300 episodes

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, 10.1K 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. 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
    Ep. 273: Get Grounded in Your Body Through Your Senses, an Idea for a Quick, Inexpensive Gift, and a Conversation about Tough Times with Kate Bowler

    Ep. 273: Get Grounded in Your Body Through Your Senses, an Idea for a Quick, Inexpensive Gift, and a Conversation about Tough Times with Kate Bowler

    We discuss how we can feel calmer by getting grounded in our body, through our senses; we discuss a gift that’s easy, inexpensive, and thoughtful, and Kate Bowler joins us to talk about how to stay happier during these very difficult 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/273
    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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    • 40 min
    Little Happier: My COVID-19 Song: “New York City, Lexington Avenue, Rush Hour.”

    Little Happier: My COVID-19 Song: “New York City, Lexington Avenue, Rush Hour.”

    As I stood in the middle of the unnaturally deserted Lexington Avenue at rush hour, I felt, “This is the moment when I should begin to sing.”
    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, and Happier in Hollywood. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends!
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    • 6 min
    Ep. 272: Make a “Power Hour After” list, a Conversation about Parenting with Dr. Elizabeth Schwarz, and Elizabeth Talks about No Alcohol April.

    Ep. 272: Make a “Power Hour After” list, a Conversation about Parenting with Dr. Elizabeth Schwarz, and Elizabeth Talks about No Alcohol April.

    We talk about you might make a “Power Hour After list,” Dr. Elizabeth Schwarz joins us to talk about how to deal with common parenting challenges, and Elizabeth celebrates her completion of No Alcohol April.

    We have been nominated for a Webby Award. Please vote for "Happier with Gretchen Rubin" for here:
    https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2020/podcasts/general-series/health-wellness
    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/272
    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, and Happier in Hollywood. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends!
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    • 44 min
    Little Happier: What’s the Best Time to Plant a Tree?

    Little Happier: What’s the Best Time to Plant a Tree?

    A famous proverb illustrates why now is the best time to start anything—because it’s the only time we can start anything.

    We have been nominated for a Webby Award. Please vote for "Happier with Gretchen Rubin" for here:
    https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2020/podcasts/general-series/health-wellness
    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, and Happier in Hollywood. 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
10.1K Ratings

10.1K Ratings

Shaylyn :) ,

“Happier” makes me happier!

Quick episodes FILLED with tips, stories, recommendations, and more that are sure-fire ways to ensure I go on to the next task or next part of my day feeling motivated, validated, thoughtful, and above all, happier. Thank you Liz & Gretchen— you greatly enhance my life 💕

Louisa Sizemore ,

A must listen for everyone!

Taking the time to rate and review my favorite podcasts is part of my 19 things for COVID-19! This podcast has a little bit of everything, and continually inspires me to make positive changes to my life. Excellent interviews and useful content-a must listen for everyone!

Steph frazho ,

Favorite podcast by far

This podcast is such a delight and never disappoints. I look forward to it every Wednesday. I even re-listen to certain episodes like the travel hacks episode right before I go on a big trip.

The tangible tips in this podcast has brought so much happiness to my life. The happiness hacks are so small but give me such a happiness boost. I recommend these tips to others all the time.

Plus, I love hearing from the two sisters. Their personalities and relationship are so real and relatable. I give them so much credit for putting their happiness demerits out there. Again, so relatable.

Thank you Gretchen and Liz for this gift you put into the world. This podcast lead me to Gretchen as an author. Turns out, I actually had read one of her books a long time ago before I discovered the podcast and later put the two together.

I’m a big fan of Gretchen’s work and will continue to support her, from buying and reading her books to writing reviews to seeing her live shows (which I also highly recommend!).

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