Upcoming Speaking Event — Don’t Miss It!

Happy, Happy Wednesday!

Tomorrow, 8/28, I will be speaking at the WIN Networking luncheon in Sherman Oaks, giving the talk “How Entrepreneurs can Stay Positive, Move Forward and Avoid Falling into the Failure Spiral” from noon-1:30.

I gave this talk at the WIN Pasadena meeting in July and was immediately invited for an encore presentation at the Sherman Oaks chapter.  If you are in the area, I highly recommend coming to this fun, informative event.

“How Entrepreneurs can Stay Positive, Move Forward and Avoid Falling into the Failure Spiral” is the latest in the Speak Happiness! series of talks and is quickly becoming the most popular. Even I like this one more than the others (but don’t tell them that!)

I also recently had the chance to share How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace (Despite Having “Female Brains”) at the California Development Foundation’s Reality Check Conference for college-bound women and girls living in public housing. It was a huge success, with many wonderful connection with these determined young women, and I hope to bring this keynote to more colleges, graduate programs, professional schools, and women’s networking events and conferences soon.

If you’re planning an event, conference or employee training and enrichment session, and are looking for a compelling, dynamic speaker, please don’t hesitate to reach out, Valerie@SpeakHappiness.com.

Have a Happy Day!


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#SpeakHappiness Wednesday

IMG_7271 You can make the world happier!

You must have something in your life that you find incredibly cool.  It could be a little discovery, a favorite food, an unknown artist, a great app. You might feel goofy or self-conscious about sharing it, but now is the day.  Tell the world about your cool thing.

Mine is this website: http://detoxinista.com
The recipes are incredible for anyone looking to eat healthier without having to sacrifice real food.

So what’s your? Share it here, on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, via email.  No reason to keep it secret when it could make someone else’s day a lot better. Spread Happiness!

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Happy Quote Sunday!

12d059263ebfd544d33661750bc85663This is true every moment of every day, whether that something incredible is the cure for cancer or just the love one human being has for another.

We live in a magical, wonderful, evolving world.

Go share your something incredible.

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Happy Quote Saturday!

Remember when we all heard this song 3-4 times a day and it made us happy?
Bet you haven’t heard it in a while.
So, here you go!
A little boost of Happy! in your day.

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#SpeakHappiness Wednesday

IMG_7271Best Day to Spread Happiness!

Do a chore for someone else.
It might be a work task. It might be a household duty.
Look around and spot something someone needs to get done and just do it.
Bonus points if you do it anonymously and enjoy their reaction when they see that it got done.

It’s so easy to make the world a little happier.

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Happy Quote Sunday!

In honor of the last day of Comic-con today, during which San Diego, California became the Nerd Capital of the World, I give you the best, most accurate, most favoritest quote ever on the topic:

tumblr_lbhwygL5UO1qatgalo1_500Nerds Like Stuff!
That’s why we love them. That’s why I love them, anyway.
(Oh, and they’re usually really really smart!)


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Happy Quote Saturday!

save the worldTHIS! THIS! THIS!

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#SpeakHappiness Wednesday

IMG_7271Hooray, it’s Happy-Making Day!

Down in San Diego, California, Comic-con starts today.  This is the best weekend of the year for fanboys, geek girls, and everyone else who is made to feel out of place for being who they are and loving what they love.

You must know a nerd. At least one. Today is the day to call, email, or face-to-face tell that person that you admire them. It might be for their smarts, their humor, their knowledge of obscure weapons of Westeros — who cares? Make an outsider feel like an insider today. You’ll both be happier.

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Happy Happy Sunday!

LLneworleansToday is my first full day of vacation with two of the greatest women on the planet, celebrating a 27 year best-friendship on a trip that is long overdue.

I was devastated by what Hurricane Katrina did to this city. So much so that I flew to Houston and volunteered at the Astrodome as soon as it happened.


That was the experience of a lifetime. The people of both Houston and New Orleans are some of the finest in the world, and it was a privilege to work alongside them as some provided shelter and others struggled to rebuild their lives.


Now, I’m ready to drink in once again all that is The Big Easy.

Good friends, good food, good music and good spirits — this is what Happiness is made of.

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Happy Quote Saturday!

Be positiveIt’s so much more than leadership, though.

  • It’s Intelligence, since being negative doesn’t make your situation any better, so why go there?
  • It’s Compassion, since someone else might be having a much harder time in the situation, so you can boost them up with your spirit.
  • It’s Success, since you are proving to the world that your attitude is not outcome dependent, but comes from within you, which means no one can ever take it away!
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