Gretchen Rubin

Pigeon of Discontent: “I Catch Other People’s Bad Moods.”

Each week, I post a video about some Pigeon of Discontent raised by a reader. Because, as much as we try to find the Bluebird of Happiness, we’re also plagued by those small but pesky Pigeons of Discontent.

This week’s Pigeon of Discontent, suggested by a reader, is:  "I catch other people's bad moods."


Do you notice my Bluebird of Happiness mug? My sister gave that to me for Christmas. I wanted to give it a cameo!

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Have you found any helpful ways to insulate yourself against other people's bad moods? I find it really tough to do.

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