More Happier: The Joy of Being a Minor Expert, Having Two Dogs, and Counting Your Steps

Something Making Us More Happier

  • Elizabeth: Reels, because these views into other people’s lives help bring us together.
  • Gretchen: Becoming a minor expert in the Beatles after watching the Get Back documentary.

I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You

 I talk about how I want to write fables, but somehow can’t figure out how to get started. I do love any kind of teaching story.

Spotlight on a Tool

In response to Happier episode 363, about the benefits and drawbacks of a 30-day challenge, a listener suggests tracking a total number — for instance, total numbers of miles hiked.

I mention that the “Numbers Tracker” is a tool in the Happier app, if tracking totals is an approach that works for you.

How’s That Going for You? 

Elizabeth reports on life with two dogs.


The constant remaking of order out of chaos is what life is all about, even in the simplest domestic chores such as clearing the table and washing the dishes after a meal…but when it comes to the inner world, the world of feeling and thinking, many people leave the dishes unwashed for weeks so no wonder they feel ill and exhausted.

— May Sarton, Recovering (AmazonBookshop)

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