Happiness interview: Carlin Flora.
I got to know Carlin Flora through Psychology Today (a magazine and a site that I love) when she was a writer and editor there. Now, she has a terrific book coming out in a few days, on a subject of tremendous importance to happiness: friendship. Ancient philosophers and contemporary scientists agree: a key to happiness, and probably the key to happiness, is strong bonds with other people.
Her book is Friendfluence: The Surprising Ways Friends Make Us Who We Are, and it's a fascinating look at the influence of friendship in our lives. When people are very busy, friendship seems to be an area that's often neglected, and reading about the importance of friendship will make you realize how important it is to find ways to keep your friendships strong.
Gretchen: What's a simple activity that consistently makes you happier?
Carlin: Talking to a friend on the phone, or better yet, in person. (Though funny enough, I often dread callingRead More »from If You Don’t Feel like Your Career Reflects the ‘Real You’ it Probably Won’t Make You Happy