My current emphasis: how to make good habits and break bad ones (really)

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Before and After: “When I’d Leave My Office, I Wouldn’t Visit the Restroom.”

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 hear when …


Why Can’t You Exercise Regularly? One Reason: Convenience.

Every Wednesday is List Day, or Tip Day, or Quiz Day. This Wednesday:  8 reasons why it can feel inconvenient to exercise. Right now, I’m editing my next book, Before and After, an examination of the most interesting subject in the world: how we make and break habits. (My editor is reading the draft for the first time right now, …


“I Call That Voice the ‘Obnoxious Roommate Living in My Head.’”

Happiness interview: Arianna Huffington. I’ve followed Arianna Huffington’s fascinating career for years, and for several years I cross-posted my blog material on the site she launched, The Huffington Post, but it was only last week that I got the chance to meet her face to face. We were both speaking at a conference here in New York City, and got …


Before and After: Use the Accountability of Weight Watchers and a Personal Trainer.

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. This week’s story …


“She Told Me What I Needed to Hear and I Was Ready to Listen.”

Happiness interview: Tory Johnson. I got to know Tory Johnson when I spoke at her conference for startups, Spark and Hustle. Tory has a crazy amount of energy, and in addition to running this series of conferences, she’s also an on-air contributor to Good Morning America, and a writer. In this last role, she has just published a fascinating memoir, …