Gretchen Rubin

friendship

From the Podcast

Podcast 233: Get Rid of Your Wart (Literal and Metaphorical) and Connect Better with Friends.
Podcast 233

Podcast 233: Get Rid of Your Wart (Literal and Metaphorical) and Connect Better with Friends.

Get rid of your wart, an internet-related hack (is it just me?), and a question to help you figure out how to connect better with other people.
Podcast 225: Cultivate Your Casual Friendships, an Interview about Money with Ramit Sethi, and a Fun, Cheap Gift.
Podcast 225

Podcast 225: Cultivate Your Casual Friendships, an Interview about Money with Ramit Sethi, and a Fun, Cheap Gift.

Cultivate your casual friendships, an interview with writer Ramit Sethi about money, and a terrific inexpensive gift to give.
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.
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