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.


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.”

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.com; 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.com; 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.com; 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.com; happiercast.com/100; 774-277-9336.

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