In The Pursuit of Happiness is all about others' inspiring words (Zooey Deschanel! Susan Sarandon! Marilyn Monroe! Princess Diana! Lucille Ball!), Tips will be all about my own personal ideas for making life sweeter and richer. After all, we could all use more tips and tricks for navigating this crazy thing called life, right? Some might be little reminders, some might be big projects, but I'm excited to see where this column takes us! And since today is the unofficial first day of summer, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to kick things off.
So every few days -- sometimes even every day -- we'll notice one of us has highlighted a new emotion on the chart. It's the perfect conversation starter, as one of us will invariably say, "Oh, who's feeling..." It takes something that could be uncomfortable and overwhelming, like talking about your anger or your sadness or your loneliness, and gives you a script and a framework for tackling it. It also gives you a safe space where you're not afraid to say exactly how you feel and know you won't be judged for it. Plus, I really love that it's magnetic, so it's virtually impossible to lose!