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#25 Kindergarten class photos

AWESOME! Photos from: here, here, here, here, here, here, and here — Hey everyone, The Happiness Equation is out now!!! This is my brand new non-fiction book containing the nine secrets to happiness. I have been working on it for years and it feels so good to finally share it with you. Show More Summary

WCML 088: A Mystical Interpretation of The Witness - Pace Smith

Here’s how The Witness moved me, as spoiler-free as possible – and how it applies to life, the universe, and everything. The Witness is grand and artistical, Its puzzles are all but simplistical. But when you see the signs, Read between all the lines, There’s hidden a meaning that’s mystical. “The Witness isn’t trying to […]

Emotion Dominates Fast Choices

There are many situations in which you have to make choices quickly. Walking through the grocery store, you are moving through the aisles and pulling items from the shelves.

Podcast 56: Schedule Time to Worry, Beware of Loopholes, and Dealing with a Troublesome Writers’ Accountability Group.

It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Update: Elizabeth is with me in the studio, because she’s in New York City shooting a TV pilot. So glamorous! But she’s so busy, I hardly get to see her. In less exciting news, Jamie and I have a new duvet cover. Show More Summary

WCME skipping 2 weeks due to sickness, back on March 30! - Pace Smith

Howdy Enneagram fans, Kyeli and I have both been sick for the past 4 weeks, coughing up a storm and making it difficult/impossible to record new podcast episodes. We’re going to take a 2-week break from Wild Crazy Meaningful Enneagram to give us time to rest, recuperate, and catch up. We’ll be back with brand […]

Imitate A Spiritual Master

I’m working with Heleo, a very interesting site that’s all about elevating ideas. With them, I made a short video where I talk about one of my favorite happiness-project resolutions: Imitate a spiritual master. This exercise can help...Show More Summary

My Transformation from Corporate Hostage to Full-Time Traveler

The post My Transformation from Corporate Hostage to Full-Time Traveler appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

Pre-Order The More of Less Today

The hardcover edition is printed. The audio version is recorded. And the e-book files are in place. In less than 6 weeks, my best book ever, The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own will be released and available in bookstores all around the country (and eventually the world). To say I […]

It’s Back! The Page-a-Day Calendar to Make Your Days Happier.

Some years ago, I did a Page-a-Day calendar based on The Happiness Project. To my delight, the calendar proved to be a very popular item, and it sold out very quickly. For a variety of reasons, I haven’t done another calendar — until...Show More Summary

The Benefit of Helping Others

“We rise by lifting others.” —Robert Ingersoll Last night, I was frustrated and perplexed. Behind the scenes (and sometimes not so behind-the-scenes), the server status for Becoming Minimalist was causing me trouble. I had tried a number of technical solutions, but each of them were unsuccessful in solving the issue. Finally, on Saturday night, I […]

Agree, Disagree? Really Skillful People Never Appear Busy.

“Speed is not part of the true Way of strategy. Speed implies that things seem fast or slow, according to whether or not they are in rhythm. Whatever the Way, the master of strategy does not appear fast….Of course, slowness is bad. Really skillful people never get out of time, and are always deliberate, and never appear busy. Show More Summary

#31 Watching old ’80s Saturday morning cartoons

It’s the crack of dawn on Saturday. You’re up before your parents so it’s time to tiptoe downstairs in your thin Spider-Man pajamas, sneak into the kitchen, and pour three servings of Corn Pops into a heavy ceramic bowl. Next, carefully...Show More Summary

#32 Stretching your legs after a really long car ride

AWESOME! Illustration from: Monsieur Cabinet The post #32 Stretching your legs after a really long car ride appeared first on 1000 Awesome Things.

Daylight Saving Time! How to Survive the Loss of an Hour of Sleep.

There’s a very helpful Daylight Saving Time mnemonic: “spring forward, fall back.” This Sunday, we “spring forward” and turn our clocks ahead one hour — which means losing an hour of sleep. And for many of us, each hour of sleep is precious. So...Show More Summary

How to Live With Less Stuff But More Happiness

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. – Epicurus “Do you want some more?” Seems a dumb question, doesn’t it? The answer is of course, it depends what the ‘more’ is. Show More Summary

The Balance Between Being Content and Striving for More

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WCML 087: “If you’re not going to devote yourself to it 24/7/365, why bother?” - Pace Smith

I got rid of Facebook’s banality, And started to face my mortality. With nothing to numb, I’ve got to find some- thing that counts as my core speciality. Kyeli discusses her mid-life crisis with Pace, and faces some hardcore limiting beliefs. mid-life crisis ticking off all the tickyboxes on the culturally sanctioned to-do list the […]

Podcast 55: The Problem of Switching Bags, Do You Prefer Long or Short Discussions, and Scratch-n-Sniffs.

It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” As we recorded this episode, Elizabeth was drinking coffee from her Happier with Gretchen Rubin mug! Inspired by Elizabeth’s longtime love of mugs, we decided to make a Happier mug. Show More Summary

WCME 038: Introduction to the Spiritual Dimension of Type Seven (Essential Work, Essential Plan, Essential Wisdom) - Pace Smith

With Sevens, we talk about how They love to anticipate wow. But the ultimate plan Is not something that can Be foreseen; it exists in the now. Enneagram Study Group: Pace and Kyeli dive into The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram, by Sandra Maitri. In this episode we introduce the Essential Ideas of Type Seven: […]

What is The Happiness Equation?

When I’m with my son nothing else matters. He sees the world as we should always see it. Staring at stars. Soaking in the smell of rain. Frantically reaching to touch the moon from his stroller on our morning walks. Before he was born, I spent a long time writing him a letter. I was […] The post What is The Happiness Equation? appeared first on 1000 Awesome Things.

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