Let’s add a little happiness to our lives. Every Thursday at 9:30 AM CT on Instagram Live, I will be talking to people who make me happy. They may be minimalists, mathematicians or authors. No matter what the topic is, the Happy Moments guests will inspire us and we’ll laugh along the way. I hope you’ll join us for fifteen minutes on Thursday mornings.
Coming up this week on Happy Moments . . .
On Thursday, Oct. 29, I will be chatting with Lisa Barr, award-winning author of THE UNBREAKABLES and the historical thriller FUGITIVE COLORS. Lisa served as an editor for The Jerusalem Post, managing editor of Today’s Chicago Woman, managing editor of Moment magazine, and an editor/reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. She is also the creator of the popular parenting blog GIRLilla Warfare and has been featured on Good Morning America and TODAY for her work as an author/journalist/blogger.
Past Happy Moments IGTV episodes
WRITING STRATEGIES with Rachel Barenbaum, author of A BEND IN THE STARS. Set in 1914 Russia, Rachel’s book is a story of a scientist racing Einstein to prove relativity. It is also a beautiful love story named a New York Times Reading Selection and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection. Join us as we talk Einstein, writing with the help of Excel spreadsheets, and starting a writer’s band. Also, celebrate debut authors with Rachel on THE DEBUT SPOTLIGHT.
DECLUTTERING YOUR MIND with Mike Byster, known as a human calculator with “one of the fastest mathematical brains in the world.” Mike will teach us how to declutter our minds from the things that don’t matter, and how to exercise our brain muscles. Plus, he’ll give us tips on how to help our kids with math. If you want Mike to Zoom into your kid’s classroom, contact him at Mike Byster and mention “Happy Moments”.
ORGANIZING YOUR LIFE with Autumn Nyby, Founder of Space for Living Organizing and Host of the A to B Podcast. We talk about prioritizing tasks, setting time limits, and creating an organized home. Autumn provides down-to-earth, budget-friendly, and helpful organizing tips.
WRITING AND PUBLISHING TIPS with Summer Rachel Short. I loved talking with Summer about her debut middle grade book, The Mutant Mushroom Takeover. We chat about Pitch Wars, launching a book during a pandemic, and entertaining fungus documentaries. Who knew?