Action For Happiness

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Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society.  Town of Battleford is committed to trying to make the world a happier and more caring place starting with our community.  Pursuing happiness as a community is about learning to live happily, to fundamentally live a different way of life where people care less about what they can get just for themselves and more about the happiness of others.
Every month we will provide ideas and resources backed by leading experts from diverse fields.   

Join the Town of Battleford Action For Happiness movement by taking the pledge.  

TOB will be a part of this mental health initiative with Mayor and Council and all of Town department staff taking the Town of Battleford Action For Happiness Pledge showing we are serious about making a positive change for the better.  Let your friends and family know you have taken the pledge by posting a selfie of you holding your pledge.  Be sure to use the hashtag #TOBActionForHappiness.

Neil G QuoteJanuary's theme is how can we start this new year happier?  Town of Battleford's Vision is Learning From The Past, Growing For Tomorrow.  This vision is not only great for the Town Strategic Plan, but perfect for us as individuals as we reflect on 2021.  Don't be scared to acknowledge the mistakes of yesterday to make a change today so that your tomorrow will be better; happier.  By focusing on what we can control we can handle difficult emotions and experiences.   The January calendar of daily actions can help you to focus on small steps to spread kindness to make yourself and others happier and maybe it will inspire others to do the same.

Happier January Calendar - Click the calendar to print

January AFH Calendar

Happier January Resources

Why Happiness Matters - by Richard Layard  
Why Kindness is Good For You - by Dr. David Hamilton
YouTube Videos
Why kindness is good for you: Dr. David Hamilton at TEDxHackney (17 minutes) 

School and District
Empower your students to create a culture of kindness!

This month's webinars:

JANUARY 12, 2022
Wellbeing Skills with Professor  Richard Davidson 
Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Time: 1:00-2:00 CST
Learn science-based skills to boost your wellbeing.

Wellbeing Skills
Neuroscientist Richard Davidson is known for his groundbreaking work in studying emotion and the brain.  Dr. Davidson is the co-founder and Director of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison  and has also published hundreds of scientific papers, numerous chapter and reviews.  Prof. Davidson will share the latest insights from the neuroscience of wellbeing.  He'll explain how wellbeing is not a static thing, but rather a set of skills that can be learned and cultivated over time, just like learning to play a musical instrument or riding a bike.
Richard J Davidson will show us how we can learn to cultivate a positive outlook, rebound from negative emotion, live more mindfully and grown qualities such as empathy, compassion and gratitude.  and he'll share practical actions which we can put into practice now to build positive habits for lifelong wellbeing whatever our situation.
Webinar Link to Register: Wellbeing Skills Link 

JANUARY 24, 2022
Know Your Own Power with Dr. Radha Modgil 
Date: Monday, January 24, 2022
Time: 1:00-2:00 CST
Learn how you can reframe the bad stuff, prevent overwhelm and overcome difficult times.
 Know Your Own Power
Dr. Radha is passionate about helping people feel that they are not alone in their struggles and challenges they face.  This is about empowering you to make changes in your life that you want to make. Life can be relentless, challenging and full of curveballs thrown at us.  But through the difficult times, life also offers us the gift of discovering the power we have to choose our response.  At this special event, the high-profile medical doctor and author Dr. Radha will share an inspiring toolbox of advice to help us reframe the bad stuff, prevent overwhelm and learn how to step into our power and trust ourselves - so we can overcome the difficulties and become more of who we truly are.
Dr. Radha will guide us through her 3 stages of 'Getting Through', 'Stepping Up' and 'Moving Forward' and provide tools to help us make decisions and changes.  She will remind us that we all have something beautiful, strong and determined inside of us.  You can learn how to get through a crisis, step up the challenge, move forward and change things for the better. 
Webinar Link to Register: Know Your Own Power