A Weekly Dose of Happy Issue 11


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!


Every Wednesday morning I go to my art class and every Wednesday night I write in my gratitude journal about how thankful I am for it. I am so grateful that I have a hobby that makes me so happy but also that I have time to do it. I understand that not everyone has this luxury.  But I do think it is important to have a hobby, something you enjoy and that you make time to do, for you. Here is a great article that explains 6 reasons why you need a hobby. I hope it inspires you to make time and find a hobby or two! Six Reasons to Get a Hobby


Los Angeles has had some 80 degree weather recently which means summer isn’t too far off. One of my favorite treats to make on hot summer days is this Strawberry Banana Ice Cream from Nom Nom Paleo. It’s dairy free, takes 2 minutes to make and only has 4 ingredients. Definitely the perfect treat to help you cool down on those hot summer (or spring) days! Strawberry Banana Ice Cream from Nom Nom Paleo

Book Recommendation:

This week my book recommendation is Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. It’s a fictional look into the opulent lives of fabulously wealthy Chinese expats living in Singapore. Economics professor Rachel Chu has no idea what she’s in for when her handsome boyfriend, Nicholas Young, invites her to join him at his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Rachel is excited to meet Nick’s friends and family, but he fails to warn her about the social minefield she’s about to cross. It’s a really fun book filled with many laugh-out-loud moments. Perfect for those beach or pool days that are coming up soon! Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Product recommendation:

Have you heard about adult coloring books? It was a big trend for a while so I decided to give it a try. They are so fun but also strangely calming. Maybe if you are having a hard time finding a hobby, you can start with these! Adult Coloring Book: Garden Designs, Mandalas, Animals, and Paisley Patterns


We’ve all had days like this! Baby elephant throwing a tantrum

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

Stefanie Abramson