Happier with Gretchen Rubin podcast

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast. Gretchen’s cohost and guinea pig is her younger sister, Elizabeth Craft, a TV writer and producer living in Los Angeles, who (lovingly) refers to Gretchen as her happiness bully. Part of the Audacy Network.

Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast. Gretchen’s cohost and guinea pig is her younger sister, Elizabeth Craft, a TV writer and producer living in Los Angeles, who (lovingly) refers to Gretchen as her happiness bully. Part of the Audacy Network.

 

#979

More Happier: Orangetheory, Excitement in Central Park, and Great Stationery

We talk about Elizabeth’s first visit to Orangetheory, Gretchen’s experience of the eclipse, and a celebration of picture books in Kansas City. Get in touch:  [podcast@gretchenrubin.com] (mailto:podcast@gretchenrubin.com) Follow on social media: [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.youtube.com/gretchenrubin) on YouTube [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.tiktok.com/@gretchenrubin?_t=8atZFSR6qfm&_r=1) on TikTok [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrubin/) on Instagram [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.threads.net/@gretchenrubin) on Threads [@LizCraft] (https://www.instagram.com/lizcraft/)  on Instagram [@LizCraft] (https://www.threads.net/@lizcraft) on Threads Get the podcast show notes by email every week: [ ] (https://gretchenrubin.com/?utm_source=podcast-shownotes#newsletter) [happiercast.com/shownotes] (http://happiercast.com/shownotes) Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest New York Times bestselling book [ Life in Five Senses] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/)  to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses.  [Now available] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/) wherever books are sold. Visit [ Gretchen's website] (https://gretchenrubin.com/)  to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: [https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy] (https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

Yesterday

23 MINS

23:29

Yesterday


#978

Ep. 477: Show Yourself, Embrace Fun Plans, Realize You’re a Mentor—Plus a Great Hack for Altoids Ti...

We talk about why it’s a good idea to show ourselves (inspired by a Hollywood headshot story). We also tackle a listener’s question about how to recognize when we’ve become a mentor and the happiness stumbling block of dreading plans, even when they will be a lot of fun. Plus a listener suggests a great hack for using an Altoids tin. Get in touch:  [podcast@gretchenrubin.com] (mailto:podcast@gretchenrubin.com) Follow on social media: [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.youtube.com/gretchenrubin) on YouTube [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.tiktok.com/@gretchenrubin?_t=8atZFSR6qfm&_r=1) on TikTok [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrubin/) on Instagram [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.threads.net/@gretchenrubin) on Threads [@LizCraft] (https://www.instagram.com/lizcraft/)  on Instagram [@LizCraft] (https://www.threads.net/@lizcraft) on Threads [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.threads.net/@gretchenrubin) on ThreadsGet the podcast show notes by email every week: [ ] (https://gretchenrubin.com/?utm_source=podcast-shownotes#newsletter) [happiercast.com/shownotes] (http://happiercast.com/shownotes) Get the resources and all links related to this episode here: [http://happiercast.com/477] (http://happiercast.com/477) Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest New York Times bestselling book [ Life in Five Senses] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/)  to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses.  [Now available] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/) wherever books are sold. Visit [ Gretchen's website] (https://gretchenrubin.com/)  to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: [https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy] (https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

10 Apr 2024

35 MINS

35:07

10 Apr 2024


#977

Little Happier: Justice O’Connor, “America the Beautiful,” and My America Feeling

During the memorial service for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the lyrics of “America the Beautiful” invoked the principle aim of her life, and one of the great dreams of the United States. Get in touch: [podcast@gretchenrubin.com] (mailto:podcast@gretchenrubin.com) Follow on social media: [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.youtube.com/gretchenrubin) on YouTube [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.tiktok.com/@gretchenrubin?_t=8atZFSR6qfm&_r=1) on TikTok [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrubin/) on Instagram [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.threads.net/@gretchenrubin) on Threads Get the podcast show notes by email every week: [ ] (https://gretchenrubin.com/?utm_source=podcast-shownotes#newsletter) [happiercast.com/shownotes] (http://happiercast.com/shownotes) Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest book [ Life in Five Senses] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/) to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses. Now available - [order here] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/) . Visit [ Gretchen's website] (https://gretchenrubin.com/) to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: [https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy] (https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

08 Apr 2024

04 MINS

04:32

08 Apr 2024


#976

Ep. 476: If You Want Neither to Lie nor Tell the Truth, Plus a “Silky” Debate and a Yoga-Block Hack

We talk about how we can boost happiness by paying attention to the textures in our everyday lives. We also share an easy hack for improving video meetings and share listeners’ creative ideas for #Write24in24. We also discuss a question from a listener who faces a tough challenge: for understandable reasons, she doesn’t want to lie, and she also doesn’t want to share the truth.Get in touch:  [podcast@gretchenrubin.com] (mailto:podcast@gretchenrubin.com) Follow on social media: [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.youtube.com/gretchenrubin) on YouTube [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.tiktok.com/@gretchenrubin?_t=8atZFSR6qfm&_r=1) on TikTok [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrubin/) on Instagram [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.threads.net/@gretchenrubin) on Threads [@LizCraft] (https://www.instagram.com/lizcraft/)  on Instagram [@LizCraft] (https://www.threads.net/@lizcraft) on Threads [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.threads.net/@gretchenrubin) on ThreadsGet the podcast show notes by email every week: [ ] (https://gretchenrubin.com/?utm_source=podcast-shownotes#newsletter) [happiercast.com/shownotes] (http://happiercast.com/shownotes) Get the resources and all links related to this episode here: [http://happiercast.com/476] (http://happiercast.com/476) Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest New York Times bestselling book [ Life in Five Senses] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/)  to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses.  [Now available] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/) wherever books are sold. Visit [ Gretchen's website] (https://gretchenrubin.com/)  to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: [https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy] (https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

03 Apr 2024

36 MINS

36:45

03 Apr 2024


#975

Little Happier: All This Junk Is an Expression of Love

When we’re unsuccessfully trying to get rid of our children’s old toys, or a sweetheart’s ragged t-shirts from college, and can’t figure out why it’s so hard to make progress, remember: all this junk is an expression of love. Get in touch: [podcast@gretchenrubin.com] (mailto:podcast@gretchenrubin.com) Follow on social media: [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.youtube.com/gretchenrubin) on YouTube [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.tiktok.com/@gretchenrubin?_t=8atZFSR6qfm&_r=1) on TikTok [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrubin/) on Instagram [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.threads.net/@gretchenrubin) on Threads Get the podcast show notes by email every week: [ ] (https://gretchenrubin.com/?utm_source=podcast-shownotes#newsletter) [happiercast.com/shownotes] (http://happiercast.com/shownotes) Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest book [ Life in Five Senses] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/) to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses. Now available - [order here] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/) . Visit [ Gretchen's website] (https://gretchenrubin.com/) to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: [https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy] (https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

01 Apr 2024

03 MINS

03:01

01 Apr 2024


#974

More Happier: Treadmill Days vs. Finish-Line Days, a Dance-Party Challenge, and Plans for April Fool...

We explore the difference between discouraging “treadmill days” and energizing “finish-line days.” We also discuss the creative challenge of planning a good family April Fool’s Day joke and coming up with clever t-shirt mottos. Plus, the satisfaction of attending a dance party. Get in touch:  [podcast@gretchenrubin.com] (mailto:podcast@gretchenrubin.com) Follow on social media: [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.youtube.com/gretchenrubin) on YouTube [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.tiktok.com/@gretchenrubin?_t=8atZFSR6qfm&_r=1) on TikTok [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrubin/) on Instagram [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.threads.net/@gretchenrubin) on Threads [@LizCraft] (https://www.instagram.com/lizcraft/)  on Instagram [@LizCraft] (https://www.threads.net/@lizcraft) on Threads Get the podcast show notes by email every week: [ ] (https://gretchenrubin.com/?utm_source=podcast-shownotes#newsletter) [happiercast.com/shownotes] (http://happiercast.com/shownotes) Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest New York Times bestselling book [ Life in Five Senses] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/)  to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses.  [Now available] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/) wherever books are sold. Visit [ Gretchen's website] (https://gretchenrubin.com/)  to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: [https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy] (https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

30 Mar 2024

21 MINS

21:18

30 Mar 2024


#973

Ep. 475: Listeners’ “No-Spend February” Ideas, Boost Happiness by Sending Cards, and a Quick Way to...

In honor of National Card and Letter Writing Month, we suggest writing cards or letters to boost happiness—perhaps as part of #Write24in24. We also share listeners’ useful insights and resources from observing “No-Spend February,” and we share a quick, easy, whimsical suggestion for staying in touch. Get in touch:  [podcast@gretchenrubin.com] (mailto:podcast@gretchenrubin.com) Follow on social media: [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.youtube.com/gretchenrubin) on YouTube [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.tiktok.com/@gretchenrubin?_t=8atZFSR6qfm&_r=1) on TikTok [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrubin/) on Instagram [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.threads.net/@gretchenrubin) on Threads [@LizCraft] (https://www.instagram.com/lizcraft/)  on Instagram [@LizCraft] (https://www.threads.net/@lizcraft) on Threads [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.threads.net/@gretchenrubin) on ThreadsGet the podcast show notes by email every week: [ ] (https://gretchenrubin.com/?utm_source=podcast-shownotes#newsletter) [happiercast.com/shownotes] (http://happiercast.com/shownotes) Get the resources and all links related to this episode here: [http://happiercast.com/475] (http://happiercast.com/475) Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest New York Times bestselling book [ Life in Five Senses] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/)  to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses.  [Now available] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/) wherever books are sold. Visit [ Gretchen's website] (https://gretchenrubin.com/)  to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: [https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy] (https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

27 Mar 2024

27 MINS

27:44

27 Mar 2024


#972

Little Happier: What Seems Important Isn’t Always What’s Actually Important

What seems important when events are unfolding isn’t always what turns out to be most significant, when we look back. Get in touch: [podcast@gretchenrubin.com] (mailto:podcast@gretchenrubin.com) Follow on social media: [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.youtube.com/gretchenrubin) on YouTube [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.tiktok.com/@gretchenrubin?_t=8atZFSR6qfm&_r=1) on TikTok [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrubin/) on Instagram [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.threads.net/@gretchenrubin) on Threads Get the podcast show notes by email every week: [ ] (https://gretchenrubin.com/?utm_source=podcast-shownotes#newsletter) [happiercast.com/shownotes] (http://happiercast.com/shownotes) Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest book [ Life in Five Senses] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/) to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses. Now available - [order here] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/) . Visit [ Gretchen's website] (https://gretchenrubin.com/) to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: [https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy] (https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

25 Mar 2024

02 MINS

02:25

25 Mar 2024


#971

Ep. 474: Watch Your Vent/Non-Vent Ratio, Why Rebels Dislike SMART Goals, and Top Habits for Happine...

We talk about why it’s helpful to pay attention to how much time we spend venting, versus not venting, to our family and friends. We also answer a listener’s question about why SMART goals don’t work for Rebels, and share listeners’ creative responses to the “Habits for Happiness” quiz. Get in touch:  [podcast@gretchenrubin.com] (mailto:podcast@gretchenrubin.com) Follow on social media: [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.youtube.com/gretchenrubin) on YouTube [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.tiktok.com/@gretchenrubin?_t=8atZFSR6qfm&_r=1) on TikTok [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrubin/) on Instagram [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.threads.net/@gretchenrubin) on Threads [@LizCraft] (https://www.instagram.com/lizcraft/)  on Instagram [@LizCraft] (https://www.threads.net/@lizcraft) on Threads [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.threads.net/@gretchenrubin) on ThreadsGet the podcast show notes by email every week: [ ] (https://gretchenrubin.com/?utm_source=podcast-shownotes#newsletter) [happiercast.com/shownotes] (http://happiercast.com/shownotes) Get the resources and all links related to this episode here: [http://happiercast.com/474] (http://happiercast.com/474) Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest New York Times bestselling book [ Life in Five Senses] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/)  to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses.  [Now available] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/) wherever books are sold. Visit [ Gretchen's website] (https://gretchenrubin.com/)  to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: [https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy] (https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

20 Mar 2024

32 MINS

32:04

20 Mar 2024


#970

Little Happier: Dangers Don’t Always Feel Dangerous

When an activity feels ordinary—such as texting while walking—it doesn’t feel dangerous, and that familiarity can mislead us. Get in touch: [podcast@gretchenrubin.com] (mailto:podcast@gretchenrubin.com) Follow on social media: [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.youtube.com/gretchenrubin) on YouTube [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.tiktok.com/@gretchenrubin?_t=8atZFSR6qfm&_r=1) on TikTok [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrubin/) on Instagram [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.threads.net/@gretchenrubin) on Threads Get the podcast show notes by email every week: [ ] (https://gretchenrubin.com/?utm_source=podcast-shownotes#newsletter) [happiercast.com/shownotes] (http://happiercast.com/shownotes) Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest book [ Life in Five Senses] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/) to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses. Now available - [order here] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/) . Visit [ Gretchen's website] (https://gretchenrubin.com/) to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: [https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy] (https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

18 Mar 2024

02 MINS

02:14

18 Mar 2024


#969

More Happier: Quality Screen Time: Getting Free from Debt and Calmly Leading a Crowd. Plus, More Out...

We talk about two shows that we’re enjoying: the YouTube Channel “Financial Audit” and the Netflix documentary “The Greatest Night in Pop.” Plus we talk about how to get lots of tips for using outer order to find more inner calm. Get in touch:  [podcast@gretchenrubin.com] (mailto:podcast@gretchenrubin.com) Follow on social media: [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.youtube.com/gretchenrubin) on YouTube [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.tiktok.com/@gretchenrubin?_t=8atZFSR6qfm&_r=1) on TikTok [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrubin/) on Instagram [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.threads.net/@gretchenrubin) on Threads [@LizCraft] (https://www.instagram.com/lizcraft/)  on Instagram [@LizCraft] (https://www.threads.net/@lizcraft) on Threads Get the podcast show notes by email every week: [ ] (https://gretchenrubin.com/?utm_source=podcast-shownotes#newsletter) [happiercast.com/shownotes] (http://happiercast.com/shownotes) Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest New York Times bestselling book [ Life in Five Senses] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/)  to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses.  [Now available] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/) wherever books are sold. Visit [ Gretchen's website] (https://gretchenrubin.com/)  to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: [https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy] (https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

16 Mar 2024

23 MINS

23:11

16 Mar 2024


#968

Ep. 473: Schedule a “Loose-Ends Day,” Have an Adventurous Milestone Birthday, and Happier Parenting

We talk about why it can be helpful to schedule a “loose-ends day,” and we share a hack about an imaginative way to celebrate a milestone birthday with adventure and connection. We also talk to Aliza Pressman about ways to become a happier, more effective parent. Get in touch:  [podcast@gretchenrubin.com] (mailto:podcast@gretchenrubin.com) Follow on social media: [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.youtube.com/gretchenrubin) on YouTube [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.tiktok.com/@gretchenrubin?_t=8atZFSR6qfm&_r=1) on TikTok [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrubin/) on Instagram [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.threads.net/@gretchenrubin) on Threads [@LizCraft] (https://www.instagram.com/lizcraft/)  on Instagram [@LizCraft] (https://www.threads.net/@lizcraft) on Threads [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.threads.net/@gretchenrubin) on ThreadsGet the podcast show notes by email every week: [ ] (https://gretchenrubin.com/?utm_source=podcast-shownotes#newsletter) [happiercast.com/shownotes] (http://happiercast.com/shownotes) Get the resources and all links related to this episode here: [http://happiercast.com/473] (http://happiercast.com/473) Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest New York Times bestselling book [ Life in Five Senses] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/)  to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses.  [Now available] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/) wherever books are sold. Visit [ Gretchen's website] (https://gretchenrubin.com/)  to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: [https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy] (https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

13 Mar 2024

32 MINS

32:47

13 Mar 2024


#967

Little Happier: A Teacher Found a Simple Way to Entertain and Occupy Her Kindergartners

An imaginative teacher devised a simple task that was deeply satisfying to the children in her classroom. Get in touch: [podcast@gretchenrubin.com] (mailto:podcast@gretchenrubin.com) Follow on social media: [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.youtube.com/gretchenrubin) on YouTube [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.tiktok.com/@gretchenrubin?_t=8atZFSR6qfm&_r=1) on TikTok [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrubin/) on Instagram [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.threads.net/@gretchenrubin) on Threads Get the podcast show notes by email every week: [ ] (https://gretchenrubin.com/?utm_source=podcast-shownotes#newsletter) [happiercast.com/shownotes] (http://happiercast.com/shownotes) Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest book [ Life in Five Senses] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/) to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses. Now available - [order here] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/) . Visit [ Gretchen's website] (https://gretchenrubin.com/) to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: [https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy] (https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

11 Mar 2024

02 MINS

02:49

11 Mar 2024


#966

Ep. 472: ”No-Spend February,” Have a Hard Conversation While Walking, and Use Your Non-Dominant Han...

We report on our experiences with doing “No-Spend February.” We also discuss the suggestion to go for a walk while having a difficult conversation and tackle a listener’s question about #Write24in24. Also, a listener offers a hack about using our non-dominant hands to improve our habits. Get in touch:  [podcast@gretchenrubin.com] (mailto:podcast@gretchenrubin.com) Follow on social media: [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.youtube.com/gretchenrubin) on YouTube [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.tiktok.com/@gretchenrubin?_t=8atZFSR6qfm&_r=1) on TikTok [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrubin/) on Instagram [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.threads.net/@gretchenrubin) on Threads [@LizCraft] (https://www.instagram.com/lizcraft/)  on Instagram [@LizCraft] (https://www.threads.net/@lizcraft) on Threads [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.threads.net/@gretchenrubin) on ThreadsGet the podcast show notes by email every week: [ ] (https://gretchenrubin.com/?utm_source=podcast-shownotes#newsletter) [happiercast.com/shownotes] (http://happiercast.com/shownotes) Get the resources and all links related to this episode here: [http://happiercast.com/472] (http://happiercast.com/472) Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest New York Times bestselling book [ Life in Five Senses] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/)  to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses.  [Now available] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/) wherever books are sold. Visit [ Gretchen's website] (https://gretchenrubin.com/)  to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: [https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy] (https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

06 Mar 2024

34 MINS

34:12

06 Mar 2024


#965

Little Happier: Why Did This Couple Break Up as Soon as They Decided to Get Married?

What is the lesson of an incident I remember from law school, when a friend and his girlfriend got engaged, and then immediately broke up? Get in touch: [podcast@gretchenrubin.com] (mailto:podcast@gretchenrubin.com) Follow on social media: [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.youtube.com/gretchenrubin) on YouTube [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.tiktok.com/@gretchenrubin?_t=8atZFSR6qfm&_r=1) on TikTok [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrubin/) on Instagram [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.threads.net/@gretchenrubin) on Threads Get the podcast show notes by email every week: [ ] (https://gretchenrubin.com/?utm_source=podcast-shownotes#newsletter) [happiercast.com/shownotes] (http://happiercast.com/shownotes) Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest book [ Life in Five Senses] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/) to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses. Now available - [order here] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/) . Visit [ Gretchen's website] (https://gretchenrubin.com/) to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: [https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy] (https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

04 Mar 2024

03 MINS

03:51

04 Mar 2024


#964

More Happier: Happiness on the Subway, the Fun of Watching Old Movies, and More on Clearing Clutter

We talk about a happiness-boosting observation from the New York City subway. We also talk about the fun of becoming a “minor expert” and watching movies, and also the satisfaction that comes from clearing clutter (especially if it’s other people’s clutter). Get in touch:  [podcast@gretchenrubin.com] (mailto:podcast@gretchenrubin.com) Follow on social media: [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.youtube.com/gretchenrubin) on YouTube [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.tiktok.com/@gretchenrubin?_t=8atZFSR6qfm&_r=1) on TikTok [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrubin/) on Instagram [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.threads.net/@gretchenrubin) on Threads [@LizCraft] (https://www.instagram.com/lizcraft/)  on Instagram [@LizCraft] (https://www.threads.net/@lizcraft) on Threads Get the podcast show notes by email every week: [ ] (https://gretchenrubin.com/?utm_source=podcast-shownotes#newsletter) [happiercast.com/shownotes] (http://happiercast.com/shownotes) Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest New York Times bestselling book [ Life in Five Senses] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/)  to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses.  [Now available] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/) wherever books are sold. Visit [ Gretchen's website] (https://gretchenrubin.com/)  to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: [https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy] (https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

02 Mar 2024

28 MINS

28:09

02 Mar 2024


#963

Ep. 471: Allow a Tradition to Evolve, Easy Ways to Block Annoying Lights, and a Funny Look at Work

We explore why and how to allow an important tradition to evolve. We also share listeners’ suggestions about how to block the bothersome light emitted by devices, and we talk to author Bradley Tusk about his new workplace novel about the intersection of tech and politics. Get in touch:  [podcast@gretchenrubin.com] (mailto:podcast@gretchenrubin.com) Follow on social media: [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.youtube.com/gretchenrubin) on YouTube [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.tiktok.com/@gretchenrubin?_t=8atZFSR6qfm&_r=1) on TikTok [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrubin/) on Instagram [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.threads.net/@gretchenrubin) on Threads [@LizCraft] (https://www.instagram.com/lizcraft/)  on Instagram [@LizCraft] (https://www.threads.net/@lizcraft) on Threads [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.threads.net/@gretchenrubin) on ThreadsGet the podcast show notes by email every week: [ ] (https://gretchenrubin.com/?utm_source=podcast-shownotes#newsletter) [happiercast.com/shownotes] (http://happiercast.com/shownotes) Get the resources and all links related to this episode here: [http://happiercast.com/471] (http://happiercast.com/471) Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest New York Times bestselling book [ Life in Five Senses] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/)  to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses.  [Now available] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/) wherever books are sold. Visit [ Gretchen's website] (https://gretchenrubin.com/)  to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: [https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy] (https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

28 Feb 2024

34 MINS

34:06

28 Feb 2024


#962

Little Happier: Are You an Obliger Who Needs Accountability? Here’s a Surprising Solution.

In ancient Greece, early in his career, the statesman Demosthenes came up with an ingenious yet simple form of accountability to make sure he kept practicing his oratory. Get in touch: [podcast@gretchenrubin.com] (mailto:podcast@gretchenrubin.com) Follow on social media: [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.youtube.com/gretchenrubin) on YouTube [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.tiktok.com/@gretchenrubin?_t=8atZFSR6qfm&_r=1) on TikTok [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrubin/) on Instagram [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.threads.net/@gretchenrubin) on Threads Get the podcast show notes by email every week: [ ] (https://gretchenrubin.com/?utm_source=podcast-shownotes#newsletter) [happiercast.com/shownotes] (http://happiercast.com/shownotes) Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest book [ Life in Five Senses] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/) to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses. Now available - [order here] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/) . Visit [ Gretchen's website] (https://gretchenrubin.com/) to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: [https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy] (https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

26 Feb 2024

04 MINS

04:28

26 Feb 2024


#961

Ep. 470: Ninth Anniversary! Best Try-This-At-Home Ideas, Happiness Hacks, and Highlights

To celebrate the ninth anniversary of the podcast, we discuss the Try-This-at-Home ideas that have resonated most with listeners over the past year. We also review our favorite Happiness Hacks and some of our favorite moments and biggest milestones. Get in touch:  [podcast@gretchenrubin.com] (mailto:podcast@gretchenrubin.com) Follow on social media: [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.youtube.com/gretchenrubin) on YouTube [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.tiktok.com/@gretchenrubin?_t=8atZFSR6qfm&_r=1) on TikTok [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrubin/) on Instagram [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.threads.net/@gretchenrubin) on Threads [@LizCraft] (https://www.instagram.com/lizcraft/)  on Instagram [@LizCraft] (https://www.threads.net/@lizcraft) on Threads [@GretchenRubin] (https://www.threads.net/@gretchenrubin) on ThreadsGet the podcast show notes by email every week: [ ] (https://gretchenrubin.com/?utm_source=podcast-shownotes#newsletter) [happiercast.com/shownotes] (http://happiercast.com/shownotes) Get the resources and all links related to this episode here: [http://happiercast.com/470] (http://happiercast.com/470) Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest New York Times bestselling book [ Life in Five Senses] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/)  to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses.  [Now available] (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/life-in-five-senses/) wherever books are sold. Visit [ Gretchen's website] (https://gretchenrubin.com/)  to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: [https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy] (https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

21 Feb 2024

30 MINS

30:44

21 Feb 2024