Habits

From the Podcast

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.
A Little Happier: A Different, Happy Way to Think About Exerting Our Willpower (a Task that Doesn’t Usually Sound Appealing).
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: A Different, Happy Way to Think About Exerting Our Willpower (a Task that Doesn’t Usually Sound Appealing).

Writer Christopher Isherwood remarked that he “raised his moral by asserting his willpower” by quitting smoking—a very interesting way to think about the benefits of habit change.
Podcast 248: Write an Aphorism, Use an App to Find Out the UV Index, and a Deep Dive into “Food Pushing.”
Podcast 248

Podcast 248: Write an Aphorism, Use an App to Find Out the UV Index, and a Deep Dive into “Food Pushing.”

Try writing an aphorism, ways to use the UV index to protect yourself from the sun, and a deep dive into the question: “If you press others to take food and drink, why do you do it?”
Podcast 242: Buy Some Happiness, Plus Hacks for Taking Medication Regularly.
Podcast 242

Podcast 242: Buy Some Happiness, Plus Hacks for Taking Medication Regularly.

We discuss why and how we can buy some happiness, do a hack round-up with terrific ideas for remembering to take daily medications, and tackle a listener’s question about her husband’s brewing Obliger-rebellion.
Podcast 236: Stay the Course with Your Good Habits, Helping Someone Take Medication, and the Fun of Color.
Podcast 236

Podcast 236: Stay the Course with Your Good Habits, Helping Someone Take Medication, and the Fun of Color.

Why you should stay the course with your good habits, the challenge of taking daily medication, and a return to a favorite question, “What’s your signature color?”
Podcast 219: Very Special Episode—Going Deep into Giving Up with Whole30’s Melissa Hartwig Urban
Podcast 219

Podcast 219: Very Special Episode—Going Deep into Giving Up with Whole30’s Melissa Hartwig Urban

In this Very Special Episode, we go deeper into the Try-This-at-Home of “Give something up for a month” and talk to Whole30’s Melissa Hartwig-Urban about her new podcast “Do the Thing” and about the power of changing for 30 days.
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