I just completed an engaging work project, a memoir manuscript evaluation.
What do you do when you finish a big project? Do you shoot directly into another?
This is what I did:
Your feedback and suggestions are incredibly invaluable. The sense of appreciation and encouragement you expressed in your specific comments touched me deeply. Thank you!
More than 10% of you responded! That seems a healthy response rate to a blog reader survey given the busyness of modern life. I appreciate that so many of you took the time to complete this survey.
If you haven’t had a chance yet, it’s not too late. You can share your thoughts in the comments of this post.
Following are your wishes, my corresponding thoughts, and how I will incorporate your suggestions going forward on Always Well Within.
In this engaging and uplifting Ted talk, Matthieu Richard, former molecular biologist turned Buddhist monk, photographer, and author of Happiness, A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill (among other books) explores these questions:
Ricard also shows us a direct method for dissolving any negative emotion when it appears. Enjoy! If you are reading by email, click here to visit Always Well Within to view the video.
P. S. My 5-minute reader survey will close soon. Have you had a chance to take it yet? If not, I would love to hear from you. Your input will help me tailor my posts so that they are more relevant and useful to you. The responses I’ve received so far have been incredibly invaluable. Just follow this link to the survey. Thank you so much!
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Lucky for us, Tammy Strobel, creator of the Rowdy Kittens blog, has produced the perfect user-friendly blueprint for simplifying your life.
You Can Buy Happiness (and It’s Cheap), How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life and How You Can Too explains the logic and freedom of simplicity and shows you doable step-by-step actions that will help you get a handle on all that is “too much” in your life. Replete with engaging stories, honest, and intelligent, this simplicity guide is easy to embrace.
Don’t worry about that word “radical” in the title. As Strobel assures us, there are many different versions of simplicity and the key is find your own level of simple comfort.
Strobel bought into the “American Dream” at a very early age. Ever since she was a kid, she says she wanted,
“…a house in the suburbs, with my own washing machine and dryer, a big kitchen to cook huge meals, and an extra bedroom for guests to stay in when they visited.”
After graduating from college, she took a job at a financial investment firm and set out to achieve her fantasy of the good life.
Soon Strobel found herself sinking into depression despite having a promising but not fulfilling job, a nice car, a closet full of clothes, and a great husband. To alleviate her feelings of dissatisfaction, like many of us, she went on regular shopping trips to the nearby outlet mall.