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Lightening review: The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin


Wow! For how much I liked this book, it sure has taken me a long time to tell you about it. I read it probably six months ago, sometime at the start of the year when my resolutions were fresh. (I still like them!)

Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project focuses on what makes people happy. I LOVE her style of writing – it’s a perfect mix of anecdotal bits and hard research. Not every book is meant to make you feel smart, but this one sure does!

Rubin tells her own story of realizing that she was letting life flash by without being deliberate about the things that made her happy. She goes on a mission to discover what exactly those things are using a tool she invents for herself called a Resolutions Chart. She organizes her priorities into categories and tackles one category per month, including work, parenthood, work, money, and attitude.

The book is similarly organized into chapters. It’s a very enjoyable read – from the logical progression as you go through each chapter, to the laugh-out-loud anecdotes she shares from her own family’s experiences. This is one that I’m certain I’ll read again, and I suggest you do as well.

Check out Rubin’s website and blog to find more information and recent posts about happiness and habits (the subject of her new book that I am currently reading).

More soon, beautiful people!



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