Try New Things, Get Happier

Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with your Chicken Soup for the Soul, and today I’m going to continue sharing stories with you from our newest book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Your 10 Keys to Happiness. This is a collection of stories that illustrate what I believe are the ten keys to happiness based on my reading of tens of thousands of personal revealing stories from our writers. One of those keys to happiness is stepping outside your comfort zone, something that will make you feel more empowered and energetic and reinvigorated. You could do something really big and scary, like moving to a foreign country, or doing a daredevil sport of some kind, or you could do something smaller, like wearing brighter clothing… or in the case of Ava Pennington, painting her walls with color. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Start your days with inspiration and motivation from the best of Chicken Soup for the Soul and editor-in-chief Amy Newmark. There's nothing like learning from the personal, revealing stories of other people. Amy shares her favorite stories and the wisdom, advice, and easy-to-implement tips that thousands of people have shared in 25 + years of Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Tips and advice on Mondays and Wednesdays, and interviews with fascinating writers and influencers on Friend Fridays. It’s Chicken Soup for the Soul to go!