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Andre Agassi and the Odd Energy around a Finish Line.

Agassi extravaganza continues. I recently read tennis star Andre Agassi’s memoir, Open, even though I’m not interested in tennis, because so many people recommended it to me. And I must say, the book is fascinating. The other day, I posted a happiness quotation from the book. Yesterday, I noted that Agassi is an Obliger (if you want to know what …


Pigeon of Discontent: I Don’t Know How To Start My Happiness Project.

Each week, I post a video about some Pigeon of Discontent raised by a reader. Because, as much as we try to find the Bluebird of Happiness, we’re also plagued by those small but pesky Pigeons of Discontent. This week’s Pigeon of Discontent, suggested by a reader, is: “I don’t know how to start my happiness project.”   If you …


Making New Year’s Resolutions? Ask Yourself 6 Questions.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day—or List Day, or Quiz Day. This Wednesday: Six questions to help you make effective New Year’s resolutions. Forty-four percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, and I know I always do. I’m more inclined to make resolutions than ever, in fact, because if my happiness project has convinced me of anything, it has convinced me …


8 Tips to Feel Better About Yourself.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: Eight tips for feeling better about yourself. First came the self-esteem movement — then came the backlash to the self-esteem movement. What’s pretty clear is we don’t get healthy self-esteem from constantly telling ourselves how great we are, or even from other people telling us how great we are. At the same time, …


How Is Your Happiness Challenge Going? (Asking Again.)

Last month, I posed the question: “If you’re doing the 2011 Happiness Challenge, how is it going, now that we’ve reached the halfway point of the year?” Several people kindly pointed out that, although June is month 6 of the 12 months of the year, the year isn’t halfway over until July 1. Whoops! So I’m asking now, at the …