Something Making Us (More) Happier
- Elizabeth: Together, she and Jack are listening to the Journal’s podcast series, The Trial of Crypto’s Golden Boy. We also mention the Judging Sam podcast.
- Gretchen: This episode airs on 11/11, and I get a big kick out of special dates like that.
I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You
Elizabeth describes the “wrong-shoe theory” by stylist Allison Bornstein.
You can read the Vogue article here.
Spotlight on a Tool
Next year marks the 15th anniversary of my #1 bestselling book The Happiness Project, and I’m so excited to announce something I’ll be kicking off in the new year.
The Happiness Project: Revisited is a one-time, one-year opportunity to collaborate with me as I experiment with a happiness project in 2024, revisiting the monthly themes from the book in a multi-media, interactive format.
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Happier in Action
A listener explains that she’ll be spending her birthday month by living a “Christmas Movie Life.” She explains, “Each day I will do something you might see in a Hallmark Christmas movie.”
I can recall in my childhood the continuous excitement of long days in which nothing happened; and an indescribable sense of fullness in large and empty rooms. And with whatever I retain of childishness…I still feel a very strong and positive pleasure in being stranded in queer quiet places, in neglected corners where nothing happens and anything may happen; in unfashionable hotels, in empty waiting-rooms, or in watering-places out of the season. It seems as if we needed such places, and sufficient solitude in them, to let certain nameless suggestions soak into us and make a richer soil of the unconscious. —G. K. Chesterton, “On the Thrills of Boredom”