Dana Hilmer

Dana Hilmer

Wendy Perrotti

Wendy Perrotti


No meeting in October. The Fairfield Library did not have any rooms.

Thursday, November 7th is our next presentation: Life Re-imagined! By Dana Hilmer & Wendy Perrotti - Come play with us and re-imagine what is possible in your life!
In this engaging and interactive conversation, life coaches Dana and Wendy will help you get back in touch with your playful side...the you that is YOU... so that you can re-imagine exciting possibilities and start charting a path toward your true north. Our evening together is based on two key beliefs:
1. The life that you have already lived does not dictate who you choose to be in the future.
2. It is never too late to pursue a dream.
Together we will: Rewind: Tap into joy and the truest, most core version of yourself. Reboot: Get clear on what you love in your life, what you are tolerating, and what you'd like to change.
Re-engage: Get some clarity on what you really want so you can start moving in the direction you want to go. Dana Hilmer is a certified coach, positive psychology consultant, speaker and leadership trainer and she is passionate about helping people live courageously so they can build their dream and love their life. She is the founder of THRIVEitude, Inc, a women's leadership and personal development coaching and training company that brings the science of human flourishing and resilience to all those she serves. Through her coaching, speaking and training programs she helps women (and a few good men) elevate their confidence, ignite their potential and be the person they most want to be. Dana has been featured on hundreds of radio and television shows across the country and she speaks on topics related to mastering your mindset, optimal living, the habits of success and creating the life and work you love. Dana lives in Madison, CT with her husband and their three teenage boys. To receive free tips and videos to help you create the life and work you love, go to DanaHilmer.com. Wendy Perrotti is an ICF Credentialed and Professional Certified Coach, speaker and leadership trainer with over 25 years experience in helping individuals and groups nationwide to affect change in themselves and others. A thought leader in metacognition and personal transformation, Wendy's unique approach to coaching combines her work and study in psychology, communications, and neuroscience with a passion for growth through exploration, humor, and creativity, Wendy is the Co-Founder of The Energy Initiative, a neuroscience based executive coaching and leadership development firm as well as the Founder of LIVE BIG, a professional coaching company guiding women in their 40s and 50s to reclaim their passions and transform their lives. She is the author of the forthcoming book, Reclaiming Muchness: Tap in to a Life of Love, Purpose and Connection.
Together... Wendy and Dana are launching CAMP REINVENTION™... a 6-month transformational program designed to help you get back in touch with you and live a life of joy, purpose and connection. Stay tuned for details.
Date & Time: Thursday, November 7, from 7:00 - 8:45 P.M.
Place: the Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
Everyone is welcome; admission is free. Meet some wonderful people using happiness in their lives. Learn to have the peace of mind you need and experience happiness now.
Future meetings are held monthly on a Thursday and will be at the Fairfield Public Library. For further info: wwwHappinessClub.com e-mail PrintLRK@aol.com, call 203-258-7777.


Bernie Siegel M.D.

Bernie Siegel M.D.

Join Bernie Siegel, M.D. & Lionel Ketchian for a discussion on Happiness and its Benefits. Lionel Ketchian is the co-host with Dr. Bernie Siegel on Mind Health Matters radio programs. Lionel is also the co-host on "The Happiness Show," broadcast on TV by Cablevision of Connecticut.

Come ant spend some time with the renowned Dr. Bernie Siegel. Take part in getting valuable tools and techniques for making your life the best it can be. Suffered enough? Do you really need to suffer anymore? Are you ready to learn to Be Happy? Being Happy will help you, suffer less and evolve spiritually. External events are difficult for us without the right tools to deal with the turbulence that we all experience in life. Master these strategies to lessen your suffering. Your happiness can empower you and keep you on track. Learn to have the peace of mind you need and experience happiness now.

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Everyone is welcome; meetings are free and no reservations are required. Meet some wonderful people using happiness in their lives.

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 22, from 6:00 to 7:45 PM.

Place: The Woodbridge Town Library located at 10 Newton Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525.
Meetings are held once a month on a Tuesday. Meetings are free of charge and no reservations needed.


Consider this your invitation to join us for another insightful and inspiring meeting. We have some great people to share with you at this meeting, don't miss out on it! Lionel Ketchian is the facilitator of this group. Everyone is welcome to these luncheons. We talk about applying Michael A. Singer's work from his book: The Untethered Soul. We discuss the concepts that will empower each of us and benefit one another as well. We have been meeting for over two years and if you come then you will benefit from attending this group. It has made a big difference in my life and the lives of so many people that keep coming back.
Do you want to feel happier and less stressed? Do you want to feel more personal power in your life? Come, MEET, EAT & GREET! Join us for monthly meetings to gather and eat together and discuss ways, tools and techniques to free ourselves from many of life's problems and challenges.
Date: Wednesday, November 6th, 2019.
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (come when you can, leave when you like)
Meeting Place: Osaka Hibachi Buffet (Chinese Buffet) 955 Ferry Blvd, Stratford, CT 06614 (The Dock Shopping Center) www.osakahibachibuffet.com
Cost: $10.00 for lunch with hot tea for everyone. $11.00 with soda. This price includes tax and tips.
Ask for the Happiness Club group tables. If you are interested in this group, make sure you register to get the latest update for future meeting dates. You can get on the mailing list for these meetings by sending an e-mail to Lionel at PrintLRK@aol.com. Including your name and e-mail and you will receive meeting notifications. 
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month.

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Happiness the Ultimate Party!



Reserve your spot for this event by 10/25/19.

Join us for a get together for fun, conversation and connection with everyone!

Not to mention some of the best food you will really enjoy! Come and join us! An excellent opportunity to enjoy good company, great food and lots of it at this incredible buffet. There will be good entertainment and beautiful dinning room to enjoy our time together.

Date & Time: Halloween (Tuesday before Halloween)

Tuesday, October 29, 2018, at 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Join us on Halloween for an evening of food, fun, friends and more food! You can come in a Halloween Costume if you like or just come casual.

Location: Vazzanos Four Seasons 337 Kenyon Street, Stratford, CT 06614

Incredible buffet room that has:

Carving station with prime rib, soups, salads, fruitti di mare, shrimp, all kinds of seafood, fish, shrimp scampi, baked stuffed clams, pasta, chicken, pork chops, Swedish meatballs, pork, BBQ ribs,sausage and peppers, eggplant, vegetables, potatoes, desserts, pastries, cakes, coffee and tea and much more.

Music: There will be live musical entertainment.

Cost per person is $25.00 in cash only! This includes sales tax & gratuity. Please bring exact amount of cash.

You must reserve your spot by Thursday, October 25th. Let us know how many will attend. Reserve your space by sending me an e-mail printlrk@aol.com.

Everyone is welcome! We look forward to meeting you and your friends and sharing our best wishes in person. Come on down, meet some great people, get connected, and step up with joy in your life! Bring your smile to share with all of us.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

For further info call Lorraine Masilunas at: 203-933-6540.

Or e-mail PrintLRK@aol.com or www.HappinessClub.com.


I decided to start a Happiness Club meeting in Madison, Ct. in October of 2006.
It has simply been a wonderful experience! I so enjoyed attending the meetings that Lionel Ketchian ran in Fairfield that I wanted to bring it to my own town. The response to it has been far greater than I imagined. People love attending and I have been told by some that it has helped them to make positive changes in their lives!!
I always hear very positive feedback from people who attend the meetings. I run the meetings very similar to the Fairfield ones, I hold them monthly at the Madison Library and I have a different speaker each month on all different topics related to Happiness. I also like to talk about something that I may have read or heard about
and I try to provide different handouts. It has truly brought greater happiness into my life
and I so enjoy having the speakers pass on their incredible knowledge!
Meetings include a presentation by professional speakers on happiness.


Tina Garrity is the group facilitator. Meeting: Held on the last Wednesday of each month.
Time: 7:00 - 8:45 PM

Place: Our library is closed for renovations and I now have to hold the meetings at Hubley Hall, the building right next to the First Congregational Church on Madison green, 26 Meeting House Lane, Madison, CT. It is in the church hall, a nice large space!

Tina Garrity is the group facilitator for over 12 years. For more info contact Tina Garrity at Ting45@aol.com. Tina's phone: 203-245-2632.


B.L.I.S.S = Believe Life Is Something Special. Because it is, and so are you!
On Sunday, May 8, 2016, Mother's Day, Rev. Lynette Turner offered a message on The Power of Nurturing. This offering will explore the dimensions "of mothering" as caring has importance whether in the role of mother, the reaching out we do for family, friends, and those in need, and the importance of nurturing and self-care for ourselves. Come feel the love! New Beginning is an interfaith/interspiritual community where all are welcome, all are appreciated, and none are judged.
Lynette is a Positivoligist™, motivational speaker, and Positivity/Life Strategist coach. She is also a certified dream teacher with the Robert Moss School of Active Dreaming, an Angelspeake facilitator, and an ordained interfaith/interspiritual minister.
She presents one Sunday each month from 10:00 - 11:00 AM.
Location: Mystics By The Sea, 394 New Haven Avenue, Milford, CT 06460

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Rev. Lynette Turner phone: (203) 257-9120. E-mail: lynettepositivebliss@gmail.com Website: www.positivebliss.com
Sign up on Lynette's website for her free weekly Positivity Message and tell your friends!
Sessions and Workshops for Health & Happiness www.positivebliss.com. http//www.twitter.com/lynettebliss and http/www.facebook.com/608418443


The first meeting was on Thursday, May 1, 2014.
Meetings are the first Thursday of every month.

Date & Time: First Thursday each month from 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Place: Town and County Club, 22 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105
Beverage Bar available. Free admission and parking

Town and County Club, 22 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT. 06105 Free parking.

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Audrey Carlson is the club facilitator.

R.S.V.P. Appreciated but optional. By e-mail to: audreybcarlson@cox.net or call: 860-841-5894
Please help us make these events successful, share the post on your Social Media accounts, invite friends, and family. All Happiness Club events are open to the public!
I welcome anyone and everyone to join me to share, learn and grow together. I believe we are all connected for a reason. There are no coincidences, this I know for sure. Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for your continued support in helping make the Hartford Happiness Club the best it can be! - With Love & Happiness, Audrey.
The time has come to spread happiness in Hartford Ct! I graduated with certification in Positive Psychology from the Wholebeing Institute taught by Tal Ben Shahar. I am excited to share and continue to grow as a lifelong learner giving my life meaning and purpose. My studies include a Masters of Arts in Experiential Health and Healing from the Graduate Institute in 2008. Dr. Bernie Siegel was my mentor who put me on a path to learn, grow and share. Bernie taught me how to take life and all it's complexities and make it simple. Through Bernie, I met Lionel at a workshop.
It was at this point where I was introduced to The Happiness Clubs. I never looked back. Lionel was put on this earth to plant seeds of happiness around the world. I am humbled to have Lionel in my life and be part of something larger than life.


The first meeting was on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 from 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.|
Bridge House is a Clubhouse which is modeled on the Fountain House model of psychiatric rehabilitation. The men and women who attend assist with the running of the program, which helps to restore their sense of purpose, dignity and self worth. Members also work at part time jobs, with staff providing intensive supports.

I have known Lionel Ketchian, and his unique passion for sharing happiness, for 5 years. When he offered to bring a Happiness Group to Bridge House, I jumped at the opportunity. The adults in this program, a non-clinical psychiatric rehabilitation program, have been extremely responsive to his message. They hear the valuable nuggets that he offers: make a choice! Your life is more than the things which happen to you.Your thoughts and choices can bring happiness moment by moment,
despite what life seems to throw at you. Lionel and the Bridge House members learn from one another: practice gratitude, we are surrounded with things to be grateful for. Lionel is surely at the top of the list things we are grateful for!

Lionel Ketchian is the group facilitator.
Phyllis phone is 203 335-5339 & e-mail: intake@bridgehousect.org

Meeting: First Thursday of each month for a happy hour meeting!
Time: 1:30- 2:30 PM
Place: Bridge House
Address: 880 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT


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Dr. Shawn Blau, Ph.D., leads a free online Recovery International meeting, every Thursday evening
from 8:00 - 9:30 PM (Eastern Time). Recovery International offers meetings to men and women of all ages. The meetings ease suffering from mental health issues and life's frustrations. By gaining skills to lead more peaceful and productive lives, many are helped. In the last 80 years RI has equipped over 1 million people with tools to control behavior and change attitudes. The mission of Recovery International is to use the cognitive-behavioral, peer-to-peer, self-help training system developed by Abraham Low, MD, to help individuals.

To attend the free online meeting, just follow this link and register:


Additional information is available on the Recovery International website at:



(National Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) Eighteen years ago, the Greenwich Chapter,
recognizing the need within our community, started a chapter in Greenwich, Connecticut.
We have been pleased both with the response to the program and with our ability to have helped hundreds of patients and family members. We hold weekly meetings on Fridays from 2:30 - 4:30 PM in a lovely residence in Greenwich, CT.
How Does It Work? The only requirement for participation in our group, which is open to patients and family members, is that the participant with depression or bipolar disorder be under the supervision of a psychiatrist.
There is no charge. Individuals with Depression or Bipolar Disorder from Fairfield and Westchester Counties are welcome to attend as are their friends and family who wish to learn more and be supportive.

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John Tamerin, M.D. is the group facilitator and a psychiatrist. phone #: 203-661-8282
e-mail: jtamerin@optonline.net website: http://www.dbsagreenwichct.com/homepage.htm


Thanks to Dr. Bernie Siegel we have a new Happiness Club in Connecticut! Bernie was our speaker for our first meeting on Tuesday, October 4th at 6:30 P.M.
Meetings are held at Coachman Square, 21 Bradley Road, Woodbridge at 6:30pm on the first Tuesday of the month.
Theresa Waldron-Yancoskie facilitates this club. It is designed for seniors both within our community and the community at large who choose to be happy and want to learn more about the happiness response! Our lecture & performance series for 2012 is themed Embracing Happiness through (you name it). (We currently are searching for a person who will lead Meditation and/or Guided Imagery. Please contact Theresa if you know someone can help.)
At our next meeting on Tuesday, April 3rd at 6:30, our theme is Embracing Happiness through Song! We will host powerful vocalist Karen Wagner, and she has prepared a program of tunes we can sing together as well as joyous solos!
On Tuesday, May 1st at 6:30pm, our theme is Embracing Happiness through Cinema! Our speaker will be Michael Kerbel, the Director of the Film Study Center at Yale. He will share with us some of the most inspirational scenes from movies!
Please email twyancoskie@benchmarkquality.com or call 203-787-8141 Theresa to RSVP.
Website is: www.coachmansquareatwoodbridge.com


The first meeting was on Tuesday, September 9, at: 3:00 P.M.
Meetings are at Benchmark Senior Living at Split Rock, 708a Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484
Theresa Waldron-Yancoskie is the club facilitator. Her e-mail is: twyancoskie@benchmarkquality.com Theresa is the Director of Resident Lifestyle at Benchmark at Split Rock. Her phone is: 203-929-1111
Everyone is welcome; admission is free. Meet some wonderful people using happiness in their lives. Learn to have the peace of mind you need and experience happiness now. Future meetings at the Benchmark Senior Living at Split Rock will be every second Tuesday. This is a Happiness Club for Seniors that has been created to share the benefits of being happy. Happiness Club meetings will give you a rational, common sense approach to accept a positive view of life and deal with the things you cannot change.