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 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

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

Before & After: Girl’s Closet Part 1

Recently I had a blast working with my youngest client yet, a 9-year-old girl, on her closet makeover. Because her bedroom was the guest room, the closet functioned as a storage/pantry. The items were never removed when my client moved in. As a result, there were paper towels, holiday decorations, a vacuum cleaner, and many … Continue reading Before & After: Girl’s Closet Part 1

Are Subscription Boxes Worth it?

According to an article on Forbes.com, about 2000 companies have implemented a subscription-style delivery service into their business. From food to fashion, activity kits for kids, to beauty products, you can find a subscription to match any lifestyle or interest. They cost on average between $20-$50 a month depending on the subscription you choose. I have … Continue reading Are Subscription Boxes Worth it?