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Alas! The Happiness Project Toolbox Is Shutting Down.

I’m very sorry to say that I’m retiring the Happiness Project Toolbox. It was so much fun to create and run–but the web changes very fast, and the Toolbox is several years old now, and very creaky. It needs a major overhaul, and when I looked at what changes should be made, I realized that the whole thing should be …


Want Some Tools To Boost Happiness? Try the Happiness Project Toolbox.

I’m working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone’s project will look different, but it’s the rare person who can’t benefit. Join in — no need to catch up, just jump in right now. Each Friday’s post will help you think about your own happiness project. I love visiting this blog’s companion site, the Happiness Project …


Tell Other People about What Makes You Happy — a New Feature of the Happiness Project Toolbox.

A few days ago, I wrote about the happiness of creative collaboration. Another collaborative project which has been a huge source of happiness, novelty and challenge, and fun for me has been the creation of my companion website, the Happiness Project Toolbox. What is the Happiness Project Toolbox? As I was working on my happiness project, I invented several methods …


Resolution: Cross a Finish Line.

A common happiness hurdle is the arrival fallacy. We think that we’ll be happy once we arrive at some destination: a new job, a new apartment, a promotion, whatever. But often, arriving doesn’t make us as happy as we expect. That’s very true, and I struggle to remember it, and also to remind myself of what my father says so …


Interviews

When I’m writing, one of my bad habits is to imagine every criticism a reader (or reviewer or interviewer) could raise against my book. In this interview, I get my chance to answer that hostile reader. Hostile reader: So many people these days write these “Year of…” books. You spent a year test-driving the wisdom of the ages, the current …