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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
    • 4.7 • 686 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.

    Little Happier: Patti Smith and the Haircut that Changed Her Life

    Little Happier: Patti Smith and the Haircut that Changed Her Life

    In a striking story from her memoir Just Kids, Patti Smith describes why she decided to cut her own hair and how that decision changed her life.
    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
    Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336
    For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors
    Want to be happier in 2022? Order Gretchen Rubin’s book The Happiness Project to see how she approached the question, “How can I be happier?” and start a Happiness Project of your own.
    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
    More Happier: We Discuss How Parenthood Has Changed Us and the TV Show “Better Call Saul,” and We Both Learn Something New

    More Happier: We Discuss How Parenthood Has Changed Us and the TV Show “Better Call Saul,” and We Both Learn Something New

    We discuss two questions: whether parenthood has changed us and whether we ask ourselves rhetorical questions. Then we realize we’re not entirely clear on the definition of “rhetorical question.” We also talk about tablescapes and relationships.
    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
    Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336
    For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors
    Want to be happier in 2022? Order Gretchen Rubin’s book The Happiness Project to see how she approached the question, “How can I be happier?” and start a Happiness Project of your own.
    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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    • 24 min
    Ep. 415: Aim to Show Up, Agree on a Code Phrase for “Change the Subject,” and Why No One’s Right or Wrong

    Ep. 415: Aim to Show Up, Agree on a Code Phrase for “Change the Subject,” and Why No One’s Right or Wrong

    We talk about why it’s a good idea to aim to show up, and why it’s helpful to
    establish a code phrase with your sweetheart to let them know, “Change the
    subject.” We also talk about how to avoid arguments about who is right and who
    is wrong.
    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/415
    Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336
    For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors
    Want to be happier in 2022? Order Gretchen Rubin’s book The Happiness Project to see how she approached the question, “How can I be happier?” and start a Happiness Project of your own.
    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: The Old Story of Stone Soup Reminds Me that Magic Solutions Usually Don’t Exist

    Little Happier: The Old Story of Stone Soup Reminds Me that Magic Solutions Usually Don’t Exist

    In an old story, a stone magically makes a soup out of water—but you do have to add carrots, beef, cabbage, onions, milk, salt, pepper, and potatoes. This story reminds me to be wary when someone offers a quick fix to make something desirable happen. Probably I have to do the work myself.
    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
    Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336
    For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors
    Want to be happier in 2022? Order Gretchen Rubin’s book The Happiness Project to see how she approached the question, “How can I be happier?” and start a Happiness Project of your own.
    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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    • 6 min
    Ep. 414: Think About Your Past-Self. Plus a Valentine’s Hack, and Are You and Over- or Under-Estimator?

    Ep. 414: Think About Your Past-Self. Plus a Valentine’s Hack, and Are You and Over- or Under-Estimator?

    We talk about why instead of thinking about our future-selves, we might think about our past-selves. Also, a listener suggests a lovely family Valentine’s Day tradition, and we ask ourselves the question, “Am I an over-estimator or an under-estimator?” 
    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/414
    Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336
    For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors
    Want to be happier in 2022? Order Gretchen Rubin’s book The Happiness Project to see how she approached the question, “How can I be happier?” and start a Happiness Project of your own.
    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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    • 35 min
    Little Happier: When Do I Feel the Joyous, Childhood Feeling of Expectancy?

    Little Happier: When Do I Feel the Joyous, Childhood Feeling of Expectancy?

    Writer Betty MacDonald’s memoir reminds me that even as adults, to be happier, we should seek out experiences that will give us the “wonderful, joyous, childhood feeling of expectancy.”
    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
    Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336
    For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors
    Want to be happier in 2022? Order Gretchen Rubin’s book The Happiness Project to see how she approached the question, “How can I be happier?” and start a Happiness Project of your own.
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
686 Ratings

686 Ratings

KN ;) ,

Motivation in a podcast

I love this podcast. Tips, tricks and strategies on how to lead a more fulfilling life. Can seem quite ‘light’....but so much more profound than first meets the eye. Have a listen and you’ll find you’ll be adding useful habit sticking strategies, new rituals, finding the joy in the everyday and basically being a little more happy 🐦

Sarah C from the UK ,

Makes me feel happy

This is a great podcast, really upbeat and makes you feel happier in itself. Loads of practical tips which reinforce Gretchen’s books and help you put her ideas into action.

Sarah from England ,

Don’t underestimate it!

This podcast is lovely to listen to, Gretchen and Elizabeth immediately put me in a good mood. But also, the content is so valuable - going beyond the cliched gratitude lists and meditation to actually building a life that happier from the inside out.

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