The Wax Life uncovers how to use the science of our brains’ hardwiring to your advantage,

propelling you to the next level of happiness in life.

Are you ready? Click the video below to begin.

Happiness can only be achieved through the training of the mind.
— The Dalai Lama

Once you start training your mind for happiness, your life changes - in the best way possible. 

It’s not our fault that…

Our brains’ hardwiring doesn’t lend itself to natural happiness.

It’s not our fault that our default setting is a state of high alert, of stress, of uncertainty, of self doubt.

It’s just the way our brains were wired in our primal days (200,000 years ago), and our wiring has not changed since.

(for more on this topic, watch this video)

But we can train our minds out of of this default state.

And that’s where the magic begins.

The Wax Life is focused on sharing this science in multiple forms, through speaking events, documentaries, and other media. We are passionate about helping you implement extremely simple mental techniques that will drive you to a new level and bring lasting happiness in your life, regardless of outside people or circumstances.

If you’re interested in working with us, please fill out this form.



50 States.

6 Months.

1 Documentary. 

Watch the trailer:

Michelle Wax, 3-time entrepreneur, speaker, and author travels to 50 states across the USA interviewing Americans from all walks of life on what brings them joy and happiness in their every day life. 

A BIG thank you to all of our Kickstarter backers!! Click here to checkout the campaign.

Curious about the path of the American Happiness journey? Check out our map HERE.


Not just a American Happiness movement. 

The American Happiness Backstory

Leading up to and throughout the filming, Michelle will be documenting her day to day life meeting and pursuing happiness through the eyes of Americans from all across the country. 

Follow along on Instagram here and on LinkedIn here to join in the journey and be a part of the experience!

Followers are encouraged to submit their own stories of happiness and joy via #americanhappiness hashtag!



Interested in sponsoring or being a part of the American Happiness Documentary?

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Interested in booking Michelle to speak? Click here.

Boston College

January 29th 2019

Chestnut Hill, MA

Providence College

Monday February 11th

Providence, RI

Bryant University

Thursday February 14th

Smithfield, RI


Temple University

Wednesday February 20th

Philadelphia, PA

University of Maryland

Wednesday February 20th

College Park, MD

US Naval Academy

Thursday February 21st

Annapolis, MD

University of Delaware

Friday February 22nd

Newark, DE

Duke University

Monday February 25th

Durham, NC

Startup Exchange | Georgia Tech

Friday March 1st

Atlanta, GA

Tulane University

Thursday March 21st

New Orleans, LA

University of Texas at Austin

Wednesday March 27th

Austin, TX

Vibrant, optimistic, and endurance are words that come to mind when I think of Michelle. She never waivers in these qualities and is able to bring people who surround her up to her level.

After spending 1 day rehearsing in front of her, I pitched my company on a stage in front of 400 people and won 1st place! That’s the kind of stuff that happens when you are around Michelle Wax.
— Berlin Kelly, CEO of Proud Pour
We really liked the science behind Michelle’s research, and how we took away real tools that we could implement immediately to make our lives more positive. The event was really great! We would definitely recommend Michelle.
— Sophia M., President of Women in Business Club at Boston College
Michelle has been my motivator! Without her, I would have never started writing and selling my book. It’s even making money on Amazon! Not a bestseller (yet!) but I did it! My dream came true!
— Elizabeth Gray, Author
Everyone loved the event! It was so nice to have a different type of speaking event because usually for our club we have a lot of speakers who nail down things we have to do in order to get jobs, get our foot in the door etc. and this was more of a personal touch for our members. We really thought it was great and would definitely recommend Michelle!!!
— Abigail S., President of Women in Business Club at Providence College
Michelle has helped me re-energize my spirit for life.

She has reminded me to elevate above the noise and to appreciate the great things that are happening around me and to CELEBRATE them.

Michelle puts the moment first. I’ve been inspired to gives less fucks, be more of myself, and seek happiness & the thrill in all of life’s moments.
— Michelle Piantedosi, Manager at Converse
Michelle commits herself wholeheartedly to
anything she puts her mind to.

Michelle is very go with the flow. I believe that’s what’s made her able to learn, grow, and scale her businesses in quick time with no experience. She’s typically able to set aside any frustrations, roadblocks, or setbacks and stay focused on moving forward.

Michelle is amazing. She inspires me everyday and I think that anyone would be lucky to have her in their life as a mentor and friend.
— Elise Beck, Product Marketing Manager at Hubspot
Someone once told me that it was like a spa experience being around Michelle Wax and I have got to say, I wholeheartedly agree.

Since meeting Michelle, I have been inspired to try new things, take risks and live my life!

I will often watch her Wax Life videos when I am feeling down or not worthy of the things that I want in life. She is a truly amazing human being and I feel blessed to know her!
— Phoebe N. Cryan, Blue Cross Blue Shield


Speaking events.

American Happiness involvement.

Individual coaching programs on training your minds for happiness. 


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