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Hi and welcome! While I call myself a happiness coach, author and speaker, many refer to me as a “life brightener,” “happiness cheerleader” or “inspiring dose of sunshine.” Having studied positive psychology and the science of happiness, as well as trained as a life coach, I know that each of us is in charge of our own happiness. It would be my pleasure to help you get on the right path by sharing simple, useful tips and techniques that will boost your happiness and lead to greater personal fulfillment. You can do it and I’m so glad you’re here!
Well more than half my boyfriends were southpaws.
I lack patience for people who lack the silly gene.
Spelling errors in published materials or on signs make me insane.
I sleep with the sheets tightly tucked in.
I love the smell of cigars and my babies' heads.
If I could be a cartoon character, I'd be either Pebbles Flintstone or Judy Jetson.
The best meal I ever had was at Pierre Gagnaire in Paris.
I collect antique teacups and rolling pins.
I think the world would be a better place if people wrote more thank-you notes.
I'm a quintessential Taurus, and my Chinese astrological sign is the horse.
I know the words to "Rapper's Delight."
My high school English teacher insisted I was a lousy writer and I still have his comments to prove it.
I've been a devoted Mac user since 1986.
I obsessively organized by year my playlist of 500+ songs from the 70s.
When climbing a flight of stairs, I either silently count them or step to the beat of whatever song's in my head.
I'm a side-sleeper.
I have a Mary Tyler Moore pin that brings me good luck.
My favorite TV series finale was "Newhart," when Dick Loudon woke up as Bob Hartley and found it had all been a bizarre dream.
I used to bowl in a youth league.
I would love to see The Eagles and Prince in concert (but not together).
My feet are quite ticklish and I have one outrageously ticklish vertebra.
I make off-the-hook chocolate-chunk cookies.
I'm an oldest child.
I am often politically incorrect, and fairly unapologetic about it.
I'm a popcorn snob and I order my kernels online.
Incompetence outrages me.
I wore a plastic cockroach on my mortarboard at BU graduation as part of a group tribute to a freshman-year prank.
I've played piano since I was six.
I won a Royal Caribbean cruise at an insurance marketing convention, but ended up giving it to my sister and a friend.
I can't pee in a public restroom unless I cover my ears.
I detest snooty people, phony-baloneys and "friends" who talk about you the moment you leave the room.
I think precious few things are more sublime than laughing until you nearly wet your pants.
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be my Nana Caila.
I periodically go through my keyring and throw out keys that I don't remember what they open.
I dig bald guys.
I was born on a Sunday.
I shaved my legs in front of my Oral Presentation class in college.
I scream and hurl things when I'm livid.
It always made my day when my Grandpa surprised me at the junior high bus stop, and I can still hear his signature five-note whistle.
I was stuck in an elevator in college and have been claustrophobic ever since.
I once met someone at the airport wearing only high heels and a trench coat…and shortly thereafter married him.
I love Thanksgiving.
I still have an original Cabbage Patch doll from the 80s. Her name is Alyssa Elaine.
I once threw a brick at someone when we were like 8, and he's still one of my dearest friends.
Romantic = city lights + rainy night.
My favorite shoe designer is Christian Louboutin, and Manolo is just a step behind.
My middle name is Robin.
I have an unnatural obsession with typefaces.
Best concert I've ever seen? A tie between Billy Joel's "Last Play at Shea" and Sting's 60th birthday at the Beacon.
My favorite number is 18.
My favorite flowers are peonies.
I'm a sucker for celebrity-chef cookbooks.
I adore being an aunt.
I used to listen to Andrew Dice Clay doing his naughty nursery rhymes while in the carpool line at preschool pickup.
Fuzzy peaches scare me.
I have a beauty mark behind my right ear that I'll never see in person.
I once spontaneously co-choreographed a musical to the song "Daybreak".
One of the most poignant TV moments for me was Steve Martin's tearful "Dancing in the Dark" tribute to Gilda on the Saturday evening she died.
I have stolen a stop sign.
Myers-Briggs accurately pegs me as an ESFJ.
I've been parasailing.
I have a thang for pink champagne.
I have two little girl doggies named Phoebe and Maisie.
I was rescued from a burning boat when I was almost 12.
I giggle uncontrollably on roller coasters.
I love to throw parties.
I've lived in five states.
I can knit but I can't crochet for shit.
I have a secret instant-off button.
I love fried pigs' feet, but think they taste more scrumptious when they're called "pieds de cochon."
My first concert was Barry Manilow at the Providence Civic Center in 1978.
I can French-braid my own hair.
My special stuffed Grover doll has had a place of honor in every office I've had since 1988.
Thinking of my Mom's radiant smile at any given moment fills me with comfort.
Cuddling makes my heart smile.
I sing in the car, loudly.
I use an electric toothbrush.
I think most bad behavior is rooted in jealousy.
I'm fairly certain there's another woman out there walking around with the rest of my ass.
I delivered one of my kids breech.
Sushi and sake made me the mother of twins, and no, twins didn't run in the family.
I could live on a diet of great bread, great cheese, great wine and great chocolate.
Don't come near me if you've eaten tuna salad within the last 12 hours.
I think kissing is highly underrated.
The infrastructure of Manhattan fascinates me.
My guacamole is so good it almost makes people faint.
I have a fragrance collection in the several hundreds, but I always seem to return to Chanel No. 5.
I've worn contact lenses since I was 14.
I wrote Adam Sandler a fan letter way back when he was just a featured player on SNL and he sent me back an autographed picture telling me I sounded like an adorable girl myself.
I can't fall asleep (or go back to sleep in the middle of the night) without a sitcom on in the background.
I have a theory about people who don't like shaved truffles.
I wore my Mom's wedding gown but the crinoline got left behind and I didn't realize it until our first dance.
Since nearly the turn of the century, my sister and I have had a weekly email ritual to celebrate Mondays.
My favorite color is pink.
It skeeves me to use the tethered pen to sign the electronic credit card screen.
I'm right-handed, except when attempting to do cartwheels.
I am highly influenced by attractive packaging.
One of my ultimate joys is watching my babies sleep, no matter how big they are.
Best wishes for a healthy, joyous, peaceful new year.
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