She Got Happier By Going To The Conference

I too usually feel happier after pushing myself to attend some conference, be it LimmudLA or something racier in Las Vegas.

Gretchen Rubin writes for Slate:

Novelty and challenge boost happiness. Going to a new city, meeting a lot of new people, being in a different environment, all boosted my happiness. Along the same lines…

— An atmosphere of growth brings happiness. I learned a lot at the conference, both from the official panels and from the unofficial conversations I had, and that gave me a feeling of intellectual excitement and growth.

— Taking a break from a common thing can make it seem like a treat. When I got home, just having a kitchen again felt very exciting.

— Used right, technology helps build relationships.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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