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By     |    Apr 3, 2010
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Happiness Project for April

So the Happiness Project is on! I’m sure it’s psychosomatic but the past few days also happened to be some of the best days I’ve had in a while, even though I was only able to mark “Yes” for some of my five CSFs (more about that later) each day. Still, the point of this whole thing is not to stress out, it’s to make me happy by keeping me focused on things […]

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By     |    Mar 24, 2010
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Plotting My Own “Happiness Project”

In 2009, I was lucky enough to hear Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com, speak. As you might expect with a presentation titled “Delivering Happiness,” he spoke of finding meaning in lots of the typical (and, in many cases, typically vague) ways…”What could you do happily for the next 10 years, even if you never made a dime?” etc. During his talk, though, one thing in particular struck me instantly as […]

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Gift Closet Strategy: A Cry for Help
By     |    Jul 28, 2009
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Gift Closet Strategy: A Cry for Help

As more and more of my friends start to have big life events (marriages, children, grad school graduations, successful parole hearings, etc.), I keep thinking I need to be better about keeping gifts at the ready instead of just reactively buying stuff at the last minute. I actually do this with some success occasionally. New children’s books, gender neutral baby clothing, etc. I will sometimes pick up as I see […]

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