"Food is the mostly widely abused antianxiety drug in America, and exercise is the most potent yet underutilized antidepressant."

Bill Philips

About Happy Brain Movement

Happy Brain Movement came about from personal struggle. I knew that I was depressed, and for years I was treated with conventional medicine in the US. I was offered many bandaids, I was shuffled through many therapists, and I was very unhappy with all of it. Not only was I depressed but I was ashamed of it. Not many people around me knew except the few that saw it first hand.

I wanted a cure, not just something to numb the pain. I wanted a reason, not just a diagnoses of a mystery “chemical imbalance” that made me seem like a broken, unfixable being.

Here at Happy Brain Movement, we focus on the research. We give you the answers to why nutrition and exercise have such a huge impact on mental health. We talk about the benefits of positive psychology and we deliver tools to help you use it. Not meant to replace conventional medicine, Happy Brain Movement works along-side and helps you improve your quality of life from the inside out. We focus on the good. We want to be involved in a community of people who understand each other with plenty of empathy, compassion and courage. We are the brave. We aren’t afraid to talk about it.

Welcome.  (Our membership site is on it’s way – sign up on our newsletter to keep in touch.)

Our Mission

Many people are happy-challenged. Many as in millions. What is most surprising is not the statistics, but the fact that so many people are unaware of what they can be doing to raise their level of happiness. Sadness is not a disease ~ it is a symptom. It’s your body and mind’s way of telling you that you need to change something.

This Movement has been created as a guide to people who are seeking health and happiness, but don’t know how to go about getting it.

Our mission is to join hands with the people who need a reminder of what life has to offer, instead of shutting them out. We imagine a world where mental illness is met with compassion. We talk about it and we lift each other up because we realize that a rising tide lifts all boats. There is no limit to the levels that can be reached. We intend to create happiness – not the shallow kind that lives in material possessions, but the deep kind that runs in your veins and pumps through your heart – connecting you to the vast abundant source of happiness that already resides inside you like a small flame that just needs a little oxygen. Join us!

Meet Andrea

Andrea Holt is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She became inspired to help others find happiness by alternative methods through her own personal story of depression and struggle.


To hear more about her story, click here.