carenostenHappiness interview: Caren Osten Gerszberg.
I got to know Caren a few years ago through a mutual friend. She's a writer who covers travel, education, and is also a co-founder of the site Drinking Diaries ("from celebration to revelation"), along with Leah Odze Epstein. They just co-edited a thought-provoking anthology, Drinking Diaries: Women Serve Their Stories Straight Up.
Caren writes often about issues that touch on the subject of happiness, so I was interested to hear what she had to say.
Gretchen: What's a simple activity that consistently makes you happier?
Caren: Reading by the fireplace. Playing Scrabble with my kids. Waking up before dawn to catch an airplane. Watching a movie in bed. Spending Friday night dinner with my family. Hiking with my two dogs and watching them lope through the woods. Rock climbing to a point where I can look at a vista and let it seep in. Taking evening walks with my husband to the Long Island Sound, where we look at the water inRead More »from I Often See People Getting so Immersed…in Their Children’s Happiness that They Seem to Lose Sight of Their Own