My sister Elizabeth and I are having so much fun doing our weekly podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin.
And I've found that there are some powerful ideas about happiness, good habits, and human nature that don't quite fit the structure of the show.
So, for listeners who'd like to start their weeks with a little boost of happiness, I've started doing "A Little Happier."
Each Monday, I'll release a little bonus episode -- maybe 2-3 minutes long -- to help launch the week.
I've always been intrigued about how much we love stories, and in the end, how we learn best from stories, so these "A Little Happiers" will feature a story from my life, or something I've read or observed, that make a point about happiness. They'll often feature one of my "Secrets of Adulthood" -- the things I've learned, with time and experience, about how to be happier.
I love all teaching stories, koans, parables, aphorisms, maxims, epigrams, proverbs, and the like. A Little Happier is another way to explore the power of story and aphorism.
I hope these mini-episodes will help you start your week...a little happier. Let me know what you think!