Happiness really matters. It has far-reaching implications. Did you know that Happiness and GDP are proven to be highly correlated? Even hard-nosed economists like Lord Layard and Harvard Business School recognise the impact of Happiness on society, on success, on prosperity, on family relationships, on school attainments, on productivity, on business profitability, on sickness levels, on absenteeism, on community cohesion, and more.
The neurochemistry of Happiness is vastly different to the cortisol-laden neurochemistry of unhappiness. It impacts everything!
There is a huge cost to unhappiness in terms of adverse mental and physical health, performance, attainment, relationships. Even the size of children’s brains, the number of mirror neurons within them, the emotional lability of their nervous systems, their ability to emotionally self-regulate, focus, and their ability to live into their potential is affected by the happiness or unhappiness of their key carer.
The Happiness Foundation is here to make a difference all the way throughout your life-cycle from pregnancy through childhood, in the teenage years to the adult years and the years as an Elder in our communities.