On this episode: 

Lian goes to the County Fair and breake her vow never to eat a Blooming Onion

Updates on Happiness and School Books for Teacher Mona and Prayers for Pastor Jill

Gap Year Growing Pains and To Do List

Direct download: Chaos_714.mp3
Category:2013 -- posted at: 12:46pm PST

Today, it's (almost) all about the Happy on Chaos Chronicles. Or at least, the Happier! On the show this week:

A Hot Chocolate Study that made me happy ( for a short time)

9 Ways to take a Bliss Trip, thanks to Health Magazine. The article by Kate Lowenstein is not online but you can find lots of other articles on Healthy & Happy here at health.com.  To access and identify your Signature Strengths,  the free Values in Action Inventory of Strengths Survey, click here

Click here to get Happier

 

Can a website really make you happier? Well, I've ceratingly enjoyed it for the first day of 'sharing happy' with total strangers. Want to join the Happier Community? Click here. 

To read more about Happier founder Nataly Kogan, here is an article by here at The Huffington Post.  Here's Nataly Kogan's TedX talk and bio. 

 

 

Plus, a To List assignment for the whole Chaos Crew. Thanks in advance.

Embrace your chaos, Lian

Direct download: chaos_713.mp3
Category:2013 -- posted at: 2:04pm PST

The College-Bound Chronicles 119: Staying Grounded in a Sea of Panicked Parents

 

A podcast series for parents tackling the college admissions process with their children.

Advice and information from the parents’ perspective.

 

Hosted by:

Dr. Nancy Berk, psychologist, mother and author of College Bound and Gagged.

Lian Dolan, mother, broadcaster and host of The Chaos Chronicles.

 

On this episode:

Nancy and Lian discuss a different kind of college prep for families of high school seniors. The College Prep you didn't know you needed: stress reduction.

 

 

Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: College prep ideas you didn’t know you needed

Direct download: CBC_119.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 2:46pm PST

The College-Bound Chronicles 118: Off To College

 

A podcast series for parents tackling the college admissions process with their children.

Advice and information from the parents’ perspective.

 

Hosted by:

Dr. Nancy Berk, psychologist, mother and author of College Bound and Gagged.

Lian Dolan, mother, broadcaster and host of The Chaos Chronicles.

 

On this episode:

Lian offers updates on her family’s college-bound experiences

Nancy and Lian discuss the emotional and conversational “to do” list for college-bound families.

 

Advice on:

 

Making a successful transition

 

Dr. Nancy Berk’s List of 5: Things you should discuss before you say “goodbye”

Direct download: CBC_118.mp3
Category:College Bound Chronicles -- posted at: 2:14pm PST

On the show today:

Lian's novel Elizabeth the First Wife zooms up the charts at Nook and Kindle! 

An Update on Lessons Learned at BlogHer 2013: Guy Kawasaki; Steamy Kitchen; Producing your own podcast; selling your blog

Book Tour Last Stand at The Book Stall in Chicago

Family Vacation: Block Island, East Hampton, Wesport 

My friend's Inn:  http://www.oldtowninnbi.com/

Back to School Survey: Who is more excited? You or the kids? according ot Land's End, the answer is...

Direct download: Chaos_712.mp3
Category:2013 -- posted at: 2:48pm PST

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