More Happier: Treadmill Days vs. Finish-Line Days, a Dance-Party Challenge, and Plans for April Fool’s Day

Something Making Us (More) Happier

Elizabeth: She went to a dance-class party.

Gretchen: I’m planning my April Fool’s Day prank.

If you want to read more about pranks I’ve done in other years, pre-order the paperback of Life in Five Senses.

Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You

We discuss the difference between “treadmill days” and “finish-line days.”

Spotlight on a Tool

Track your saving habit in the Happier app.

I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You

A great example of everyday creativity is coming up with a slogan for a team, a club, a group, or as in my case, the aerobics class organized by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.


It is hard, so terribly hard, to please yourself. Far from being the easy thing that it sounds like, it is almost the hardest thing in the world, because we are not always comfortable with that true self that lies deep within us. —Christopher Alexander, The Nature of Order, Book Four: The Luminous Ground (Amazon, Bookshop




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