Happiness is everything. Where there is happiness, everything else is possible and so we asked the community to tell us what makes them happy.

Nikki Alaee | Writer, Traveler, Wife

An interesting dichotomy about me is that I love boundaries and systems, but I recognize that my greatest rewards and ultimate happiness have come from the times when I ignored the expectations of friends, family, and society and truly listened to my own heart. I grew up in Montana. I loved that Big Sky, the people, and small town sports. There was only one problem. I am not a huge fan of the cold weather. Read more>>

Patricia Montilla-Pérez | Metalsmith

I find happiness in my everyday life, with mundane tasks but above all, I really enjoy the “creation” process. All my pieces are made with raw materials such as silver, gold-filled, gold, and natural stones ethically sourced. I love to take a piece of silver wire, select a stone from my collection, put them on my bench, and after a few hours of work, a new ring is born, a ring that someone will wear and cherish. The time I spent working on a piece makes that piece special, a little bit of myself goes with every piece created and that thought makes me happy. Read more>>

Chef Gregorio Ignacio | Private Chef

Working for myself because it opens up more opportunity for me to be creative in my craft of cooking. It also allows for me to try new things. Read more>>