May 29, 2016

What an amazing week this has been!!! But before I explain why, let's start with a quiz: "Where do Human Rights Activists dance (literally) with state leaders?" 


This week, Young Happy Minds has been at The Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF). This event was described by The...

April 4, 2016

Students who went through our ten week programme were measured against a control group before and after the 10 weeks using a wellbeing measure tool developed by NPC (New Philanthropy Capital). The results were fantastic and coupled with the strong and growing evidence...

March 20, 2016

You know the days. The days where everything seem to go from bad to worse. It’s very easy to get trapped at this point because many of us start feeling bad for feeling bad. Acknowledge you’re feeling down, and decide on which actions you can do to cheer you up (even a...

March 12, 2016

A boost of positivity where it is needed the most... 


We were invited by R. Alexander Medin and his wonderful colleagues to do a workshop for refugees at Nøsen, a refugee camp in the Norwegian mountains. They provide refugees with household necessities like shelter, fo...

July 9, 2015

According to legend, experts said for years that the human body was simply not capable of running a mile faster than 4-minutes. It wasn’t just dangerous; it was impossible...


Thousands of attempts were made without success... 

But, in 1954, Roger Bannister broke the bar...

July 6, 2015

Ok, there is a Greek debt crisis and it´s important to follow what´s happening around us. 


But we tend to focus merely on what has gone wrong rather than what has gone right. Media studies show that bad news far outweighs good news by as much as 17 negative news r...

June 30, 2015

And NOT exercising is like taking a depressant!


We are not meant to be sitting in front of a computer. We are meant to be hunting for antilopes or running away from lions. Our forefathers walked on average 13km a day. How much do we walk? That depends on where we park...

June 28, 2015

"We need an educational revolution where schools explicitly aim to improve the wellbeing of children as well as their academic performance!"


- Richard Layard, Professor at London School of Economics.


See the full article here


June 26, 2015

Woop, woop! Young Happy Minds made some steps this week.


We held workshops for a bunch of female leaders at "Ladies Lead" arranged by TIMBR (, and for a group of Norwegian prisoners, initiated by the brilliant organization We also got the sign...

June 23, 2015

If you change how you hold yourself physically, it will change how you feel emotionally.


Stand tall, chin up, smile and engage with people as though you were the outgoing, confident, optimistic and successful person you aspire to be, and you will attract all sorts of...

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Oh yes, difficult times will always come. There are also no quick fix to eternal happiness (too bad), but research shows that although our general mood levels and well-being are partially determined by factors like genetics and upbringing,
"roughly 40 percent of our happiness is within our control."
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We're on a mission to spread the science of happiness!


Here we share random happy hacks, mainly for youth and parents.