How I Got a New Cover for How to Be an Adult

I had full confidence in my taste, until about ten days ago when I met with my brilliant little group of fellow creative entrepreneurs, and by unanimous vote, they told…

Why is GenY Unhappy? “Special” Is Not the Problem. In Fact, It Might Be The Solution

I just finished re-reading WaitButWhy’s latest post called “Why Generation Y Yuppies are Unhappy.” In it the author posits that young people today (born between the late 70s and the…

How to Be an Adult Cheat Sheet: 20 Suggestions

Cheat Sheet: What I Know About Being an Adult1. Work hard, be disciplined, have courage to change the things you can, tie your camel, etc.2. Trust God (the Universe, your…

How to Be an Adult Introduction, Part Three: Missing Owner’s Manual

There Is Always Someone Who Can Help, So AskBeware: this is a spiritual lesson as well as a practical one. There is always someone out there who can help you….

How to Be an Adult Introduction, Part Two: What We Learned About Life in 20 Years on the Road

What We Learned About Life in 20 Years on the RoadKatryna first got the idea to write a book called How to Be an Adult after graduating college. She felt…

How to Be an Adult Introduction, part one

Introduction On the occasion of my college graduation, I received my diploma and immediately began to examine it. It was written, unhelpfully, in Latin, a language I studied for one…

How to Be an Adult is Here! Preface Excerpt

I can’t believe how long it’s taken me to do what seemed a small task: to turn my 2008 paperback book How to Be an Adult into an ebook. Answer:…

From How to Be an Adult: On Friendships Post-College

There’s a great Bob Dylan song called “Bob Dylan’s Dream.” It’s on his second LP, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, and it’s about that early group of friends so many of…

Theory of Happiness #1

“Play till you feel like resting, then rest till you feel like playing. Never do anything else.”-Martha Beck I started to feel that tell-tale tickle in the back of my…