More Happier: The Fun of “Succession,” the Deep Understanding of a Teacher, and Lots of Barbra Streisand

Something Making Us (More) Happier

  • Elizabeth: Elizabeth is listening to My Name Is Barbra (Amazon, Bookshop), and enjoying it very much. We mention the Beatles documentary Get Back and a duet that Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand sang together.
  • Gretchen: A note from a listener made me very happy. She said that listening to our familiar voices cheered her up when she was sick and far away from home.
  • Also, I’m looking forward to my February workshop,  “Creating a Plan for Your Next New Habit.” Limited spots available. This 90-minute virtual workshop will be held on Zoom, on Leap Day, 2/29. Visit happiercast.com/workshop.

Quality Screen Time

We talk about Succession, because I finally watched the final season.

Here’s the scene outside the church that I’d seen being filmed.

Spotlight on a Tool

Want to do a no-spend month or a similar one-month challenge? Or do you benefit from maintaining a “streak?” Try using my Don’t Break the Chain Habit Tracker.

I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You

My daughter Eleanor told me a wonderful story about how her fourth-grade teacher would let all the children get a stuffed animal to hold while she read aloud. These times are among Eleanor’s favorite memories of her childhood years.

I mention my book Life in Five Senses.

Quotation

The final mystery is oneself. When one has weighed the sun in the balance, and measured the steps of the moon, and mapped out the seven heavens star by star, there still remains oneself. Who can calculate the orbit of his own soul? —De Profundis, Oscar Wilde (Amazon, Bookshop

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