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Happy place

Posted by ESC on January 06, 2011 at 16:28

In Reply to: Happy place posted by ESC on January 06, 2011 at 15:42:

: : What is the origin of the phrase "I'm in my happy place"?

: Dates back to at least 2003. From my files:

: Rediscover their happy place -- "’There's a whole range of emotions people go through when they lose data,’ said John Christopher, a DriveSavers engineer. ‘From anger to grief.’ When the company receives a call from someone who's clearly lost it -- which can happen several times an hour -- Chessin comes on the line to help the caller rediscover their happy place. Then the engineer returns to discuss the technical problem in detail..." Sunday, February 23, 2003, San Francisco column by David Lazarus, Lazarus at Large, Psychologist helps victims of data loss/ Some soothing words after the data wreck. Accessed online February 25, 2003.

The expression has some age on it:

Are You in Your Happy Place? We Are. Help Wanted ad. Altoona Mirror - August 16, 1998, Page E5, Altoona, Pa. Are You in Your Happy Place? We Are.

Your bedroom will become your happy place in garden fresh daisies of pink, blue or yellow. Advertisement for Springmaid bed sheets. Nevada State Journal - September 15, 1974, Reno, Nevada, Page 5.