The Secret Society of Happy People Gives the Gift of 5 Ways to Simplify Your Holidays Video Series

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The “5 Ways to Simplify Your Holidays” helps reduce the chaos and turn the holidays into something they are meant to be – a time to celebrate, have fun, and unwind.

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Get more happy in your holidays!!!

Catching up with friends and family, giving in to your inner foodie, finding happiness by spreading it, these are the stuff the holidays are made of. But it just doesn’t happen like that… there’s a whole lot of planning and running around involved, not to mention stress and plain frustration!

Thankfully, the Secret Society of Happy People is offering a solution. “5 Ways to Simplify Your Holidays” is a free five-part video series that takes a lot of stress out of holiday planning and lays out a simple, easy-to-follow road map to maximize the fun and minimize the chaos! The series will cover:

Week 1

  •     Stocking up on essentials
  •     Scheduling appointments
  •     Starting the holiday calendar

Week 2

  •     Making a list of gifts you’ll need
  •     Getting deals at craft fairs
  •     Deal shopping at stores and online

Week 3

  •     Creating holiday Pinterest boards
  •     Collecting and testing recipes
  •     Inventorying holiday decorations

Week 4

  •     Making holiday greeting list
  •     Reviewing your holiday greeting options
  •     Getting your wrapping supplies ready

Week 5

  •     Begin wrapping gifts and addressing envelopes
  •     Making decorations
  •     Updating calendars & inventory essentials

The “5 Ways to Simplify Your Holidays” helps reduce the chaos and turn the holidays into something they are meant to be – a time to celebrate, have fun, and unwind.

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Secret Society of Happy People Highlights

Founded: August 1998

Purpose: The Secret Society of Happy People encourages the expression of happiness and discourages parade-raining. Parade-rainers are those people who don't want to hear your happy news. And no, we don't tell people to be happy if they aren't or how to be happy.

Creed: As a member of the Secret Society of Happy People I will:

Recognize happiness with the same enthusiasm as I do unhappiness,
Encourage others to share their happiness,
Don’t unnecessarily rain on other people’s parades.

Members: Thousands from around the world in more than 34 countries

History: The Society gained international recognition in December 1998 when it challenged Ann Landers for discouraging people from writing happy holiday newsletters to enclose with their holiday cards.

Since then the Society has:

  •     Announced the Happiest Events and Moments of 1998-2012
  •     Identified the Thirty-One Types of Happiness
  •     Declared August and August 8th as Happiness Happens Month & Day
  •     Nineteen governors sent proclamations in 1999
  •     Organized HappyThon, the first online social media event to promote happiness
  •     Organized voting for the Happiest Events, Inventions and Social Changes of the Century
  •     Host Hunt for Happiness Week the 3rd Week of January
  •     Seven governors sent proclamations in 2006

The Society is included in Wikepedia and has been featured in People Magazine, Newsweek and Time, and has been included in stories in Reader’s Digest, Prevention, Ladies Home Journal, Harpers, Yoga Journal, SELF, Redbook, Glamour, and New Age Journal. Founder Pamela Gail Johnson was on Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher.

Hundreds of print and broadcast outlets throughout the world have covered the Society, including CNN, The Associated Press, USA Today, Good Morning America (ABC), The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and Los Angeles Times. Parade named the Happiest Events, Inventions and Social Changes of the Century as the “Best List of the Century.”

A few websites that have linked to the Society include: Beliefnet.com, Good Housekeeping, DailyInBox.com, and USA Today.com Hot Site.

The Society has been included in Think You’re the Only One?, 365 Health and Happiness Boosters, Voices of Truth, Every Day’s a Holiday Calendar, Chase’s Calendar of Events, and Trivial Pursuit’s 1990’s Edition includes a question about Admit You’re Happy Day.

About Pamela Gail Johnson

Pamela Gail Johnson founded the Secret Society of Happy People to celebrate happiness and was recently named in the Top Five Global Thought Leaders. She’s happy when tasting new wines with friends, doing social media, cooking for Tater — her dog, practicing yoga to discover new muscles, and reading books while acclimating to Kindle. She’s the author of the Secret Society of Happy Peoples Thirty-One Types of Happiness Guide, writes the Ask Pamela Gail: Where Happiness Meets Reality blog and speaks to groups of all sizes. The Secret Society of Happy People celebrates happiness which includes hosting the annual Happiness Happens Month in August.

Visit http://www.sohp.com to connect with the Secret Society of Happy People on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

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