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.

Episodes

Ep. 94: Don’t Treat Yourself  

Don’t treat yourself, an interview with writer and podcaster Jonathan Fields, and why you should put a shoe in the hotel safe. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/94; 774-277-9336.

Holiday Hack: Say “Yes” If You Can  

During busy holiday time, it’s tempting to say “no” to try to make life easier, but in the end, we’re usually happier if we say “yes”—to the office party, the school show, or the holiday gathering. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com; 774-277-9336.

Ep. 93: How to Survive a Break-Up  

Find something to admire, figure out your energy level, and how to survive an (amicable) romantic split. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/93; 774-277-9336.

Ep. 92: For Thanksgiving, Leave Something Unsaid  

For the holidays, leave something unsaid, an interview with Note to Self’s Manoush Zomorodi, and how taking seconds might help you eat more healthfully. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/92; 774-277-9336.

Little: Be Polite and Be Fair  

A boss manages to sum up a library’s worth of good advice in a five-word sentence.

Ep. 91: Delete a Soul-Destroying App  

Delete a productivity-depleting app and listen to some "Happier 911" songs. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/91; 774-277-9336. 

Little: What Some Folks Will Do  

Flannery O’Connor explains that a country lady remarked, of her short stories, “Them stories just gone and shown you how some folks would do.” And so it goes.

Ep. 90: Consider the Essential Seven  

In this Very Special Episode we discuss the "Essential 7" areas for happiness and habits. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/90; 774-277-9336. 

Little: A Beautiful Image Can Be an Area of Refuge  

In Willa Cather’s novel “O Pioneers!” a sister and brother  never forget the wild duck they saw playing in the river.

Ep. 89: Control the Cubicle In Your Pocket  

Control the cubicle in your pocket, send an actual invitation to an event, and consider the question: "If people could change one of your habits, what would they pick?" Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/89; 774-277-9336.

Little: Getting Ready is a Key Aspect of Performance  

Why the experience of taking exams in high school was so much better than taking exams in college.

Ep. 88: Celebrate Holiday Breakfasts  

Why it's fun to celebrate holiday breakfasts, how keeping a journal for medical visits can make life easier, and the challenge of handling criticism. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/88; 774-277-9336.

Little: Accept a Gift in the Spirit in Which it is Offered  

A story from the life of St. Therese of Lisieux is a good reminder about how to accept a gift in the right spirit.

Ep. 87: Live: Find a Happiness 911 Song  

Live from Seattle! Identify your “Happiness 911” song, take a deep dive into manifestos, explore the Four Tendencies -- plus an interview with Chris Guillebeau. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/87; 774-277-9336. 

Little: Do What You Love, and Then Your Friends Hire You  

When we follow our natural interests and inclinations, it’s surprising how often we form the relationships that can help us succeed.

Ep. 86: Be the Bearer of Some Good News  

Why it's good to be the bearer of good news (at least sometimes), how other people affect our habits for better and for worse, why you should read a book related to a vacation, and a look at Obliger-rebellion. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/86; 774-277-9336.

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Little: Someplace, Keep an Empty Shelf, and Someplace, Keep a Junk Drawer  

In a happy life, it’s helpful to keep a little space completely clear and open, but it’s also helpful to make room for some messiness, some unexpected treasure.

Ep. 85: Ever Been Annoyed By A Gift?  

Why you should give yourself something to look forward to; whether you’ve ever had an uneasy response to a gift, and Gretchen talk about her “Bowl of Requirement.” Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/85; 774-277-9336.

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Little: You Don’t Have to be Good at Something to be Good at Something  

If we really want to pursue some course, the fact that we’re not “good” at it shouldn’t stop us.

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