As we recorded this episode, Elizabeth was drinking coffee from her Happier with Gretchen Rubin mug! Inspired by Elizabeth's longtime love of mugs, we decided to make a Happier mug. Want one yourself? Available here.
Try This at Home: Have a system for switching bags. We realized the importance of this try-this-at-home after Elizabeth experienced a near-disaster when we were together in San Francisco, the day of the live show. We suggest some tips -- what are your tips? I'm sure there are many more great solutions.
Know Yourself Better: Do you prefer to discuss difficult subjects at length -- or do you prefer to keep it short? Elizabeth and I are both long-discussers.
Listener Question: "I'm addicted to technology."
Elizabeth’s Demerit: Elizabeth tells the story of the monkey and the banana -- which reminded me of the "preciousss" in episode 17.
Gretchen’s Gold Star: Scratch'n'sniffs! How I love scratch-n-sniffs. I mention my favorite scratch-n-sniff book, The Sweet Smell of Christmas. In my book Happier at Home, I write a lot about the delight and power of scent. Elizabeth talks about one of her favorite scratch-n-sniff books, Professor Wormbog's Gloomy Kerploppus.