Episode 23: The Stars at Night ft. Emily Faulstich (The Happy Lists)


This episode is written by Emily Faulstich, curator and creator of The Happy Lists. She has an impressive resume, from founding fashion brand Wildfox to forging her own path in the world of photography and illustration.

Plumerias scattered on Hawaiian lawns.

Sitting in the sunshine.

Buying beautiful flowers from the farmer’s market.

The summer smell of sunscreen.

Opening a fortune cookie.

White tropical sand covering your feet.

Being kind and giving love and empathy to animals.

Having a picnic in a rose garden.

Underlining a part of a book that really speaks to you.

Having a museum all to yourself on a rainy day.

The glittering, metallic feathers of a hummingbird.

A perfectly made sandwich.

Popping a seaweed pod between your fingers.

A quiet, refreshing day by the pool.

Talking to your plants.

Vegetable sautéd with olive oil and sea salt.

A simple striped towel.

Looking at the stars at night.

Getting into a big bed with clean and cold sheets.

A simple satisfaction of picking an orange off a tree.



Happiness Spells Podcast is a five minute list of all the greatest pleasures and smallest joys in life. Increase your capacity for positivity, curiosity and gratitude. New episodes every Monday and Thursday.

This episode of Happiness Spells was written, arranged, recorded and produced by Amanda Meyncke in Los Angeles, California. Our music is by Chris Zabriskie.

Amanda Meyncke