SPARK JOY MEETS THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS – PART​ 6

This is the final week of the happiness class I’ve been taking, an online course called the Science of Well-Being taught by Yale University. Although the format of the course has changed from 6 to10 weeks, the last 4 are for us to put what we’ve learned into practice on a regular basis. I and … Continue reading SPARK JOY MEETS THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS – PART​ 6

SPARK JOY MEETS THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS – PART​ 5

This is part 5 of the 6-week series of my experience learning the Science of Well-being from the Yale University class taught through Coursera.org. This week, we were given a lot of information on ways to switch to “better wanting” for things that have proven to help us feel happier. I’m going to highlight the … Continue reading SPARK JOY MEETS THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS – PART​ 5

Spark Joy Meets The Science of Happiness – Part 4

This is my week 4 of taking the course The Science of Well-being, or what I call my “happiness class”. (Search the archive for my posts from weeks 1-3 to learn how those lessons connect to organizing and decluttering.) Last week I learned about the annoying things that our brain does that affects our judgment … Continue reading Spark Joy Meets The Science of Happiness – Part 4

Spark Joy Meets The Science of Happiness – Part 3

This is the 3rd session of the 6-week happiness class I've been taking through Coursera.com taught by Yale University professor Laurie Santos. (To read the first article from week 1 click here, and here for week 2) The focus of the 3rd lecture is about the annoying things our brain does that make us mispredict what … Continue reading Spark Joy Meets The Science of Happiness – Part 3

Before&After: Crafts/Games Closet

Craft supplies, board games, and holiday items accumulate very fast for families with young kids. In this week's Before&After, I helped a family with 2 kids to put order back into their miscellaneous craft closet. Using the KonMari Method, we discussed having a storage space where the children can easily access and return their games … Continue reading Before&After: Crafts/Games Closet

Spark Joy Meets the Science of Happiness – Part 2

Last week I started the Yale online class to learn ways to achieve lasting happiness through scientifically proven methods, a 6-week workshop on Coursera.com. I really enjoyed doing the assessment tests to find my happiness base level, and learn what my strongest character strengths are. This week, we learned about the misconceptions of things that we … Continue reading Spark Joy Meets the Science of Happiness – Part 2

Spark Joy Meets the Science of Happiness – Part 1

Do you know what’s Yale University’s most popular class ever? It’s one that teaches you scientifically proven ways to bring lasting happiness! The name of the class is called The Science of Well-Being, and it’s taught by Psychology Professor Laurie Santos. The course is being offered on Coursera.org, and anyone can take this 6-week workshop … Continue reading Spark Joy Meets the Science of Happiness – Part 1

Tidy Up Your Diet: Family Edition

What happens after you have tidied your kitchen using the KonMari method? Often my clients are excited to make a home-cooked meal inspired by their newly organized space. Many of them have revived their love for baking or started to put more effort into healthy eating. These examples just show that your surroundings can affect … Continue reading Tidy Up Your Diet: Family Edition

Before & After: Weekday/Weekend Wardrobes

People say don't mix business with pleasure. This can also apply to how you organize your closet! If you are someone with a job that requires you to dress in a more formal attire, it may save you time getting ready in the morning by keeping your business outfits separate from your leisure ones. In … Continue reading Before & After: Weekday/Weekend Wardrobes