More Happier: How to Create Connections (Or, Butter People Up), Great TV, and Fun with the Five Senses

Something Making Us (More) Happier

  • Elizabeth: She had terrific family weekend with Adam’s family. A highlight: playing the game Scattergories.
  • Gretchen: I’m so happy being in our hometown of Kansas City for a family visit.

I’ve been meaning to tell you

When I was going through old notes, I found references to an article about how flattery can help people earn seats in the boardroom.

Spotlight on a Tool

Take the “What’s Your Neglected Sense?” quiz.

Quality Screen Time

We’re all enjoying watching the reality TV show Claim to Fame.


Sometimes hidden from me
in daily custom and in trust,
so that I live by you unaware
as by the beating of my heart,

suddenly you flare in my sight,
a wild rose looming at the edge
of thicket, grace and light
where yesterday was only shade,

and once again I am blessed, choosing
again what I chose before.

—“The Wild Rose,” Wendell Berry




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