The Happy Life Checklist: 654 Simple Ways to Find Your Bliss by Amy Spencer

From the author of Bright Side Up, an upbeat guide to the little things we can do—for free and in five minutes or less–to feel happier and more fulfilled.

This can-do guide brings together little things readers can do that will positively impact their daily life and overall happiness. The book’s short, empowering entries include:

Put your feet in the water

Wave at firefighters

Brush your teeth with your other hand

Hug two seconds longer

Close your eyes and just listen

Simple yet powerful, this upbeat and engaging book will help readers jumpstart their day–and life–for the better.

Amy Spencer grew up in Sea Cliff, New York, spent a decade in Manhattan and now resides in Venice, California with her half-orange, her husband.

Amy is the author of BRIGHT SIDE UP: 100 Ways to Be Happier Right Now (Perigee, 2012) and MEETING YOUR HALF-ORANGE: An Utterly Upbeat Guide to Using Dating Optimism to Find Your Perfect Match (Running Press, 2010). Read more about the books at and

Amy provides doses of life and love positivity on her site, offers “Assignment Optimism” tips on Twitter ( and creates the happiest email you’ll get all week, VITAMIN OPTIMISM, which offers an small optimism practice you can try each week–you can sign up for it on Amy’s website,

Amy’s a magazine journalist who has written for Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, New York magazine,, Redbook, Health and others. Prior to writing full-time, she was an editor at MAXIM, GLAMOUR and STAR magazines. She was a radio host on Sirius XM radio and has appeared on NBC, CBS, VH1 and the E! channel and more. She created Half-Orange Optimisms for the iPhone, which appeared in the “Featured Apps” section of the App store, made the App store’s “What’s Hot” list and was featured in New York’s The Daily News. And when she’s not writing, Amy loves biking, taking photographs, watching television cooking shows and she absolutely lives for popcorn.

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How a Happy Life Checklist Can Change Your Life

Published on Jan 26, 2014

It’s the Happiest Video About Happiness Ever! This 2-minute secret about what it *really* takes to be happier will make you want to jump up and hug someone. It’s easier than you think.

Based on the book THE HAPPY LIFE CHECKLIST: 654 Simple Ways to Find Your Bliss by Amy Spencer

Self-Awareness in relative states ~ Igor Kufayev

Published on May 23, 2014

Response to a question on Self-Awareness in relation to experiences in meditative states. Excerpt from the ‘Luminous & Self-Aware’ gathering at RA MA Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology, Venice, Los Angeles CA. May 3rd, 2014

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