Gretchen Rubin

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A Little Happier: Ann Patchett’s Memoir Reminds Us Why We Need to Take Care of Ourselves.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Ann Patchett’s Memoir Reminds Us Why We Need to Take Care of Ourselves.

Author Ann Patchett reminds herself that if she’s going to be of service to a friend, she must protect herself.
Podcast 174: Make Something by Hand that You’d Ordinarily Buy, Throw a “Take My Stuff” Party, and Are You More Interested in the Event or Company?
Podcast 174

Podcast 174: Make Something by Hand that You’d Ordinarily Buy, Throw a “Take My Stuff” Party, and Are You More Interested in the Event or Company?

A question to Know Yourself Better: As you're making particular plans, what's more important to you: the event or the company?
Podcast 161: Embrace the Cheese, Try a “Book Sharing” Club, and What Would You Do with a Magic Hour?
Podcast 161

Podcast 161: Embrace the Cheese, Try a “Book Sharing” Club, and What Would You Do with a Magic Hour?

Why you might "embrace the cheese," a low-stress variety of book group, and the question of what to do with a Magic Hour.
Sometimes, It’s Better to Help than to Sympathize.
A Little Happier

Sometimes, It’s Better to Help than to Sympathize.

A Little Happier: Instead of joining in the commiseration, my friend took action to help. Sometimes, it’s better to help than to sympathize.
Podcast 119: Have Friends of Different Ages, Manage Mild Pain, and a Doctor-Related Demerit.
Podcast 119

Podcast 119: Have Friends of Different Ages, Manage Mild Pain, and a Doctor-Related Demerit.

Podcast 119: Why it boosts happiness to make friends with people of different ages, look behind you every time you leave, and the happiness stumbling block of pain.
Podcast 116: Start a Side Hustle, a Travel Hack, and the Stumbling Block of “Raising the Bar.”
Podcast 116

Podcast 116: Start a Side Hustle, a Travel Hack, and the Stumbling Block of “Raising the Bar.”

Podcast 116: Start your own side hustle, avoid the happiness stumbling block of "raising the bar," and whether we should plan our encounters with friends.
Podcast 110: A Very Special Episode on a Major Happiness Stumbling Block–Are You Lonely?
Podcast 110

Podcast 110: A Very Special Episode on a Major Happiness Stumbling Block–Are You Lonely?

Podcast 110: Very Special Episode -- are you lonely? We talk about different types of loneliness, and what to do about them.
Do What You Love, and Then Your Friends Hire You.
A Little Happier

Do What You Love, and Then Your Friends Hire You.

A Little Happier: When we follow our natural interests and inclinations, it’s surprising how often we form the relationships that can help us succeed.
We Can’t Spare Our Children Normal Social Pain.
A Little Happier

We Can’t Spare Our Children Normal Social Pain.

A Little Happier: I quote from Michael Thompson's excellent parenting book "Mom, They're Teasing Me" about the fact that we can't spare our children normal social pain.
Podcast 45: Home for the Holidays, Kansas City Edition! We Record at Winstead’s.
Podcast 45

Podcast 45: Home for the Holidays, Kansas City Edition! We Record at Winstead’s.

Podcast 45: Elizabeth and I are both home for the holidays, back in Kansas City. We start the episode in our favorite KC diner, Winstead's, then talk to some special guests. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; [email protected]; happiercast.com/45; 774-277-9336.
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