Craft day! And the power of the ripple effect.

One of the best things about the Hey There Happiness monthly events is the positive ripple effect. We love to see people coming together to share experiences and to try new things. What we love even more is often these experiences continue to have a positive effect long after the event.

Our July felting workshop was led by Anni Simmons who expertly guided us through the process of making a felt brooch, from start to finish. Anni has a genuine love of connecting with others and she encouraged us all to find our own style and gave us the confidence to experiment. We had an intimate and varied group and the end results were equally as varied.

We are all creative even though many people think that they are not, that is the wonderful thing about creativity, it’s the expression of self that helps you live the life you want.

That is what we are all about, empowering people to make positive change in their lives, the ripple effect may be subtle but it is certainly happening.

Following our honey harvesting event a participant and her daughter felt so inspired by their morning connecting with nature that they stopped off at the garden nursery on the way home and bought plants to start a veggie patch at home. Several attendees at our laughter yoga workshop have reported that they continue to use some of the techniques learned on the day in their homes with their families, they have even got others onto it! At our most recent felting workshop a participant who claimed at the start of the session that she was ‘not creative at all’ was so thrilled with her creation on the day that she stopped to buy craft supplies on the way home.

As Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love) says, “if you’re alive, you’re a creative person”

Huge thanks to Anni Simmons for facilitating such a wonderful event and thanks as always to our sponsors, Keppel Dental, The Real Group, Livingstone Shire Council and LiveLife Pharmacy. Your support allows us to continue to offer these monthly events free to our community! We thank you!

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