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I’m a huge fan of children’s literature. I’m in three children’s literature reading groups, and I read that literature all the time. So naturally one of my favorite writers is Laura Ingalls Wilder. Her Little House books are masterpieces. The...Show More Summary
I was seated at a Starbucks café, gazing at the throngs of people whizzing past me in London’s busy Heathrow airport while leisurely sipping my warm chai latte. Some were running into a nearby bistro to grab a quick bite to eat, while...Show More Summary
“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” –Stephen King, On Writing Stephen King is talking about writing, but I think this applies to starting, generally. And for people who struggle with procrastination, it’s a very helpful thing to remember. Show More Summary
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Isn’t that just your luck? Another year of no opportunities. Another year of Lady Luck bypassing your door. Another year of the same old same old…nothing. Some people just seem to attract good fortune. Once in a lifetime opportunities...Show More Summary
Have I mentioned that I have a podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin? Oh right, I think maybe I have. Well, because I’m fascinated with all things podcast-related, I get a brilliant newsletter called Hot Pod, which is written by my friend...Show More Summary
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How we talk to ourselves matters. Numerous studies indicate that our self-description, in a very real way, becomes the end to which we live. The words we use with ourselves—both aloud and in our mind—begin to define the reality that we live. When we describe ourselves as lazy, undisciplined, or prone to procrastination, we begin to reflect those patterns […]
It’s time for the next installment of “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Update: Our listener Kristen pointed out that when using the Strategy of Pairing (one of the Strategies from my book Better Than Before), it’s also important to be...Show More Summary
Start with a few deadly sins, Then add two, just for shits and grins. Now call it a “passion” with words out of fashion And that’s where our story begins. Cherie asks: “What if you don’t feel your Passion is true for you? I really do not identify with avarice. Does anyone else of any […]
I’m very interested in the role of TV-watching in our happiness. After all, after sleeping and work, it’s the biggest consumer of the world’s time. So I was interested to see that new research suggests that for couples who don’t have...Show More Summary
I’m a big fan of Nora Ephron’s movies and books (books like Heartburn, Crazy Salad and Scribble Scribble, I Feel Bad about My Neck; movies like When Harry Met, Sleepless in Seattle). In fact, I just recommended Heartburn for my monthly...Show More Summary
When looking at the performance of a world-class performer like Usain Bolt, it is easy to ask about the role of talent in highly skilled performance.
Emma, with whom we’ll consult, Is a lovely and awesome adult. And if you’re concerned, She’ll share what she learned From spending six years in a cult. (And Kelly I rashly insult.) A high-demand group is a group that makes high demands on your time and attention, also sometimes your money, your beliefs, or even […]
It’s time for the next installment of “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Update: A listener updates us on her theme for the year: “More Music.” Try This at Home: Go on an “errand date.” Happiness Hack: For people sharing a space, Erin suggests...Show More Summary
We've all had the experience of intending to do something and then forgetting when the time comes to do it. This happens because you are not reminded to perform the action.
In episode 76, a listener asked for suggestions for great wedding readings, and I promised that I’d read “I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone,” the short story from Richard Brautigan’s wonderful story collection The Revenge of the...Show More Summary
Recently, the New York Times published an important piece by Robert H. Frank, an Economics professor at Cornell University: The Incalculable Value of Finding a Job You Love. While I will summarize a few of the findings, you should read the entire article. It includes fascinating thoughts on the connection between money and happiness. But I was […]
“Songs last forever. They fix particular years in your mind.” — D.V., Diana Vreeland I certainly find this to be true in my own life. Like a scent, a song can instantly transport me back to a particular time. Agree, disagree? What songs...Show More Summary