#19 Eleanor Davis: How to Be Happy


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We’re back at it again with the Design Special: Meet The Cartoonists.

I’m joined by illustrator and Cartoonist Eleanor Davis. Eleanor is the author of the New York Times Bestseller How To Be Happy; she has also written You and a Bike and a Road, and The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook. Her work has been included in five issues of Fantagraphics' anthology MOME as well as Houghton Mifflin's Best American Comics in 2008. Comics Critic Richard Bruton said that Eleanor is "without question, a major young creator.".

In today’s episode, we discuss what Eleanor is working on improving right now. We touch on feelings of guilt following Trump’s election.

The subject turns to self-care and political activism. Eleanor opens up about her struggle to meet her goals now that she’s more politically engaged. From this episode, you’ll learn how to stay healthy while being an activist. Two neat ways to trick your brain into making self-care habit (or any habit) stick. We also cover why it’s essential you learn how to use kinder language when speaking about yourself. It’s a dynamic and joyful episode so enjoy!

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