Posts Tagged ‘The Happy Life Checklist’

Lauren Graham: Gilmore Girl & Memoir Author

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

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For the January 2017 issue of Good Housekeeping, I sat down with actress Lauren Graham to celebrate the revamp of Gilmore Girls and the launch of Lauren’s first memoir Talking As Fast as I Can. She also took me around her neighborhood, where we popped into her charming, cozy, gorgeously decorated personal office where she’s been working on her second novel and the script for the film The Royal We that she’s developing with her former Parenthood co-star Mae Whitman.

So yeah, she’s busy. You can read the full story in the new issue of Good Housekeeping on stands now, or check it out here on the GH website: Lauren Graham of “Gilmore Girls” Spills her 7 Biggest Get-Happy Lessons.

(And I mean, with my three books on happiness like Bright Side Up and The Happy Life Checklist, could there be a more “me” kind of story to write?)

Hope you enjoy. I did!

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—Amy

Game On! Game Night with the Black-ish Cast

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

I had so much fun popping by the set of the ABC sitcom Black-ish to sit down with the cast of the comedy for a recent cover of PARADE magazine.
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I met up with Laurence Fishburne, Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and the four actors who play their kids on the show to chat about how to balance the serious things in life with a little fun like family game night—and which of them might beat you at a game and never ever let you forget it. (Hint: It’s Anthony Anderson).

You can read the full story on Parade.com, which includes even more of their wit and wisdom than the print edition. Check out Game On: Balancing Serious Issues and Fun with the Cast of Black-ish.

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—Amy Spencer

Guess What Just Arrived in China?

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

My book, The Happy Life Checklist: 654 Simple Ways to Find Your Bliss, in its new, gorgeous Chinese edition! Here’s a look at the cover, which opens on the left.

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I’m so thrilled to be able to touch and flip through this new foreign edition of one of my books.

HLCChinaCoverBackAnd here’s the back cover. Just as cute.

If you can read Chinese and might enjoy some new ideas for finding happiness in the little things in life, you’re in luck! And if you know anyone in China who might benefit from the book, please tell them about it.

—Amy

The Happy Life Checklist: It Now Has a Chinese Edition

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

This is an exciting week, as I just got my hands on the latest foreign edition of one of my books. This is my third and latest book, The Happy Life Checklist. And it is now available in China.

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It is printed in Simple Chinese characters, with beautiful small images to go with the copy. Here are some of the pages in the book, following the opening spread with—hello, my picture! I think this version of the book is stunning. I am so thrilled.

 

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If you know anyone in China who could use some ideas for living a happier life, pass it on. And if you’d like to read more about what my book is all about, check out The Happy Life Checklist: 654 Simple Ways to Find Your Bliss.

Oh, and if you know what it says there on the cover and cover wrap—the brownish part that is wrapped on top of the gray cover—I’d love to find out! I’m so curious. I hope that readers in China will enjoy the book. It warms my heart to no end to know that the message I am sharing about living a good life is spreading this far.

—Amy

 

How to Banish Boredom Today!

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

The Happy Life Checklist and I got a great shout-out in this month’s issue of Health magazine. (Reason #2 that the magazine is officially my favorite of the month! See my post earlier today for Reason #1.)

Check out my quick happiness tips on page 20 of the March 2014 issue of Health—which also features my cover interview with actress and author Ali Sweeney—and never be bored again! (You can click to enlarge and read my tips.)

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—Amy

NOW Magazine & The Happy Life Checklist

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

This week’s issue of NOW Magazine in the UK (it’s like the People magazine of Great Britain) was kind enough to ask my advice for a fun feature on how to do newly single style right.

The story features beautiful British  TV star Sam Faier (of TOWIE and, recently, Celebrity Big Brother) who’d recently broken up with her TOWIE co-star Joey Essex. And she seemed to be doing the breakup makeover — a.k.a. the “break over” — just right. (So right, in fact, there are rumors the two of them may be dating again!) And though she’s now talking about how she is fighting back against her Crohn’s disease, she is certainly doing it with a healthy, happy glow and a confident style.

Here’s what I had to say about it, based on the positive ideas in my new book The Happy Life Checklist: 654 Simple Ways to Find Your Bliss:

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When it comes to your break over look, just remember  it’s all about you: the authentic, confident, dress-for-your-own-comfort you.

To keep up with other positive style reminders follow Alison Tay @TheStyleEditor on Twitter, the awesomely bright style editor of NOW magazine. And while you’re at it, follow @NOWMag on Twitter, too!

—Amy

Are You Ready for The Next Happiness Challenge?

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Well, The Happiness Challenge I created with Glamour.com is still going strong. And I’m so grateful to all of you who have commented and Tweeted and sent me notes about how it’s going for you. Nothing makes me happier than hearing you’ve been inspired to live a better life.

Today, we just posted Challenge #4! Each challenge is built around the idea that if you embrace all the best aspects of yourself and your life in a balanced way, you will end up feeling stronger, more loving, more confident, more fulfilled and happier all-around. 

If you’re just starting today and want to take the challenge on (do it!), here are the challenges so far.

Challenge #1: Bravery

Challenge #2: Self-worth

Challenge #3: Independence

Today’s Challenge #4: Generosity

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Next week is the final challenge—and the sweetest and the easiest of all.

It’s not too late to join in, because there’s no such thing as being too late for happiness. Every single day, it’s up to us if we want to embrace a happy, fulfilled life in the small moments we face, minute after minute, hour after hour.

This is your year, remember. So take the steps to show life you mean it.

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—Amy

P.S. If you’re enjoying this positive, proactive approach to life, pre-order your copy of The Happy Life Checklist so you can keep the challenge going all year long.

Try My Second Happiness Challenge!

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Well, it’s now Week #2 of the Happiness Challenge I’m doing with Glamour.com. I don’t know if you tried the first mission that was all about independence, but it’s not too late to join in. Either way, my second mission is up and ready for action!

This mission is all about self-worth. And if you have your phone on you and two minutes to spare, you can complete this mission right now. It’s a small and simple-sounding step, but it can have huge positive repercussions in your life. You deserve the best people around you and to be treated like the amazing person you are, right? Then do this happiness challenge and prove it!

This is your year, remember. So take the steps to show life you mean it.

#happinesschallenge #gethappy

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—Amy

P.S. If you’re enjoying this positive, proactive approach to life, pre-order your copy of The Happy Life Checklist so you can keep the challenge going all year long.