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WCML 104: High-demand groups, part 1 of 2 (with Emma and Kelly) - Pace Smith

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 […]

Podcast 75: Develop a Minor Expertise, a Deep Dive into Signature Color, and How Do You Help a Rebel Sweetheart to Get a New Job?

It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Update: We won an award! At the recent Podcast Movement conference, Happier with Gretchen Rubin” won the Academy of Podcasters “Best Health and Fitness Podcast 2016.” Exciting! Try This at Home: Develop a minor expertise. Show More Summary

What Are the Funniest Movies? 11 Suggestions to Get You Thinking.

I have a friend who’s going through a very rough patch, and I said to him, “You need to take short breaks from your worries. Why don’t you make an effort to watch funny movies? They’ll give you a little boost, when you’re feeling low. Show More Summary

Specific Commitments Can Change Behavior

Psychology has learned a lot in experimental studies about how to change behavior. Will that work in the real world?

Thank You Job: How My Side Project Helped Me Appreciate My 9-to-5 Again

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7 Powerful Ways To Maintain Momentum After Decluttering

Note: This is a guest post from Anthony Ongaro of Break the Twitch. “One quick question: why are we all working so hard for stuff we don’t need, just so you can ‘tidy up’ and give it all way…?” —Carl Richards It’s no secret that removing excess can create an incredible amount of freedom. With fewer things […]

A Little Happier: Why General Eisenhower Sent a 15-Word Telegram Instead of an Elaborate Message.

This  story makes me choke up, every time. I came across so many powerful stories like this when I was researching Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill. What a subject! Have you ever had an experience like this — when you felt that...Show More Summary

One of the Biggest Happiness Mistakes that I Keep Making, Over and Over.

“One lives in the naïve notion that later there will be more room than in the entire past.” –Elias Canetti, The Human Province I continually remind myself of this truth. Too often, I tell myself, “I’ll have time for this when summerShow More Summary

A Journey Of Self-Discovery Through Uber

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Juries, Lawyers, and Race Bias

Juries are a central part of the legal system. Racial bias can cause significant problems in juries. Are lawyers sensitive to the biases of jurors?

How To Improve Your Day With Yoga And Meditation

Let’s face it. Meditation is an incredible way to carve out a more peaceful mind. And yoga teaches you how to breathe deeply and love living in your body. Both help to improve your day immeasurably. Indeed, a daily meditation habit is...Show More Summary

How a Morning Routine Saved My Life

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Podcast 74: Choose the Quote for Your Yearbook Page, Use the Strategy of Pairing, and Some Thoughts about the Four Tendencies.

It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Update: If you want to take the Four Tendencies quiz, it’s here, to find out if you’re an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel. What would be some good questions...Show More Summary

WCME 053: The Spiritual Psychology of Type Four, The Romantic (part 2 of 3) - Pace Smith

Enneagram Study Group: Pace and Kyeli dive into The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram, by Sandra Maitri, bridging the spirituality and psychology of Type Four, as well as: how Freudian psychology doesn’t apply to many modern families how the lack of knowledge of the Enneagram, plus the usual error, has influenced the history of psychology […]

Want to Write Better? 21 Reminders about the Elements of Good Style.

Whether you write all the time, or only occasionally, you’ve probably thought about how to write better. One of the best books about writing is The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr., and E. B. White. It has been in print for forty years. I don’t know anything about Strunk, but I’m a huge fan of the writing of E. Show More Summary

From Unemployed to Self-Sufficient: My Story of Personal Transformation

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A Little Happier: We Can’t Spare Our Children Normal Social Pain.

I have a few favorite parenting books that I’ve read and re-read, books such as Faber and Mazlish’s How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk and Siblings Without Rivalry; Schulman and Birnbaum’s Practical Wisdom for...Show More Summary

Is There One “Best” Type of Temperament? Or Tendency?

“Temperament does not predestine one man to sanctity and another to reprobation. All temperaments can serve as the material for ruin or for salvation…It does not matter how poor or how difficult a temperament we may be endowed with.Show More Summary

Footloose and Cancer Free.

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5 Simple Tips To Live A Joyful Life

  Our house sits at the end of a long, straight country road in a semi-rural area. Every morning on my way out for the day, I pass one of our neighbors who walks the road after her child boards the school bus. I can see her from a half...Show More Summary

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