More Happier: More Strength and Stamina, a New Metaphor for “Empty Nest,” and an Easy Way to Keep a Journal

Something Making Us (More) Happier

  • Elizabeth:  She saw two close friends when she was in New York City.
  • Gretchen:  I’m getting so many chances to see family members this summer.

I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You

Elizabeth tells me why she has been redoubling her efforts to build strength and stamina.

Spotlight on a Tool

We talk about why many people enjoy the One-Sentence Journal

one-sentence journal

I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You

I ask Elizabeth to help me think of a better metaphor for the “empty nest.”


When I think about what sort of person I would most like to have on a retainer, I think it would be a boss. A boss who could tell me what to do, because that makes everything easy when you’re working.

—Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (Amazon, Bookshop




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