It’s time for the next installment of Happier with Gretchen Rubin.
Update: In response to our discussion in episode 102, listeners told us the different “missing puzzle pieces” they’d managed to find.
Try This at Home: Leave on a high note.
Happiness Hack: The Metropolitan Museum has introduced an extraordinary new resource: for artworks that are in the public domain, the Met makes them freely available for unrestricted use (including commercial use). Learn more and browse here!
Happiness Stumbling Block: What appeals to you more: childlike wonder, or adultlike wonder?
Listener Questioner: Fiona asks, “Gretchen, what do you eat every day?’
I talk about the fact that I’m an “Abstainer” — are you an Abstainer or a Moderator?
As I write about in Better Than Before, I was inspired to quit sugar after reading Gary Taubes’s Why We Get Fat. If you’d like to read my interview with Gary Taubes about his new book, The Case Against Sugar, request it here.
Demerit: I hate the theme of unjust accusation in books, movies, plays, and TV shows — but I unjustly accused my family of ignoring the groceries.
Gold Star: Elizabeth went to two doctors’ appointments in one day.
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Want a new podcast to listen to, with the same vibe as Happier? The Onward Project is the family of podcasts that I’ve launched, for podcasts that are about “your life–made better.” The first shows are Side Hustle School and Radical Candor. Elizabeth’s show with her writing partner, Sarah Fain, will be Happier in Hollywood, so stay tuned for that.