More Happier: The Power of Personal Style, a Great Proposal Story, and Less Email Spam

Something Making Us (More) Happier

  • Elizabeth: Blocking spam email instead of unsubscribing is cutting down on the spam she receives.
  • Gretchen: I’m reminding myself to celebrate the anniversary of Life in Five Senses. The paperback hits the shelves on April 30. Visit

Happiness Lessons from the Real Housewives

From Real Housewife Jenna Lyons, Elizabeth has learned to appreciate the power of having your own style.

Spotlight on a Tool

If you’re looking for the right gift for Mother’s Day, try my quiz! When you learn your recipient’s gift-appreciation profile—whether that person is an Easy-to-Please, a Tried-and-True, an Enthusiast, or a Connoisseur—you’ll be able to make a great choice. Try it at

Happier in Action

In celebration of Card- and Letter-Writing Month, we talk about a delightfully creative use of paper products in a marriage proposal—which comes from Elizabeth’s best friend, Mindy.

Here’s a photo of Mindy’s framed stamps:


“Longstanding friendship can be sustained by shared memories or just by habit…but new ones need some impetus.” —Wystan and Chester, Thekla Clark (Amazon, Bookshop




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