How to Be Happy. {video}

Via on Oct 6, 2013


Sometimes we need a gentle reminder on how to be happy.

This video was made from images of the children’s book, Be Happy: A Little Book to Help You Live a Happy Life by Monica Sheehan. Monica was an illustrator for Real Simple magazine, and collected some of her drawings to form this book and video. She has other books available like Love Is You and Me and The Book of Love, but this little video in particular touched my heart.

In a world where many of us are stressed by real concerns such as the economy, healthcare, divorce and crime, finding moments of joy can be difficult. It’s times like these when a video or book like this comes around and suddenly we find ourselves with a smile on our faces again.

Monica reminds us to “do things you are good at” and “find a new perspective.” Simple statements with a big message.

I hope you all find your own way to be happy.


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Ed: Cat Beekmans


About Alex Myles

Alex Myles is qualified as a Yoga teacher, Reiki Master, Teacher of Tibetan Meditation, Dragon Magic and a Spiritual coach to name just a few. Alex has no intention to teach others on a formal basis for many years to come, instead, she is collecting qualifications along with life’s lessons. One day, when the time is right, Alex will set up a quaint studio, in a quirky crooked building where she will breathe and appreciate the slowness of those days as life is just way too busy right now! Reading and writing has always been one of Alex’s passions. Alex likes to consider herself as a free spirit rather than a commitment-phobe. Trying to live as aligned to a Buddhist lifestyle as is possible in this day and age, she just does not believe in "owning" anything or anyone. Based on the theory that we ‘cannot lose someone that was not ours to lose’ she flails through life finding joy and magic in the most unexpected places. Mother to a 21 year old daughter and three adorable pups, she appreciates that some of the best moments in life are the 6am forest walks watching the dogs run, play and interact with one another and with nature. Connect with her on Facebook and check out her blog, Love and Madness. 


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