#346 of 365 Ways to live Easier, Happier, & More Productive

My goal is to share a daily life lesson, tip, or hack. They are the things I want my children to know and the things that I teach to clients. They are the things that make my life easier, happier, and more productive. I hope you’ll follow along and find them helpful too.



Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly baked cookies and/or bread rising in the oven? For some of us, it immediately evokes memories of mom or grandma’s kitchen, holidays, and favorite recipes. As such, taking time to bake something can be a great way to induce calm, comfort, and security.

It turns out that the smell baking bread specifically, may actually make people kinder by conjuring pleasant memories.

Don’t know how to bake? Grab a cookbook or browse online and choose an easy recipe, something that makes your mouth water. It doesn’t have to be complicated or fancy – even boxed brownies smell and taste amazing (add a few chocolate chips to the brownie batter for double chocolate delight).

Don’t need the extra calories? Bake anyway and share with a neighbor, friend, or coworker. Imagine how popular you’ll be at work if you show up every Monday with a plate full of tasty goodies. No one has to know they are your the result of your personal happiness regiment.

In time for the Easter holiday, I am offering you this delicious (and easy)  Challah Bread Pudding recipe that is guaranteed to smell amazing and tantalize all of your happy senses.

Next time you need a little pick me up or you just want to relish in great memories…


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