A Weekly Dose of Happy Issue 4

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!


Last week, we talked about the importance of self-care. This week I want to make sure you are actually doing it! Here is an article that gives you 13 ways to practice self-care every day.  Which ones do you already do?  Which one will you try? I’m thinking either buying myself flowers or connecting with a friend. Maybe I will do both and feel extra good that day! 13 Ways to Practice Self-Care Every Day


These Baked Chicken Thighs are one of my go to recipes. It’s quick and only has 6 ingredients. You mix up the sauce, pour over the chicken and bake. Serve with some veggies, maybe some zoodles (see below) and enjoy! Maple Dijon Baked Chicken Thighs

Book Recommendation:

My book recommendation this week is Heft by Liz Moore.  I read it along time ago and have recommended it to many people over the years. It is the story of two improbable heroes whose connection transforms both their lives. It is a memorable, heartbreaking, and ultimately redemptive novel about finding sustenance and friendship in the most surprising places. Heft by Liz Moore

Product recommendation:

One of my favorite kitchen products is my Spiralizer. I use it to make zoodles, noodles made from zucchini.  Since I’m allergic to gluten, zoodles are a great substitute for pasta. But I think even if I could eat pasta, I’d eat zoodles anyways. It’s healthier and a great way to get more veggies into my diet.  You can also make “noodles” out of carrots and sweet potatoes. Try it and I think you will be convinced. Spiralizer


This video is hysterical, whether or not you watch The Bachelor! And I think all moms will be able to relate. I hope it makes you laugh as hard as I did! HappyVideo of the Week

What makes you happy? Send me an email at info@happymonkstuff.com and let me know!

Thank you for reading and have a great week filled with happiness!

Take care,
Stefanie Abramson, HappyMonks

Stefanie Abramson