Our Mission & Values
At Focus On Happiness we believe the most important things you can have in life is health, love, happiness, pictures and memories. We value things like openness, creativity, positivity, support, empathy, well-being, happiness, inclusivity, connection, freedom and authenticity.
Our mission is to enhance how people see and experience the world every single day. Empowering members to cultivate more happiness and well-being in their lives, one photograph at a time.
Online communities are fast becoming a normal part of everyday living. See our adapt in a new world page for more information on this topic. Human beings have evolved to be social creatures. We have survived and flourished on this planet through togetherness and communities. With resources like social media, we are more connected today than we have ever been before, but scientists still believe that the next big epidemic to have a drastic effect on all of our well-being is feelings of anxiety, isolation, depression and loneliness. We may be more connected digitally, but how much of this connection is authentic? How much of your online presence is you expressing who you really are?
The Focus On Happiness Community differs greatly from large scale public social networks, by being more purpose based, with a huge emphasis on positivity, openness, meaningful engagement and support through your photography.
Studies have shown that as a supplement to medicine and care, participation in arts activities such as photography can dramatically improve and maintain both the physical and mental wellbeing of the people involved. It can also counter inequalities, increase social engagement and cultivate connections. Authentic connections are one of the basic human needs we all have.
If you are curious, or have an interest in well-being, mindful photography, photography, mindfulness or all the above? Join us now. An interest in photography, can be someone who takes a quick snap here and there with your phone, to a professional photographer whose life is lived through the lens. Photography and life are both journeys and in here, we celebrate all aspects of life and camera abilities.
‘’We have joined and become part of positive and supportive communities like this over the past few years and have witnessed first-hand the impact it has had on our lives and the lives of other people who were also involved. It was truly amazing to be part of these and it helped us to grow through the learning and support we received from others. Because of this, we now want to provide a similar environment and share what we have learned in our journey. We decided to call it Focus On Happiness. A simple term with a deeper meaning and purpose behind it for all who join.’’