Habits

From the Podcast

A Little Happier: For Writer Isabel Allende, January 8 Is the Right Day to Begin.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: For Writer Isabel Allende, January 8 Is the Right Day to Begin.

In remembrance of her grandfather’s death, writer Isabel Allende starts all her new books on January 8, which for her is the right day to begin.
Podcast 314: Re-Engage with Your Resolutions, a Hack for Helping People to Give Gifts, an Outdoors Demerit, and Why  Humor Is Such a Powerful Tool at Work and in Life.
Podcast 314

Podcast 314: Re-Engage with Your Resolutions, a Hack for Helping People to Give Gifts, an Outdoors Demerit, and Why Humor Is Such a Powerful Tool at Work and in Life.

We talk about the 21 strategies that can help us re-engage with our resolutions, discuss a hack about helping people to give gifts (to avoid disappointment), and talk to Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonus about how humor can help us to engage more productively with other people.
Podcast 306: Choose Your One-Word Theme for 2021, a New Year’s Hack, and Listeners’ Ideas for Ways to Show Love and Support from Far Away
Podcast 306

Podcast 306: Choose Your One-Word Theme for 2021, a New Year’s Hack, and Listeners’ Ideas for Ways to Show Love and Support from Far Away

We choose our one-word themes for the year, and encourage listeners to choose their own theme for 2021, we discuss a hack for heading into the new year (plus a bonus wrapping-paper hack), and listeners suggest many practical, helpful ways to show love and support to someone who’s far away.
A Little Happier: After His Death, Actor Yul Brynner Made an Unforgettable Plea.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: After His Death, Actor Yul Brynner Made an Unforgettable Plea.

The simplicity and power of Yul Brynner’s anti-smoking ad, aired after his death, makes it unforgettable. This ad transformed his suffering into a story that could save the lives of others.
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: Habits Are the Invisible Architecture of Everyday Life.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Habits Are the Invisible Architecture of Everyday Life.

A passage from Christopher Alexander’s beautiful book The Timeless Way of Building is a good reminder of the importance of having habits that make our lives happier.
A Little Happier: Have You Ever Been So Impatient to Get to the End That You Couldn’t Start?
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Have You Ever Been So Impatient to Get to the End That You Couldn’t Start?

Sometimes, we’re so eager for to reach the end that we can’t bear to start. It’s an irrational but real response.
Podcast 274: Change Your Life When You’re Changing Your Life, Hacks for Sibling Harmony, and a Deep Dive into COVID-19 Mantras.
Podcast 274

Podcast 274: Change Your Life When You’re Changing Your Life, Hacks for Sibling Harmony, and a Deep Dive into COVID-19 Mantras.

We discuss why it’s often easier to change our lives when we’re changing our lives, we take a deep dive into COVID-19 mantras, and we discuss hacks for keeping harmony among siblings.
Podcast 258: Try the “Pair & Share” Method, Have a Tricky Conversation with Neighbors, and a Conversation with “Yoga Girl” Rachel Brathen.
Podcast 258

Podcast 258: Try the “Pair & Share” Method, Have a Tricky Conversation with Neighbors, and a Conversation with “Yoga Girl” Rachel Brathen.

Try the “Pair & Share” approach to have more fun while getting some exercise, a quick hack for making it easier to do unpleasant tasks, and an interview with “Yoga Girl” Rachel Brathen about happiness.
Podcast 253: Fight Through Post-Holiday Haze and How (Really) to Keep New Year’s Resolutions.
Podcast 253

Podcast 253: Fight Through Post-Holiday Haze and How (Really) to Keep New Year’s Resolutions.

Fight through post-holiday haze, how to get more reading done, tackle the challenge of New Year’s resolutions—and an office-party demerit.
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