The Science of Well-Being

Currently, I'm taking a free online course called The Science of Well-Being. Dr. Laurie Santos, one of my favorite podcasters, teaches the class. The course material has been a big review for me because I wrote a book about happiness. However, that doesn't make me all knowing. Thanks to Dr. Santos, I'm refreshing my well-being toolbox.

For the past week, I focused on "savoring" and "kindness" for my homework. For example, I have a tendency to eat fast. In the interest of "savoring" my meals, I slowed down my eating. Doing so has made each meal more joyful.

Also, I've been performing small random acts of kindness. My favorite act was baking a loaf of chocolate chip banana bread for my coach. I had fun making the bread, and I hope it made him happy!

If you have the time and energy, I'd encourage you to enroll in Dr. Santos' course.

Good Reads & Resources

Below are a list of resources that I thought were worth sharing this week:


+ A few weeks ago, I made my own pizza sauce! In a medium pot, I mixed together 6 ounces of tomato paste and 6 ounces of water. I put the pot on my stove top and turned the heat to medium. Then I added 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 2 teaspoons of oregano, 2 teaspoons of hot pepper flakes, and a dash (1/8 teaspoon) of sugar and salt to the pot. I mixed the ingredients together until the texture looked like sauce. Then I added the sauce to my homemade pizza dough (via Zero Waste Home). It was delicious!

+ Recipes to Spice Up Your Lunch Hour


+ Psychopaths and Superheroes

+ Feelings and Food

+ The State of Testing

+ How Do You Reopen a Country?


+ The Crown

+ Star Wars: The Mandalorian

+ Jane Goodall: The Hope


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With gratitude,

Tammy Strobel

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