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Revealed! Book Club Choices for July. Happy Reading.

Because nothing boosts happiness more than a great book, each month, I suggest: · one outstanding book about happiness or habits · one outstanding work of children’s or young-adult literature–I have a crazy passion for kidlit · one eccentric pick–a widely admired and excellent book that I love, yes, but one that may not appeal to everyone I’ll post these …


Drumroll, Please…Announcing the Title of My Forthcoming Book on Habits.

I may have mentioned that I’ve been struggling to find a new title for my forthcoming book on habits. At last, I have a title, and it’s better than before. In fact, it’s…Better than Before! Better than Before: Making and Breaking Our Everyday Habits to Be Happier, Stronger, and More Productive (Really). The subtitle may change a bit, but that’s …


What Andre Agassi Can Teach Us About Habits, Happiness–and Ourselves.

For yesterday’s weekly quotation, I quoted from tennis star Andre Agassi’s autobiography, Open. It’s a fascinating book, on many levels (and I say that as someone who has no interest in tennis). I’m always particularly interested when something sheds light on habits or happiness, and as I read the book, several observations stuck out at me. First, Andre Agassi is …


“The Granite Peaks of the Inevitable…Rubble from the Landslips of Chance.”

“The landscape of my days appears to be composed, like mountainous regions, of varied materials heaped up pell-mell. There I see my nature, itself composite, made up of equal parts of instinct and training. Here and there protrude the granite peaks of the inevitable, but all about is rubble from the landslips of chance.” – Marguerite Yourcenar, Memoirs of Hadrian …


Revealed! Book Club Choices for June. Happy Reading.

Because nothing boosts happiness more than a great book, each month, I suggest: · one outstanding book about happiness or habits · one outstanding work of children’s or young-adult literature–I have a crazy passion for kidlit · one eccentric pick–a widely admired and excellent book that I love, yes, but one that may not appeal to everyone I’ll post these …