play time (or, THP: Chapter Five)

(This is part five in a series about The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin.  To start at the beginning, click here. )

Yet again, Gretchen strikes a chord with me when she says, “I prepared to work doggedly  at fun and to be serious about joking around.”  I have to actually WORK at having ‘fun,’ and ‘joking around’ doesn’t even sound like much fun to me at all.  Sometimes, I’m a regular old stick in the mud.   Continue reading “play time (or, THP: Chapter Five)”

let it go (or, TPH: Chapter Four)

(This is part four in a series about The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin.  To start at the beginning, click here. )

Gretchen’s fourth task was ‘lightening up’ her parenting approach.  Even though I’m not a parent, I knew I could use some of her advice.  (Everyone who knows me is emphatically shaking their heads in agreement.) Continue reading “let it go (or, TPH: Chapter Four)”