This episode was recorded live! Elizabeth and I were at Town Hall in Seattle on October 13. We had such a great time. Thanks to everyone who came. Elizabeth and I had fun doing a live video on Facebook before the show. If you want to see what everything looked like, watch here.
Elizabeth mentions the Seattle-based novel Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple.
Try This at Home: Identify your “Happiness 911” song. Please send us your Happiness 911 song! Email your choice here. We’re making a Spotify playlist, so we can all listen to everyone’s choices. You can find the Spotify list here or on your smart-phone app, you can find the playlist by searching “happierwithgretchenrubin” (one word).
Deep Dive: We take a closer look at manifestos. We talked about this in episode 76, and we’ve received so many great ones. (By the way, Adam loved Elizabeth’s Marriage Manifesto.)
Interview: Chris Guillebeau. His latest book is Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do.
Happiness Stumbling Blocks for the Four Tendencies. If you want to take a quiz for the Four Tendencies, to find out if you’re an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel, it’s here.
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Happiness Hack Speed Round: We took happiness hacks from the audience. So many great ideas packed into a short time — thanks, everyone.
If you’d like to get my coloring book, you can pre-order one here. One of our audience members mentions the book Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder.
Elizabeth’s Demerit: Elizabeth started using Candy Crush again.
Gretchen’s Gold Star: Contact lenses!
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