Podcast 61: Stop Apologizing, Variety vs. Familiarity, and the Problem of Passwords

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

Try This at Home

Stop apologizing.

Know Yourself Better

Do you prefer variety or familiarity?

Listener Question

How can I remember my online passwords?” Elizabeth and I need an answer to this question, too! So listeners, send us your brilliant solutions. Plus, we talk about some great lucky charms that listeners told us about, in response to Episode 59.

Elizabeth’s Demerit

Elizabeth didn’t spend enough time with her friends while she was in New York City.

Gretchen’s Gold Star

I give a gold star to our father, who showed me a great parenting tip: when a child (or adult) says that something hurts, really pay attention. Often, that’s enough to make a person feel better. (In passing, Elizabeth and I mention our habit of “updates”–learn more here.)

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