Happiness is everything. Where there is happiness, everything else is possible and so we asked the community to tell us what makes them happy.

Brenna Yovanoff | Novelist

Ever since I was a weird, tiny child, I’ve loved to sit and think about things that aren’t real—particularly monsters. When I was five or six, it was my greatest ambition to move to Hollywood and become a special effects maven with an emphasis in horror. I spent a lot of time flipping through giant (indecipherable, way above my reading level) manuals on how to construct prosthetics and practical effects. Over time, however, my interests got more refined. I didn’t really want to build the monsters, I wanted to invent them. I wanted to tell the stories. The particular delight of fiction is that it lets you get very deep into hard, convoluted topics very fast by bypassing fact and theory and replacing them with metaphors (shall we say, monsters). A really clever horror story can be insightful and illuminating in the same way as a work of philosophy or history, even though it’s rendering in loving detail things that do not exist, and the freedom to wander around inside ideas and figure out how they work and what they mean is one of my favorite things about being a novelist. Read more>>

Sarah Carbia | Jewelry Designer/Metalsmith /Owner

Things that make me happy are Family, nature and creativity! Family keeps me motivated, nature brings me inspiration and creativity keeps me flowing. Read more>>

Lana Sackwild | Lucid Dreaming & Lucid Living Coach

There is nothing that makes me happier than seeing people’s dreams come to life! have dedicated my life to helping people redefine and reconnect to their purpose and awaken their unlimited potential. I desire nothing more than to open the doors of perception & tear down the veil between the multiple worlds of consciousness for anyone who’s ready to dream big for themselves and in doing so create a lasting change in this world. Read more>>

Lily NOVA | Singer, Songwriter, Yoga Instructor

Connecting with humanity, on many different levels, is what deeply exhilarates my soul. It lights me up to find like-minded individuals who are filled with passion and drive. I find it profound when two or more artists/creators/humans are able to cross collaborate brilliance and make ideas flourish. Nothing beats the feeling of euphoria caused by binding multiple inspirations that feed off of one another. For instance, my main producer, Vic Santinel, will send me some magical beats and I have the pleasure of writing melody lines and lyrics over it. Or sometimes I’ll be working with my friends we’ll all create a beat and melody within that same night & be like “YO DID WE JUST DO THAT?” Magic works fast if you have others around to contribute to it. Pure synergy. Being able to connect with these talented ass humans & inspire others to do the same is what makes my world go round. Read more>>

Rachael Walker | Owner/Brewmaster

There are so many things in life that make me happy. Living in Fort Collins, Colorado and having the mountains in my back yard makes me extremely happy. Nourishing and maintaining the close relationships in my life also make me very happy, and I feel so much abundance in this area in my life. My friends and family are everything to me, without their love and support my success with Life’s a Buch would not be possible. In business, so many things bring me happiness. Whether I am brewing kombucha or stocking grocery stores shelves with my product, there is always a smile on my face. Working for yourself definitely comes with many hardships, but at the end of the day I wouldn’t trade it for anything. The best feeling as a business owner is when a customer tells you “that’s the best kombucha I have ever had in my life!” Connecting with our customers and sharing our healthy, gut-healing drink with our local community brings me all the joy the world. Read more>>