My name is Pam Garramone.
I am a Positive Psychology Speaker and Coach.
I teach the Science of Happiness – How to be Happier to middle and high school students, teachers and to corporate employees.
Some years ago, it started to sink into my heart that I wasn’t really all that happy despite all the things I had that should have made me happy. I had a great job that I truly loved (most of the time); I had loving relationships with amazing people but I couldn’t seem to make them last; I had an abundance of friends and supportive family. I lived in Boston, a beautiful city close to the ocean with boundless opportunities and things to do but still I wasn’t happy. I knew I should be but I wasn’t.
I felt exactly like Gretchen Rubin described in her book, The Happiness Project. “I wasn’t depressed and I wasn’t having a midlife crisis, but I was suffering from midlife malaise – a recurrent sense of discontent and almost a feeling of disbelief. Can this be me? But though at times I felt dissatisfied, that something was missing, I never forgot how fortunate I was.”
I just felt alone a lot of the time and like there had to be something more – there had to be a way to be happier and appreciate all of the good things in my life.
I decided to study happiness and had the great fortune to learn from Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar who taught the most popular class at Harvard – How to be Happier. Finally, I was in my element. I have always been fascinated by Positive Psychology. After years of study and reading many, many books on happiness, I am happier and I continue to go along this journey – feeling the full range of emotions and enjoying the process. And, there is nothing I love more than teaching and coaching others; I feel like I’ve come full circle back to my destiny.
MY MISSION IS TO INSPIRE PEOPLE TO LIVE THEIR BEST LIFE BY PRACTICING POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY - THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS. I DO THIS BY OFFERING KEYNOTES, WORKSHOPS, TRAINING AND LIFE COACHING FOR TEACHERS, STUDENTS, SOCIAL WORKERS, AND TO COMMUNITY AND CORPORATE GROUPS.