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Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads. (And Your Last Chance to Join Uncluttered for Free.)

Fill your life with stories to tell, not stuff to show. The simplicity/minimalism movement is a beautiful community. And I enjoy any opportunity to promote writing that encourages people to live more by owning less. So fix yourself a nice warm cup of coffee or tea. Find a quiet moment this weekend. And enjoy some encouraging […]

There Are Cognitive Predictors of Longevity

Women live longer than men. Nonsmokers live longer than smokers. What other factors predict whether someone will live longer?

How a Small Decision to Travel Led Me to a Very Different Life

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WCML 094: MasterHeart: Like a mastermind but, you know, heartier. - Pace Smith

First, find a good place to host it, And purchase a butt-ton of post-its. Your woes that frustrate We’ll now illustrate And together, we’ve soon diagnosed it. Pace and Kyeli pull back the curtain and reveal their MasterHeart process, and how you can create your own MasterHeart group. Then, as an example, we go through […]

How To Speak Up With Confidence: 6 Little-known Secrets

You had something to say, but as usual, nobody listened. It’s irritating, right? They seemed to write you off the second you opened your mouth. Worse than that, they barely even acknowledged you were there. And it happens every time. You know you have great ideas and opinions worth listening to, but nobody ever seems to take you seriously. Show More Summary

Joshua Becker’s West Coast Book Tour

This summer, I’ll be touring the West Coast (10 cities) to help promote my new book, The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own (Barnes and Noble | Amazon). I am excited to have my family along with me—and a number of special guests joining me along the way. Each event […]

Podcast 62: Don’t Accumulate Excessive Amounts of Things, It’s Tough When Worlds Collide, and I Fail to Visit the Park.

It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Update: Back in episode 27, in late August, I gave myself a happiness demerit for not really having a “summer.” I’ve always wanted to have a summer experience (even apart from family vacation) that’s different from the rest of the year. Show More Summary

WCME 043: Tarot and Enneagram, with Theresa Reed (part 2 of 2) - Pace Smith

Theresa Reed sure knows her Tarot. Her knowledge is sharp as an arrow. The Enneagram and Tarot we’ll cram Like two dudes who wear one sombrero. Pace, Kyeli, and Theresa discuss the correspondences between the Tarot and the Enneagram. In part 2 of 2, we cover the Major Arcana from XIII (Death) to XXI (The […]

9 Terrific Movies that Always Make Me Feel Happier

If I’m in a blue mood, one of the best ways to distract myself, and give myself a quick shot of cheer, is to watch a laugh-inducing movie. Last week, I posted about 7 great movies about the nature of happiness and love. These are wonderful movies; they’re transcendent, but not in a laugh-out-loud way. Show More Summary

Lessons From Nearly Losing My Life.

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Do Changes in Income Affect Life Satisfaction?

When I was first starting my career, I used to daydream sometimes about making more money. Like many other people, I assumed that would make me happy.

A Little Happier: Remember to Go Outside.

This is a very helpful Secret of Adulthood: Remember to go outside. Go outside into the sunlight; light deprivation is one reason that people feel tired. Research suggests that light stimulates brain chemicals that improve mood and increase...Show More Summary

How I Quit Daydreaming and Started Doing

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In Honor of Shakespeare’s Birthday: My Favorite Shakespeare Passage.

It’s Shakespeare’s birthday! (At least, according to tradition.) So, in honor of the day, here’s my favorite Shakespeare passage, from Antony and Cleopatra, when Cleopatra is mourning the dead Antony: For his bounty, There was no winter...Show More Summary

7 Great Movies about the Nature of Happiness and Love.

I love making lists, and here’s a list of seven of my favorite movies about happiness. They don’t necessarily make me feel light-hearted, but they’ve all inspired me to think deeply about the nature of happiness and love. As I look at my choices, I see to my surprise that as a group, they’re a bit strange. Show More Summary

How Writing Helped Me Find a Life Balance

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WCML 093: Don’t “should” all over yourself: self-love and reducing negative self-talk - Pace Smith

With only a slight risk of perjury We’ll say that this show’s about surgery. We’ll cut out your “should” And heal it for good, With the help of the rad Linda Mercury. self-love, gender, and non-binary WCML 083: The future of gender (part 2) with Ealasaid Haas When you think “I should”, ask, “Who says?” […]

#1 Anything you want it to be

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How to Practice Self-Love Without Looking like a Narcissist

Author: Cylon “Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” ~ Parker Palmer You’re torn. You’ve heard all the good advice out there about how...Show More Summary

Podcast 61: Stop Apologizing, Variety vs. Familiarity, and the Problem of Passwords

It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.”  Try This at Home: Stop apologizing. Know Yourself Better: Do you prefer variety or familiarity? Listener Question: “How can I remember my online passwords?” Elizabeth and I need an answer to this question, too! So listeners, send us your brilliant solutions. Show More Summary

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