Update: Our next Very Special Episode will be dedicated to listener questions about the Four Tendencies, so if you have questions or comments, send them in. (Don’t know your Tendency? Take the quiz here to see if you’re an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel.)
Try This at Home: Make friends with people of different ages. Hearing about their different experiences is helpful, and also makes life richer.
Happiness Hack: Always look behind you when you leave a restaurant, a car, a conference table. It’s a simple habit that saves a lot of hassle.
Happiness Stumbling Block: Pain is a huge happiness stumbling block. If we can take steps to manage pain, it’s a way to boost happiness.
Listener Question: Jen asks, “I’m an Obliger. My friends ask me to attend or host home parties. This puts me in a bind.”
Gretchen’s Demerit: I haven’t had a skin cancer check in two years.
Elizabeth’s Gold Star: Elizabeth gives a gold star for planning a fun family weekend for two families.
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