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Hamish Ziegler

in Asheville

The Happy People of Asheville and Sustainable Joy

PRESENTED ON FEB 23, 2018
IN ASHEVILLE @ VOL 18

Hamish Ziegler describes his spiritual journey towards happiness after moving to Asheville, shoutouts the happy people living in town, and how they are discovering sustainable joy in their daily lives.

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Deciphering Happiness

BY STEPHANIE PAUL
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 15, 2013

There is no secret to happiness, at least not after you watch this presentation by Stephanie Paul. With sublimely simple slides and undeniable reasoning, Stephanie could convince you that you are already happy, once you recognize what it is. So come on, be happy!

"Presentation of the Day" on March 1, 2014.

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Be Happy with Yourself

BY STACY PITTMAN
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 18, 2014

Knowing who you are and being OK with it is really the true key to happiness, says Stacy Pittman who learned to be happy with herself while raising her son.

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Happy Squares

BY ALEX SCHMIDT
@ VOL 2 ON JAN 21, 2016

“So we found out that just dealing with the topic of happiness and thinking about what makes us happy actually made us happy. ”

In Happy Squares from PechaKucha Night Goettingen’s 2nd volume, presenter Alexander Schmidt speaks on a topic that is sure to bring a smile to your face. During a project about happiness, Alexander discovered that it takes few to make people happy: Think about happy things and you become happy! Happy Squares are an attempt to actively make people think about their happiness, whilst transforming a public space into an artwork for an afternoon. Check it out, we encourage you to try it in your own town!

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016. 

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Designing Personal Sustainability

BY LISA HEMINGWAY
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 30, 2016

“When I first started, I became busy so quickly but I learned busy doesn't mean happy. I had no time to do the creative work I had been hired to do, let alone any personal projects, volunteer work or on some days even eat or sleep. People told me oh you're busy that's so great! but this kind of busy was making me miserable.”

In Designing Personal Sustainability from PechaKucha Night Nanaimo’s 3rd Volume Speaker Lisa Hemingway talks us through her journey of applying principles of sustainability into her personal life. A collaborative creative consultant with a focus on sustainable design, she provides useful advice in how to sustain yourself when you work on your own. After all, when you're your own boss, your most important employee is yourself.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016. 

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Dare to fail and to be happy

BY SAM HANG TRAN
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 20, 2017

Dare to fail and to be happy, there is no way to happiness, happiness is the way. Sam Hang Tran explains!

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Me at 12 to My Daughter at 12: A Story of Connection

BY LISA LING
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 15, 2018

Is success the key to happiness?

At one point in her life, Lisa Ling had become an accomplished martial artist, concert pianist, lawyer, and even an Action Queen, but realized that it was not making her happy. Her presentation is a letter to her daughter at 12, about what she wished she had known when she was 12-- that chasing success will not make you happy, and that it is important to let go of control and feel the love within. Now, she measures success by how much joy she had in the day, which we might also do well to emulate.

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Draw Me Happy

BY JOSIE JO
@ VOL 30 ON MAY 02, 2018

Described as one of the smiliest people in Sussex, illustrator Josie Jo shares what inspires her illustrations and happiness! 

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Happy Place, Happier People

BY IDC ARCHITECTS KUCHING
@ VOL 6 ON APR 28, 2018

Seph Haini is the founder of a local social enterprise called SPATIVATE (Space + Activate) that activates vacant, dull and underused public spaces through lean placemaking strategies. He will be sharing about how community DIY projects turn ordinary spaces into desirable places while making people happier. From backyards and neighbourhoods to cities, people and places are empowered be sustainable. His personal quote is, "You don't have to know everything in order achieve something. Be smart. Be resourceful. Be bold."

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Stir Up Some Joy!

BY JEANETTE HARRIS
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 12, 2018

Joy is often overlooked in our often tedious and stress-filled lives. Join Jeanette Harris in "Stirring up some joy" using commonplace, everyday items that are readily available.