As I’ve been going through August, I’ve been diligent about publicly stating each day one thing for which I am thankful. At first I thought that my Facebook friends and Twitter followers might find my devotion to the exercise quirky or even a tad annoying. Really, who wants to read the status updates of somebody […]

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 […]

Make Time for Friends in June

One-third of the way through the month of June and I’m finally getting around to composing my monthly happiness guide. According to my happiness muse, life in June should consist of the following items: a) Remember birthdays. I’m actually pretty good at this. Of course, I don’t remember everyone’s birthday, but for the inner circle […]

February: Remembering Love

According to my magical happiness tome and my spiritual diva guide, Gretchen Rubin, February is the month to Remember Love.  Her suggestions for working on her marriage are categorized as follows: a) Quit nagging. This is pretty self-explanatory, and I’ve actually been doing this fairly successfully for a while. I find I’m much happier when I just let […]