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Do You Have These Friends? Must Friends, Trust Friends, Rust Friends, and Just Friends.

Every Wednesday is List Day, or Tip Day, or Quiz Day. This Wednesday: Four types of friends. Ancient philosophers and contemporary scientists agree that a key — perhaps the key — to happiness is strong relationships with other people. We need to have intimate, enduring bonds; we need to be able to confide; we need to feel that we belong; …


Story: Do What You Love, and Then Your Friends Hire You.

This week’s video story:  Do what you love, and then your friends hire you.   Perhaps I didn’t quite complete my thought on the video. When you do what you love, even in a non-job context, you make friends with other people who share your interests;  as they move forward in the world, they help you move forward. (Of course, …


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 …


“If You Don’t Feel Like Your Career Reflects the ‘Real You’ It Probably Won’t Make You Happy.”

Happiness interview: Carlin Flora. I got to know Carlin Flora through Psychology Today (a magazine and a site that I love) when she was a writer and editor there. Now, she has a terrific book coming out in a few days, on a subject of tremendous importance to happiness: friendship. Ancient philosophers and contemporary scientists agree: a key to happiness, …


Happiness Is…Gratitude for a Wonderful Evening.

Ancient philosophers and contemporary scientists agree: gratitude is a critical element to a happy life. I’m filled with gratitude right now, for  the wonderful book party for Happier at Home thrown by some of my most fabulous blogger friends, the women of Go Mighty–Sarah Bryden-Brown, Maggie Mason, and Laura Mayes–and Isabel Kallman. It was a perfect evening: the setting, the …