free happier app.
Happiness is contagious, you know! A 20-year Harvard study shows that happiness spreads through social networks, sort of like a virus, meaning that your happiness could influence the happiness of someone you’ve never even met. HOW COOL IS THAT??? OK, So I am a little bit obsessed! But I’m not the only one. Read the recent piece in Forbes about Happier, or BostInno. Being “Happier” is good business– and, besides, I was IN as soon as I saw the Happy Face!
So, how did I get connected to this fabulous company??
My dear old friend from Boston, Laura Zigman, just signed on to be Happier’s PR guru. Laura is a super hero in her own right, and the author of several hysterical novels, including Dating Big Bird and Animal Husbandry (made into a pretty funny movie with Ashley Judd years ago called SOMEONE LIKE YOU) She also has a hugely funny blog! But I digress…
Laura asked me to come to Boston and take some new pictures of co-founder and Chief Happiness Officer Nataly Kogan to promote her upcoming appearances at TedX and next month’s Happiness Conference (Uh-Uh! Nataly’s HUGE in the world of Happy technology!) I had such a blast visiting the happier ‘Headquarters”, meeting the staff and doing Nataly’s photo session.
Everything in the Happier office is- you guessed it- Happy. Orange is the primary color (Nataly’s favorite!), the neon “Happier Hour” sign glows from the center of the main wall and there are fun little details throughout the open 5th floor office space to remind both staff and guests to take time to enjoy the small pleasures in life.
After finishing our pictures inside, Nataly took me on a walking tour of Happier’s South Boston neighborhood, introduced me to the most perfect view of the Boston skyline from the pier and then showed me her happier mobile–n Orange MINI COOPER! (I drive a red mini so I LOVED this!). On the way back to the office, we even stumbled on a a huge ORANGE art installation called “THE BRIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD” and I made some really fun portraits of Nataly embraced by her favorite color!
OK, that ends my Happier adventure in Boston. Though I can’t get the song lyrics from Wicked out of my head (“couldnt be happier”) I would still love for this app to really take off, so I hope everyone who reads this post goes directly to the app store and downloads happier. I’ll be waiting to share some of my happier moments with you!