Harnessing Happiness creates and donates materials to assist one in becoming self-empowered, knowledgeable in conflict resolution and live their full potential. Through this process one discovers a a more peaceful and successful way of life. Our mandate is to help people deal with everyday challenges and difficulties, no matter their age. We work with individuals, groups and organizations to co-create a kinder and move loving humanity.
Onionhead was developed by a mother-daughter team over 20 years ago. The mother, a counselor herself, conceived the idea for adults. Her 2 year old grandson, considered a spectrum child, demanded that Onionhead be done for children. So the daughter, an artist and writer, birthed the character. They used some of their challenging life experiences and their wonderful relationship as basis for the tools, programs and stories.
After many years, the Onionhead family has grown. Each member holds up love and accountability not only for what we do but how we do it. We, as a team, are committed to creating a world of non-violence by empowering loving feelings. We knew that to change the world, we must first change ourselves. We therefore use Onionhead every day, as a way to better understand ourselves and each other.
The Harnessing Happiness S.A.L.A.D.
Solutions: Solutions to everyday problems
Life is 1% how we make it and 99% how we take it. Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them. We provide suggestions, information, wisdoms and knowledge to better equip us to manage our everyday life and its challenges. Today, the world is so complex and confusing. We tend to complicate things. Therefore, our goal needs to be to deal with life in a direct, easy and simple way.
Authenticity: Knowledge of what we feel and what to do with what we feel
We are what we feel. We never need to separate ourselves from our true feelings, no matter where we are or what we are doing. When we have a healthy relationship with our emotions, we foster a greater connection to ourselves, our family, our friends, our classmates and our business associates. We come to understand that our sensitivity and vulnerability are our strengths and not our weaknesses. The younger we start knowing ourselves, the better chance we have of living our full potential. It is not enough to know what we feel; we must know what to do with those feelings.
Love: Ways to our heartfelt intelligence
We all need love. Yet, by and large, it seems to be the one thing we are missing and seeking. What is love, what does it truly mean? In today’s world, love is confused with lust, anger and control. Therefore, it needs to be examined, re-examined, studied, learned and in a lot of cases re-learned. Our true wealth is how well we love, not how wealthy we live.
Answers: Steps to a peaceful existence for ourselves
With all the technology, films, TV and noise, we can lose our sensitivity and connection to our hearts. When we respond to our problems in a mindful, intelligent, heartfelt way, we no longer act or react negatively to our surroundings and relationships. We learn how to handle just about everything and everyone who passes through our life with grace, ease and sense of humor. To get the right answers, we must ask the right questions.
Disciplines: Inroads to Wisdoms
We all need to be exposed to disciplines wiser than ourselves. Through this, we tap into a wealth of knowledge that is connected to truth, respect and reverence. We become inspired to transform our limited thoughts into our unlimited potential. We are all here to learn. When we stop learning, we stop living. Disciplines supply us with the ability to join the forces of our human nature with our higher intelligence.
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Hidden in our deepest feelings are our highest truths. The more we accept and honor ourselves, the more we discover the miracle of our own authenticity. It is for this reason that our foundation was birthed so that everyone could experience the intelligence and inspiration of our materials.
Harnessing Happiness Foundation offers materials for personal development and does not claim to solve or cure any problems.