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Hi, my name is Julie and I’m the founder of Living Happy (established 2012). I am a married with two wonderful boys. I’ve been a licensed social worker for over 10 years. I got my Masters Degree in 2002 in Applied Sociology with a concentration in Forensic services. In 2015, I authored my first book, Living Happy, Own Your Life: Choose Happiness. In 2016, I began Comfort Kits program for children in foster care to get their basic needs met with basic hygienic products.  In 2018, I got a post-Masters certificate in Child Welfare Trauma Informed Practices. I work full time and maintain my inspirational Facebook page (since 2012) part-time. I have also taught Karate for almost 20 years. I am now practicing meditation and yoga.  I believe we have the key inside us to make changes to succeed.

Awards and Affiliations

1996 - Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Concentration in Criminology at Bridgewater State college
2002- Masters Degree in Applied Sociology and Forensic services UMASS Boston

2018- Post Masters certificate in Child Welfare Trauma Informed Practices at Bridgewater State University

Causes and Organizations
  • trademarked Living happy
  • authored Living Happy book
  • Masters Degree 2002
  • Black belt 2002
    4th Degree Black belt 2008
    taught inspirational workshops
    co-owner MATA Karate - taught Karate 20 yrs
  • comfort Kits started in 2016
  • jeremys walk 5k (organized and created for a coworker for loss of son)
  • fundraising…

Julie Gerstel

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