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 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

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?

Q&A:What can I do if my family members resist tidying up?

  “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?

Finding your voice through decluttering

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