Archive for September, 2011

Boom. Inspiration.

Friday, September 30th, 2011

I was walking to dinner last night when it happened. The fragments of ideas from all the corners of my brain found their rallying point and surged into place. And I knew. Boom. Magic. I love it when inspiration shows up. Who knew it would happen on a sidewalk in Grand Rapids, Michigan? Happy Friday! P.S. If you […]


No One Likes a Happy Girl

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

“Your blog is so positive now.” She didn’t mean it as an insult, or even a compliment, really. She was just stating a fact, one I should have been glad to hear since I’ve made a conscious decision to focus on positivity online and in life. But I cringed. Comments about being positive or happy […]


Happiness Highlights: a Wicked Twitter Tale

Monday, September 26th, 2011

What gave you happy tears this week?


Use Knowledge to Overcome Fear

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

This post was inspired, in part, by my partnership with our book sponsor. I have written a lot about being afraid. I don’t know if that’s because I have an inordinate amount of fears, or if overcoming fears is simply an essential part of pursuing happiness and so a blog about happiness has to get […]


How Stuff Can, Actually, Make You Happy

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

I was excited about coming to Pittsburgh, but I was nervous about coming to Becky’s house. Becky has always described herself as being “one box away from a hoarder.” Jared’s been watching Hoarders – those houses do not look like they’d be fun to visit. Of course, people joke about their eccentricities all the time […]