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“I Put Off Making Difficult Phone Calls.”

2012 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2012 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2012 a happier year — and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge — welcome! 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, …


My Latest Resolution: Clean While I Cook.

I’ve cribbed some of my favorite resolutions from other people, and when a thoughtful reader posted that one of her resolutions is to “Clean while I cook,” I immediately decided to adopt that for my own. “Clean while I cook” isn’t just about cooking, of course. It’s about cleaning up after myself along the way, instead of letting clutter and …


The Key to Happiness: Strong Relationships.

2011 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2011 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2011 a happier year — and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge — welcome! Last month’s theme was Gratitude, and last week’s resolution was to Remember the dog that doesn’t bark. Did you try that resolution? Did it boost your happiness? …


What’s Your “Pigeon of Discontent”?

For the past few years, for the weekly video as part of the Happiness Challenge, I’ve proposed a resolution for your consideration—some concrete, manageable resolution to boost your happiness (at least, one that has boosted my happiness). As I mentioned several weeks ago, I’ve been thinking about changing the format of the videos for 2012, and now I’ve decided that …


Remember the Dog That Doesn’t Bark.

2011 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2011 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2011 a happier year — and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge — welcome! This month’s theme is Gratitude (I didn’t even consider the fact that Thanksgiving is coming up, very appropriate), and last week’s resolution was to Find gratitude cues …