Wednesday, June 17, 2009

In apppreciation of Gretchen Rubin

I recently wrote about the fact that I haven't felt much like writing lately. Well that hasn't changed but the silver lining, if there is one, is that I am still inspired to read.

I'd like to point your attention to one of the things I'm reading now. It's The Happiness Project from Gretchen Rubin. This project seems exactly as big and noble as it sounds. She's trying to define happiness, chronicle her path towards happiness, encourage conversation about happiness and light the way for the rest of us.

This is really important stuff.

Her writing can pass itself off as non-controversial apple-pie. At times it feels a bit trite. But like a fine wine or a good piece of leather, with the passage of time and as you let your senses roam over it - and let it roam over your senses - you uncover complexities and contours that did not, at first, reveal themselves. There is profound wisdom in much of what she writes. You will also, on occasion see Gretchen's intellectual and academic background poke through. Which makes her writing even more enjoyable for me.

I really encourage everyone to read the blog, sign up for her RSS feed and in whatever virtual way feels best, sit at Gretchen's feet and learn.

Check out The Happiness Project by clicking here and check out Gretchen's website here.

1 comment:

Gretchen said...

Adam, thanks so much for your kind and thoughtful words! You made me very HAPPY -- I'm thrilled to hear that my blog resonates with you.

I look forward to reading YOUR blog.

best, Gretchen