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A Little Happier: The Happy Story of When Carol Burnett Fired Harvey Korman.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: The Happy Story of When Carol Burnett Fired Harvey Korman.

To tell someone that they need to change, and to hold them accountable for their actions, and for that person to understand and also implement that change, is not easy. It’s very satisfying to hear when it’s done well.
Bonus Episode: Ojai Adventure! Happiness Lessons from Making a Dramatic Move.
Bonus Episode

Bonus Episode: Ojai Adventure! Happiness Lessons from Making a Dramatic Move.

How do you stay happy when you suddenly decide it’s time for you and your daughter to move to a new town? And how do you make that decision in the first place? We talk to Elizabeth’s writing partner and co-host of the “Happier in Hollywood” podcast about how she made tough choices, managed logistics, dealt with strong emotions, and stayed healthy during a time of transition.
347: Consider: It’s Not a Bug, It’s a Feature. Help Someone Ease into a New Job. How to Deal with Big Change?
Podcast 347

347: Consider: It’s Not a Bug, It’s a Feature. Help Someone Ease into a New Job. How to Deal with Big Change?

We talk about why it can be helpful to consider, “Maybe this isn’t a bug, it’s a feature”; we discuss a hack for helping someone get situated in a new position, and we talk to Maya Shankar about how to deal with life’s big challenges.
A Little Happier: Ordinary Belongings Become Precious as They Persist—Like My Parents’ Brown Bowl
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Ordinary Belongings Become Precious as They Persist—Like My Parents’ Brown Bowl

Ordinary belongings become precious as they persist. They make us feel rooted in our own existence, with the comforting feeling that “Some things will never change.” Things will change, of course—but using my parents’ brown bowl makes me feel like they won’t.
A Little Happier: I Can’t Blame the Internet, or, The World Has Changed, But I Have Also Changed.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: I Can’t Blame the Internet, or, The World Has Changed, But I Have Also Changed.

When I feel distracted or overwhelmed, I remind myself that I can’t blame the internet. If I want a life with more time for calm and reflection, I need to create it for myself.
Podcast 206: Use Gentle Language, a Gold Star for Magical Pancakes, and Answers to the Question, “What’s the Best Resolution You’ve Ever Made?”
EPISODE #206

Podcast 206: Use Gentle Language, a Gold Star for Magical Pancakes, and Answers to the Question, “What’s the Best Resolution You’ve Ever Made?”

Why you might consider using gentle language, a gold star for “Winter of the Witch, a movie about magical pancakes, and listeners answer the question, “What’s the best resolution you’ve ever made?”
A Little Happier: Even Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Life Felt Rushed and Cluttered.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Even Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Life Felt Rushed and Cluttered.

We often assume that we feel rushed, hurried, and overwhelmed because of the internet, email, TV, and other newfangled contraptions. But Laura Ingalls Wilder describes the same phenomenon—in 1924.
Podcast 203: We Reveal our “19 for 2019 Lists,” Try the “1 Second Every Day” App to Hold On to Memories, and Gold Stars for 2018.
Podcast 203

Podcast 203: We Reveal our “19 for 2019 Lists,” Try the “1 Second Every Day” App to Hold On to Memories, and Gold Stars for 2018.

We reveal our "19 for 2019 lists," suggest the "1 Second Every Day" app for holding on to memories, and give gold stars for 2018.
Podcast 202: Use the “Checklist for Habit Change,” How to Encourage Conversation with a Child, and Dealing with the Work of Office Birthdays.
Podcast 202

Podcast 202: Use the “Checklist for Habit Change,” How to Encourage Conversation with a Child, and Dealing with the Work of Office Birthdays.

Use the Checklist for Habit Change, how to encourage conversation with children, and the challenge of planning office birthday celebrations.
Podcast 198: Design Your Own Happiness Project, The Challenge of Giving Gifts, and Using the 5-Second Rule.
Podcast 198

Podcast 198: Design Your Own Happiness Project, The Challenge of Giving Gifts, and Using the 5-Second Rule.

Design your happiness project for 2019, follow the five-second rule, and suggestions for dealing with the challenge of gift-giving.
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