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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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Happiness Highlights: Best Friends in Cleveland

Today is my last day in Cleveland, and I’m surprised to say that I’ll be sad to leave. It’s not the city and its various attractions that I’ll miss, but the people who have given us a place to call … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights from Washington DC

Last week was a time of refilling my soul. I gave myself permission to catch up on work, I hung out with friends, and I fell madly and deeply in love with my country. As a result, I feel like … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: Savannah Part 2

We spent last week exploring the city of Savannah and adjusting to living in a 24 foot space. Despite its notoriety, we realized quickly that Savannah is actually a pretty small town (about 140,000 people) that has – from a … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: Savannah

I’m going to start keeping track of my weekly Happiness Highlights, and I invite you to join in if you’re so inclined. What are Happiness Highlights? Things that have brought me joy, peace, or happiness in the last week. What’s … Continue reading

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On Not Making Money From Your Passions

There is a lot that can be said about learning how to turn your passion into an income stream. But there is also something to be said for doing something just because you enjoy it. Even if there’s no money … Continue reading

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Living Between the Events

I am a goal-oriented person. I’m constantly working towards something. A garage sale. A trip. A move. A deadline. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the journey as much as the destination, but I enjoy a journey with direction so … Continue reading

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Why Bother With Extreme Happiness?

You don’t have to pursue a passion. You don’t have to make dramatic changes to find a deeper sense of happiness. You can choose to be perfectly content in the everyday joy of being alive. There is absolutely nothing wrong … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Meaning To Say…

I used to blog every. single. day.  There was barely a thought or event or special occasion that went undocumented in some form or another. And then?  Well, I don’t know what.  Other shit became more important, I guess.  Or … Continue reading

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