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Before and After: “I Needed to Establish a Small, Non-Threatening Daily Writing Habit, and I Needed Accountability.”

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 …


Before and After: “The Habit that Changed My Life Was Becoming a Morning Writer.”

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 be notified …


Want to Read about Writing? Here Are My Five Favorite Books about Writing.

Every Wednesday is List Day, or Tip Day, or Quiz Day. This Wednesday: My five favorite books about writing. It’s not easy to write a book about writing that’s also a pleasure to read. Here are my favorites: 1. William Zinsser, On Writing Well. I’ve read this book several times, and I’m due for another re-reading soon. It’s full of …


Why I Didn’t Post Last Week, or, Lost-Wallet Syndrome.

I’m on the book tour for the paperback of Happier at Home right now, but that’ s only indirectly why I didn’t post last week. On Monday, I left my beloved laptop behind as I went through security in JFK Airport. I didn’t realize the laptop was missing until I got to Austin. Panic! Despair! But the next morning, I …


Before and After: Do a Little Work, Every Single Day.

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 …