Try This at Home: Celebrate a holiday breakfast. (Pictured is a photo of last year’s Halloween holiday breakfast.) I write more about this tradition in The Happiness Project.
Happiness Stumbling Blocks for the Four Tendencies. If you want to take a quiz for the Four Tendencies, to find out if you’re an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel, it’s here.
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Happiness Hack: Buy a journal for each member of your household (including pets) in which to keep medical notes.
Happiness Stumbling Block: Helle pointed to the stumbling block of handling criticism — even constructive criticism.
Listener Question: Julia asks, “I lose my sense of smell when I eat dairy, but I rebel against this dietary restriction.” You can read more about the Abstainer/Moderator distinction, here’s a post.
Gretchen’s Demerit: If you want to listen to Eliza’s podcast, it’s Eliza Starting at 16.
Elizabeth’s Gold Star: Elizabeth give s a gold star to her writing partner Sarah, who, after she discovered that she shouldn’t eat gluten for health reasons, has been able to give it up.
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