Gretchen Rubin

children's literature

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A Little Happier: Throughout My Life, I’ve Remembered One Line from the “Little Engine that Could”
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Throughout My Life, I’ve Remembered One Line from the “Little Engine that Could”

"I think I can, I think I can, I think I can” may be a bit corny, but the fact is, I find myself repeating that line to myself. The Little Engine that Could put those words in my mind.
A Little Happier: One of the Greatest Luxuries? The Luxury of Giving.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: One of the Greatest Luxuries? The Luxury of Giving.

In the wonderful Sydney Taylor’s children’s book All-of-a-Kind Family, the girls’ father realized he wanted to give his girls the true luxury: the luxury of giving him a gift.
A Little Happier: Why the Children’s Book “Little Bear” Made Tears Come into My Eyes.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Why the Children’s Book “Little Bear” Made Tears Come into My Eyes.

One of our tasks as parents is to help our children remember themselves and their own past. I got tears in my eyes when I read the beautiful lines from the children’s book “Little Bear.” “Tell me about me,” said Little Bear. “Tell me about the things I once did.”
A Little Happier: A Lesson From Harry Potter About Knowing Who You Are.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: A Lesson From Harry Potter About Knowing Who You Are.

One of my favorite moments in the Harry Potter books is when Harry accepts his own nature, and his own strengths, to face his dragon.
Podcast 157: Third Anniversary! Our Most Popular Try-This-at-Home Tips, Happiness Hacks & Favorite Moments.
Podcast 157

Podcast 157: Third Anniversary! Our Most Popular Try-This-at-Home Tips, Happiness Hacks & Favorite Moments.

To celebrate our third anniversary, we highlight our most popular Try-This-at-Home tips, Happiness Hacks, and favorite moments.
A Little Happier: We’ve Had Our Dog Barnaby Always.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: We’ve Had Our Dog Barnaby Always.

Here’s the thing about love: it’s easy to see how it stretches into the future, but the funny thing is, it also changes the past. We’ve had Barnaby always.
Podcast 132: Consider Reading Children’s Literature, Refresh Your Workspace.
Podcast 132

Podcast 132: Consider Reading Children’s Literature, Refresh Your Workspace.

Podcast 132: Why you might consider reading children’s literature, how to reinvigorate your work space if you can’t make any changes, and the question of whether you can change your Tendency
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