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Happiness Happens

Happiness Happens Month is dedicated to celebrating things that make you happy and is recognized annually in August.

This month’s Focus on Well-Being is dedicated to creating joy for yourself and others:

  • Random Act of Kindness Challenge: Happiness is contagious! Help spread kindness and smiles by performing a random act of kindness for another. Here are some ideas to get you started.
  • Kindness Calendar: Even little things can cause happiness.  Use this calendar for ways to spread kindness throughout August.
  • Well-Being Webinar: Reducing stress can improve your overall well-being and lead to happier days! Attend Tools to Handle Stress from noon-1p.m. on August 24th for helpful stress management tips. Register now!
  • Three Good Things: Build resilience and improve well-being with this simple tool.
  • Helping Heels – Registration now open for Fall 2022 Helping Heels is a resource for UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff, and students to find childcare, pet care and elder care from fellow Tar Heels. If you’re looking to volunteer or promote your part-time caregiving services this fall, be sure to register for Helping Heels by Sunday, Aug. 21. The updated Helping Heels directory of caregivers will be available in early next month. Learn more about Helping Heels.


The UNC School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development offers these ideas and options as a convenience to university faculty, staff, and students.  FALD does not screen the vendors on this list and makes no representations about their qualifications, conduct or the services to be provided.  Users are responsible for performing any screening or evaluation they desire.


Information provided by

Laura H. Thornton, JD | Program Specialist

Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development

321 S. Columbia St. | MacNider Suite 130 | Campus Box #6550

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

    – Shared to our department by Jill Dowen, BCBP Well-being Liaison