It’s been a great summer for Shopping for Happiness. I mean, I’ve personally had a great summer (though between work, family trips and weekends dedicated to buying a dog, I haven’t been posting as much as I’d like). But my blog had a good summer too, catching the eye of several journalists who thought its messages about mindful spending and self-care would resonate with their readers.
I’m really delighted to be featured in the October issue of Red, one of the U.K.’s top women’s magazines. Writer and editor Rosie Green interviewed me for her funny and personal piece,”How to Buy Happiness.”
I love Rosie’s account of her journey from carefree spender to guilty mom, whose every penny – even an inheritance and her mother’s Christmas cheque – goes “straight into a black hole bank account that goes on school dinners and council tax.” It’s not making her happy.
“I still want things. I just think I can’t buy them. And it feels life-zapping. It needs to stop.” – Rosie Green
Rosie commits to a week of mindful spending on the things that mean the most to her, with impressive results. You’ll want to read this article! It’s not online yet but if you’re in the U.K. you can buy the magazine, and elsewhere you can buy it from Zinio, or get a sneak peak here.