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The aim of my project is to help as many people as possible learn to be Happy and share the tools, tips and tricks that have helped me.

by Samantha Brook in Ipswich, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If I'm lucky enough to receive extra funds, I'll invest those into doing more marketing to help reach more people and help even more people learn to be Happy.

Spread a Little Happiness

I am learning to be Happy and I’m passionate about teaching others to become Happy.

Who am I to teach others about Happiness you may be thinking? Well that’s a very good question. Let me tell you.

I have qualifications in Life Coaching and Neuro-Linguistic Progamming (NLP), but more importantly, I feel I am qualified by life experience.

I was unhappy as a child and teenager. I was deeply affected by my parent’s divorce and also by my strict, religious upbringing. I was kicked out of the religion when I was 18 and subsequently had to leave home. I was diagnosed with depression when I was 17 and put on anti-depressants.

In 2007 I was miserable. I was single. I was overweight. I was broke. Heck, I even ran away to Egypt, married an Egyptian and became his second wife! But during that time, I was learning to be happy and I was finally able to come off my anti-depressants in June 2018 after being on them for 26 years!

I tried to come off them many times before, but I relapsed and ended up back on them again. It took me six months to wean off my anti-depressants and it’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I’ve been off them for nearly two years now and it’s still hard, but I am determined that no matter how bad I feel, I will stay off them.

Although things are still hard sometimes, overall, I’m in a good place. My physical and emotional health have never been better. I’ve lost over a stone in weight. I’m in a Happy, healthy relationship. My finances are improving and I’m paying off my debts.

I’ve been on a long journey of self-discovery and learning to become happy. I’m passionate about helping others to also become Happy.

I’m starting a new business - Happiness Club. Through Happiness Club I want to share the tips, tricks, tools and techniques that are helping me learn to be happy. I currently write a blog about Happiness and I present the Happiness Show on Ipswich Community Radio. Happiness Club will offer 121 coaching, workshops and online courses. I also want to travel around the world speaking about Happiness, sharing my experience and inspiring others.

I’d love your help to spread a little Happiness and reach more people. You can help me by signing up to my email list to receive a regular dose of Happiness – you’ll receive an email every time I publish a new piece of content, whether it be a blog post, radio show or something else. The other way you can help me is by pledging an amount to my crowdfunding campaign in exchange for a reward. If you feel you can help in other ways, please feel free to get in touch.

The money raised will fund marketing to help me reach as many people as possible. I am currently working full-time – Happiness Club is my side-hustle – so I also intend to invest in a virtual assistant to help me maximise the use of my time. I may also need funds to invest in personal development and for general, adhoc and administration expenses.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Best wishes and love from Sam xx






This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Deposit for Happiness Club online course. In this course Sam shares her tips, tricks, tools and techniques that are helping her to become Happy. Sam is passionate about sharing what she's learnt with others, in the hope that it will in turn help them. Total cost is £200 including 20% discount.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Receive a Thank You and Shout Out on our social media platforms.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Receive a virtual Happiness Hug

£20 or more

£20 Reward

9 Hacks for Happiness workbook (PDF). In this workbook Sam shares her Hacks for Happiness based on her experience, with practical exercises so you can easily incorporate them into your daily life.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Happiness Mug. Receive a Happiness Mug, complete with the Happiness Club logo and an inspirational quote or affirmation.

£400 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£400 Reward

Book Samantha as an inspirational speaker for your event. Includes 20% discount.

£500 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£500 Reward

Corporate Happiness Club. Improve your employees' wellbeing with Corporate Happiness Club. Sam will hold a live Happiness Club workshop for your employees.

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