Happiness interview: Pamela Druckerman.
I first heard about journalist and author Pamela Druckerman when her book Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting came out-it really struck a chord with many parents.
Now she has a new book, Bébé Day By Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting, which hits the shelves next week. I find lists irresistible-and lists of 100, even more irresistible.
I was very interested to hear what she had to say about happiness.
Gretchen: What's a simple activity that consistently makes you happier?
Pamela: Reading a good book. Whenever I do this, I'm amazed that I don't do it more often.
Also, knowing - and naming - the little things that make me happy, makes me very happy. When I think of something I like, I try to jot it down somewhere. Then inevitably, I lose track of it. The other day I came across a slip of paper on which I'd written simply, "the word 'shimmy.'" A list I wrote last year includedRead More »from I Have More Faith that I’m Not so Different from Everyone Else