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World Happiness Agora - China - Hong Kong

World Happiness Agora - China - Hong Kong

CHINA

The Chinese landscape covers a vast and diverse area of land, and is home to the world’s largest population. Its upper-middle-income economy is largely based on trading and its manufacturing and exports industries. China ranks 72nd in the Happy Planet Index results.

China performs reasonably well on both life expectancy and wellbeing. It’s Ecological Footprint, while far beyond environmental limits, is just half that of the USA’s.

China’s health and education outcomes have improved steadily because of government reforms over the last 50 years.

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HONG KONG

Hong Kong welcomes with an iconic skyline, a legendary kitchen, and lush, protected nature where rare birds and colorful traditions thrive.

Hong Kong's enchanting neighborhoods and islands offer a sensory feast. You may find yourself swaying along on a historic double-decker tram, cheering with the hordes at the city-center horse races, or simply gazing out at the glorious harbor. What most visitors don't immediately realize is that over 70% of Hong Kong is mountains and sprawling country parks, some also home to geological and historical gems. Escape the city limits on one of the world’s smoothest transport systems and spend your day wandering in a Song-dynasty village, hiking on a deserted island or kayaking among volcanic sea arches.

Traveling is a key enable of happiness, enjoy Hong Kong:

 
 
Watavat Tent Sukhyanga - World Happiness Agora Host - Hong Kong

Watavat Tent Sukhyanga - World Happiness Agora Host - Hong Kong

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Watavat Tent Sukhyanga

After a 15 year career in the banking industry, working in Thailand, London, Singapore and Hong Kong, I decided to pursue my passion in Positive Psychology. It began with a certificated in Positive Psychology with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar. I am a proud advocate of positive psychology and a practitioner of mindfulness and happiness.

My passion in positive psychology began after I quit my job to pursue my dream of being a mom. Infertility problems and stress from a demanding career, made conceiving difficult. After many IVF attempts and miscarriages, my dreams came true but it took 10 years of trying.  Since then, I have found great joy and purpose in advising friends who are dealing with fertility problems which then lead me to becoming a happiness/life coach.

To better equip myself, I enrolled in positive psychology courses with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar to help myself answer the key question that everyone I meet often asks me "how do you stay happy?"  My first reaction to this question is always, “WHY NOT?".  Why not choose HAPPINESS, when you can? Everyone has a choice, to choose to have a happy and purposeful life! I want to spread the message of kindness, love and happiness back into this world to help make the world we live in a happier place.

As a host of this world happiness festival for HK, it will help fulfill my contribution back to this world. As a Happiness Trainer, I often host workshops related to positive psychology using fitness as a medium. I strongly believe that exercise is one of many important pathways to happiness.   The book, Spark, The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise, and The Brain, by Dr John J Ratey, opened my eyes to the power of exercise and how it makes people happy. Part of my workshop series include hiking adventures, Thai kick boxing sessions and dance classes.  I strongly believe that exercise provides a healthy daily dose of happiness.  

“Happiness lies first of all in Health , George William Curtis, American Author

The Happiness Trainer: Wts.happinesstrainer@gmail.com. For more details on happiness & fitness workshop.

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