The Happiness Project

Science speaks, happiness is no longer something to place on the back burner. Prioritizing happiness makes us healthier, more productive individuals. In the "Happiness Project" I explore what truly makes one happy. This summer I found myself in q unique situation where I was immersed in a community of individuals from around the globe. Some of these individuals I have known for years, but the majority of the people had just entered my life. I am curious as to the situations and settings that make one happy, so I asked members of my community to describe a time when they felt blissfully happy. 

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Julia Mattis
Creative Thoughts

A COLLECTION OF WORDS AND PHRASES SAVED THROUGHOUT THE YEARS THAT INSPIRE.

*note that these creative thoughts are not my own words, but words that resonate.

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Julia Mattis
"Beautiful, ephemeral beings"

Not only does our body physically transport us from location A to B, but it also acts as a carrier for ideas, joy, and laughter. Our soul depends on the body for creating memories, building relationships, impacting lives and gaining inspiration.

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Julia Mattis
With Pain there is Beauty

I feel Jayden’s presence shining through the iridescent moon. Jayden’s loss feels incredibly painful, yet impossibly beautiful. She inspired myself and everyone she touched to make the most of our temporary existence and choose happy.

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