A Weekly Dose of Happy Issue 10

Hi, welcome to the next edition of “A Weekly Dose of Happy” from HappyMonks. Here is a list of 5 things to help you start the week off with a little happiness! Enjoy!


Most of the articles I find about happiness focus on the things you can do or add to your life in order to increase your happiness. But what about the things you already do in your life? Do they make you happy? It’s a pretty interesting question to think about. The following article lists 13 things to give up in order to live a happier life. After reading it, maybe you will take a minute to think about whether or not what you are about to do will actually make you happy. I know I will. 13 Things To Give Up In Order To Live A Happier Life


Lately, my eating has been a bit out of control and my stomach has started to rebel. So, last week I decided it was time to take back control and start watching what I’m putting into my body. I decided cooking was a good place to start. The first thing I made was this Chicken Enchilada Soup by Danielle Walker. It’s tasty, filling and provided with me with plenty of leftovers. I made it in my pressure cooker but the recipe includes directions for a slow cooker. Chicken Enchilada Soup by Danielle Walker

Book Recommendation:

This week my book recommendation is Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Book Store by Robin Sloan. It combines elements of fantasy, mystery, friendship and adventure. Clay Jannon is a laid-off Silicon Valley tech worker who begins working at a dusty bookstore with very few customers. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The customers never seem to buy anything―instead, they "check out" large, obscure volumes from strange corners of the store. Suspicious, Clay engineers an analysis of the clientele's behavior, seeking help from his variously talented friends. But when they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they discover the bookstore's secrets extend far beyond its walls. It’s a really fun read that will keep you engaged from beginning to end. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Book Store by Robin Sloan

Product recommendation:

I have a lot of hair. It’s thick and straight (thank you, keratin treatments) but it also gets frizzy as the weather gets warmer and more humid. In order to tame my flyaways, I use Straight Sexy Hair Smooth and Seal. After I blow dry my hair, I spray it on and my hair is immediately smooth and shiny. I love it and highly recommend it! Straight Sexy Hair Smooth and Seal


This is adorable! Love that the students get to experience this! Students Lead Mom and 11 Ducklings To Pond


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Thank you for reading and have a great week filled with happiness!
Take care,
Stefanie Abramson, HappyMonks

Stefanie Abramson