Want to read a chapter of my new book – Happy Now! (for free?)

Why So Serious? An excerpt from Chapter 2 of Happy Now: Let Playfulness Lift Your Load & Renew Your Spirit by Courtney Ellis  Used with permission of Rose Publishing I take myself too seriously, probably because I’m a human being. –Maeve Higgins “How’d your doctor’s appointment go?” my husband Daryl asked as he loaded the dishwasher. “Oh, fine,” … More Want to read a chapter of my new book – Happy Now! (for free?)

I Spent Every Waking Moment With My Kids This Year. It Wasn’t Enough.

Parenting is hard on the heart. The pangs of loss begin in the very first seconds. When our oldest was born at nearly forty-two weeks gestation, I could not wait to push him out into the world and get on with basic human functions, like bending at the waist and rolling over in bed without … More I Spent Every Waking Moment With My Kids This Year. It Wasn’t Enough.

Into the Unknown

Oh, dear friends. What a week. WHAT A WEEK. A few days ago we mentioned to our seven-year-old who was (understandably) saddened about the cancellation of, well, everything, that we are living in historic times. That someday his kids and grandkids will ask him where he was and what life was like during the coronavirus … More Into the Unknown