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Our School
Happiness U is a first-of-its-kind educational establishment and community hub in Honolulu that offers an inspirational place where you can learn things about life and happiness that you were never taught in school.
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  Membership   
We have the perfect program for you if you are ready to take your life to a new level and make a commitment to yourself. When you become a member, you engage with Happiness U in a deeper and more committed way, and in turn, we provide the resources and tools to help you to achieve your personal goals.  cont.
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We have classes for pretty much everything you can think of when it comes to personal growth, inspiration, balance, expanding awareness and consciousness, happiness and seeing your life and your challenges from a new perspective. Our classes offer the tools that can assist you in many ways. Learn more about our classes here.
         
FAQs
Since Happiness U is a one-of-a-kind place, we get a lot of questions! Here are the answers to those we have been asked most frequently. If you don’t see what you’d like to know, please write us at info@yourhappinessu.com  cont.
  Our Teachers
All of the teachers at Happiness U are carefully chosen, embodying the same principles and values that they teach. They not only have an uplifting presence and feel they live a happy life, but also, most importantly, love to share information with others.  cont.
  Our Location
Happiness U is located in Honolulu, Hawaii, a few minutes from downtown Honolulu in Nā Lama Kukui, formerly the Gentry Pacific Design Center. Nā Lama Kukui is on Nimitz Highway (between KMart & City Mill) and offers free guest parking. cont.

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Corporate Programs
Work can be the most challenging part of the day, but sometimes all you need is support, the right tools and a new perspective to jump start a happier working life.  cont.
  Private Sessions
Happiness U offers private life guidance if you feel you want more than group classes and are dedicated to making a greater commitment towards your happiness and personal growth.
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  Contact Us
Address: Nā Lama Kukui
560 N. Nimitz Hwy., Suite 117A
Honolulu, HI, 96817
Phone: (808) 436-6444
click here for map to our school.

 
 
Coming Up at Happiness U
 
• SPECIAL OF THE MONTH •
SEPTEMBER ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: Pay the guest fee for any 101 class, and bring a guest for free!

LIFE PLANNING WORKSHOP •
Design your life the way you want to live it • October 11-12, 2014  •more info

• INSPIRING GUEST SPEAKERS (no fee!) •
Our Guest Speaker Presentations are open to guests (non-members). Please be our guest, bring a friend, and join us for some inspiration at Happiness U!
 
mark
Balloon Twisting for Rejuvenation & Inflation of Your Spirit
  Mark believes that each one of us has special talents and abilities that we may or may not be aware of. His wish is to inspire others to create their own happiness, fulfillment and balance using the opportunities that life has to offer.
  In this talk, Mark will be sharing the discovery of his life’s opportunities. He is especially excited for the chance to share his passion of balloon art. In this session you will be playing with balloons and possibly bring life to a balloon creation. It is Mark’s hope that you will leave this session with an appreciation for life’s opportunities, some playtime with balloons and a smile on your face.
  Friday, September 12th, 7:00pm        •Register here     

 
John
hitechsupport.net
Self Branding
  In the past, developing a brand was only for organizations and businesses. However in today’s economy with the invention of the internet and social media sites, it’s becoming increasingly important to develop a personal brand. Self branding applies to everyone, especially for entrepreneurs, small business owners, leaders, managers, those looking to become more successful, and anyone looking to grow their influence. Join John Strandberg, as he discusses examples, pitfalls, and success stories, as well as finding out why self branding is so important for you and your business.
  Friday, September 26th, 7:00pm      •Register here   

 
Lisa
ponodivorce.com
Diffuse Conflict with Compassionate Communication
  Often, in relationships of all kinds, we are faced with challenging and difficult situations and need tools in order to improve our communication with others and strive for mutually-satisfying outcomes. Compassionate Communication, also referred to as Nonviolent Communication, or Collaborative Communication, is a process which focuses on three aspects of communication: (1) empathetic listening; (2) self-empathy; and (3) honest self-expression. The premise of Compassionate Communication is that if people can identify their own unmet needs and the unmet needs of others, and the feelings that surround these needs, that better connections, both to oneself and towards others, can be achieved.
  In practicing the 4-step model of Compassionate Communication, one learns how to:
     *Break patterns of thinking that lead to arguments;
     *Transform conflict into mutually-satisfying outcomes; and
     *Move beyond power struggles to cooperation and trust.
  A commitment to Compassionate Communication and continued practice can lead to feeling much better, both about oneself and others and contribute towards enriched, long-lasting relationships.
  Friday, October 17th, 7:00pm      •Register here   

 
• INSPIRING GUEST TEACHERS •

NOTE: All classes below require pre-registration by 12pm on the day of the class on weekdays, and 9am on the day of the class on weekends. For those planning on coming as a walk-in, please contact us at smile@yourhappinessu.com first, to assure there is space, and/or if there are any changes to the class.

 
max
vbatoronto.org
Mindfulness Meditation Series
  Very often in our daily life, we become so used to the appearance of objects that we frequently stop really seeing them. Mindfulness is the ability to bring back the awareness of what is happening inside and around us. It is a system of mind training and self-exploration. By improving our concentration, one can:
  -Achieve physical relaxation
  -Have more control over thought processes
  -Increase tranquility and the ability to deal with stress
  -Heal, physically and psychologically
  -Have enhanced spiritual development
  Mondays: September 8, 15, 22, 29        •Register here     

 
karen
Joyful Aging
  Joyful Aging | Well-Being from the Inside Out is a class targeted for women who are actively retired or whose schedules can accommodate weekday morning classes twice a week. Regardless of chronological age, this class will provide a safe space where attendees will learn that they have control over their well-being on many levels, and can take positive action to improve their lives. Our chief aim is to inspire those in our classes to live more joyful, fulfilling, and productive lives.
  Days and Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 am, on the first three weeks of every month, with the fourth week taken as a rest week. NOTE: Even when there are five weeks in a month, the class will always be held on the first three weeks of the month.
  Fees: Monthly (6 classes): $100 + GET at the beginning of the month. Commitment required. $20 + GET/class if joining mid-month.
  CLICK HERE for more information.      •Register here   
  September 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18
  October 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23

 
chad
chadsato.com
Infinite Body Wisdom
  A series of five workshops based on Dr. Chad Sato's newly released book, Infinite Body Wisdom, designed to help you gain self-mastery and learn specific strategies in order to better connect to and trust your body's signals. Learn to navigate your life with greater ease so you can transform old patterns into vibrant new ones that better align with your authentic self. CLICK HERE for more information.    •Register here 
  Onion: Thursday, September 11th, 6:30pm
  Peach: Saturday, September 20th, 4:30pm
  Watermelon: Sunday, September 28th, 4:30pm
  Apple, Part 1: Saturday, October 18th, 2:45pm
  Apple, Part 2: Saturday, October 18th, 4:30pm
  Acorn: Sunday, October 26th, 4:30pm

 
kimi
aliceinoue.com
Evolutionary Astrology
  Evolutionary Astrology gives us insight into a souls higher life purpose and ultimately where you are heading. In traditional astrology, the Sun, Moon and Ascendant play a big role, but today we'll be looking at the focal point of Pluto and how it relates to your "soul intention" in this life. Perhaps something that is not working in your life is expressing itself as a repeating theme until the lesson is learned, or maybe you are recreating patterns that are not "good" for you. Regardless of what it is, this is a chance to see how basic evolutionary astrology can unveil insight that can serve as guidance to self empowerment and your soul's deepest desire and intention for your life.
  WE NEED TO KNOW YOU ARE COMING SO YOUR CHART CAN BE PREPARED. MEMBERS' CHARTS ARE ON FILE. GUESTS MUST PROVIDE BIRTH DAY, BIRTH TIME, AND BIRTH LOCATION AT LEAST 24 HOURS BEFORE CLASS TIME.
  Wednesday, September 10th, 7:30pm      •Register here   

 
ruthie
writeruthie.com
Discover Who You Are Through Handwriting Analysis
  Handwriting Analysis is the window to a whole new life! Why go through life with “your music still inside” you? Many people underestimate themselves, and are completely unaware of their potential or true value. Who you think you are, may be wrong? Handwriting Analysis is a “tool” used to determine personality traits that are either working for or against you. We all have both, as well as those personal sandbags weighing us down and holding us back from reaching our full potential.
  Saturday, September 13th, 2:30pm   •Register here

 
kimi
kimi
morton.com

Optimize Your Life: Tips & Tools to Maximize Your Time
  Do you ever feel like there is just not enough time to do everything that you want to, and "have to" do? Does your life feel like a never-ending blur of to-do lists, emails, events, commitments, and obligations? Do you ever worry that time is racing by so quickly that you are missing out on quality time with your friends, family, and yourself?
  If so, you're certainly not alone. In this day and age, most of us are familiar with that frazzled feeling of being overworked and overwhelmed. We are busier than ever and yet we find ourselves struggling to find the time to do the things that will help move us to our bigger goals, dreams, and life vision. We tell ourselves that we will start pursuing our dreams "when life settles down", but that day never seems to come. It's time for a shift!
  Saturday, September 13th, 4:30pm   •Register here

 
kimi
aliceinoue.com
Free Yourself from Fear - Just Do It!
  Is there something in your life that you want to take action on, but can’t seem to be able to take the first step? One of the reasons why we avoid taking action is because at some level, we don’t believe we deserve more. The other is because of fear. If you want your life to change, you have to make a change, and no one has the power to do this for you. In this class we will clearly identify your underlying fear or fears from the seven main fears that hold people back from taking action. You will be guided through a process of collapsing these fears so you can change your perspective and not only feel inspired within, but confident to take action.
  Sunday, September 14th, 1:30pm      •Register here   

 
kimi
aliceinoue.com
Everything Happens for a Reason: 10 Reasons to Explain the Challenging Events in Your Life
  We have all heard the phrase “everything happens for a reason.” Is it actually true? If so, what is the reason for why things happen, especially challenges, or seemingly unjust situations? Anytime we have undesirable situations in our lives, we have a greater chance of finding peace and understanding if we can find the significance of the event. Come discover what could be the reason(s) for confusing or unfortunate moments in your life, and celebrate the gifts, lessons or opportunities they have brought. We will work on both past and present events in your life.
  Tuesday, September 16th, 7:30pm      •Register here   

 
kimi
aliceinoue.com
Astrology Update: Using the Moon to Understand Emotions
  Tuning into the moon, both the sign that our moon was in when we were born, as well as the position of the moon as it orbits earth each dat, can help you align your actions with your personal rhythms and gain a more secure emotional foundation. The moon in our chart helps us to understand how we can best take care of ourselves (and understand others) as the Moon represents our emotions, the unconscious, the watery depths of our nature. By knowing your Moon energy and tendencies, you can get a stronger grip on the steering wheel of your life. How are you taking care of yourself? What do you need to do to find the most enjoyment in life? Why is it at times you are overly emotional (or not)? Come find out.
  NOTE: MEMBERS CHARTS ARE ON FILE, JUST LET US KNOW YOU WILL COME SO WE CAN PREPARE A SPECIAL CHART. GUESTS PLEASE PROVIDE BIRTHDAY, BIRTH TIME AND BIRTH LOCATION AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE.
  Saturday, September 20th, 1:00pm      •Register here   

  
daly
positivehealth
hawaii.com

Maximizing the Mature Female Brain
  The female brain is an incredible learning machine that governs a woman's life from birth to birthing and beyond. There are some fascinating changes that occur in the brain over the course of a woman's life, but none are as interesting nor perhaps as impactful as when the female brain matures. Understanding this as a female or a male that lives with a mature female is empowering! As the female matures, the "mommy brain" unplugs, and the hormones that have governed emotional circuits and drives the urge to avoid conflict ends. Did you know that more than 65% of divorces after 50 are initiated by women? This is because women want their turn, and go and do things that they are inspired by. They want to be more independent and not take care of anyone else. Join us as UH psychology professor Dalybeth Reasoner shares more about the very interesting "mature female brain" and understand yourself, or someone you love.
  Saturday, September 20th, 2:30pm     •Register here 

 
kimi
aliceinoue.com
How to Raise Children with a Positive Mindset
  Raising children in a world where there seems to be more and more negativity, and increased challenges for everyone, it is necessary, more than ever, to teach them how to have a positive mindset for maximum success in life. How can you, as a parent, speak in ways that foster this, and how can you as a family weave “positive mindset” into the fabric of your family culture? In this class, Alice will take proven positive mindset principles and teach you how to use language that will help them balance out their challenges and move towards success in life. You will learn exercises, dialogues, and concepts you can use with your child or children, (any age, really) to help them to see life in a new way. Plant the seeds now. It's never too late. Imagine if your parents did this for you, where you would be today?
  Sunday, September 21st, 2:00pm      •Register here   

 
janis
cherished
movements.com
Let's Talk Dogs: Breed, Breed, What's in a Breed - High, Medium, or Low Energy, Aloof or Cuddly, High Maintenance, Genetic Challenges?
  Learn about the 7 dog groups and what your dog's selective breeding (or combination) tendencies are. Also, very useful BEFORE you buy a dog since selection based on "looks" can lead to a total mismatch with your lifestyle.
  Saturday, September 27th, 4:30pm      •Register here   

 
kimi
aliceinoue.com
Masterminding Your Next Reality
  When it comes to getting what we want in life, having a clear focus and unwavering intent are vital keys to attaining our goals. Many of us make individual lists for ourselves and have an idea in our mind about what we are looking for in life, yet neglect to see the source of strength and power that pooling those visions with other people can promote. Join us for this informative session, showing how sharing a defined focus of intent for ourselves, as well as holding each others’ visions of success in a safe place, can become a collective force for manifestation and empowerment. Let’s come together to mold our own masterminds for your next reality, then celebrate by sharing this new knowledge with others in support.
  Tuesday, September 30th, 7:30pm      •Register here   

 
ruthie
writeruthie.com
Discover Who You Are Through Handwriting Analysis
  Handwriting Analysis is the window to a whole new life! Why go through life with “your music still inside” you? Many people underestimate themselves, and are completely unaware of their potential or true value. Who you think you are, may be wrong? Handwriting Analysis is a “tool” used to determine personality traits that are either working for or against you. We all have both, as well as those personal sandbags weighing us down and holding us back from reaching our full potential.
  Saturday, October 4th, 2:30pm      •Register here   

 
ai
aliceinoue.com
Ask the Questions to Fulfill Your Life's Dreams
  It’s easy to forget that the life we are living now is the result of decisions we made yesterday, last month and last year. We don’t gain 20 pounds because of one decadent night, nor do we find ourselves in debt because we made one bad purchase. Even relationships don’t end because of one fight. It’s the choices that we made along the way that lead us to our destination. This class will go over the questions to ask yourself that will dramatically enhance your awareness about the choices you make in each moment. If you want your life to be different, we must stop making choices based on comfort, fear, habit, or even laziness. This class will give you the questions you can ask yourself to reveal your motivating actions. Clarify your thoughts and direct yourself towards a better tomorrow.
  Wednesday, October 8th, 7:30pm      •Register here   

 
ai
aliceinoue.com
Astrology Update: Use Astrology to Get What You Want From Others
  What is something you might want from others? More openness? Balance? Trust? Commitment? Truth? By understanding the other persons astrological nature, even if only their Sun sign, you can gain a greater understanding of your boss, partner, child, spouse or co-worker and relate to them better. If they have Capricorn energy, understand that they may respond better with logic, facts and not a lot of frill. If they have Cancer energy, they need to know you care. Someone who has Aries energy needs to know you are confident and know how to lead. Come and gain insight into the different signs and meet people where they are at. Accept them and talk to them in their “language” and they will open up in new ways. Understand their downside and love them for who they are, not who you want them to be.
  Tuesday, October 14th, 7:30pm      •Register here   

 
kimi
kimi
morton.com

Optimize Your Life: Tips & Tools to Maximize Your Time
  Do you ever feel like there is just not enough time to do everything that you want to, and "have to" do? Does your life feel like a never-ending blur of to-do lists, emails, events, commitments, and obligations? Do you ever worry that time is racing by so quickly that you are missing out on quality time with your friends, family, and yourself?
  If so, you're certainly not alone. In this day and age, most of us are familiar with that frazzled feeling of being overworked and overwhelmed. We are busier than ever and yet we find ourselves struggling to find the time to do the things that will help move us to our bigger goals, dreams, and life vision. We tell ourselves that we will start pursuing our dreams "when life settles down", but that day never seems to come. It's time for a shift!
  Sunday, October 19th, 1:30pm   •Register here

  
daly
positivehealth
hawaii.com

Forgetful? How to Get Back Your Memory!
  Join us as Dalybeth Reasoner, professor of Psychology at UH and other universities (including Happiness University!) shares all the latest information about memory. Memory makes us. It is a complex, brain-wide process that is essential to who we are, and we have short-term memory and long-term memory. Without the two functions of our brain, we wouldn't be able to recall the who, what where and when of our everyday lives, and we would never be able to manage. Since recorded history, humans have tried to understand what memory is, how it works, and why it goes wrong. Dalybeth will shed light about memory and how, by understanding better what it is, and how technology is coming into play, we can better utilize and live our lives with more awareness.
  Thursday, October 23rd, 6:00pm     •Register here 
  
 
 
Introduction to Happiness U
 
News & Activities

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• NEW! •
Purchase classes and watch on line!
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• PROJECT HAPPINESS •
Ten inspirational short videos offering life guidance from Alice Inoue
 
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You and your friends are invited to:

• Free Inspiring Presentations •
Perfect for a "pick me up" if you need it!

girlTOPIC:
How to See Your Life in a
Way That Inspires You
to Keep Going

 
Saturday, Aug 30, 1:30pm
Saturday, Sep 6th, 5:00pm
Sunday, Sep 14th, 4:30pm
Sunday, Sep 28th, 3:00pm

Tea and chocolate served. Hear from founder Alice Inoue about how it is
possible to change your life by changing
your focus, and experience first hand
what Happiness U has to offer.  
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"It's All About You!"
Life Planning Workshop

Design your life the way
you want to live it.

October 11-12, 2014
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. each day
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Implement a Positive Mindset
in the Workplace

Thursday, August 14th
9:00 am to 4:00pm
Hawaii Employers Council
Kahili Meeting Room


Click HERE for more information.
 
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Using the Power of Positivity
to Create a More Productive, Profitable, and Healthy
Work Environment
Alice Inoue & Dr. Chad Sato

Practical insights and strategies to minimize stress, relieve pain, overcome overwhelm, and reduce worry in the workplace.

Tuesday, September 9th
9:00am to 4:30pm
Ala Moana Shopping Center
Macy's - Special Events Room

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Join us for a full-day workshop where you
will be given insights and strategies to successfully master the practice of positivity. Learn the fundamentals of having a positive mindset and gain practical tools to help you actively increase the overall positivity of your team and organization. Discover how utilizing the intuitive wisdom and awareness of your mind-body connection can drastically reduce stress, overcome overwhelm, and relieve stress-related body aches and pains

Click HERE for flyer.  
 
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Class for Active Retirees!

Joyful Aging
Well-being from the inside out


karen
 
with Karen Murashige
Tuesday/Thursdays at 9:30 am
Click HERE for more info!
 
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 2014 Forecast
 
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Almost two hours of information on the planetary cycles of 2014 and how to best navigate this year. This video covers the collective planetary cycles of Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto as well as Chiron and the Cardinal Grand Cross coming up in the spring. Lots of inspiration and useful advice for you to be at ease about 2014 and beyond.

$15 viewing link will be sent to you upon payment.  •Purchase online
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New Affirmation Cards!

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We have a limited supply of Happiness U affirmation cards! Available at the school. Come down when the school is open to see them and our other products!

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• Gift a gift of Happiness U!

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Congratulations to
Dr. Chad Sato for being a
finalist in the National Indie Excellence book awards
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