Update: If you live near Seattle, please come to our live event! We’ll be recording an episode of the podcast live on stage at Seattle’s Town Hall on October 13, 7:30. Tickets are $25. More info and buy tickets here. Please come, bring your friends. We hope to sell t-shirts -- cash only, if we do manage to pull it together.
In episode 76, we talked about manifestos, and if you’re coming to the Seattle event, we’d love to highlight a few manifestos from listeners. So send us your manifesto for work, life, parenting, marriage, exercise, clutter-clearing — whatever! And maybe we’ll talk about it with you on stage.
Try This at Home: It's often easier to do something every day than to do it some days. I mention The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal: A Five-Year Record. A lot of people have told me that this daily, manageable structure makes it easier to keep a journal.
Happiness Hack: Daphne suggests keeping a garbage bag in the car.
Happiness Stumbling Block: The "China Syndrome" -- the fantasy that we'll automatically become adults. (By the way, I'm having my book group over tonight, and I will use my wedding china.)
Listener Question: Jessica asks "How can I handle my annoyance with my good friend who is always late?"
Gretchen’s Demerit: I rehearse angry thoughts in my head.
Elizabeth’s Gold Star: Elizabeth gives a gold star to her friend Karine for doing the research to find a vacation rental for their two families.
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