“All that I hope to say in books, all that I ever hope to say, is that I love the world.”
–E. B. White
He wrote this to a reader of his masterpiece of children’s literature, Charlotte’s Web.
If you were to fill in the blank, “All that I ever hope to say is that I _____,” how would you answer?
Ah, Charlotte’s Web. An extraordinary, beautiful book. If you haven’t read it since you were a child, re-read it now. It’s a book that immediately made it onto my list of my 81 Favorite Works of Children’s and Young-Adult Literature.
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Interview: Robb Wolf.
I often write about how I eat a low-carb, high-fat diet. As I describe in Better Than Before, I experienced the “Strategy of the Lightning Bolt” after reading Gary Taubes’s book Why We Get Fat, which convinced me of the health benefits of avoiding carbohydrates — I changed practically everything about the way I ate, overnight, after reading that book. (If you’d like to listen to the podcast interview with Gary Taubes, about his new book The Case Against Sugar, it’s here.)
Because of my interest in eating low carb, I got to know Robb Wolf. Robb comes at the issues of diet, eating, and nutrition from the Paleo perspective. It’s a different philosophy of eating, but in the end, we eat mostly the same way, so it’s interesting for me to hear about it.
Robb has a popular podcast, The Paleo Solution, and he has new book that just hit the shelves called Wired to Eat: Turn Off the Cravings, Rewire Your Appetite for Weight Loss, and Determine the Foods that Work for You.
Wired to Eat emphasizes that it’s important to figure out how to eat in the way that works ...
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It’s time for the next installment of Happier with Gretchen Rubin.
Update: My daughter Eliza turns 18 years old! Unbelievable. If you want to listen to Eliza Starting at 16, it’s here; if you want to watch my one-minute video “The Years Are Short,” it’s here. I know now, even better than when I created that video, how truly short the years are.
Try This at Home: Pay attention to the light.
And here’s the beautiful quotation I read: “Light, that first phenomenon of the world, reveals to us the spirit and living soul of the world through colors.” –Johannes Itten
Happiness Hack: Our listener Kim suggests celebrating April Fool’s Day with a “Junk Dinner” of junk food.
Know Yourself Better: Do you like seasons, or do you like constant good weather?
Listener Question: Our listener Trish asks: “what is happiness anyway? How do we measure it?”
If you want to read more about this question, I discuss it at greater length in The Happiness Project.
Demerit: In a conversation with a friend going through a difficult time, ...