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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.

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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.

    Ep. 257: Don’t Try to “Mind-Read,” and Talking about the Joy of Movement with Kelly McGonigal

    Ep. 257: Don’t Try to “Mind-Read,” and Talking about the Joy of Movement with Kelly McGonigal

    Why we shouldn’t try to “mind-read,” a reading hack to strengthen habits, and a conversation about “The Joy of Movement” with Kelly McGonigal.
    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
    Interested in my video course, The Happiness Project Experience? Early bird discount pricing ends on December 19. Register here.
    Order a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.com
    Get the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/257
    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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    • 37 min
    Little Happier: The Fable “The Scorpion and the Frog” Warns Us to Stay Wary of the Dangerous Ones

    Little Happier: The Fable “The Scorpion and the Frog” Warns Us to Stay Wary of the Dangerous Ones

    The fable “The Scorpion and the Frog” reminds us not to trust a scorpion. No matter what argument it makes or what the situation is, in the end, it’s still a scorpion.
    Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com
    Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin
    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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    • 2 min
    Ep. 256: Use Up What You Have, and a Conversation about Stillness with Ryan Holiday

    Ep. 256: Use Up What You Have, and a Conversation about Stillness with Ryan Holiday

    Why we should use up what we have, how to find the most efficient route, and a conversation with bestselling author Ryan Holiday about “Stillness is the Key.”

    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
    Interested in my video course, The Happiness Project Experience? Registration ends on January 20. Register
    here
    Order a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.com
    Get the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/256
    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!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 33 min
    Little Happier: From Writer James Agee: Could He Learn to Be the Kind of Person He’d Always Detested?

    Little Happier: From Writer James Agee: Could He Learn to Be the Kind of Person He’d Always Detested?

    When his doctor told him that needed to quit drinking and smoking, James Agee wondered whether he could become the kind of person he’d always detested.
    Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com
    Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin
    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
    Ep. 255: We Reveal Our “20 for 2020” Lists as well as a Color-Related Hack, and Give a Happiness-Bully Demerit

    Ep. 255: We Reveal Our “20 for 2020” Lists as well as a Color-Related Hack, and Give a Happiness-Bully Demerit

    We reveal our “20 for 2020” lists and discuss some great ideas from listeners, discuss a color-related hack to make it easier to find lost objects, and talk about some advice from our mother--about not giving advice.
    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
    Interested in my video course, The Happiness Project Experience? Early bird discount pricing ends on December 19. Register here.
    Order a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.com
    Get the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/255
    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!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 43 min
    Little Happier: The Right Thing to Say When Someone Says, “Whom Do You Love More?”

    Little Happier: The Right Thing to Say When Someone Says, “Whom Do You Love More?”

    One of my favorite parenting books, Faber and Mazlish’s “Siblings Without Rivalry,” explains the right thing to say to a child (or anyone) who asks, “Whom do you love more?”
    Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com
    Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin
    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!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

agirlnamedchuck22 ,

My all time favorite podcast

I have listened to this podcast from the beginning and I am still excited when it shows up in my feed. I learn something every week and I truly think I’m happier as a result of this podcast. There are so many gems and I love the sisterly rapport. I’m also from The Kansas side of Kansas City so it’s fun from that angle as well.

mkh0019 ,

Mixed feelings

I loved reading the Happiness Project, but I was disturbed by the Four Tendencies. One type (Gretchen’s) was the model citizen, employee, friend and person. There was a stark difference in authorship between the two books, and it wasn’t just because they were written about different topics. They seemed written by different people. While the podcast content increasingly looks more like Gretchen in the Four Tendencies (judgmental and diminishing) there are still bits of worthwhile wisdom. I hope Gretchen returns to the person who wrote The Happiness Project. There is so much material in that book that would translate to a podcast and it is genuine, relatable, and aspirational.

NJ-Rachel ,

Intelligent, positive, and engaging

So great! I really enjoy listening. Intelligent and positive.

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