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. 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.”

Ep. 104: Happiness Stumbling Block: The News  

Why it's fun to have a life-story conversation, how to handle the emotional toll of the news, and a gold star for the New York City subway system. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin.com; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/104; 774.277.9336. 

Little: “Yes” Comes Right Away; “No” Never Comes  

My sister the sage made one of her wise observations--which she learned the hard way, in Hollywood.

Ep, 103: Pick Your Moment  

Pick the right moment to have a tough conversation, how to be happier during a tough time, and a deep dive into the Instagram #Happier2017 project. Get in touch @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/103; 774-277-9336. 

Little: We Must Carry the Wealth of the Indies with Us  

We can’t find more happiness, more adventure, more richness to an experience that we bring to it.

Ep. 102: Tame the Travel Beast  

Why finding the missing puzzle piece can boost happiness, taming the "travel beast," and how personalized mugs can help solve the problem of the messy office kitchen. Get in touch @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/102; 774-277-9336. 

Little: No Deposit, No Return  

There are few iron laws of the universe, but one such law seems to be: No deposit, no return. We never get out of things more than we put into them.

Ep. 101: Are You an Integrator or a Compartmentalizer?  

Do something for your future self, think about whether you’re an “integrator” or “compartmentalizer,” and how flying wish paper can soothe heartache. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/101; 774-277-9336.

Little: She Opened Up Heart So the Whale Could Swim Away  

A passage from Ruth Ozeki’s novel “A Tale for the Time Being” provides a beautiful image of letting go of sorrow.

Special Episode 100: Ask Us Anything  

To celebrate our 100th consecutive episode, we did a Very VERY Special Episode, where we answered questions from listeners. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/100; 774-277-9336.

Little: My Inconvenience May Be Someone’s Miracle  

My friend told me the story of her personal miracle: the time her local subway ran express all the way downtown.

Ep. 99: Take Personality Quizzes  

Get self-insight by taking personality quizzes, a hack for better emails, and how to address book club conflicts. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/99; 774-277-9336.

Little: I Need “A Heart to Be Contented”  

In 1662, Samuel Pepys made a diary entry that reminds me that to be happy, I have to keep a contented heart.

Ep. 98: Interview: The Case Against Sugar // Have a Quest  

Why it boosts happiness to have a quest, an interview with Gary Taubes about the case against sugar, and impassioned praise for a Uniqlo vest. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/98; 774-277-9336.

Little: Announcing “The Onward Project” Podcasts  

Announcement! I’m launching The Onward Project, a family of podcasts all about how to make your life happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. Here, I introduce Kim Scott and Russ Laraway and their “Radical Candor” and Chris Guillebeau and his “Side Hustle School.”   

Radical Candor Ep. 1: What is Radical Candor?  

Too many of us feel that a boss has to choose between caring personally or challenging directly, when in fact a boss can and should do both. Kim and Russ explain how they learned this lesson the hard way. They also share concrete tips on how not to make the same mistakes they have. 

Welcome to Side Hustle School  

In this first episode, you'll learn what side hustles are all about and what you can expect from this daily series. Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone who started a hustle without quitting their job. You’ll learn how they got the idea, how they overcame challenges along the way, and what the results are. You need a hustle!

Subscribe now and create a new source of income before the year is over.

Shownotes: sidehustleschool.com
Email: chris@sidehustleschool.com
Twitter: @chrisguillebeau

Ep. 97: Start Your Own Happiness Project  

How to start your own happiness project, a deep dive into the subject of break-ups, and the challenge of book groups. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/97; 774-277-9336.

Little: What Would an Englishman Do?  

Reading Harold Nicolson’s reflection that an “Englishman would not like to take snapshots of a fine vessel sinking” reminds me to ask myself: How, in my own life, can I live up to the highest ideas of my country?

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