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The Happiest Year: My College Roommate Quit Law to Pursue Her Passion in Italy

(Note: All responses to my bolded questions below are the words of Mary Tharin) Me, working on my passion but also #momlife Imagine this: After graduating from one of the US’s top universities, young woman moves to Washington DC to work in journalism and blogging. Being the driven person she is, she decides to pursue […]

The Happiest Year: My Conversation with A Professional Organizer

There is a multitude of evidence that clutter is detrimental to our happiness and well-being (see here and here for examples) and a well-known statistic that, as long as our basic human needs are met, an increase in material goods do not positively correlate with an increase in happiness. I know I am always on the road […]

Why “Gratitude Practice” Is Not Just an Obnoxious Instagram Buzzphrase

I know, I know, you’ve seen all of those social media posts on gratitude, the ones where people highlight the “little things in life” and with all the flowery language about how life gets tough but there’s really so much to be thankful for. And I know that around this time of year (Thanksgiving in […]

Very Much the Same, But Different: A Second Trip into Postpartum Mood Disorder

When you’ve already been through a postpartum mood disorder, it can feel a little premeditative to prepare to go through it with subsequent births. As if by entertaining the possibility of anxiety or depression symptoms popping up again will actually cause them to. Are there really symptoms there, or are you just ultra-alert to what […]