Tapestry

Happiness and humour for hectic times

Is your ‘emotional weather forecast’ sad with a chance of passing happiness, or joy, with only a scattered bit of melancholy? Authors Joy Clarkson, Jennifer Grant and Bunmi Laditan offer tips and tools for finding warmth and sunlight in life's often harsh conditions.

Joy Clarkson reveals how she came up with the title for her latest book by embracing a teasing insult on Twitter. In Aggressively Happy: A Realist's Guide to Believing in the Goodness of Life, she argues that a headstrong pursuit of happiness is not only an appropriate response to the weariness of life, it's a necessary one.

Jennifer Grant is the author of Dimming the Day: Evening Meditations for Quiet Wonder, in which she offers fresh perspective on the oft-maligned, humble dandelion.

Bunmi Laditan is a writer and poet best known for her satirical Twitter account @HonestToddler. She retraces her spiritual path from her family's Yoruba Christian faith to her conversion to Judaism and beyond, and shares humourous and heartfelt selections from her book, Help Me God, I'm a Parent: Honest Prayers for Hectic Days and Endless Nights.

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