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.


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?

Ep. 96: Set Your Holiday Intention  

Set your holiday intention, tackle the problem of shared work, identify some inexpensive gifts—and how to make a graham-cracker holiday house. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/96; 774-277-9336.

Little: Do You Want to Take My Taxi?  

We never know the true consequences of our actions, big or small, for good or for ill.

Ep. 95: Practice Mis-En-Place  

Why it’s helpful to practice mis-en-place, the tragedy of the messy commons in the office kitchen, and a gold star related to the flu vaccine. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/95; 774-277-9336.

Holiday Hack: What’s Your One-Word Theme for the New Year?  

A fun exercise is to choose a one-word theme for the new year, such as Novel, Travel, Rest, Free, Finish, Upgrade. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com; 774-277-9336.

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.

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