We regularly ask our interviewees what makes them happy because at the end of the day, what else really matters? We’ve highlighted some of the responses below.

Michelle Ruiz | CEO & Co-founder

What makes me happy is being able to give people control over situations they normally would have control over. My company, for example, lies at the intersection of food, health, and climate change. Normally people don’t have control over the food that is available to them, how it impacts their body, and what emissions it has as it’s produced. I think consumers should be part of that decision making. I love knowing that my company, which produces healthy flour products from upcycled byproducts from food manufacturing, gives people a choice to simultaneously protect their bodies and lower emissions with their dollars. Read more>>

Jose Esquilin | Professional Athlete/ Model – Portrait – Commercial photographer

Commitment and Integrity. I pride myself on making sure to meet deadlines, arrive on time, and also deliver a product that I am proud to have my name on it. As a professional photographer, my work has to speak for itself. I want my past clients and future clients to never question why they chose me. I am dedicated to my work, both in producing but to also continue to learn technique, and understanding of photography. A bit cliché but, my word is my bond and when I discuss details with a client, Read more>>

Bracha Banayan | Nurse practitioner and CEO of IVDRIPS

I would say one of of the most Important factors that were needed for IVDRIPS success or any brands success is the following.. 1.confident in yourself, your team and your brand. 2. Be passionate and love what you are doing. 3. Learn to veiw “failures” as a lesson and opportunity to grow! 4. Having a clear understanding in your WHY. It should be greater than yourself. Read more>>

Temicka Chef Tweet” Moore | Educator

Cooking in any kitchen makes me happy because it is my passion! I often speak about the importance of having a purpose and a passion in life and understanding the differences between the two. Your purpose is what God wants you to do to impact your community or the world. Your passion is the one thing that lets you know all is well within the world while living our your dream. Read more>>

Victoria Molina | Disney Irish Dancing Enthusiast

Living life to the fullest is truly what makes me the happiest. I know that sounds very cliché, but that is because it is! When you are living life to your fullest potential, and know that you are doing your absolute very best, you feel better about yourself, which in turn, radiates onto those around you. I feel that I am my happiest when I am creating content that I know will either make someone smile, help them to be better in some way, or just if I am overall having fun creating it! Disney is my happy place, Read more>>

Jennifer McNally | Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC + certified esthetic injector) at South Miami OB/GYN Associates

Funny because the first thing I thought of when I read the word happy was the song by Pharrell, “Happy”, and even the thought of that song alone made me smile and feel that “happy” feeling. Ok, but in all seriousness, to answer the question, I think I must first acknowledge that I have learned over the years and through experiences and wise people in my life that happiness isn’t something that just happens but something that one must work at in order to really feel and live. Read more>>

Anne Schroeder | Artist

Playing outside like a little kid. Whether its beach combing for treasures, hiking or snorkeling, it recharges my creativity. Read more>>

Josephanie ellick-springer | Foodie & student

Happiness to me is spending time with my loved ones eating good food bond over making memories . Cooking is my love languages l love doing what I live with the people I love and seeing their face when they taste a recipe of mine. I pour all my love and patience in my meals it makes me happy when they give me feed back and enjoy my food . Read more>>