Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

United States

Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast. Gretchen’s cohost and guinea pig is her younger sister, Elizabeth Craft, a TV writer and producer living in Los Angeles, who (lovingly) refers to Gretchen as her happiness bully. To learn more, visit GretchenRubin.com. Part of the Panoply Network.


Ep. 114: Interview with Hollywood Legend Sherry Lansing  

Why and how to say you're sorry, an interview with Sherry Lansing, a travel-related happiness hack, and Elizabeth conquers blepharitis. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/114; 774-277-9336. 

Little: Skip the Boring Parts  

A note on a friend’s computer taught me a giant lesson about writing--and life: Down with boredom. Skip the boring parts!

Ep. 113: Reclaim Your Dump Zones  

Why you should reclaim your dump zones, how to make a tough decision, and is your birthday important to you? Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/113; 774-277-9336. 

Little: One of the Worst Ways to Waste Time  

One of the most terrible wastes of time is to do something well that we need not do at all.

Ep. 112: Pick a Uniform  

Pick a uniform, time yourself doing a task, a deep dive into an irksome request from a boss - plus the benefit of sloth videos. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/112; 774-277-9336. 

Little: We Can Help Others to See Themselves Differently  

Sometimes, with even just one comment, we can help other people to see themselves differently.

Ep. 111: Beware of Storing Stuff  

Beware of "storage," a hack about flipping a coin, and more on the constant challenge of email. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/111; 774-277-9336. 

Little: To Find Something, We Must Search in the Right Place  

I often think of this old joke in the context of habit change: If we want to find what we’re looking for, we have to search in the right place.

Ep. 110: Are You Lonely?  

Very Special Episode: We talk about different types of loneliness, and what to do about it. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/110; 774-277-9336. And listen to Kristen Meinzer and Henry Molofsky's podcasts here: By the Book http://www.panoply.fm/podcasts/bythebook and Missing Richard Simmons https://www.missingrichardsimmons.com/

Little: If All Else Fails, We Can Try Minding Our Own Business  

One of my favorite passages from “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” holds a terrific happiness reminder: we can always try minding our own business.

Ep. 109: Pay Attention to the Light  

Pay attention to the light, a great idea for an April Fool's Day tradition, and a demerit for talking too much. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast/109; 774-277-9336

Little: Experience is a Great Teacher  

The great teacher is experience. A tough teacher, but a great teacher.

Ep. 108: Turn Your Shower Into a "Happiness Booth"  

Turn your shower into a "happiness booth," the self-knowledge question inspired by the movie "Before Sunrise," and the challenge of saying "no" to your boss. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/108; 774.277.9336.

Little: It’s Nice to Get a Gold Star  

Even if it’s not necessary, it’s sweet when our efforts are appreciated.

Ep. 107: Talking to Susan Cain About Introverts  

Plan a secret date, a fascinating conversation with Susan Cain, author of "Quiet," and how to discover and listen to more podcasts. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/107; 774-277-9336. 

Little: Never Have a Crush on Just One Person  

In romance and in work, it’s helpful to have more than one thing going at a time.

Ep. 106: Our Second Anniversary! Year Two Highlights  

Our favorite Try-This-At-Home tips, some great before-and-after stories, and our favorite moments from the past year. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/106; 774.277.9336. 

Little: Good Luck, Bad Luck—How Do You Know?  

One of my mother’s favorite teaching stories is a reminder that we can never know what’s good news, or bad news.

Ep. 105: Leave on a High Note  

Why we should try to end on a high note, child-like wonder vs. adult-like wonder, and a confession of unjust accusation. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/105; 774.277.9336. 

Little: A Happiness Lesson from the Broadway Show “Oklahoma!”  

It’s one of the great dreams of the United States: “I don’t say I’m no better than anybody else, but I’ll be danged if I ain’t jist as good.”

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