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A Little Happier: “I Remember Feeling the Warm Relief of Knowing What My Future Was.”
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: “I Remember Feeling the Warm Relief of Knowing What My Future Was.”

This story from the life of the brilliant ad executive Mary Wells Lawrence is a great example of the fact that to discover the work that’s right for us, and to be able to pursue it, is one of the greatest sources of happiness that life can offer.
Podcast 259: Happier Podcast Book Club: Adrienne Brodeur Talks About “Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me”
Podcast 259

Podcast 259: Happier Podcast Book Club: Adrienne Brodeur Talks About “Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me”

For the Happier Podcast Book Club, we talk to Adrienne Brodeur about her page-turning memoir, “Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me.”
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 249: Happier Podcast Book Club: The Legendary Isaac Mizrahi Talks about Fashion, Family, and Self-Knowledge in “I.M.”
Podcast 249

Podcast 249: Happier Podcast Book Club: The Legendary Isaac Mizrahi Talks about Fashion, Family, and Self-Knowledge in “I.M.”

For the Happier Podcast Book Club, we talk to Isaac Mizrahi about the role of family, fashion, and making his way in the competitive, high-stakes world of New York City in his acclaimed memoir I.M.
Podcast 230: Book Club: Lisa Brennan-Jobs on Growing Up as Steve Jobs’s Daughter in “Small Fry.”
Podcast 230

Podcast 230: Book Club: Lisa Brennan-Jobs on Growing Up as Steve Jobs’s Daughter in “Small Fry.”

For our second Happier Podcast Book Club, we talk to Lisa Brennan-Jobs about the role of family, love, and identity in her acclaimed memoir Small Fry.
Podcast 207: Why You Should Go to the Doctor, the Challenge of Decluttering a Household—and Announcing the First Choice for the Happier Book Club.
Podcast 207

Podcast 207: Why You Should Go to the Doctor, the Challenge of Decluttering a Household—and Announcing the First Choice for the Happier Book Club.

Why you should go to the doctor, meeting the challenge of decluttering a household—and announcing the first book for the Happiness Podcast Book Club.
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.
What I’ve Learned from Reading the Memoirs of People I Know in Real Life.
A Little Happier

What I’ve Learned from Reading the Memoirs of People I Know in Real Life.

As a writer, I’ve gotten to know many other writers, and I often find myself in the odd position of having read the intimate memoir of someone I know in real life.
Accept a Gift in the Spirit in Which It’s Offered. (Easier Said Than Done.)
A Little Happier

Accept a Gift in the Spirit in Which It’s Offered. (Easier Said Than Done.)

A Little Happier: A story from the life of St. Therese of Lisieux is a good reminder about how to accept a gift in the right spirit.
Bill Clinton and Rob Lowe’s Son Give a Lesson in Happiness.
A Little Happier

Bill Clinton and Rob Lowe’s Son Give a Lesson in Happiness.

A Little Happier: In his memoir, actor Rob Lowe recounts a conversation between his young son and President Clinton that shows that sometimes, we can be generous by taking. In this case, the President accepts a stuffed frog.
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