Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

CATEGORY: Education
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. Part of the Cadence13 Network.
  1. June 27, 2022
    3 min
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    Little Happier: The Positive Value of Negative Emotions
    People sometimes assume that “a happy life” is a life without negative emotions, but in fact, negative emotions have a crucial role to play in helping us to create good lives.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @eliz…
  2. June 25, 2022
    23 min
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    More Happier - Ep. 13: The Happiness of a Paul McCartney Concert, the Joy of Aphorisms, and the Delights of Audiobooks
    We talk about the adventure of going to a Paul McCartney concert, the joy of writing and collecting aphorisms, and the new delight of listening to an audiobook.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; pod…
  3. June 22, 2022
    37 min
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    Happier - Ep. 383: Reflect on Your One-Word Theme, Talk to a Rebel Who Wants to Switch Jobs, and a “Cool” Hack
    Because the year is almost half over, we review our one-word themes for 2022 to see how we’re doing. We also discuss an inexpensive item that’s useful to keep around the house (or to give as a gift) as well as…
  4. June 20, 2022
    3 min
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    Little Happier: The Value of the “Quality of Keeping People Together.”
    Gertrude Stein wrote that the poet Guillaume Apollinaire had the “quality of keeping people together.” This is a rare and important gift.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.comG…
  5. June 15, 2022
    42 min
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    Happier - Ep. 382: Responsibility-Shifting Questions, Being a Better Manager, and Why You Might Rent a Salad Bowl
    We discuss why we’re trying to stop asking responsibility-shifting questions (which we both do, often), talk about an easy way to rent little-used items, and talk to legendary Silicon Valley manager Russ Larawa…
  6. June 13, 2022
    2 min
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    Little Happier: The Composer Sibelius Had the Right Words to Say about Contralto Marian Anderson
    When renowned American contralto Marian Anderson visited the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius in his home, he paid her a beautiful tribute.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.comG…
  7. June 11, 2022
    30 min
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    More Happier - Ep. 12: Why a Necklace and a Dimmer System Made Us Happy. Plus How to Figure Out Someone’s Tendency
    We talk about why a necklace, a dimmer system, and a TV show made us happier. We also discuss the unintended consequences of watching “Get Back,” the Beatles documentary, as well as a quotation from writer Step…
  8. June 08, 2022
    52 min
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    Happier - Ep. 381: Happier Podcast Book Club: Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey Talk about “The Office” and Being BFFs
    For the Happier Podcast Book Club, we talk about “The Office BFFs” with Jenna Fischer (Pam) and Angela Kinsey (Angela). We discuss the iconic TV comedy, being best friends, making it in Hollywood, hosting the “…
  9. June 06, 2022
    2 min
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    Little Happier: Someone Else’s Enthusiasm is a Powerful Teacher
    Little Happier: Someone Else’s Enthusiasm is a Powerful TeacherGet in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.comGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show n…
  10. June 01, 2022
    35 min
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    Happier - Ep. 380: Very Special Episode! Ask Us Anything
    Every tenth episode is a Very Special Episode, and in this episode we answer questions from listeners about reading, TV-writing, eating habits, the Four Tendencies, whether Elizabeth has written a will yet, and…
  11. May 30, 2022
    3 min
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    Little Happier: Some Brilliant, Short Observations About Human Nature
    The brilliant aphorisms of writer Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach shed a clear light on human nature.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.comGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin…
  12. May 28, 2022
    29 min
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    More Happier - Ep. 11: Good News from Fantasy Island, Discovering Books from a Favorite Author, and More Dolly Parton
    We talk about some exciting news from the world of “Fantasy Island,” discuss the happiness of discovering some new books by a favorite author, and ask, “What would Dolly do?”Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @eliza…
  13. May 25, 2022
    36 min
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    Happier - Ep. 379: Summer Songs, Family Traditions, and Trouble with a Full Cup of Coffee
    We talk about why we’re choosing a summer song, take Deep Dive II into wonderful family traditions, and suggest a terrific gift for new graduates. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchen…
  14. May 23, 2022
    4 min
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    Little Happier: How a Writer Turned Her Dislike for the Movie “Entourage” into Support for a Cause She Believed In
    Writer Wendy Molyneux found a way to use her own quirky tastes, and her hilarious writing, to make a contribution in her own way.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.comGet in to…
  15. May 18, 2022
    32 min
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    Happier - Ep. 378: Ideas for Family Traditions, an Accountability Hack for Obligers, and We Reveal Our Book Club Choice
    As we do each year, we make a plan to design our summer, and we do a deep dive into listeners’ ideas for family traditions. A listener suggests an accountability hack for Obligers (or anyone who wants a little…
  16. May 16, 2022
    3 min
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    Little Happier: Agatha Christie Shows How the Games of a Child Can Become the Work as the Adult
    What we loved to do as a child, for play, we often love to do as an adult, just the way Agatha Christie loved to murmur to The KittensGet in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.comGet…
  17. May 14, 2022
    26 min
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    More Happier - Ep. 10: The Joy of Watching Movies as a Family, The Power of Music from the Past, and How to Fight Right
    We talk about how gratifying it is to introduce children to a movie that we love, the fun of listening to music from different times of our lives, and how we can watch TV to learn how to fight right.Get in touc…
  18. May 11, 2022
    31 min
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    Happier - Ep. 377: A Month of Compliments, an Easy Fridge Hack, and Relatives Who Ask Questions During TV Shows
    After observing complaint-free April, we now begin Complimentary May, which will be full of compliments. We also discuss an intriguing know-yourself-better question; a listener asks how to deal with relatives w…
  19. May 09, 2022
    3 min
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    Little Happier: An Unexpected Insight About Love from the Beatles
    The lives of Paul McCartney and Trevor Noah suggest the same truth: with our love, we can shape someone else’s experience of the world.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.comGet…
  20. May 04, 2022
    39 min
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    Happier - Ep. 376: Organize a Pop-Up Discussion Circle, a Brunch Hack, and Helping Someone Tackle Personal Admin Tasks
    We talk about why you might organize a pop-up discussion circle to discuss a favorite book, podcast, TV show, or a common life challenge. We also share a hack about dealing with restaurants, a question about es…

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