Podcast 31: Observe a Threshold Ritual, Choose Your Personal Symbols, and Check Your Passport.

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

Bonus: Noises from Barnaby the puppy!


In episode 30, one of our Very Special Episodes, our special guest was my daughter Eliza. She asked, “Do you have advice for a sixteen-year-old like me?” Thanks to everyone for sending in such thoughtful advice. Keep it coming.

Try This at Home

Observe a threshold ritual. As promised, I’ve posted a photo of Elizabeth’s sign — actually two photos, from where she kept the sign in two different workplaces.

it's a fun job signage

Know Yourself Better

What are your personal symbols? Mine:
ruby slippers, dictionary, blood, gold star, dice, Holstein cow, peacock feather, cherry. Elizabeth: eyeglasses, mug, book, TV, jack, apple.

Elizabeth’s Demerit

Elizabeth wishes she’d been more supportive of her husband Adam’s desire to renovate their house.

Listener Questioner

“After reaching a big life goal — after a wedding, having a baby, etc. — how do you deal with post-happiness depression?

Gretchen’s Gold Star

Gold star to the U.S. Passport Agency.




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