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November 25, 2015

It’s the night before Thanksgiving and I’m sitting in the family room of my house. My grandmother is working her way through the daily crossword, my grandfather is watching the news, and my parents are cooking and working around the house.

A commercial for a Black Frida...

November 20, 2015

This article was written by yours truly, but originally published in the Westminster College Student Newspaper. The Holcad on Friday, November 20th, 2015. You can read more of the paper at Holcad.org

I’ve been studying Happiness for a while now. It began socially in the...

November 18, 2015

This article was written by yours truly, but originally published in the Westminster College Student Newspaper. The Holcad: Volume CXXXIX on Friday, November 13th, 2015. You can read more of the paper at Holcad.org

Trigger Warning: This post contains informati...

November 13, 2015

You did it! Congratulations! You are moments away from your weekend. But first, you have one final mission to complete—perhaps the most important of all to end this Joy Week celebration.

I truly hope you’ve gotten something out of this week. Even though it is simply one...

November 12, 2015

It’s Thursday! Can you believe how close you are to the weekend? Hang in there everyone!!

Today’s challenge is a fun exercise in gratitude. And it’s not even Thanksgiving yet! For today’s challenge, we’re going cliché. I need you to post a good old fashion #tbt (Throwba...

November 11, 2015

Happy Hump Day! You’ve made it to the halfway point of the week and I think that is cause for a celebration. 

Today, I have a special challenge that goes against everything else Joy Week is standing for. The idea behind Joy Week is to share happiness and celebrate The S...

November 10, 2015

Today’s Joy Week Challenge deals directly in charity.

A few years ago, a new idea was proposed. After the chaos and consumerism of Black Friday a campaign like Giving Tuesday was proposed to give back to a favorite charity. The idea stuck. According to the Giving Tuesda...

November 9, 2015

It's been four full years since I posted my first Happiness is. To celebrate, The Smile Project is hosting its 2nd Annual Joy Week Celebration.

Follow the event page on Facebook here, follow the blog, or subscribe to receive newsletter updates throughout the week. As al...

November 6, 2015


This article was written by yours truly, but originally published in the Westminster College Student Newspaper. The Holcad on Friday, November 6th, 2015. You can read more of the paper at Holcad.org.

I bought a tiny plant. Okay, my friend bought me a tiny plant and I n...

November 4, 2015

I went to Boston at the end of October with my parents and one of my brothers. While I was there, I was able to convince everyone to take a commuter rail out to Concord, Massachusetts. Destination: Walden.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the place of literary...

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