We regularly ask our interviewees what makes them happy because at the end of the day, what else really matters? We’ve highlighted some of the responses below.

Amanda Lockrow | Jewelry Designer & Metalsmith

I always come back to reminding myself that happiness is a skill. This quote from the Dalai Lama is one I come back to all the time when I think about what grows happiness in my own life and the lives of those around me moment to moment and then day to day. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” Read more>>

Lam Poon | Illustrator & Visual Development Artist

For me, making art is what makes me happy. Personally, I find art interesting and enjoyable because it is a form of expression, and each work is filled with the creator’s desire for expression. Art is a driving force in my life because I think that as long as I still have the desire to express myself, and I still want to tell my story and what I want to express through my artwork, then I am a person who loves my life and my life is colorful. Read more>>

Alexandra Almendarez | Actress, Singer, Salsa Dancer

What makes me happy is being able to share my gifts with family, friends, or an acquaintance, and inspire them to follow their true path. By sharing my story, I’m able to empower and guide others towards their goals. What makes me happy is to see my art impact others in a positive way, and truly make a difference in the world. What makes me happy is living authentically, instinctually, and in alignment with my faith and spirituality, which allows me to continue to do good in the world. Read more>>