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