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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 Cadence13 Network.

Happier with Gretchen Rubin Gretchen Rubin / The Onward Project

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8, 738 Ratings

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 Cadence13 Network.

    Ep. 276: Design Your Summer, Solutions to Create Sibling Harmony, and How Cornstarch Can Enliven a Boring Afternoon

    Ep. 276: Design Your Summer, Solutions to Create Sibling Harmony, and How Cornstarch Can Enliven a Boring Afternoon

    We discuss why you might design your summer, how you can use cornstarch for a fun, science-based activity, and review listeners’ solutions for creating harmony among siblings. 
    Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com
    Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft
    Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletter
    Get the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/276
    Order a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.com
    Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336
    For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.
    Happier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, Happier in Hollywood and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends!
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    • 25 min
    Little Happier: Have You Ever Been So Impatient to Get to the End That You Couldn’t Start?

    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.
    Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com
    Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft
    Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletter
    Order a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.com
    Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336
    For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.
    Happier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, Happier in Hollywood and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends!
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    • 3 min
    Ep. 275: Choose a Magic Number, How an Ironing Board Can Make Working from Home Easier, and a Pandemic-Time Question to Ask Yourself

    Ep. 275: Choose a Magic Number, How an Ironing Board Can Make Working from Home Easier, and a Pandemic-Time Question to Ask Yourself

    We discuss why you might want to choose a magic number, how an ironing board can help you work more comfortably from home, and explore a know-yourself-better question for pandemic times.
    Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com
    Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft
    Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletter
    Get the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/275
    Order a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.com
    Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336
    For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.
    Happier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, Happier in Hollywood and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends!
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    • 34 min
    Little Happier: Can You Call Spirits from the Vasty Deep? Sure, No Problem.

    Little Happier: Can You Call Spirits from the Vasty Deep? Sure, No Problem.

    A line from Shakespeare’s Henry IV summarizes a point that’s worth remembering: it’s not hard to put our words out into the world, it’s another thing to get a response.
    Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com
    Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft
    Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletter
    Order a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.com
    Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336
    For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.
    Happier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, Happier in Hollywood and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends!
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    • 2 min
    Ep. 274: Change Your Life When You’re Changing Your Life, Hacks for Sibling Harmony, and a Deep Dive into COVID-19 Mantras.

    Ep. 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.
    Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com
    Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft
    Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletter
    Get the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/274
    Order a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.com
    Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336
    For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.
    Happier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, Happier in Hollywood and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends!
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    • 36 min
    Little Happier: This Nightly Ritual Gives Me the “New York City Feeling” During the Pandemic.

    Little Happier: This Nightly Ritual Gives Me the “New York City Feeling” During the Pandemic.

    I get my “America Feeling”— more specifically, my “New York City feeling”--every night at 7 p.m., when we all cheer and clap for the people working on the front lines of the pandemic. 
    Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com
    Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft
    Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletter
    Order a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.com
    Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336
    For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.
    Happier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, Happier in Hollywood and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends!
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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
738 Ratings

738 Ratings

JessieNell ,

My favourite podcast

I love this podcast! I really connect with Gretchen’s Four Tendencies, and have read all her books about happiness. I have been able to put a lot of the ideas into practice, and really feel like my life is better.
This is one of just a couple of podcasts that I always set to ‘Play Next’ when I get a new episode!

Malcolmhurley ,

Love love love. A nice little treat.

I’ve listened for years now, but have in the time become a mum and so the time I have is much less - so now when I listened it feels like a treat. Thank you!!

Real Soup For The Real Soul ,

Always happier

Gretchen and Elizabeth make my days that little bit happier with their happiness and habit hacks. My favourite part of Gretchen’s research is her work on the four tendencies and helping us work with our unique wiring to get what we want. If you want ways to make your life lighter and easier, this podcast is a goody! Rachel (Rebel).

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