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Happier With Gretchen Rubin

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United States

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Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep. 135: Plan a Virtual Move, 2.0

9/20/2017
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Plan a virtual move 2.0, the satisfaction of finding the perfect solution to even a small problem, and a brief conversation with writer Ann Brashares, who made a listener very happy. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/135; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:33:45


Little: “An Investor Is Wise Who Diversifies”—True in Many Situations

9/18/2017
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Some rhyming advice I learned in law school turns out to apply in many situations in life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:01:57


Ep. 134: Write a "Ta-Da" List

9/13/2017
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Write a ta-da list, use the app Podsearch to discover great new podcasts, and ask yourself "What is my level of ambition?" Get in touch: @gretchenrubin.com; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/134; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:40:20


Little: It’s Right to Do the Right Thing

9/11/2017
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It’s right to do the right thing, even when it doesn’t seem to make any difference. And we never can really know what the effect of our actions will be – on the world, or on ourselves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:01:45


Ep. 133: Create a Spot for Things in Transition

9/6/2017
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Why it’s helpful to create a place for things in transition, how to create accountability if you’re introverted or shy—and do you have strong views about how to load a dishwasher? Get in touch: @gretchenrubin.com; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/133; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:37:34


Little: B.J. Novak’s Reminder about the Importance of Gratitude.

9/4/2017
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In the Acknowledgements of B.J. Novak’s excellent book “One More Thing,” he remembers to pay tribute to some friends from childhood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:02:10


Ep. 132: Consider Children's Literature

8/30/2017
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Why you might consider reading children’s literature, how to reinvigorate your work space if you can’t make any changes, and the question of whether you can change your Tendency. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/132; 774-277- 9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:40:46


Little: The Book “The Hobbit Boredom” Illustrates How Boredom Can Spark Creativity

8/28/2017
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The dull task of grading papers inspired J.R.R. Tolkien to write the first line of his masterpiece, “The Hobbit.” Boredom can lay the groundwork for great creativity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:02:13


Ep. 131: Do 10 Jumping Jacks

8/23/2017
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Do ten jumping jacks, how to stop constantly checking your devices, and why life is like high school. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/131; 774-277- 9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:35:27


Little: Sometimes, It’s Better to Help than to Sympathize

8/21/2017
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Instead of joining in the commiseration, my friend took action to help. Sometimes, it’s better to help than to sympathize.

Duration: 00:02:13


Ep. 130: 7 Myths of Happiness

8/16/2017
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In this Very Special Episode, we discuss the seven myths of happiness. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/130; 774-277- 9336.

Duration: 00:40:53


Little: Don’t Sleep Through Beautiful Moments

8/14/2017
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This conversation happened 23 years ago, and lasted about five minutes, but I’ve regretted it ever since.

Duration: 00:01:27


Ep. 129: September is the Other January

8/9/2017
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Why we should remember that September is the other January, the fun of personalized post-it notes, and the challenge of what “they” think. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/129; 774-277-9336.

Duration: 00:40:23


Little: Why Andy Warhol Wanted to Have a Boss—on Retainer

8/7/2017
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I agree wholeheartedly with Andy Warhol. Sometimes I wish I had a boss who could tell me what to do, so I wouldn’t have to figure it out myself. Agree?

Duration: 00:01:48


Ep. 128: Connect With TV

8/2/2017
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Why it’s helpful to connect with TV, a way to give up the snooze alarm, and a discussion of whether you can be a mix of the Four Tendencies. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/128; 774-277-9336.

Duration: 00:42:18


Little: My Daughter’s Ex-Boyfriend’s Mother Found the Right Words to Say

7/31/2017
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Sometimes, it’s hard to put into words the exact nature of a loving relationship. “You’ll always have a place in my heart” says it all.

Duration: 00:01:28


Ep. 127: Make or Accept a “Repair Attempt"

7/26/2017
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Why we should make or accept a repair attempt, a Sharpie hack, and how introverted Obligers can create outer accountability. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/126; 774-277-9336.

Duration: 00:43:02


Little: Sometimes, You Feel Regret Either Way

7/24/2017
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Sometimes in life, going down one path means abandoning another path. It’s natural to feel regret about the path not taken.

Duration: 00:01:41


Ep. 126: Do You Struggle with Perfectionism?

7/19/2017
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Look for an under-used area of your house, marking sad anniversaries in a happy way, and ways to deal with the challenge of perfectionism. Plus how to review a podcast. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/126; 774-277-9336.

Duration: 00:47:02


Little: A Lesson from Pre-School: You Get What You Get, and You Don’t Get Upset

7/17/2017
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My daughter’s pre-school teachers used to tell the kids “You get what you get, and you don’t get upset,” and I’ve found this to be extremely useful advice.

Duration: 00:01:43

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