Oh Happy Day!

The new edition of my first book is available…Isn’t it lovely? The book was originally published in hardcover (the frog) and paperback (prom dress pink) by Hachette. And while many, many wonderful (brilliant, sophisticated, smarter than average) people purchased it, alas, it did not soar to bestseller status, and eventually the publisher let the book […]

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Busted, but Happier

A friend and I went to a Meet-up last night for a start-up company called Happier. It was way more fun than we expected.  Admittedly, our expectations were low, as the last networking event we went to turned out to be a thinly veiled recruitment party for a religion.  So all Happier had to do […]

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Compared to What?

I’m pondering these questions from Seth Godin this morning: What tastes better, a $30 bottle of wine that’s the cheapest the restaurant offers…or the very same bottle at the restaurant next door, where it’s the most expensive? What offers a better education: four years at your first choice selective college? Or four years at the […]

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Duck Dynasty

Have you guys seen Duck Dynasty? I haven’t, but I’ve heard about the show three different times in the past week. And when there’s overlap between what my Christian women’s retreat friends, my Boston business friends, and Men’s Journal are talking about, something INTERESTING is going on. The funniest thing I saw about the show […]

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Does Your Personality Make You Unhappy?

The question makes me giggle.  It suggests a life so absurd – so thoroughly outside our control – that it’s like we’re all living in a game my older brothers used to torture me with, where they’d grab both my wrists and make me whack myself in the face while saying things like, “Don’t hit […]

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The Pursuit of Green Grass and Unicorns

I read two articles this morning about happiness & life satisfaction and I’m trying to figure out how they intersect (Pondering this sort of thing makes me happy & satisfied, so, you know…winning!) The first article, Why Generation Y Yuppies are Unhappy, has me thinking about Madonna. Which makes no outward sense, but stay with […]

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Talking About a Revolution

I spent the weekend in the Maryland mountains, at a retreat with the women from Revolution Church in Annapolis. I never knew that Maryland had mountains (turns out they’re beautiful) or that a group of women staging a revolution would be so much fun to hang out with. I was the speaker for the retreat, […]

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