We asked some of our favorite folks what makes them happy and why?

Marina Fernandez | Mom, Wife, Artist, and Tennis Player.

I am happiest wandering barefoot through my garden, designing my flower beds, picking from my vegetable patch, and being hands deep in the Earth. I dedicate most of my time to my family and to long chats with good friends over a cup of tea. I enjoy the solitude that my studio offers, sitting in front of a blank canvas ready to take on a new journey paintbrush in hand, and my music playing in the background. I am happiest exploring new places, uncovering charming small-town streets, walking on the sand by the ocean or discovering an untraveled mountain trail. Read more>>

Suzan Nguyen | TedX Speaker, Happiness Coach, Published Author and Entrepreneur

What makes me happy is being able to pay it forward by helping others that have faced adversity and helping them turning it into their advantages. Read more>>

Khawaja | Rapper & Producer

My art is music and I love making music. My specific genres are rap and RnB but I have dabbled in other areas. I’m a rapper turned singer turned producer. It all started with needing beats and not being able to get beats online. I’ve been rapping since I was a kid but never once did I think I’d be a producer too. I bought myself a $100 midi piano and it came with a production software called Ableton. It’s referred to as a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). I started messing with sounds and programming drums and let’s just say the first few beats were practice because nobody would ever rap on those. But as I continued I realized how easy it was for me to make beats. I got better and better then one day I had some friends who wanted to rap on my beats. Everyone told me I should reach out to other artists and have them hop on my beats. That was 2017. Now it’s 2021 and I’ve worked with some great artists. Read more>>