Posts Tagged ‘Iowa’

Happiness Highlights: Homecoming


I take the time to highlight what made me happy every week because I believe gratitude is the root of all happiness, and we multiply what we magnify. I encourage you to develop your own gratitude practice; I believe it can change your life. Since moving away in 2007, going back home to Iowa has […]


Happiness Highlights: Limping Home

Windows at Arches National Park

Every Monday, I start my week by highlighting what made me happy from the previous week, because I believe we multiply what we focus on, and that gratitude is the first step in learning how to be happier. The past week has been dynamic, with the feelings changing as quickly and dramatically as the scenery. […]


Happiness Highlights: Moving Forward, Going Home

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I got a fantastic rejection lat week. It came from an editor at a national magazine in response to a query and follow-up I’d sent her. She told me my writing was lovely, that the particular story I pitched wouldn’t work for them, and that she’d love to hear more ideas from me in the […]


Happiness Highlights: Homesick Edition

Last week was a bit of an emotional roller coaster for us. We said goodbye to friends in Pittsburgh, discovered the hidden beauty of Hocking Hills, Ohio, met up with family in central Indiana, then said goodbye to family through lots of tears. Sunday morning found me questioning if we’d made the right decision – […]


Daily Photo: Country Road Take Me Home

Devin; August 2011; St. Paul's Chapel, New York City

Making Iowa cool? Yeah, there’s an app for that.