What’s Making Me Happy: Vol. 15


I can’t believe how quickly September whizzed by! I swear it was August just yesterday… In any case, I found a few things this month that added happiness to my crazy busy days.

What’s making me happy:

By the Book
I’d heard about this podcast ages ago, but just checked it out. It’s fantastic! The premise of the show is this: the two hosts, Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer, choose a self-help book and live by the book’s rules for two full weeks. After the two weeks, they decide if the book is full of baloney or if its ideas are worth living by. I’ve recently found myself gravitating toward self-help-y books, but I only want to read them if they’re worth my time. By the Book is a huge help with making these reading decisions.

To All the Boys I Loved Before
Rom-coms are back y’all! This movie, based on Jenny Han’s book, is a sheer delight. The story is about Lara Jean, a homebody of a teen who writes love letters to her biggest crushes, addresses them, but doesn’t send them. Then one day, the letters get sent, and romantic hijinks ensue! The diverse cast is wonderful, the soundtrack rocks, it stays mostly true to the book, and it just gave me a warm fuzzy feeling. To All the Boys I Loved Before is going to be re-watched many times.

Forest Bathing
I learned all about forest bathing in the book Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness and the idea that spending time in nature has such positive effects makes me very happy. I’ve always loved walking in the woods near my house, and now I’m going to apply forest-bathing concepts to my strolls. I can’t wait for the rain to stop in my area so I can get started!

What’s making you happy these days? Please share in the comments below!

2 responses to “What’s Making Me Happy: Vol. 15”

  1. Allison Avatar

    I loved the adaptation of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before! I actually think I might have loved the movie more than the book (I know, sacrilege!). I still haven’t read the third book, but I hope they make the others as well.

    1. Kristen Avatar

      I think I agree with you! It may be a bit sacrilegious, but at least we read the book before seeing the movie!

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