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.

Jessy Greene | Violinist, Musician & Composer

I am happy to say I find my current natural state to be that of happiness or rather a feeling nothing is missing. After many years of crushing disappointment chasing after what I thought would make me happy, mainly lovers and drugs, I gave up. I stopped running from my mind and began to analyze the thought process that would cause one to make such bad decisions in the hopes of finding happiness. I spun around for a few years, devouring books and lectures from philosophers, scientists, religious leaders and great thinkers. Read more>>

Shola Lawson | Photographer

Recently my brother and I have been seeing a blockbuster movie at this theater that has those reclining seats that are like beds. Each week we bring a small snack to surprise each other with. Last time, he brought me a homemade lemon cookie but he wouldn’t tell me what the flavor was, I had to guess! I brought him some granola that I made in my new air fryer. Ha! Stuff like this makes me happy. Oh and I’ve been listening to a lot of jazz lately! Have you heard of Bill Frisell? He’s great! Watching his old performances on YouTube makes me happy. Read more>>

Ashley Buckley | Interior Stylist & Feng Shui Specialist

This is the question I asked myself when I came up with my business idea. I started a list of things that make me happy and what I realized is that I love coordinating things together that spark joy. Whether it is a table-setting and flower arrangements for a party or choosing new furniture for a room, it makes my heart happy to express my creativity thru design and have my friends, family and clients experience the results. Read more>>