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
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
"The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life." - Marie Kondo. Home, it’s the one place that accepts you for who you are. You can kick off your shoes, walk around in your underwear, and show your every emotion without holding back. Your … Continue reading Start Your Dream Life in 2018
When you feel ready to start tidying, do you roll up your sleeves and get right to it? Not so fast. To successfully achieve the organized space you want using the KonMari method, you first need to envision your goal. Picture your ideal lifestyle. What can you make more room for in your life? How … Continue reading Make Room for Joy
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?
“The ultimate secret of success is this: If you tidy up in one shot, rather than little by little, you can dramatically change your mind-set. A change so profound that it touches your emotions will irresistibly affect your way of thinking and your lifestyle habits” -Marie Kondo, The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up … Continue reading Q&A:What can I do if my family members resist tidying up?
Growing up, I learned that being quiet and shy meant I was a good kid. I easily fit into that mold, and it stayed with me into adulthood. Even though I remember feeling a distinct excitement when I voiced my opinions and did things my way, I was often too afraid to break out of my role. Over nearly four decades … Continue reading Finding your voice through decluttering