Gretchen Rubin

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Podcast 218: Invest in Your Identities, One Solution for the “Evil Donut-Bringer,” and Listeners’ Suggestions About Dealing with Chemotherapy.
Podcast 218

Podcast 218: Invest in Your Identities, One Solution for the “Evil Donut-Bringer,” and Listeners’ Suggestions About Dealing with Chemotherapy.

Invest in your identities, a way to respond to the “evil donut-bringer” at work, and listeners’ suggestions about how to help someone get through chemotherapy.
Podcast 216: Give Someone an Unusual Compliment, Try This Hack to Help You Carry Your Stuff, and Elizabeth Reports on Her Stress-Eating.
Podcast 216

Podcast 216: Give Someone an Unusual Compliment, Try This Hack to Help You Carry Your Stuff, and Elizabeth Reports on Her Stress-Eating.

Give someone an unusual compliment, a happiness hack from Elizabeth's writing partner Sarah Fain, identify your favorite time of day, and Elizabeth reports on her battle with stress-eating.
A Little Happier: Why the Children’s Book “Little Bear” Made Tears Come into My Eyes.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Why the Children’s Book “Little Bear” Made Tears Come into My Eyes.

One of our tasks as parents is to help our children remember themselves and their own past. I got tears in my eyes when I read the beautiful lines from the children’s book “Little Bear.” “Tell me about me,” said Little Bear. “Tell me about the things I once did.”
A Little Happier: A Perhaps Apocryphal Story about Matisse–About Time and Mastery.
A LITTLE HAPPIER

A Little Happier: A Perhaps Apocryphal Story about Matisse–About Time and Mastery.

This story about Matisse is probably apocryphal, but it’s a great illustration of an important point: a minute of effort may reflect a lifetime of practice.
Podcast 204: Put a Band-Aid On It, Consider “Me Time Tuesday,” and How to Persuade a Reluctant Spouse to Do More Work.
Podcast 204

Podcast 204: Put a Band-Aid On It, Consider “Me Time Tuesday,” and How to Persuade a Reluctant Spouse to Do More Work.

Why you should put a band-aid on it, consider “Me Time Tuesday,” and how to persuade a reluctant spouse to do more work.
A Little Happier: Even Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Life Felt Rushed and Cluttered.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Even Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Life Felt Rushed and Cluttered.

We often assume that we feel rushed, hurried, and overwhelmed because of the internet, email, TV, and other newfangled contraptions. But Laura Ingalls Wilder describes the same phenomenon—in 1924.
Podcast 195: Do Something Scary, the Challenge of Planning Holiday Visits, and Dealing with Earbud Dilemmas.
Podcast 195

Podcast 195: Do Something Scary, the Challenge of Planning Holiday Visits, and Dealing with Earbud Dilemmas.

Why you should do something scary, what to do with your earbuds when you meet someone on the street, and how to schedule holiday visits with family.
Podcast 190: Very Special Episode About the Body, with a Talk with Jake Knapp About Focus.
Podcast 190

Podcast 190: Very Special Episode About the Body, with a Talk with Jake Knapp About Focus.

For this Very Special Episode, we focus on the role of the body in creating a happier life, and we talk to Jake Knapp about how to focus on what matters.
Podcast 188: Create a Personal Timeline, a Deep Dive into the “Facts of Life” Book, and Another Treadmill-Desk Demerit.
Podcast 188

Podcast 188: Create a Personal Timeline, a Deep Dive into the “Facts of Life” Book, and Another Treadmill-Desk Demerit.

Why you might create a personal timeline, a deep dive into the "Facts of Life" book, and yet another treadmill-desk-related demerit.
If This Is How I Spend My Time, Why Am I Living In New York City?
A Little Happier

If This Is How I Spend My Time, Why Am I Living In New York City?

For decades, I’ve been haunted by a public-service poster I once saw in a New York City subway.
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