About Our School

Our mission is to teach that which was not taught in a traditional classroom about how to live a heart-centered life.

At Happiness U, we believe that happiness is not just a perfect image you have in your head or a future destination. It’s a deep sense of satisfaction and well being that you are able to cultivate and experience no matter where you are in your life right now.
Happiness is a state of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing and balance.
 
We believe that to experience a deep sense of satisfaction and balance, you must cultivate happiness from the inside out and that happiness evolves from truly understanding life, why you are here, and what life has to show you.
When you can understand that the Universe is working with you to help you evolve and grow, your perspective on life can change.  By embracing a bigger picture perspective, you can feel more satisfied, centered and poised, all of which are important components to happiness.
 
We believe that happiness emerges once you stop expecting life to be something it is not, and accept it for what it is.  If you desire emotional stability and would like to thrive and not just survive, understanding and cultivating happiness is one of the best things you can do for yourself.
 
Life is a journey where true happiness can be a constant companion.  All you need to do is put forth conscious effort to change your old patterns. Your perception of the world may be that happiness is out of your control when, in fact, it is completely within your control no matter what your circumstances.

Our Guiding Principles 

1.   Nothing happens to you, everything happens for you.
Every experience in your life is designed for your growth and evolution.

2.   In every situation, there is always a bigger picture to consider.
Every challenge in your life has hidden benefits that support you in every way.

3.   You are responsible for your own happiness.
How you see your life defines your reality. Your perception is in your mind and in your control.

4.   Your life has a purpose, and you are here for a reason.
The closer you are to knowing your authentic Self, the more purposeful your life becomes.

5.   No matter how you look, think or feel, you are perfect in every way.
You are in the right life and in the right body. You benefit when you accept yourself as you are.

6.   Everything you are doing or not doing in your life is serving a purpose.
You are in the right place, doing the right thing. Change will occur when you are ready.

7.   There really is no “right” or “wrong,” only what’s right for you.
You have the right answers for yourself, even though others may say they know better.

8.   Everything happens in your life for a reason – there are no “accidents.”
All synchronicities, wanted or unwanted, are confirmation that you are on the right path.

9.   The more you focus on your own life, the easier your life becomes. 
You can’t make others do what you want them to do, so let them focus on their own life.

10. Your own intuition is your best source of guidance.
Getting advice is wise, but ultimately no one knows better than you what is best for you.

A HAPPIER HAWAII

Happiness U is based on universal principles of life and embraces a mind-body-spirit focus. Our purpose is to provide useful insights and support in the form of classes, events and gatherings. Our offerings are designed to appeal to both those who are already doing great and just want a little positive support, as well as to those who are going through challenges and want to learn how to see things from a different perspective.
Our mission is to teach that which was not taught in a traditional classroom about how to live a heart-centered life.
 
Everything offered at Happiness U is designed to give you the tools to live life in a way that is authentic and true for you, resulting in a more positive and ease-filled approach to life.
 
We commit to inspire, guide and empower all members with information that will bring forth a more positive outlook and lead to a happier experience of life.
 
Our focus is on the evolution and development of mind, body, heart and spirit, and as such, we provide members with all the tools they need to live consciously, joyously and highly empowered.
 
Our goal is to be the catalyst for a happier Honolulu and start a movement towards a happier Hawaii.

WORDS FROM OUR FOUNDER

Our Community

The Happiness U community is made up of people of all ages, interests and walks of life who are drawn together by their desire to understand life from a universal and spiritual perspective. They resonate with the unique brand of guidance that founder Alice Inoue has developed and are seekers of higher wisdom. They want to take the time to understand themselves and consequently take responsibility for creating their own lives. The interaction they have with other members and the connections they make at Happiness U fuels their own growth and the positive influence they have in their life and the lives of others.

Our members make up a unique community of like-minded individuals who want to take charge of their own happiness and live a truly empowered life. Our vision is that members become so inspired, clear and vitalized by finding happiness themselves, that they then go out into the world and share what they have learned, their positive spirit and unique gifts with everyone they meet – creating a positive effect and guiding light in our community and the world.

Our Teachers

Our teachers provide loving support, and can help you take steps towards living a happier and more fulfilling life – no matter where you are on the scale of happiness.

Dr. Chad

Chiropractor & Life Facilitator

Kimi

Inspired Fitness and Nutrition Guide

David

Karen

Joyful Aging Facilitator

Jenee

Focus Opus

Dalybeth

Rodney

Ruthie

Max

Laine

Gigaisland

Jamie

The Bead Gallery

Arna

Chief Happiness Officer

“I experience happiness in a multitude of ways and this is because I have learned to trust that there is a bigger picture and to keep looking for balance in times of challenge. I have learned to recognize that everything that happens in my life, whether I like it or not, is a feedback mechanism for me to find more levels of who I am – leading me to greater joy.
 
By embracing life as it is, and not expecting life to be something that it’s not, I can better enjoy each moment. Also, I finally gave up on waiting for other people to make me happy. I found a way to make myself happy in life, and am inspired to share this with others. In a nutshell, it is to be open to seeing things from a different perspective and taking responsibility for yourself in a loving way.
  
On March 25, 2013, I asked myself what I really wanted to do. I was at a point in my life where although, I loved what I did (life guidance), my heart was calling me to take things to a new level. Since 2008 I had written a book a year, and for some reason, I couldn’t figure out what to write about in 2013.
  
So after a few frustrating weeks of getting nowhere, I asked myself what I really wanted to do, and took the time to listen. The answer came in a vision to open a “school of life.” I was so inspired by this vision and the possibility that I could share with more people about how to find happiness in life (which is really, in a way, more about getting to know and love yourself) that within six months Happiness U was born. I live my life more inspired than ever because of the members and students of Happiness U.
  
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my love of life with you.”
  
Sincerely,
  
Alice Inoue,
Founder and Chief Happiness Officer

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