“Happiness is when your life fulfills your needs.”

Define Happiness

Happiness is when your life fulfills your needs.

Don't confuse happiness with pleasure. Pleasure is temporary, being happy lasts.

What Do You Need to be Happy?

Research shows your needs fall into 9 "WE PROMISE" categories:

Wellbeing, Environment, Pleasure, Relationships, Outlook, Meaning, Involvment, Success, Elasticity.

“Same, same, but different.”

You Have Unique Needs

Your personality, experiences, and opportunities affect which needs are most important to you.

We help you discover and prioritize those needs so you find your ideal path to happiness.

Discover Your Top Needs

Identify your top needs from the nearly 60 Happiness Essentials™ spread over all 9 WE PROMISE categories.

Work on those needs which are both most important to you and furthest from being fulfilled. Get the details in the Happiness Toolkit.

“You can’t satisfy your needs by following someone else’s plans.”

Plan to be Happy

Map out how to satisfy your top needs in an achievable way.

Learn from subject-matter experts and create your step-by-step plan for success.

Act to be Happy

Take action to fulfill your needs using a step-by-step approach.

Develop happiness habits, track your progress, and connect with other people like you working on their happiness.

“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.”

Thomas Edison

Commit to Your Happiness

Happiness is a lifelong journey taken one easy step at a time.

Take your first step onto your ideal path:

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Who We Are

Founded by Kenneth Benjamin, Happiness International is a passion-based business. Everyone on our small team works from their hearts with a single common purpose: to make the world a happier place one person at a time.

Right now, that person is you.

We believe that a scientific understanding of happiness is the key to overcoming the failure of one-size-fits-all traditional methods.

We're not mystics, gurus, or prophets. We're people just like you looking for answers that work. We think we've found some and we hope you'll agree.

What We Do

Each of us has our own unique needs that lead to happiness. Our job is to help you discover yours and follow them to a lifetime of happiness, satisfaction, and fulfillment.

Our tools and techniques draw on a wide range of traditional and scientific disciplines including: psychology, sociology, evolutionary sciences, neurobiology, ancient traditions, classical philosophies, decades-deep personal experience, and everyday common sense.

We synthesize the best of the wisdom of the ages with the accuracy of the science of the times into tools that help you create a path to happiness that really works.

How We Do It

Knowledge and self-awareness are critical elements on your path to happiness. We give you the tools to get both.

If you want to be happy, start with our free Happiness Toolkit and get the knowledge you need to succeed.

Passionate about your life? Try the world's first online Happiness Planner™ and use the science of happiness to transform everyday reality into a happy one through a guided but personalized process.

Inspiration™ is our comprehensive lifestyle design program for major life-transition points: college; divorce; mid-life; retirement; or if you just want to live your ideal life.

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Happiness Pills? Yes! Say Researchers but Can You Get Them?

Researchers at the Nakamoto Brain Sciences Research Institute in Tokyo announced today the discovery of a happiness pill.

The pill, called Manzoku, gives people a “sense of contentment,” according to Owarai Kusa, the project’s lead scientist.

According to Mr. Kusa the pill is a major breakthrough compared to traditional feel-good drugs such as alcohol and stimulants such as cocaine because it’s not addictive and you do not develop a tolerance for it, which typically leads to increasing dosage requirements.

“It just works”, says…

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Where Did Your Childlike Wonder Go? 7 Steps To Get It Back In Under An Hour

Where Did Your Childlike Wonder Go? 7 Steps To Get It Back In Under An Hour

Everyone loses their childlike wonder as they age but how do you regain it?

Follow these 7 steps to reclaim your wonder from slumber in less than an hour…

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Happiness Day: 3 Steps for Making Lasting Happiness Easy

Happiness Day: 3 Steps for Making Lasting Happiness Easy

Maybe you’ve heard the news already but, just in case you haven’t, today is the United Nations International Day of Happiness and we’ve got a little present for you. Read on to see what it is (hint: it’s valuable and sure to help you be happier).

Happiness Day, what does that mean? It’s party time!!!

Well, okay, maybe not. At least not until it’s a paid holiday. Then again, tomorrow is Friday…I’m just sayin’.

Seriously, here’s what I recommend you do on Happiness Day (before the party, that is):

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