122 // PUR­SUIT OF HAP­PI­NESS

Ocean Drive - - Contents March 2017 - BY CARLA TOR­RES

The in­au­gu­ral World Hap­pi­ness Sum­mit makes Mi­ami its home this month, while aim­ing to raise the feel-good quo­tient world­wide.

THE FIRST WORLD HAP­PI­NESS SUM­MIT MAKES MI­AMI ITS HOME THIS MONTH, WHILE AIM­ING TO RAISE THE FEEL­GOOD QUO­TIENT WORLD­WIDE.

What if some­one told you that, like beauty, hap­pi­ness too lies in the eye of the be­holder? That’s the case that 25 ex­perts will make at the in­au­gu­ral World Hap­pi­ness Sum­mit.

“It’s a move­ment,” says co­founder Karen Guggen­heim of the global ef­fort to study hap­pi­ness. Fea­tur­ing work­shops in­tended to ac­ti­vate all five senses, un­lock emo­tions, de­velop in­tu­ition, and man­i­fest pos­i­tiv­ity, this three-day ex­trav­a­ganza of glee aims to pro­vide the keys for a healthy mind and body. “Hap­pi­ness is not about rain­bows and uni­corns,” says Guggen­heim, “but about well-be­ing.”

Your jour­ney to nir­vana will in­clude pan­els with joy ex­perts like au­thor Shawn Achor, Pro­fes­sor Sonja Lyubomirsky, and Tal Ben-sha­har— cre­ator of the most pop­u­lar course in Har­vard’s his­tory, on pos­i­tive psy­chol­ogy—who will all share prac­ti­cal tools for hap­pi­ness. That’s in ad­di­tion to morn­ing med­i­ta­tion, yoga led by a Lu­l­ule­mon global am­bas­sador, a farm­ers mar­ket, a “mys­ti­cal bazaar” (fea­tur­ing books and lit­er­a­ture from all the speak­ers), and a clos­ing beach party on the sands of Haulover.

And if three days of good vibes aren’t enough, 18 more days of on­line pro­gram­ming will fol­low. “Our goal is to be­come the new World Eco­nomic Fo­rum, look­ing at pros­per­ity through dif­fer­ent lenses,” says Guggen­heim. “In­stead of quan­ti­fy­ing by look­ing at fi­nan­cials, we’re look­ing at how poli­cies are af­fect­ing peo­ple’s state of well-be­ing.” March 17–19, Ice Palace Film Stu­dios, 59 NW 14th St., Mi­ami; hap­pi­ness­sum­mit.world

“[WE’RE] LOOK­ING AT PROS­PER­ITY THROUGH DIF­FER­ENT LENSES.” —KAREN GUGGEN­HEIM

With Lu­l­ule­mon as its pre­sent­ing part­ner, the World Hap­pi­ness Sum­mit is part of a grow­ing global move­ment and will fea­ture lo­cal yo­gis, like Amy Dannheim (ƩƢƜƬƮƫȠƝ ơƞƫƞ), lead­ing morn­ing yoga ses­sions to get at­ten­dees happy, aware, and in flow.

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