To make the world better, start the week better.
It all began In October 2017, when Happiness Activists Mario and Laura visited La Sebastiana, the former home of the poet Pablo Neruda, in Chile.
At La Sebastiana, Neruda loved hosting whimsical dinners for people from diverse backgrounds.
With this idea in mind, Laura suggested organizing a monthly dinner at home in California, like Neruda did back in the 1970s. After a brief debate about the best day of the week to host the event, AntiMondays was born.
After all, Mondays are always thought of as boring and depressing.
What if we could flip that script and make an antimonday?
Mario and Laura teamed up with their friends Beto (a positive futurist) and Muria (a design maven) and something began to grow...
antimonday (n.) a day to connect, eat, learn, and look forward to
After hundreds of bottles of wine…
We filled our dinners with authentic, vulnerable learning and conversation about the world we wished to create, on a new topic each month.
In the three years since AntiMondays started, we've realized there's something really magical in these dinners. Our community has found in these dinners a space and time to create and connect with good and happiness in a world that's often overwhelmed by the negative.
Sure, AntiMondays is an antidote to the beginning-of-the-week blues. But if we could do this with Mondays, why not with other parts of life, too?
Getting together has come to be about so much more than changing Mondays.
Through authenticity, vulnerability, and real-world connection, we're a dinner party to shape the narrative of the world we want to live in.