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in creating a more meaningful, connected, happy life.

MY MISSION IS TO SUPPORT YOU

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TAKE A LOOK INSIDE

My name is Nicole Bensen; I’m a happiness and wellbeing enthusiast, and I’m delighted you’re here. After spending nearly a decade at Google, where I ultimately managed the wellbeing program for executive women leaders, I ironically experienced burnout myself. 

I founded Tentacles and Tea to share the research I learned, and to facilitate creative, joyful ways to increase happiness, resilience, and wellbeing.

(And, no, I’m not a meditation expert; I still have champagne taste, and btw, research shows that wanting to be happy is not a selfish or bad thing. In fact, happier people are more likely to help others!) 

Hello! I'm Nicole.

My mission is to support you in creating a more meaningful, connected, happy life. I do this by encouraging you to set boundaries, to offer yourself compassion, to do things that make you happy, and by emphasizing your strengths to help you achieve your dreams—whether your dream is to volunteer full time, learn French, or use your private jet more often.

My mission is to support you in creating a more meaningful, connected, happy life. I do this by encouraging you to set boundaries, to offer yourself compassion, to do things that make you happy, and by emphasizing your strengths to help you achieve your dreams—whether your dream is to volunteer full time, learn French, or use your private jet more often.