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How Running Changed My Life

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How Do You Become an Artist? Maybe You Don’t.

“You don’t become a painter, you just discover one day that you are one.” –Yves Klein, quoted in Klein by Hannah Weitemeier This reminds me of the answer I heard a comedy writer give, when she was asked, “How do you get a job writing...Show More Summary

An Interesting Accountability Solution from a Fantasy Novel: the Booth of Promises.

I love fantasy fiction, and I recently discovered the work of Sharon Shinn. I’ve been reading my way through all her novels. I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of her novel Unquiet Land, which is the new addition to her Elemental...Show More Summary

How to Find the Sacred in Everyday Life

“Your daily life is your temple. When you enter into it, take with you your all.” – Khalil Gibran When we think back to the times when tribal culture was still dominant, we can’t help but notice that the pace of life was significantly different back then. Show More Summary

6 Unexpected Ways Exercise Improves Your Mental health

Jack LaLanne, nicknamed the Godfather of modern fitness, exercised until the day before he died at 96. He once said, “Exercise is the catalyst. That’s what makes everything happen: your digestion, your elimination, your sex life, your...Show More Summary

WCML 108: “Talone time”, forking, and spooning - Pace Smith

There’s two people in the same room, Each toe-tapping to their own tune. Here in New York, We call that a fork, And together time, we call a spoon. being intentional with your time The Power of Now Finnish and Japanese Thanks for listening to Wild Crazy Meaningful Life! If you enjoyed this episode, please […]

How Meditation Saved My Relationship With My Girlfriend

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Podcast 83: Are You A Hedgehog or a Fox? and Read 3 Unfamiliar Magazines

It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Update: If you live near Seattle, please come to our live event! We’ll be recording an episode of the podcast live on stage at Seattle’s Town Hall on October 13, 7:30. Show More Summary

3 Tips That Helped Me Lose Over 100 Pounds

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You Are Doing a Noble Thing

A noble thing is to “have or show fine personal qualities or high moral principles and ideals.” And I think you are doing just that: If you are working today to support yourself and your family— you are doing a noble thing. If you are being a good neighbor— you are doing a noble thing. If […]

Kids Learn That Robots Are Not Just Things

One of the most complicated tasks children have to perform is learning about the types of objects in their world. Robots are a particularly complicated kind of object.

A Little Happier: Justice O’Connor’s Three-Word Secret to Happiness.

I started my career in law, and back then, I clerked for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the Supreme Court — certainly one of the highlights of my working life. When I was writing my book The Happiness Project, I asked her, “What do you...Show More Summary

Fighting Depression with Joy: What Changed When I Made Happiness a Priority

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Do You Have a Place Where No One Will Find You and Disturb You?

“There should be at least a room, or some corner where no one will find you and disturb you or notice you. You should be able to to untether yourself from the world and set yourself free, loosing all the fine strings and strands of tension...Show More Summary

Research shows that September Really IS the Other January.

I’ve written many times about how for me, September is the other January — a clean slate, a fresh start, a chance to use new pencils, fresh notebooks, and begin again. In fact, in my book Happier at Home, I did a happiness project that...Show More Summary

6 Reasons Why Your 20s are Not Always Your Best Years

“Youth is wasted on the young.” – George Bernard Shaw Ahhh, youth. A time when we’re free to explore opportunities, try out new things, spread our wings and – best of all –a time when it’s okay for us to mess up once in a while. Mother...Show More Summary

Podcast 82: Make a To-Do List (or a Could-Do List), Why Your Identity Matters for Your Habits–and Gift Bags.

It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Update: If you live near Seattle, please come to our live event! We’ll be recording an episode of the podcast live on stage at Seattle’s Town Hall on October 13, 7:30. Show More Summary

17 Staggering Statistics About Our Shopping Habits

There is little disagreement that shopping comprises a significant portion of our lives. And to some extent, this is entirely expected—to live is to consume. However, in most developed nations, shopping has long since passed the role of necessity and has entered the realm of sport. Our fascination with shopping and consumption has produced many harmful […]

WCME 057: The 27 Subtypes, with Beatrice Chestnut: 8, 9, and 1 - Pace Smith

There once was a Chestnut named Bea Who divided each type into three. It’s a whole lot of fun, And explains why a One Might be hard on themself, or on me. Beatrice Chestnut is the queen of subtypes. So we’re thrilled to have her on the show to continue our in-depth tour of all […]

7 Tips for Clearing Clutter in the Office.

One of my Secrets of Adulthood is: Outer order contributes to inner calm.  And that’s just as true at the office as it is at home. True, in the context of a happy life, a messy desk or a box of files on the floor is a trivial problem—yet...Show More Summary

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