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. August 17, 2022
    38 min
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    Happier - Ep. 391: Give Your Memory a Break, a Rebel Talks to His Boss, and What Kind of Procrastinator Are You?
    We discuss why it’s helpful to give your memory a break, how you can improve your experiences by re-considering the time of day in which you do them, and how a Rebel can talk to his boss. Plus we ask: why kind…
  2. August 15, 2022
    2 min
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    Little Happier: Why I Remind Myself, “Get a Hold of Yourself, Meredith.”
    I’ve always remembered a story that I heard fourth hand—from my roommate’s friend’s sister—and use it to remind myself to buck up. “Get a hold of yourself, Meredith!”Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraf…
  3. August 10, 2022
    34 min
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    Happier - Ep. 390: Very Special Episode: Tips, Hacks, and Resources for a #HappierLaborDay
    In honor of upcoming #HappierLaborDay, we discuss different tips, hacks, and resources that have worked for listeners--and for us--to make work life happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. Get i…
  4. August 08, 2022
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    Little Happier: Why My Father Decided to Pay the Tourist Tax
    When we went on a big family trip, my father told us, “We need to be willing to pay the tourist tax.” That is, by being willing sometimes to pay a bit too much for things, we could have more fun and more trust…
  5. August 06, 2022
    25 min
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    More Happier - Ep. 16: A Suitcase Returns, Dogs Go on a Trip, and Iconic Singer Joni Mitchell Performs Live
    We talk about what’s making us happier: my missing suitcase showed up after a week, Elizabeth took her two corgis on the road, and we talked about Joni Mitchell’s already-legendary live performance.Get in touch…
  6. August 03, 2022
    38 min
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    Happier - Ep. 389: Take Time to Do What You Do Best, a Hack to Avoid Muscle Injury, and Are You Drinking Enough Water?
    We talk about an effective way to lower stress: take time to do what you do best. We also discuss how to avoid injury during exercise, and we tackle the common happiness stumbling block of trying to drink enoug…
  7. August 01, 2022
    1 min
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    Little Happier: I Am Traffic, I am Nature
    When I complain about traffic, I remember that I am traffic. When I admire nature, I remember that I am nature.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.comGet in touch on Instagram:…
  8. July 27, 2022
    39 min
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    Happier - Ep. 388: Reclaim a Dormant Activity, Share a Podcast Episode, and What Kind of Collector Are You?
    We talk about why you might try to reclaim a dormant activity and ask the question “What kind of collector are you?” And we point out that it’s very easy to share a particular podcast episode to someone who mig…
  9. July 25, 2022
    2 min
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    Little Happier: One Way that TV Can Make Us Happier
    For some people, TV can offer a kind of company that gives them comfort when they’re feeling alone or frightened.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.comGet in touch on Instagram…
  10. July 23, 2022
    24 min
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    More Happier - Ep. 15: An Airport Epiphany, a Mystery Solved, and the Happiness of More Storage
    We talk about a realization that Elizabeth had while waiting to board an airplane, and how a visit to the Met satisfied a longtime curiosity. Plus, the special satisfaction of getting more storage space.Get in…
  11. July 20, 2022
    37 min
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    Happier - Ep. 387: Create a Five-Senses Portrait, Protect Bicyclists, and Ideas for Designing Your Summer
    We talk about why creating a five-senses portrait of someone you love can help you appreciate their outer and inner presence. We also highlight an easy hack to protect bicyclists and share a listener’s question…
  12. July 18, 2022
    4 min
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    Little Happier: Nothing Makes Me Happier Than a Great Twist in a Story
    It makes me so happy to watch the video of the actors of “The Good Place” learning about the big twist in the Season One finale—to see the surprise and delight in their faces.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @eliz…
  13. July 13, 2022
    37 min
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    Happier - Ep. 386: Find the Right Metaphor, Chop Your Salad, and Why That Line Seems to Move So Slowly
    We discuss why choosing the right metaphor can help us better to reframe a situation, why understanding the psychology of waiting in line can make waiting more bearable, and offer a salad-related hack.Get in to…
  14. July 11, 2022
    2 min
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    Little Happier: Have You Ever Wanted Something Just Because Someone Else Wanted It?
    Oscar Wilde and Andy Warhol made the same observation: Sometimes, we want something or do something just because we know that someone else might want it.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gr…
  15. July 09, 2022
    26 min
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    More Happier - Ep. 14: The Fun of Family Travel, Challenges of TV Casting, and How to Be Happier at Home
    We talk about summer travels, discuss a question about casting a TV show, and recommend yet more great material from Paul McCartney.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.comGet in…
  16. July 06, 2022
    34 min
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    Happier - Ep. 385: Keep a Commonplace Book, Hacks for Headache and Parents, and Preventing Interruptions
    We talk about the value of keeping a commonplace book (which I’ve done since I was ten years old), and we offer a hack for keeping perspective as a parent—plus a bonus hack for headaches. Plus a listener asks,…
  17. July 04, 2022
    3 min
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    Little Happier: Do You Know Any “Help-Rejecting Complainers?”
    Knowing the phrase “help-rejecting complainer” may make it easier to identify, and therefore address, a challenging pattern of behavior.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.comGe…
  18. June 29, 2022
    39 min
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    Happier - Ep. 384: We Use Halfway Day to Review Our “22 for 22” Lists and #Rest22in22 (We’ve Made Some Progress)
    July 2 is Halfway Day, and we use that date as a catalyst to review how we’re doing on our “22 for 22” lists as well as how we’re doing with #Rest22in22. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@g…
  19. 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…
  20. 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…

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