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33 Ways to Make Our Marriages Happier (Part 1 of 3)

I’ve been thinking about and writing about marriage for the past few weeks as part of my Here Year project. Truth is, I’ve been thinking and talking about marriage for far longer than this. Since the moment I met the…

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11 Insights from Jane Green

On Wednesday evening, I hosted a Happier Hour literary salon here with bestselling author Jane Green. Oh what a night. It was a packed house and we jammed in my yellow living room and talked about marriage and infidelity, twin…

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More Here & Happy Tips

I knew I didn’t want to do this alone. This Here Year. I just had this abiding instinct that whatever this is, and turns out to be, it needs to be a collaboration, a conversation. And that’s just what it’s…

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The Writing Advice Anna Quindlen Gave Me

It all started with an email from a very thoughtful friend. Did I want to have lunch at the JCC and hear Anna Quindlen speak? Um, yes. I don’t think I’ve ever replied to a message that fast.
Today was…

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5 Secrets to Productive Writing

1. Sit down.
2. Write words or edit them.
3. Stand up. (Indulge in a dramatic arms-over-head stretch.)
4. Go out in the world and live. Life is the best material.
5. Repeat every single day. (Or as often as…

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Giving Ourselves Permission

A theme keeps cropping up in my writing and in my life: Permission.
We all wait for permission to do things that matter to us, things that might bring us closer to the lives we want.
For years, I talked…

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How We Thrive (+ Big 14 Book Giveaway)

What a privilege it was to attend the 2-Day Thrive: A Third Metric Live Event. The 2-day event was hosted by power duo Arianna Huffington (President and Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post) and Mika Brzezinski (co-host of “Morning Joe” on MSNBC)…

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One Epiphany + 10 Secrets About Fear

dear patty,
I’m terrible at writing thank you notes. Always have been. Not sure why, but now you have me wondering if it has something to do with fear. Maybe I don’t think I will say the right thing? Maybe…

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Simplify, Simplify, Simplify!

Thoreau said, “Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your…

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Modern Life, Love & Loss: 10 Lessons

Last night, I had the privilege of hosting friend and author Tré Miller Rodríguez for a Happier Hour salon here at my home. As has become a monthly tradition, we stuffed into my highlighter yellow living room to hear Tré…

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