Contemplating the Heavens

Another month has passed, and here I am back to add another brick to my happiness home. According to The Happiness Project, August is the month I’m supposed to spend contemplating the heavens. The “to-do” list includes the following: a) Read memoirs of catastrophe. I’ve always loved a good catastrophe memoir or story, even movies. […]

Happiness is a Pint of Ben & Jerry’s Bonnaroo Buzz

My familiar happiness muse tells me that July is a month for buying myself some happiness. Without further ado, here’s how I plan to acquire happiness during the month of July. a) Indulge in a modest splurge. I need a new pair of eyeglasses this month, and rather than head straight for the sale rack […]

On Being Brave

Lately I’ve been reading some squirmingly honest blog posts and articles by some incredibly brave women.  Posts and articles about drug addiction, weight issues, regret at having become a mother, past love affairs, and any number of other cringe-inducing “god, I wish I could erase that from my experience” moments.  I’ve had my fair share […]

Fresh Beginnings

A friend from long ago with whom I’ve reconnected on Facebook recently posed the following query:  “Instead of traditional Resolutions this new year, I will be following The Happiness Project (by Gretchen Rubin) and starting my own happiness project. Anyone interested in doing this with me?” I immediately responded with the equivalent of “hell, yes!” […]