The Everybody’s Invited Guide to the Good Life is a practical resource packed full of strategies for maximizing happiness and meaning in one’s life.


THE GUIDE INTRODUCES 20 SKILLS ESSENTIAL TO LIVING THE GOOD LIFE—FROM PRACTICING OPTIMISM TO CULTIVATING FRIENDSHIPS—AND PROVIDES EASY WAYS TO HONE THOSE SKILLS.

In this free 58-page guide, you’ll learn:

  • How to feel alive and awake. Don't worry, this isn't another guide full of platitudes and inspirational quotes. Well, there are a few inspirational quotes, but we know that your life engine doesn't run on pretty poetry alone. This is a feet-on-the-ground, scientifically-supported, practical set of activities to wake you up.
  • How to increase your happiness. Of course, happiness isn't the only emotion worth feeling, but it's one we all want to maximize. We'll show you how.
  • How to add meaning to your life by deepening your relationships with and being of service to others.
  • How to up your game in all parts of life. Drawing on psychology, cognitive science, and productivity science, the Guide will help you level up and get more done.

A note to skeptics:

We’re so used to reading marketing copy that over-promises and under-delivers. Our goal with this Guide was to create something that would be genuinely useful to people, and to offer it at no cost. The wisdom contained in the Guide is drawn from a whole bunch of books, articles, and blogs that we love—why would we hide all of that useful knowledge behind a paywall?

We knew that for this to be useful, we’d have to bring our most critical eye to the project. As we edited this Guide, we nixed anything that smelled like pseudo-science or fluff. We removed all unsupported assertions. And we eighty-sixed any activities that we couldn’t personally vouch for.  

We think it will work best if you approach it with an open mind—try to set aside any skepticism and lean into it. We think, if you do that, this Guide might change your life. At a minimum, it might spark some small insights that will eventually snowball into a big shift in outlook.

What are you waiting for?

It’s fact-based. It’s fun. It’s free. Grab your copy, make yourself a grilled cheese sandwich (or whatever sounds good to you), and dig in (to the sandwich and the Guide).