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.

ella luna | singer/songwriter

the world is so magical and so mundane all the time. i think writing and the creation of music is the only real way to capture that feeling of constant juxtaposition. i love walking through the world listening to songs that make the simple moments seem so sparkly. i think that is the main reason i write music. Read more>>

Pierre Lucero | Artist/Muralist

Finding the giant sized box of Reese’s Puff cereal on sale at my local grocery store, getting that last piece of corn stuck between your teeth out, stopping the microwave at 00:01 seconds, waking up to realize that nightmare was just a dream, finding the matching sock while putting away laundry, cookie dough ice cream, sunny weather, friends, family, & (surprise) creating art. Read more>>

Jenny Olsen | Oil Painter

Happiness are many things, big and small. Happiness is rare moment I re-connect with that carefree child in me but with a wisdom and awareness of an adult. What makes me happy is having the luxury of time to see, to feel, to investigate, to discover, to think, and to linger. Happiness is having time to do what I love the most. Read more>>

John Treanor | Musician and IT Consultant

Writing a good song makes me happy. And by good song, I mean one that I personally like and want to listen to over and over, haha. The good songs don’t happen every time I try, but by keeping at it, eventually one will pop up. It’s a bit like channeling something from the ether, I don’t know where they really come from but not just from me. Read more>>

Stephenee SIMMS | Candy Maker and Baker

Being in my kitchen. Writing new recipes. Cooking for people and serving people. I enjoy making people happy with my cooking. Read more>>

Kylie Montigney | Host, Founder, Gender Bias Activist, and Blogger

There are so many things that make me happy, but the main thing is my family. My family makes me laugh like no other and knows how to cheer me up when I am having a rough day. Read more>>