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“Do the Most Important Thing of the Day First Thing in the Morning.”

Happiness and habits interview: Debbie Stier. I got to know Debbie when she was working in book publishing, because she was one of the first people to go deep into the question of how online tools could help authors connect with readers. We became friends, and when she started The Perfect Score Project, I followed her progress with delight on …


Before and After: Use Self-Observation to See What the Triggers Are.

I’m writing my next book, Before and After, about how we make and break habits–an issue  very relevant to happiness. Each week, I’ll post a before-and-after story submitted by a reader, about how he or she successfully changed a habit. We can all learn from each other. If you’d like to share your story, contact me here. To be notified …


“The Things That Have Made Me Most Happy Started Out as Challenges I Wasn’t Sure I Could Handle.”

Happiness interview: Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest. Two friends of mine have just come out with a terrific book, Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less. It’s particularly thrilling for me to hold this book in my hands, because I remember talking to them about it when it was still just the beginning of an idea they …


7 Reasons Why Photographs Can Boost Your Happiness.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 7 reasons why photographs can boost your happiness. Photographs are such a joy, and I don’t know about you, but I’m much more focused on taking photographs now that cameras and phones have evolved to make taking photos so much easier. I used to begrudge the time that I spent on photos, but …


The 21 Day Relationship Challenge Starts Today!

Today is Day #1 of the 21 Day Relationship Challenge–but don’t worry, if you sign up after this “official” start day, you’ll get the full 21 days worth of daily emails starting from whenever you sign up. Here on the blog, in addition to my usual daily posts, I’ll add a very short post about the day’s resolution, to give …