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One of the happiness-project resolutions that I’ve found to be most effective – and also the most fun – is to join or start a group.

Being part of a group is a terrific way to make new friends, deepen existing friendships, have fun, create a sense of belonging, and spend time thinking about a subject that interests you.

People all over the world have started groups for people doing happiness projects together. These groups swap ideas, build enthusiasm, give encouragement, and – perhaps most important – hold each other accountable. (Think AA and Weight Watchers.)

If you’d like help launching a group for people doing happiness projects together, email me at grubin at gretchenrubin dot com to get a copy of the starter kit.

Click here to connect with other people in happiness-project groups 

If you’re looking for a group in your area, here’s the current list. (If you don’t see contact information, the group isn’t taking new members.) A plea! If you’re in a group, please let me know by answering six quick questions. I want to know about your group.

 

ALASKA:

Fairbanks
Email: katiec121@gmail.com

 

ALABAMA:

Auburn
Email: cdonald@aces.edu

Pell City
MeetUp Page: http://goo.gl/IQiDL

 

ARKANSAS:

Jonesboro
Email: cjevans38@yahoo.com

North Little Rock 


ARIZONA:

Casa Grande
Email: wynd0124@yahoo.com


CALIFORNIA:

Big Bear
Website: www.BigBearSinglesMixer.com

Cameron Park
Email: tamera@peacewitheverystep.com

Campbell 

Corte Madera
Website: www.atlasquest.com

Escondido 

Fremont

Fresno
Email:
Jennibrazil@yahoo.com

Lakeport
Email: nbenkelman@wildblue.net 

Lake Forrest
Website: www.DrivenFitnessNow.com

La Crescenta
Email: shoge@GUSD.net 

Long Beach
Email: barbararobins@live.com

Los Angeles
Email: sweet69dee@sbcglobal.net

Los Angeles
Email:
Pedsierra@aol.com

Martinez
Email:
sidneyr007@yahoo.com

Merced
Email:
viani.linda@yahoo.com

Mission Viejo
Facebook Page: http://goo.gl/xHlFK

Palo Alto
Website: http://tinyurl.com/7xnlrxa

San Diego (South Orange Cty)
Email: wendy@chronicallydistracted.com or maegan@chronicallydistracted.com

San Francisco
Website: http://tinyurl.com/7lbycbl

San Jose
Email: beastrickland@aol.com

San Rafael
Email: n.tuhtan@comcast.net

Tehachapi
Facebook Page: http://goo.gl/zFR2B

Walnut Creek

 

COLORADO:

Boulder
Email: cortneym19@gmail.com

Denver 

Denver
Email: nancy.olewnik.gmail.com

 

DELAWARE:

Dover
Email:
Stacy997@gmail.com

 

FLORIDA:

Altamonte Springs
Email: ynkegrl32854@yahoo.com

Gulfport
Email: lauradclarke@gmail.com

Hollywood
Website: www.zeblaru.com

Melbourne
Facebook Page: http://goo.gl/yGTxi

Port St. Lucie
Email: carmentorbus@gmail.com

Tampa

Tarpon Springs
Email: jean@stillwaterscounselingcenter.com

 

GEORGIA:

Athens

Athens
Email: Kat at katcason@gmail.com

Atlanta

Buford
Email: lindarae99@aol.com

Lagrange
Email: davidskinner38@gmail.com

Peachtree City

 

ILLINOIS:

Byron
Email: JeannineH@byron.lib.il.us

Champaign
Email: Chris at Christine@buildalife.com

Chicago

Schaumburg
MeetUp Page: http://goo.gl/rpuma 

Springfield
Email: eemuench@ctitech.com 

West Chicago
Email: birdie@suburbanbird.com

 

INDIANA:

Crown Point
Email: amylou530@gmail.com

Huntington

 

IOWA:

Ames

Story City
Email: klc@mchsi.com

 

KANSAS:

Abilene

Wichita
Email: cezarbecky13@hotmail.com

 

KENTUCKY:

Louisville

 

LOUISIANA:

New Orleans
Email: jennifer.k.huber@gmail.com

 

MAINE:

Belfast
Email: mediate@voanne.org

Cumberland
Email: dilee@maine.rr.com

 

MARYLAND:

Baltimore

Montgomery County
Website: www.AdventurousWomen.net

 

MASSACHUSETTS:

Cambridge
Email: l_higgins@stoughtonschools.org

 

MICHIGAN:

Alto
Email: tenorgirl21@gmail.com

Ann Arbor

Davison
Email: kattie_mcmullen@hotmail.com

East Lansing
Email: thejoyworker@yahoo.com

Fraser
Email: nelsonsbeltran@gmail.com

Grand Rapids

 

MINNESOTA:

Edina
Website: http://goo.gl/pqQZy

Grand Rapids

Minneapolis
Email: mjgraf@stkate.edu

Rochester
Email: jaquelinerayne@gmail.com

 

MISSOURI:

Kansas City
Email: mexicanalc@yahoo.com 

 

NEVADA:

Las Vegas
Email: letstalk@herestogirlfriends.com

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE:

Loudon
Email: mediate@voanne.org

 

NEW JERSEY:

Belmar
Email: staci2h@aol.com 

Bridgewater
MeetUp Page: http://goo.gl/MkPTj

 

New Mexico

Alburquerque
Email: maryringer@yahoo.com

 

NEW YORK:

Long Island
Website: http://tinyurl.com/7b6phhf

New York
Email: pkhusial@gmail.com 

Rockland County 

West Babylon

 

NORTH CAROLINA:

Chapel Hill  

Chandler
Website: http://cslasheville.org/

Columbia
Email: darlenecovington@yahoo.com

Raleigh
Email: katie.zajd@gmail.com

 

OHIO:

Cincinnati
Email: hannare14@msn.com 

Columbus 

Dayton
Email: erbrowning937@gmail.com

Dublin 

Kent 

New Albany
Email: zoe@ultimateu.org

Toledo
Email: mmfox@bex.net

 

Oklahoma:

Okhahoma City
Email: drjennifersweeton.com

 

Oregon:

Portland
 

 

PENNSYLVANIA:

Holland

New Castle

Philadelphia
Email: sierrabeth10@gmail.com

Philadelphia
Email: dallasstobaugh@gmail.com

Windsor

 

SOUTH CAROLINA:

Clover
Website: http://tinyurl.com/7fos6fl 

 

TENNESSEE:

Chattanooga
Email: mit954@aol.com

Memphis
Email: anne_ot@hotmail.com

 

TEXAS:

Amarillo
Email: kandiceunruh69@gmail.com

Austin

Bulverde
Email: angela.krawietz@comalisd.org

Fort Worth
Email: djcallaway@earthlink.net

Garland
Email: pmullins@garlandisd.net

Richmond

Round Rock

San Antonio
Email: wiccagen@gmail.com

 

UTAH:

Ephraim
Email: jillhansen2516@gmail.com

Salt Lake City
Email: silverbutterfly79@gmail.com

 

VIRGINIA:

Alexandria/DC Metro Area
Email: ycbreads@gmail.com

McLean

Norfolk
Email: dianna@finallyfreetobeme.com
MeetUp Page: http://goo.gl/iL6he

 

WASHINGTON:

Seattle
Email: sara.moo@gmail.com

Seattle
Facebook Page: http://goo.gl/1piLY

 

WEST VIRGINIA:

Lost Creek
Email: mary.stenger@clark.lib.wv.us

 

Puerto Rico:

Mayaguez
Email: Kary_2019@yahoo.com 

 

INTERNATIONAL:

Abuja, Nigeria
Email: Samira.ahem@yahoo.com

Ankara, Turkey
Email: pehlivan_ozlem@yahoo.com 

Barcelona, Spain
Website: http://tinyurl.com/6wrgkzy 

Beijing, China
Email: julialu.beijing@gmail.com

Bialystok, Poland
Email: fabrykaszczescia1@gmail.com

Burlington, ON, Canada
Website: http://tinyurl.com/7m2peth 

Calgary, AB, Canada
Email: jodyrstar@hotmail.com 

Canggu, Bali, Indonesia
Email: dawninbali8@yahoo.com

Cape Town, South Africa
Email: jurgens@favor.org.za 

Cheam, Surrey, UK
Email: serena.kennedy@peoplerus.co.uk 

Courtenay, B.C., Canada
Email: tinamurray@shaw.ca

Devon, AB, Canada
Email: deb.waters@blackgold.ca

Escazu, Costa Rica
Email: melaniag@gmail.com

Gdansk, Poland
Email: szklanki@op.pl

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Email: lee.balki@gmail.com

Ireland
Email: deknees007@email.com

Israel

Kent, UK
Email: confidentqueen61@gmail.com

Kent, UK
Website: http://goo.gl/MMM2w

Kowloon, Hong Kong
Email: wihmunga@yahoo.com.hk

London, UK
Email: virginia.gaka@gmail.com

Manila, Philippines
Email: happinessproject2012@yahoo.com

Melbourne, Victoria, Austrailia
MeetUp Page: http://goo.gl/T8DRx

Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Oakville, ON, Canada
Facebook Page: http://tinyurl.com/6pkr9ed

Pachuca, Mexico
Email: luriabus@gmail.com

Paris, France
Email: norariri@hotmail.fr

Perth, Austrailia
Email: rfingher@bigpond.net.au

South Shore of Montreal Quebec
Facebook Page: http://tinyurl.com/3srp5bk

Sydney, Australia
Email: helenbuckles@gmail.com 

Timisoara, Timis, Romania
Email: deld.uvath@gmail.com 

Toronto, ON, Canada
Email: alina.yaneva@hotmail.com 

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Email: Claudine Matlo at zen_oommm@hotmail.com 

 

Keep me posted about your group! I’m wildly interested to hear what everyone’s doing. Email me at grubin at gretchenrubin dot com.

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