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You Deserve More than Love

I saw one of those inspirational photo things on Facebook this week that purported to say a lot about what loves is. Or rather, it said a lot about what love is not. Love is not, according to the wisdom … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: Where my Heart Is

I went to New York City this week for a couple days to attend a writing conference. The content was useful and the conversations meaningful. I got to spend a night in a suite at The Ritz-Carlton Central Park and … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: Homesick Edition

Last week was a bit of an emotional roller coaster for us. We said goodbye to friends in Pittsburgh, discovered the hidden beauty of Hocking Hills, Ohio, met up with family in central Indiana, then said goodbye to family through … Continue reading

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There’s No Such Thing as a Tipping Point

“What made you decide to start this pursuit of happiness?” It’s a simple question, one I should expect from interviewers by now, but when I was asked it this week I was left without a response. Perhaps it was the … Continue reading

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No One Likes a Happy Girl

“Your blog is so positive now.” She didn’t mean it as an insult, or even a compliment, really. She was just stating a fact, one I should have been glad to hear since I’ve made a conscious decision to focus … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: a Wicked Twitter Tale

What gave you happy tears this week?

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How Stuff Can, Actually, Make You Happy

I was excited about coming to Pittsburgh, but I was nervous about coming to Becky’s house. Becky has always described herself as being “one box away from a hoarder.” Jared’s been watching Hoarders – those houses do not look like … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: Trapped on Kelleys Island

“Emma, these ferry tickets cost $150. No one pays $150 to die – we’ll be fine.” I played my own words back again in my head as I dug my fingernails deep into Jared’s forearm and swallowed hard in an … Continue reading

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How Photography Helps Me Live Better

We’re constantly told to keep things in perspective, to maintain perspective, as if there is one true way in which to view the world and our lives in it. I think that’s dangerously limiting. Holding tight to perspective can prevent … Continue reading

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Inspired by a New York City Street Musician to Live from the Heart

We heard his drums on the Literary Walk in Central Park last week. They were strong and soulful, seducing attention in a city filled with noise and attention-seekers. He smiled as he played, even before we dropped a dollar in … Continue reading

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