Podcast 123: Shield Yourself from Worry, Open Items Carefully, and Use Clothing to Influence Your Attitude.


Listeners responded with an example of great side hustles (such as coaching high-school football) and with more ideas about how to deal with home parties. 

Try This at Home

Shield yourself from worry.

Happiness Hack

Open items carefully. Don’t rip, shred, pull apart — instead, figure out how items are meant to be open, and use it.

Know Yourself Better

Do you use clothes to transform your mood or put yourself in a certain mindset? 

Listener Question

Bethany and Benjamin ask for advice about how to have a happy experience when getting a new dog. As I mention, I wrote this post “7 terrific books if you’re getting a dog.” I also wrote a post “7 things I learned about myself, from getting a dog.” 

Gretchen’s Demerit

I feel myself starting to “save” a new white shirt. I have to remind myself, over and over, to Spend out (one of my Twelve Personal Commandments). 

Elizabeth’s Gold Star

Elizabeth gives a gold star to the listeners of Happier in Hollywood, her new podcast with her longtime friend and writing partner, Sarah Fain — it has been great to hear from so many people.  To hear them discuss their “Hollywood origin story,” listen to episode 4 — and the debate about whether Sarah should dye her hair is in episode 4, too. 




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