Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Happiness Project

I attended the Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce luncheon yesterday and heard 
Gretchen Rubin speak about her new  #1 New York Times and international bestseller The Happiness Project.  The book is an account of the year she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies, and the lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. On her popular blog, The Happiness Project, she reports on her daily adventures in the pursuit of happiness.

A graduate of Yale and Yale Law School, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law Journal and winner of the Edward M. Cullen Prize, Rubin started her career in law, and she was clerking for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor when she realized she really wanted to be a writer.

Her bestselling Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill and Forty Ways to Look at JFK are succinct, provocative biographies.

Great tips for achieving happiness at home and not feeling guilty about it.  Here are my favorites of her tips:
  1. Make your bed. 
  2. Enjoy the good smells of home. Take a moment to appreciate the fragrance of a grapefruit or freshly laundered towels.
  3. Every room should include something purple.

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