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

Want to get the "Moment of Happiness"? A daily happiness quotation in your inbox. Sign up here close daily quote

Tag Archives: "simplicity"



Secret of Adulthood: Keep It Simple–But Not Too Simple.

Further Secrets of Adulthood:   I often have to remind myself of this Secret of Adulthood. I have a tendency to want to sweep everything away, to toss out, to throw everything overboard, in order to simplify my life. But, I remind myself, many of the things that make me happiest are things that complicate my life. I tell myself: …


Secret of Adulthood: Things Often Get Messier Before They Get Tidier.

Further Secrets of Adulthood:   This phenomenon can be very frustrating. I spend an hour clearing-clutter, and my apartment looks worse before I started! Moving stuff into the trash, into recycling, or out the door to a thrift store or a friend takes time. I remind myself of this Secret of Adulthood when I’m feeling frustrated. How about you? Do …


“I Can’t Get Rid of My Stuff.”

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, …


“To Know What to Leave Out and What to Put in…Is To Have Been Educated in Knowledge of Simplicity.”

“To know what to leave out and what to put in; just where and just how, ah, that is to have been educated in knowledge of simplicity — toward ultimate freedom of expression.” – Frank Lloyd Wright * Great material on Jonathan Fields’s blog — “conversations at the crossroads of work, play, entrepreneurship and life.” * Follow me on Twitter, …


“Life Is Barren Enough Surely With All Her Trappings; Let Us Therefore Be Cautious How We Strip Her.”

“Life is barren enough surely with all her trappings; let us therefore be cautious how we strip her.” – Samuel Johnson I’ve been thinking a lot about simplicity lately, and I’ve realized that for me, the danger is to simplify too much. So, as always, Johnson’s words resonated. * Twitter is great. I mentioned that I loved the theme song …