Update: Back in episode 27, in late August, I gave myself a happiness demerit for not really having a "summer." I've always wanted to have a summer experience (even apart from family vacation) that's different from the rest of the year. As promised, Elizabeth checked in with me, to ask if I have a vision for the upcoming summer. I need to apply the kind of approach that I used with such success in The Happiness Project. If you have any ideas, let me know!
Try This at Home: Don't accumulate excessive amounts of things. Soy sauce packets, freebie mugs, egg cartons, rubber bands, etc.
Happiness Stumbling Block: It's tough when worlds collide. For instance, Elizabeth felt very stressed out when Henry and I showed up on set while she was working on that TV show, to record our Very Special Episode 60.
Listener Question: "I'm a Questioner married to an Obliger. How do I make sure that I help make sure that his desires get met?" To learn about Questioners and Obligers (and Upholders and Rebels), go here.
Gretchen’s Demerit: I didn't visit the flowering trees in Central Park. Again.
Elizabeth’s Gold Star: Elizabeth gives a gold star to Adam for holding down the home front -- without complaint -- while she was in New York City for several weeks.
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