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October 9, 2019
We discuss why and how we can buy some happiness, do a hack round-up with terrific ideas for remembering to take daily medications, and tackle a listener’s question about her husband’s brewing Obliger-rebellion. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/238; 774-277-9336.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/242Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Get tickets for our live podcast events in Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Chicago, Kansas City,  Providence, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Charlotte and Brooklyn here: https://gretchenrubin.com/eventsHappier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better.  Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, and Happier in Hollywood. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 7, 2019
Novelist John Steinbeck’s decision to set his King Arthur story in the hazy “before” showed me a solution that I would never have devised—and taught me a great lesson.Get tickets for our live podcast events in Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Chicago, Kansas City, Providence, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Charlotte here:https://gretchenrubin.com/eventsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 2, 2019
We talk to Malcolm Gladwell about “Talking to Strangers” and explore why taking a shower can boost your happiness, and I reveal the easy, new low-carb recipe I love.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/238; 774-277-9336.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/241Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Get tickets for our live podcast events in Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Chicago, Kansas City, Providence, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Charlotte and Brooklyn here: https://gretchenrubin.com/eventsHappier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better.  Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, and Happier in Hollywood. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 30, 2019
I remind myself and other writers, “There are many ways for a book to succeed.” And many ways for a vacation to succeed, or a college student to succeed. It’s a comforting thought, because it’s true.Get tickets for our live podcast events in Chicago, Kansas City, Providence, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Charlotte and Brooklyn here: https://gretchenrubin.com/eventsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 25, 2019
For this Very Special Episode, we talk about the Emergency Kit for Anxiety—a long list of strategies to put to work immediately to manage anxiety, worry, stress, and fear.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/238; 774-277-9336.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/240Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Get tickets for our live podcast events in Chicago, Kansas City, Providence, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Charlotte and Brooklyn here: https://gretchenrubin.com/eventsHappier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better.  Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, and Happier in Hollywood. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 23, 2019
Want to learn whether you’re an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel—and what that means? Gretchen gives a quick overview of her popular personality framework, and explains how you can use it to end procrastination, reduce conflict, and stick to good habits. Plus an interview with an Obliger about how she learned how to harness the strengths of her Tendency.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/238; 774-277-9336.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Get tickets for our live podcast events in Chicago, Kansas City, Providence, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Charlotte and Brooklyn here: https://gretchenrubin.com/eventsHappier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better.  Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, and Happier in Hollywood. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 23, 2019
As a child growing up in Kansas City, I loved to listen to languages other than English, but I rarely had the chance—so I remind myself to feel grateful for hearing so many languages here in New York City. It would have so delighted young Gretchen.Get tickets for our live podcast events in Chicago, Kansas City, Providence, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Charlotte and Brooklyn here: https://gretchenrubin.com/eventsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 18, 2019
Why you should make a concrete offer when someone needs a hand, how to break the ice using a simple button-maker, and a thoughtful conversation about life’s big questions with writer and podcaster Kate Bowler.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/238; 774-277-9336.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/239Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Get tickets for our live podcast events in Chicago, Kansas City, Providence, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Charlotte and Brooklyn here: https://gretchenrubin.com/eventsHappier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better.  Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, and Happier in Hollywood. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 16, 2019
Oscar Wilde famously observed: “‘I find it harder and harder every day to live up to my blue china.” What do you think he meant by that?Get tickets for our live podcast events in Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Chicago, Kansas City, Providence, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Charlotte and Brooklyn here: https://gretchenrubin.com/eventsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 11, 2019
Strategies to help you and your family create good back-to-school habits, the fun of undertaking a library quest, and author and host of MarieTV Marie Forleo talks about happiness and productivity.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/238; 774-277-9336.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/238Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Get tickets for our live podcast events in Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Chicago, Kansas City, Providence, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Charlotte and Brooklyn here: https://gretchenrubin.com/eventsHappier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better.  Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, and Happier in Hollywood. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 9, 2019
The ancient and haunting teaching story about “an appointment in Samarra” is a wonderful illustration of the inevitability of fate.Get tickets for our live podcast events in Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Chicago, Kansas City, Providence, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta Brooklyn and Charlotte here:https://gretchenrubin.com/eventsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 4, 2019
We can use the Labor Day holiday as a catalyst to think about making our work lives happier, healthier, more productive, or more creative. #HappierLaborDayGet in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.comGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/237Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Get tickets for our live podcast events in Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Chicago, Kansas City, Providence, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Charlotte and Brooklyn here: https://gretchenrubin.com/eventsHappier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better.  Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, and Happier in Hollywood. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 2, 2019
A memoir about the failure of the musical “Song of Spider-Man” is a sobering example of how sometimes, we choose not to know the things we know—with very bad consequences.Get tickets for our live podcast events in Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Chicago, Kansas City,  Providence, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Charlotte here: https://gretchenrubin.com/eventsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 28, 2019
Why you should stay the course with your good habits, the challenge of taking daily medication, and a return to a favorite question, “What’s your signature color?” Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.comGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/236Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Get tickets for our live podcast events in Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Chicago, Kansas City, Providence, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Charlotte here: https://gretchenrubin.com/eventsHappier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better.  Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, and Happier in Hollywood. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 26, 2019
Back in 1992, Dolly Parton and Oprah Winfrey talk about pride, humbility, and hubris.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Get tickets for our live podcast events in Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Chicago, Kansas City, Providence, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Charlotte here:https://gretchenrubin.com/eventsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 21, 2019
Why you might recreate a childhood menu, a conversation with blockbuster bestseller Rachel Hollis about how to be happier, and technology hack to help keep your phone charged.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.comGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/235Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Happier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, and Happier in Hollywood. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 19, 2019
I love being part of the “varsity team,” or witnessing a varsity team at work—and even knowing the phrase varsity team.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 14, 2019
Try the SLANT approach to help yourself listen and learn more effectively, an easy way to do a happiness-boosting good deed, and how to deal with a sweetheart who responds very unenthusiastically to good news.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.comGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/234Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Happier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, and Happier in Hollywood. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 12, 2019
In an interview, Game of Thrones’s John Bradley (Samwell Tarly) makes an important observation about relationships: hard times make strong friends.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 7, 2019
Get rid of your wart, an internet-related hack (is it just me?), and a question to help you figure out how to connect better with other people.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.comGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/233Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Happier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, and Happier in Hollywood. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 5, 2019
Winston Churchill reflects on his eventful life, and how impossible it was for him to discern what was good luck and what was bad luck.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 31, 2019
When entering into a relationship, consider a person’s existing relationships, how to deal with podcast overload, and like Gloria Vanderbilt, do you have a “rage to live?” Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.comGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/232Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Happier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, and Happier in Hollywood. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 29, 2019
Winston Churchill and Games of Thrones’s Lady Olenna illustrate the same point: when confronting a powerful and lawless foe, imagination matters.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 24, 2019
Choose your TV theme song; listeners give many suggestions about dealing with getting laid off; why you should wear a new item immediately; and Elizabeth discusses the happiness of humidity.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.comGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/231Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Happier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, and Happier in Hollywood. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 22, 2019
My daughter and my father hit on the same truth about dealing with people who play favorites: “If they’ll do it for you, they’ll do it to you.”Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 17, 2019
For our second Happier Podcast Book Club, we talk to Lisa Brennan-Jobs about the role of family, love, and identity in her acclaimed memoir Small Fry.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/230Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Happier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, and Happier in Hollywood. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 15, 2019
In giving the gift of a dollhouse, these loving grandparents illustrate a point argued by philosopher Bertrand Russsell: “To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.”Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 10, 2019
Why you should spend 120 minutes a week in nature, a simple hack to make spending that time in nature more convenient, and an interview with former “Oprah” executive producer Sheri Salata about her memoir “The Beautiful No.”Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/229Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 8, 2019
One of Aesop’s most famous fables—the one about the Sun and the North Wind—illustrates the power of persuasion over brute force.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 3, 2019
Make your own art, a lesson about managing transitions from Mr. Rogers, and dealing with the relationship challenge of “excessive reassurance-seeking.”Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/228Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 1, 2019
“I think I can, I think I can, I think I can” may be a bit corny, but the fact is, I find myself repeating that line to myself. The Little Engine that Could put those words in my mind.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 26, 2019
Create a memory box, enjoy some luxury around your first cup of coffee, and an interview with comedian and author Pete Holmes. Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/227Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336If you want to watch the PBS pledge show Liz recorded with her sister Gretchen, click here to check your local listings for show times. Many stations start airing it on June 1st. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 24, 2019
Reading Isaac Mizrahi’s memoir I.M. helped me understand something about myself: my uncomfortable reaction to a work of art I admire.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 19, 2019
Celebrate the summer (or winter) solstice by re-visiting your one-word theme for the year, an alternative office activity if you want to avoid being the Evil Donut-Bringer, and how to resist the temptation of the snooze alarm.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here:http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/226Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336If you want to watch the PBS pledge show Liz recorded with her sister Gretchen, click here to check your local listings for show times. Many stations start airing it on June 1st. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 17, 2019
My husband’s willingness to change plans gave me a lovely memory—and taught me a valuable lesson.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 12, 2019
Cultivate your casual friendships, an interview with writer Ramit Sethi about money, and a terrific inexpensive gift to give.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/225Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336If you want to watch the PBS pledge show Liz recorded with her sister Gretchen, click here to check your local listings for show times. Many stations start airing it on June 1st. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 10, 2019
This story from the life of Cathy Guisewite, the creator of the comic strip “Cathy,” is an example of how we can help people achieve their dreams for themselves. Sometimes.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 5, 2019
Design your summer, manage the challenge of making transitions throughout the day, and why “the stewing is worse than the doing.”Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/224Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336If you want to watch the PBS pledge show Liz recorded with her sister Gretchen, click here to check your local listings for show times. Many stations start airing it on June 1st. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 3, 2019
Christopher Alexander’s book “A Pattern Language” changed the way I see the world; sometimes, at least in my case, it’s only through words that I can learn to see more clearly.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2019
Why you should step off a cliff, an interview with writer Ross Gay, and the fun of making the opposite of a to-do list.Want to watch the "Roadmap to Happiness"? Check your local PBS station listings here:http://pbs.org/gretchenrubin. Tell your friends, and if you watch, share your insights using the hashtag #GretchenRubinPBS. I’d love to hear your thoughts!Get tickets for Gretchen's book tour and Happier podcast live events at: http://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/223Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2019
My fascination with Dolly Parton continues, and her answer to Barbara Walters in a 1977 interview is a good example of why we shouldn’t under-estimate people who are different from us.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2019
Why you might choose to go someplace alone, how to have a good conversation with a child, and listener suggests an easy, clever hack for remembering to bring items.Get tickets for Gretchen's book tour and Happier podcast live events at: http://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/222Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2019
In Sydney Taylor’s wonderful children’s book “All-of-a-Kind Family,” the girls’ father saw a way to give them a true luxury: the luxury of giving him a gift.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2019
Is Arya Stark a Rebel? Will Cersei Lannister manage to keep the Iron Throne? And how about that coffee cup! On this special short bonus episode, Gretchen and Elizabeth discuss, debate, and speculate about the upcoming end of the HBO TV show that made them HAPPIER for eight seasons: “Game of Thrones.”Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2019
Do you yearn for a re-set, how to look better in photographs, and using voice-to-text to make it easier to take notes. And announcing our next Book Club Choice: “Small Fry” by Lisa Brennan-Jobs.Get tickets for Gretchen's book tour and Happier podcast live events at: http://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/221Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2019
On her iconic 1960’s TV show, Julia Child drops a profound truth about human nature, in the middle of trying to flip a potato.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 8, 2019
Deal with something negative right away, switch to electronic boarding passes if you still use paper, and a Four Tendencies break-down of the “Game of Thrones” characters.Get tickets for Gretchen's book tour and Happier podcast live events at: http://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/220Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 6, 2019
The life of Julia Child is a great example of the fact that sometimes, even when we can’t persuade people to take an interest in the things we love, we can sweep them along with our enthusiasm.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 1, 2019
In this Very Special Episode, we go deeper into the try-this-at-home of “Give something up for a month” and talk to Whole30’s Melissa Hartwig-Urban about her new podcast “Do the Thing” and about the power of changing for 30 days.Get tickets for Gretchen's book tour and Happier podcast live events at: http://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/219Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 29, 2019
In this hilarious “Funny or Die” video by the musician Jewel, she goes undercover at a karaoke bar. It’s a good example of the fact that people do appreciate excellence, when they’re able to recognize it.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 24, 2019
Invest in your identities, a way to respond to the “evil donut-bringer” at work, and listeners’ suggestions about how to help someone get through chemotherapy.Get tickets for Gretchen's book tour and Happier podcast live events at: http://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/218Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 22, 2019
Sometimes when I complain, my husband Jamie reminds me, “This is what you wanted.” It’s comforting because it’s true. Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 17, 2019
“Why you should stop over-consulting, a hack to make exercising more convenient, and a question for self-knowledge: When you’re upset, do you feel it in your body or in your head?”Get tickets for Gretchen's book tour and Happier podcast live events at: http://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/217Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 15, 2019
It’s one of my favorite Secrets of Adulthood: The opposite of a profound truth is also true. In goth, and in so much else.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 10, 2019
Give someone an unusual compliment, a hack to make it easier to leave the house, identify your favorite time of day, and Elizabeth reports on her battle with stress-eating.Get tickets for Gretchen's book tour and Happier podcast live events at: http://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/216Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 8, 2019
One of our tasks as parents is to help our children remember themselves and their own past. I got tears in my eyes when I read the beautiful lines from the children’s book “Little Bear.” “Tell me about me,” said Little Bear. “Tell me about the things I once did.”Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterIf you pre-ordered Gretchen’s new book Outer Order, Inner Calm, get your preorder bonuses here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 3, 2019
Throw a celebratory party, the problem of feeling so worried about the future that you can’t enjoy the present, a question about ideas for healthy treats, and a happiness hack.Get tickets for Gretchen's book tour and Happier podcast live events athttp://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/215Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 1, 2019
I feel lucky to have a mother who views herself as lucky. It’s a beautiful atmosphere for a child to live in—even a grown-up child like me. Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterIf you pre-ordered Gretchen’s new book Outer Order, Inner Calm, get your preorder bonuses here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 27, 2019
Try giving up something for a month, a confession and hack related to leather pants, and a question for listeners: How do you help someone get through chemotherapy?Get tickets for Gretchen's book tour and Happier podcast live events athttp://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/214Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 25, 2019
Sometimes, it’s other people who remind us of our deepest values, and the truest things about ourselves. I must read—but I needed a friend to remind me of that truth.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterIf you pre-ordered Gretchen’s new book Outer Order, Inner Calm, get your preorder bonuses here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 20, 2019
This week, we’ll talk about some bonus ideas for creating outer order and we’ll talk about an easy way to make it more fun to wake up in the morning.Get tickets for Gretchen's book tour and Happier podcast live events athttp://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/213Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 18, 2019
I’m often wracked by indecision when I’m asked to give advice or take action. I love this example of a mother who knew exactly what career advice to give her daughter. Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterIf you pre-ordered Gretchen’s new book Outer Order, Inner Calm, get your preorder bonuses here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 13, 2019
This week is a milestone episode for us. It’s our first Happier Podcast Book Club episode. We talk to Dani Shapiro about her memoir: Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love.Want to discuss Dani Shapiro's book with other Happier podcast listeners or suggest a book? Join the Happier Podcast Book Club conversation on Goodreads.Remember: Whenever it is and wherever you are, there’s always a book is waiting for you.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet tickets for Gretchen's book tour and Happier podcast live events athttp://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/212Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 11, 2019
As I read about the Enron scandal, I was relieved to see that one person could clearly articulate how to tell right from wrong.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterIf you pre-ordered Gretchen’s new book Outer Order, Inner Calm, get your preorder bonuses here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 8, 2019
This bonus episode features an excerpt from the audio-book of Gretchen’s new book “Outer Order, Inner Calm.”  Order a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet tickets for my book tour and Happier podcast live events athttp://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 6, 2019
This week, we’ll talk about why you might try to spend time individually with each member of your family, and we’ll discuss an intriguing hack about using an ice cube to change your thoughts.We also talk about Obligers, and how they need outer accountability for inner expectations. Don't know your Tendency? Take the free quiz here: http://quiz.gretchenrubin.comOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet tickets for my book tour and Happier podcast live events athttp://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/211Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 4, 2019
If you’re trying to save money, does it matter if you splurge on one pair of expensive shoes? Probably not. What about two pairs? Three pairs? In the TV show “Sex and the City,” Carrie’s shoe collection illustrates an important idea in habit-formation: the One-Coin Loophole. Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterIf you pre-ordered Gretchen’s new book Outer Order, Inner Calm, get your preorder bonuses here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 27, 2019
Elizabeth reveals the clutter-busting ideas from Gretchen’s book “Outer Order, Inner Calm” that work best to help curb her natural messiness, and we discuss Know Yourself Better questions related to clutter.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/210Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterIf you pre-ordered Gretchen’s new book Outer Order, Inner Calm, get your preorder bonuses here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 25, 2019
Re-reading Charles Dickens’s story “A Christmas Carol” got me thinking about the question: What should we fear more, Ignorance or Want?Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterIf you pre-ordered Gretchen’s new book Outer Order, Inner Calm, get your preorder bonuses here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 20, 2019
It’s our fourth anniversary! We review our most popular Try-This-at-Home tips, Happiness Hacks, and favorite moments from the previous year.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/209Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterIf you pre-ordered Gretchen’s new book Outer Order, Inner Calm, get your preorder bonuses here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 18, 2019
This story about Matisse is probably apocryphal, but it’s a great illustration of an important point: a minute of effort may reflect a lifetime of practice.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterIf you pre-ordered Gretchen’s new book Outer Order, Inner Calm, get your preorder bonuses here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 13, 2019
This week, we’ll talk about why you should beware the “endowment effect” as a way to combat clutter, and we’ll take a deep dive into listeners’ one-word themes for the year.We also discuss listener responses to the “Try This at Home” from episode 204 to “put a band-aid on it.”Happiness hack from a listener: challenge myself to make the most of my wardrobe and wear a different outfit every day.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/208Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterIf you pre-ordered Gretchen’s new book Outer Order, Inner Calm, get your preorder bonuses here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 11, 2019
The “juice story” reminds me how much we can shape our perceptions, and other people’s perceptions, by the way that we speak.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 6, 2019
Why you should go to the doctor, meeting the challenge of decluttering a household—and announcing the first book for the Happier Podcast Book Club.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/207; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 4, 2019
Author Ann Patchett reminds herself that if she’s going to be of service to a friend, she must protect herself.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 30, 2019
Why you might consider using gentle language, a gold star for “Winter of the Witch, a movie about magical pancakes, and listeners answer the question, “What’s the best resolution you’ve ever made?”Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/205; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 28, 2019
Every time I read the words “Equal Justice Under Law,” carved into the front of the Supreme Court building, I get the America Feeling.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 23, 2019
Follow a ritual of completion, how to pour more easily from a carton (a small but useful hack!), and an interview with Abby Ellin about her fascinating new book “Duped.”Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/205; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 21, 2019
I saw the blockbuster movie “Avatar” back in 2009, and the only thing I remember is a look of pure joy.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 16, 2019
Why you should put a band-aid on it, consider “Me Time Tuesday,” and how to persuade a reluctant spouse to do more work.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/204; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 14, 2019
We often assume that our new technology is making us feel rushed and overwhelmed, but perhaps it’s just really ourselves.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 9, 2019
We reveal our “19 for 2019” and “9 for 2019” lists and discuss some listeners’ suggestions and questions about making these lists.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/203; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 7, 2019
Eisenhower gave Nixon some helpful advice: to be excellent in some areas, we have to be willing to be mediocre in other areas.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 2, 2019
Use the Checklist for Habit Change, how to encourage conversation with children, and the challenge of planning office birthday celebrations.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/202; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 31, 2018
Sometimes a weakness can be a strength, and a strength can be a weakness.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 26, 2018
Choose a one-word theme for the year, a talk with Chris Guillebeau, and what’s been your most significant resolution?Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/201; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 24, 2018
My mother observed sympathetically, “Everything would be easy, if it weren’t for people.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 19, 2018
To celebrate our 200thepisode, we answer questions from listeners: do we ever fight, how do we record the podcast, when did we choose our careers, and more.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/200; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 17, 2018
Do what you love, and then your friends hire you. It’s true for comedy-writers, and for everyone else, too.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 12, 2018
Evaluate your “18 for 2018” list, we reveal our own successes and failures with “18 for 2018,” plus a popular app for locating lost items.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/199; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 10, 2018
It’s a truth too important to be new: we listen best when we listen to a story.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 5, 2018
Design your happiness project for 2019, follow the five-second rule, and suggestions for dealing with the challenge of gift-giving.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/198; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 3, 2018
Sometimes, the people we fear are judging us are willing to be our enthusiastic champions and sympathizers, if we give them the chance.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 28, 2018
Plan to read more in 2019, how to make it easier to follow complex instructions, and what to do when your sweetheart won’t store keys in the key bowl.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/197; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 26, 2018
We often think that people are acting in response to what we’ve done or said, when in fact, they’re just behaving the way they usually do. And that can be comforting to remember.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 21, 2018
Choose a holiday motto, give the “gift of a podcast,” and more ideas about drinking less alcohol and helping people face end-of-life tasks.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/196; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 19, 2018
Viktor Frankl makes a profound point: When our actions and experiences have meaning, our suffering is lightened.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 14, 2018
Why you should do something scary, what to do with your earbuds when you meet someone on the street, and how to schedule holiday visits with family.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/195; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 12, 2018
A passage from Viktor Frankl’s masterpiece Man’s Search for Meaning is a beautiful reminder of the significance of love.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 7, 2018
Make an introduction, accountability strategies to keep people exercising, and how to deal with digital information hoarding.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/194; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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