Gratitude

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Podcast 301: Embrace an Attitude of Gratitude for What This Unprecedented Season Offers, a Deep Dive into Listeners’ Personal Policies, and a Money Hack.
Podcast 301

Podcast 301: Embrace an Attitude of Gratitude for What This Unprecedented Season Offers, a Deep Dive into Listeners’ Personal Policies, and a Money Hack.

We discuss why it’s helpful to embrace an attitude of gratitude for what this unprecedented Thanksgiving holiday offers; we do a deep dive into listeners’ useful personal policies; we share an easy money-related hack; and Gretchen gives herself a clutter-related demerit.
Podcast 299: Review How You’re Doing in the “Essential 7” Areas for Habits, a Hack to Make Thanksgiving More Memorable, and an Interview with Chef Carla Hall about How to “Say Yes!”
Podcast 299

Podcast 299: Review How You’re Doing in the “Essential 7” Areas for Habits, a Hack to Make Thanksgiving More Memorable, and an Interview with Chef Carla Hall about How to “Say Yes!”

Review how you’re doing in the “Essential 7” areas for Habits, a fun, easy way to celebrate Thanksgiving, and an interview with renowned chef Carla Hall about the power of food, why it’s important to say yes and to say no, and why she doesn’t listen to music in the kitchen.
A Little Happier: What Can You Do When You Live in a Crowded, Messy, Noisy House?
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: What Can You Do When You Live in a Crowded, Messy, Noisy House?

In a traditional Yiddish folk tale, a farmer complains about his crowded, noisy house—and his wise rabbi gives him a surprising solution.
A Little Happier: This Nightly Ritual Gives Me the “New York City Feeling” During the Pandemic.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: This Nightly Ritual Gives Me the “New York City Feeling” During the Pandemic.

I get my “America Feeling”—more specifically, my “New York City feeling”—every night at 7 p.m., when we all cheer and clap for the people working on the front lines of the pandemic.
A Little Happier: “I Love You as Much as the Salt in My Soup.”
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: “I Love You as Much as the Salt in My Soup.”

This folk tale is a good reminder that it’s often the most ordinary and familiar things—the things that we take for granted—are actually the most precious to us of all.
A Little Happier: My America Feeling: I’m Grateful for the Sound of Many Languages.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: My America Feeling: I’m Grateful for the Sound of Many Languages.

As a child growing up in Kansas City, I loved to listen to languages other than English, but I rarely had the chance—so I remind myself to feel grateful for this opportunity that would have so delighted young Gretchen.
A Little Happier: My Mother Helped Me to Feel Grateful Rather Than Resentful.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: My Mother Helped Me to Feel Grateful Rather Than Resentful.

My mother helped me to reframe a situation so I felt lucky, rather than resentful, at my husband’s lack of interest in our renovation.
A Little Happier: Actor B. J. Novak’s Memorable Expression of Gratitude to Two Guys from Grade School.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Actor B. J. Novak’s Memorable Expression of Gratitude to Two Guys from Grade School.

A Little Happier: In the Acknowledgements of B. J. Novak’s excellent book “One More Thing,” he remembers to pay tribute to some friends from childhood -- two guys who turned out to have a big influence on Novak's career in comedy.
Podcast 124: Remember Love, Coping with Sad Anniversaries, and Why People Shouldn’t Tell You What You “Should” Be Able to Do.
Podcast 124

Podcast 124: Remember Love, Coping with Sad Anniversaries, and Why People Shouldn’t Tell You What You “Should” Be Able to Do.

Podcast 124: Remember love, a new great way to use Ziploc bags, dealing with sad anniversaries -- and do people tell you what you "should be able" to do?
Podcast 103: Pick Your Moment, How to Be Happier During a Tough Time, and a Deep Dive into #Happier2017.
Podcast 103

Podcast 103: Pick Your Moment, How to Be Happier During a Tough Time, and a Deep Dive into #Happier2017.

Podcast 103: Pick the right moment to have a tough conversation, how to be happier during a tough time, and a deep dive into the Instagram #Happier2017 project
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