Why Happiness?

Happiness is the highest of all goals. This means that all other goals – jobs, relationships, wealth – only matter if they make us happy.

Try it. Ask yourself why you do something. Then go deeper. Keep asking why. Ultimately you'll realize you do it because it makes you happy.

One of the most exciting aspects about happiness is that it creates a positive upward spiral. The happier you are, the more likely you are to see positive benefits (success, relationships, health, longevity, etc.). And the more positive benefits that are in your life, the more likely you are to be happy! My coaching focuses on these positive upwards spirals in all aspects of your life.

About Us

Founded by Barbara Leggett, a certified professional happiness coach, the mission of the Happiness Center of WNY is to create more happiness within individuals and organizations. Programs highlight skills, attitudes and activities that can bring more happiness into our lives. Activities and services at East Aurora Acupuncture and Center for Wellbeing complement the mission of more happiness.

Unlike temporary elation, true happiness is a deep abiding peace and acceptance of our lives.  It makes the hard times easier and the good times better. It opens our eyes to new perspectives and possibilities – thus building our successes.  Rather than focus on a goal (when I’m rich, when I get this job…), it focuses on the paths we walk. It focuses on the journey.

The big question is “How do I find Happiness?” And it’s like the old joke… the same way you eat an elephant… one bite at a time. Becoming happier is a lifetime process where we all learn, move forward and grow. We all have the potential to be happier and more successful every day.  Programs, coaching, and various practices can help you continually become hooked on a happiness.

The Benefits of Happiness

Happier at Home

Home is about people, relationships and activities as much as it is about place. Happier people tend to have happier relationships. They tend to be more “pro-social” and have healthier interactions with others in both personal and professional settings.

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Happier at Work

The science is in, and the results are clear. Happier people are more successful – and more productive. From a personal perspective, when you’re happier at work, you’re likely to make more money, have more fun, and have greater job satisfaction.

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Happier in Life

Realistically, most of us are not one person at work and a completely different one at home. By connecting the two and creating a happier LIFE, we become happier and more successful at work and happier with stronger relationships at home.

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“Working with Barbara has given shape and reality to a multitude of ideas I had been considering for a while.  She listened intently and then helped me come up with specific goals as well as the daily steps to take to reach them.  Committing to her process got me off the starting block and into the race.”

– C.K.

“Before engaging with Barbara as my life coach, I was struggling with my career decisions. Barbara put me to work on sorting through and finding new options. She helped me to gain a sense of confidence in making difficult decisions and a level of happiness in my career and in my life that I previously did not find on my own.”

– D.V.

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