Something Making Us (More) Happier
- Elizabeth: We’ve been doing More Happier for a year! Our first episode in this format aired January 8, 2022.
- Gretchen: We’re about to hit the eighth anniversary of the happiest day of my life. Sign up to be an organ donor.
Quality Screen Time
We talk about the premiere episode of Season Two of Fantasy Island, and why it marks a huge milestone in Elizabeth’s professional life.
Spotlight on a Tool
For people who like to use a date as a catalyst for reflection and change, I’ve updated the Calendar of Catalysts. Determination Day, Halfway Day, 401K Day, #HappierLaborDay…lots of ideas there.
Also, if you’re trying to work on your habits in the new year, my book Better Than Before is a great resource. It explains the twenty-one strategies we can use to make or break our habits.
How’s That Going for You?
For the first time, Elizabeth hosted the big family holiday celebration.
Of all the tasks which are set before man in life, the education and management of his character is the most important, and, in order that it should be successfully pursued, it is necessary that he should make a calm and careful survey of his own tendencies, unblinded either by the self-deception which conceals errors and magnifies excellences, or by the indiscriminate pessimism which refuses to recognize his powers for good. He must avoid the fatalism which would persuade him that he has no power over his nature, and he must also clearly recognize that this power is not unlimited.
– William Edward Hartpole Lecky, The Map of Life