About Mindful Happiness

Hello friends,

Welcome to Mindful Happiness!

This is a place to spread positive energy, positive thoughts, and to create a channel to share my stories with you!

I personally survived my own mental health battle and believe it’s ever so important to raise awareness to end the stigma, and to create more supportive communities for those suffering and recovering. Practicing mindfulness was one of the effective tools that helped me overcome the battle with my own mind.

Here you’ll find honest stories of my journey, what helped me get through it and what may potentially help you too. I hope Mindful Happiness inspires you to live a more happy and healthy life by being more mindful every day, in everything you do and everyone you come in contact with. As they say, you have to go through darkness to get to the light and that’s exactly what happened to me. I have now found my keys to happiness and believe you can too. It might not be easy, but I promise it’ll be worth it. I hope you can take away something positive for yourself by reading my experiences about who I surround myself with, where I’ve come from, where I am now and where I’m headed in this beautiful marathon of life.

The mind behind Mindful Happiness

(Pictured: Johanna Goldsmith (Giddy) | Photography: Jessica Christie Photography)

My name is Johanna Goldsmith. I’m the mind behind Mindful Happiness, the Designer & Founder of Native Creative (www.nativecreative.studio), a Mental Health Advocate, Blogger & Artist. I like keeping busy by utilising my creativity and meeting as many like-minded people as possible throughout my journey.

I was inspired to create Mindful Happiness after surviving my own personal battle with depression & anxiety; being diagnosed with a cluster of mental illnesses (bipolar type II disorder; adult ADHD; slight OCD tendencies); and losing dear friends to mental health related illnesses. Mental illnesses are more common than people realise and I plan to do my part to remove the stigma of mental health disorders for good!

I truly believe it’s ok to not be ok, but it’s also important to speak up and know that there are many people who love & care for you, and will be more than happy to be there for you in a heartbeat — including myself. Many people know me as a non-judgemental, open-minded, friendly & approachable woman. I’m always up for a chat anytime, day & night. It’s all about taking the first step by reaching out to someone you feel comfortable with and who understands. If the first person you approach doesn’t feel right, go onto the next one, and the next until you find your confidant. You’ll feel a whole lot better once you voice your concerns and get some much needed support. Always remember that you’re not alone and brighter days are upon you (even if that seems hard to believe right now). I’m proof in the pudding that your rainbow is coming so stay strong. You have a lot to offer this world.

Have the most wonderful day! :)

Stay mindfully happy,
Giddy x

Disclaimer: In no way, shape or form am I a qualified psychologist, nutritionist, dietician, personal trainer, yoga instructor or doctor.
I am simply a happy girl with a story who wants nothing more than for others to be happy too.

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Hey you, don’t give up on yourself. I promise you’ll find your happy place.