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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 Audacy Network.

Happier with Gretchen Rubin Gretchen Rubin / The Onward Project

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 718 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 Audacy Network.

    Little Happier: A Very Happy Moment Featuring Harry Belafonte

    Little Happier: A Very Happy Moment Featuring Harry Belafonte

    In the documentary “The Greatest Night in Pop,” dozens of top musicians pay tribute to Harry Belafonte in the most fitting way—by spontaneously serenading him with his signature “Day-O.”
    Get in touch: podcast@gretchenrubin.com
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    Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest book 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.
    Visit Gretchen's website to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app. 

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    • 4 min
    More Happier: A Three-Word Method of Style, Fictional Universes & The Joy of a New Identity

    More Happier: A Three-Word Method of Style, Fictional Universes & The Joy of a New Identity

    We talk about our three-word descriptions of our personal aesthetic, and what fictional universes we’d like to visit. We also discuss why it’s so energizing to have a new identity.
    Get in touch: podcast@gretchenrubin.com
    Follow on social media:
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    @GretchenRubin on Threads
    @LizCraft on Instagram
    @LizCraft on Threads
    Get the podcast show notes by email every week: happiercast.com/shownotes
    Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest New York Times bestselling book 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 wherever books are sold.
    Visit Gretchen's website to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app. 

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    • 24 min
    Hacks for Summer, Coping with Inconsiderate Co-Workers & Improving a Family Party

    Hacks for Summer, Coping with Inconsiderate Co-Workers & Improving a Family Party

    Ep. 483. We discuss many listener suggestions of hacks that makes summertime more fun and less work. We also tackle a question from a listener who has a co-worker who won’t stop borrowing her supplies
    Get in touch: podcast@gretchenrubin.com
    Follow on social media:
    @GretchenRubin on YouTube
    @GretchenRubin on TikTok
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    @GretchenRubin on Threads
    @LizCraft on Instagram
    @LizCraft on Threads
    @GretchenRubin on ThreadsGet the podcast show notes by email every week: happiercast.com/shownotes
    Get the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/483
    Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest New York Times bestselling book 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 wherever books are sold.
    Visit Gretchen's website to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app. 

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    • 33 min
    Little Happier: The Right Thing to Say When Someone Makes a Bad Mistake.

    Little Happier: The Right Thing to Say When Someone Makes a Bad Mistake.

    My husband had just the right words to reassure a friend who’d made an embarrassing mistake.
    Get in touch: podcast@gretchenrubin.com
    Follow on social media:
    @GretchenRubin on YouTube
    @GretchenRubin on TikTok
    @GretchenRubin on Instagram
    @GretchenRubin on Threads
    Get the podcast show notes by email every week: happiercast.com/shownotes
    Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest book 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.
    Visit Gretchen's website 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

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    • 3 min
    More Happier: Drew Barrymore Shares a Way to Connect, Plus Some Quick, Cheap Fun (Revisited)

    More Happier: Drew Barrymore Shares a Way to Connect, Plus Some Quick, Cheap Fun (Revisited)

    For this episode of More Happier, for your weekend listening, we’re bringing you our conversation with Drew Barrymore, one of our favorite interviews from the very first year of Happier. Plus we talk about having an end-of-year ritual, procrastinating about holiday decorations, and the joy of temporary tattoos. 
    Get in touch: podcast@gretchenrubin.com
    Follow on social media:
    @GretchenRubin on YouTube
    @GretchenRubin on TikTok
    @GretchenRubin on Instagram
    @GretchenRubin on Threads
    @LizCraft on Instagram
    @LizCraft on Threads
    Get the podcast show notes by email every week: happiercast.com/shownotes
    Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest New York Times bestselling book 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 wherever books are sold.
    Visit Gretchen's website 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

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    • 47 min
    How to Handle a Hard Transition, a Toys Hack, and Discussion of Our Most Popular Ideas

    How to Handle a Hard Transition, a Toys Hack, and Discussion of Our Most Popular Ideas

    Ep. 482: We discuss why you might decide to train for a tough transition—perhaps for an entire year. We also revisit a listener’s response from years ago that listeners continue to comment on; it’s an idea that has deeply resonated with people. Plus we suggest an excellent hack for storing collections of stuffed animals.
    Get in touch: podcast@gretchenrubin.com
    Follow on social media:
    @GretchenRubin on YouTube
    @GretchenRubin on TikTok
    @GretchenRubin on Instagram
    @GretchenRubin on Threads
    @LizCraft on Instagram
    @LizCraft on Threads
    @GretchenRubin on ThreadsGet the podcast show notes by email every week: happiercast.com/shownotes
    Get the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/482
    Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest New York Times bestselling book 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 wherever books are sold.
    Visit Gretchen's website 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

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
718 Ratings

718 Ratings

EJS123456 ,

Happiness Gold Star for this podcast

I have been enjoying this podcast for the last few years and find that in every episode there is a thoughtful idea, hack or moment of reflection that I can immediately build into my own life to cultivate happiness. I like all the different formats of the podcast and feel that the two hosts are really invested and thoughtful about the quality of the content they are producing.
The happiness trifecta but particularly the list of yearly goals has helped me over the last few years to really refine what I want to achieve and what will maximise my happiness and my #24 list is going well.
A huge gold star to Gretchen and Liz for the time, effort and energy they put into creating this podcast and community around it - it brings me so much pleasure and I highly recommend it.

Amanda aka Travels with coffee ,

This makes me MORE Happier!

I have been listening to this podcast for many, many years and for many years I have been meaning to write a review but as Gretchen says, things that can happen at anytime happen at no time so I’m finally doing it!

This podcast has gotten me through depressive spells, times of anxiety and also just been an utter joy to listen to during happy spells. Listening to the two sisters talk you feel like you are in the safety of your old friends. During walks and long car journeys, hearing their relatable voices has made my ears and my life so much happier. THANK YOU GRETCHEN AND ELIZABETH!

Picslonn ,

Love it

Only discovered it recently but I really love it ! Read the book, got my own journal, my 24 for 24 and my word of the years butterflies I’m ready to go ! Just working through the back catalog, look forward to new ones each week! Love Kim from Cornwall in the uk ! Keep up the great work ladies !

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