Podcast 20: Very Special Episode! Featuring Great Comments from Our Listeners.

It’s Wednesday — time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.

Yes, it’s the Very Special Episode! (I’ve always loved that phrase so very happy to have an excuse to use it.)

We’ve had such terrific comments from listeners that we wanted to give everyone a chance to hear from everyone else. It seemed like a great way to celebrate hitting the milestone of our 20th episode (plus, we’ve had almost two million downloads, yowza). We couldn’t include all comments, alas, but we read them all — so fascinating.

First, we asked people, “If you could change one aspect of a relationship, what would you change?

Such insightful comments. Elizabeth and I were very impressed by the fact that so many people talked about how they wanted to change themselves, in order to change a relationship. So wise. The only person we can change is ourselves.

If you want to watch the scene we play from the brilliant movie Broadcast News, go here.

We also asked people to call in with their demerits and gold stars. So many interesting ones.

If you want to learn more about the Pomodoro technique that was mentioned, go here.

Elizabeth appreciated all the kind comments about her voice!

We end with a special request of our listeners — to Make a Friend Happier.  For a new podcast like ours, it really helps to get the word out — and for that, word of mouth is the best. If you’re a fan, make a friend happier by telling them about the podcast — and don’t just mention it, actually show that person how to subscribe. A lot of people are intrigued by podcasts, but just don’t know how to listen. It really is super-easy. Instructions here, or scroll down to the bottom of this post. We really appreciate the help.

Don’t miss the final comment, right at the very end! Spoiler alert: skunk.




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