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Being able to turn off the swamp cooler for a bit and have some quite.

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I bought another pork shoulder and I am going to cook it and freeze it for many different types of meals. My new favorite meat.

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Met some new people at our networking meeting today who had interesting stories. Since they are their stories I won’t share.

By: Kathie

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I took my nephew to the planetarium to a movie premier, we had a good evening. Definitely a out of the mouths of “youngster” night.

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Space is very interesting and fascinating to me. Awe…

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A big bowl of blueberries, raspberries and a handful of ground up cocoa powdered almonds. Beat any desert I can think of and took away all my cravings.

By: Kathie

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The Happiness Advantage by Shawn AchorI am very, very picky about recommending books about happiness or positive psychology. At a minimum the books must be able to back up its claims with scientific evidence. Therefore my recommended reading list is only one page long. Not only did I add The Happiness Advantage to the list, but it bumped Barbara Fredrickson’s book Positivity out of the #2 slot, just behind the text we use in Happiness 101, The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky. In short, it is a fantastic book!

Though The Happiness Advantage is rife with scientifically backed information, Shawn Achor manages to present this information in fun, interesting ways. The seven principles he teaches in the book are easy to understand but even more importantly are easy to remember. Even before the last page was turned, I was using his techniques to improve my life. Let me put this into perspective for you: I am the Happy Therapist and have been teaching Happiness 101 for over three years and there was information in this book that I had never been exposed to and/or methods that had never been explained in such a direct, doable manner. I highly recommend The Happiness Advantage.

I will be referencing The Happiness Advantage a lot in the upcoming Happiness 101 class. I found that all seven principles could easily be woven into the class. The stories Achor uses to drive home his points are engaging, memorable and entertaining, making it a fun read. He is a great presenter as well. Click here to see his TED video. Whether via book, video or live presentation, I highly recommend you get a Happy, healthy dose of Shawn Achor any way you can get him.

~Frank Clayton, LPC

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I love breaking bread with interesting people. I got the chance to do that today with my friend. The place in which you break the bread can add to or take away from the experience. Mimi’s Cafe gave us an opportunity to bond over some great food served by a smiling, happy server. Thank you Mimi’s.

Frank Clayton LPC

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