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[MOVED] Happier with Gretchen Rubin

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. To learn more, visit GretchenRubin.com. Part of the Panoply Network.
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Mar 2, 2016

Happy Anniversary to us! Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft are now one year happier, and we couldn't have done it without you. Let's look at how you, our listeners, have changed over the past year. And, we'll share some of the post popular Try This At Home's and favorite moments from the first year of the podcast. Gretchen's demerit this week is about fading away from a fun project. Liz's gold star goes to her son's grandparents.

Do you have a question or story for Gretchen and Liz? Leave a voicemail at 774-277-9336 You can also reach them on Twitter at @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft, on Facebook at facebook.com/GretchenRubin, by email at Podcast@gretchenrubin.com, or leave a comment on Gretchen’s blog, gretchenrubin.com.

This episode was sponsored by Smith and Noble. Go to smithandnoble.com/happier and enter promo code HAPPIER for 25% off your first window treatment purchase.

This episode was also sponsored by Boll and Branch. Go to bollandbranch.com today for 20% off your entire order of bedding. Use promo code HAPPIER.

And check out Gretchen's books Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, and others.

Feb 24, 2016

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft have a trick for using the word 'meditation' to enhance boring situations. They also discuss the tricky but common stumbling block of parenting competitiveness. Then they share some listener ANSWERS to earlier questions about recipes, photos, artwork and family updates. Liz's demerit this week is about her less than perfect skin care routine. Gretchen's gold star involves a wonderfully empathetic listener, and some tips about how we can all become better listeners ourselves.

Do you have a question or story for Gretchen and Liz? Leave a voicemail at 774-277-9336 You can also reach them on Twitter at @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft, on Facebook at facebook.com/GretchenRubin, by email at Podcast@gretchenrubin.com, or leave a comment on Gretchen’s blog, gretchenrubin.com.

This episode was sponsored by Stamps.com. For a free trial and $110 bonus offer, go to Stamps.com, click the microphone on the top of the home page, and enter promo code HAPPIER.

This episode was also sponsored by Smith and Noble. Go to smithandnoble.com/happier and enter promo code HAPPIER for 25% off your first purchase.

And check out Gretchen's books Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, and others.

Feb 17, 2016

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft ask themselves, "What happens if I ignore this?" and notice that a lot of potential anxieties never bubble up just by asking this simple phrase. Then they are joined by author and co-creator of the Whole 30 diet program, Melissa Hartwig, to discuss some strategies for jumpstarting your eating habits. And of course Gretchen's demerit, which involves a duvet cover, and Liz's gold star about reality TV.

Do you have a question or story for Gretchen and Liz? Leave a voicemail at 774-277-9336 You can also reach them on Twitter at @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft, on Facebook at facebook.com/GretchenRubin, by email at Podcast@gretchenrubin.com, or leave a comment on Gretchen’s blog, gretchenrubin.com.

This episode was sponsored by Stamps.com. For a free trial and $110 bonus offer, go to Stamps.com, click the microphone on the top of the home page, and enter promo code HAPPIER.

This episode was also sponsored by Smith and Noble. Go to smithandnoble.com/happier and enter promo code HAPPIER for 25% off your first purchase.

And check out Gretchen's books Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, and others.

Feb 10, 2016

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft have been there -- that awkward situation when you can't remember the name of someone who you've definitely met before. Don't worry, they have a whole bunch of tips for gracefully maneuvering out of those sticky spots. They also discuss the Better Than Before habit strategy of safeguarding your good habits, a listener question about the stress of ignoring phone calls from loved ones, plus Liz's demerit and Gretchen's gold star.

Do you have a question or story for Gretchen and Liz? Leave a voicemail at 774-277-9336 You can also reach them on Twitter at @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft, on Facebook at facebook.com/GretchenRubin, by email at Podcast@gretchenrubin.com, or leave a comment on Gretchen’s blog, gretchenrubin.com.

This episode was sponsored by The Great Courses Plus. To stream The Fundamentals of Photography from The Great Courses Plus for free go to thegreatcoursesplus.com/HAPPIER.

This episode was also sponsored by Stamps.com. For a free trial and $110 bonus offer, go to Stamps.com, click the microphone on the top of the home page, and enter promo code HAPPIER.

And check out Gretchen's books Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, and others.

Feb 3, 2016

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft have a counterintuitive method for making friends: asking for a favor. They also discuss the Know Yourself Better dichotomy of Cooperation v. Competition. Plus, a listener question about saving great articles and recipes efficiently, Gretchen's demerit and Liz's gold star.

Do you have a question or story for Gretchen and Liz? Leave a voicemail at 774-277-9336 You can also reach them on Twitter at @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft, on Facebook at facebook.com/GretchenRubin, by email at Podcast@gretchenrubin.com, or leave a comment on Gretchen’s blog, gretchenrubin.com.

This episode was sponsored by The Great Courses Plus. To stream The Fundamentals of Photography from The Great Courses Plus for free go to thegreatcoursesplus.com/HAPPIER.

This episode was also sponsored by Smith and Noble. Contact Smith and Noble today to get my special, limited time offer: 20% off on your window treatments – plus, a Free In-Home Consultation! Go to smithandnoble.com/HAPPIER.

And check out Gretchen's books Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, and others.

Jan 27, 2016

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft are doing their Very Special Episode a week early, in front of a sold out theater in The Mission, San Francisco. They share Try This At Home tips for traveling without tears. They're joined by two special guests, Nir Eyal and Jake Knapp. They discuss the Happiness Stumbling Block of public speaking. Plus, two audience members are treated to New Year's Resolution Boosters. And finally Liz's demerit and Gretchen's gold star.

Do you have a question or story for Gretchen and Liz? Leave a voicemail at 774-277-9336 You can also reach them on Twitter at @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft, on Facebook at facebook.com/GretchenRubin, by email at Podcast@gretchenrubin.com, or leave a comment on Gretchen’s blog, gretchenrubin.com.

This episode was sponsored by Stamps.com. Buy and print official US postage from home. For a 4-week trial plus $110 Bonus Offer, go to Stamps.com and enter promo code HAPPIER.

This episode was also sponsored by Boll and Branch. They're reinventing sheets and bedding with the sole purpose of making your nights more comfortable than ever. Try them risk free for 30 nights and get 20% off your entire order at bollandbranch.com with promo code HAPPIER.

And our special live show sponsor was Audible.com. For a free audio book and 30 day free trial, go to audible.com/happier.

And check out Gretchen's books Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, and others.

Jan 20, 2016

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft have a fun idea for rotating pictures throughout your home. Then they are joined by Panoply colleagues Laura Mayer and Sarah Bentley to discuss the Sunday Blues and what you can do about. Plus, a listener question about "toxic" friendships, Gretchen's demerit and Liz's gold star.

Happier will be LIVE in San Francisco tomorrow, January 21st. Ticket are sold out and we can't wait to see you there!

Do you have a question or story for Gretchen and Liz? Leave a voicemail at 774-277-9336 You can also reach them on Twitter at @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft, on Facebook at facebook.com/GretchenRubin, by email at Podcast@gretchenrubin.com, or leave a comment on Gretchen’s blog, gretchenrubin.com.

This episode was sponsored by Stamps.com. Print official US postage from home. For a 4-week trial plus $110 Bonus Offer, go to Stamps.com and enter promo code HAPPIER.

This episode was also sponsored by The Great Courses Plus. To stream The Everyday Gourmet from The Great Courses Plus for free go to thegreatcoursesplus.com/HAPPIER.

And check out Gretchen's books Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, and others.

Jan 13, 2016

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft share an important tip for parties and get togethers: plan your exit . They also discuss the Better Than Before habit strategy that trumps all strategies: convenience. Plus, Mary Harris, host of the WNYC podcast Only Human drops by to talk about their Stick To It science experiment that you can particpate in at OnlyHuman.org/sticktoit. Finally, Liz's demerit and Gretchen's gold star.

Happier will be LIVE in San Francisco on 1/21/16! Ticket are sold out and we can't wait to see you there!

Do you have a question or story for Gretchen and Liz? Leave a voicemail at 774-277-9336 You can also reach them on Twitter at @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft, on Facebook at facebook.com/GretchenRubin, by email at Podcast@gretchenrubin.com, or leave a comment on Gretchen’s blog, gretchenrubin.com.

This episode was sponsored by The Great Courses Plus. To stream The Everyday Gourmet from The Great Courses Plus for free go to thegreatcoursesplus.com/HAPPIER.

This episode was also sponsored by Stamps.com. Print official US postage from home. For a 4-week trial plus $110 Bonus Offer, go to Stamps.com and enter promo code HAPPIER.

And check out Gretchen's books Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, and others.

Jan 6, 2016

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft don't want you to organize all your stuff. They encourage you to get rid of the stuff you don't need. Donate it! Gift it! Recycle it. But don't keep it. Even the sentimental stuff. They also answer a listener question about rewards and treats, plus Gretchen's demerit and Liz's gold star.

Happier will be LIVE in San Francisco on 1/21/16! Get your tickets and a free copy of Better Than Before before they sell out at Slate.com/Happier.

Do you have a question or story for Gretchen and Liz? Leave a voicemail at 774-277-9336 You can also reach them on Twitter at @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft, on Facebook at facebook.com/GretchenRubin, by email at Podcast@gretchenrubin.com, or leave a comment on Gretchen’s blog, gretchenrubin.com.

This episode was sponsored by Framebridge, the easy way to custom frame your art and photos. Go to Framebridge.com and use code HAPPIER at checkout for 20% off your first Framebridge order.

This episode was also sponsored by Stamps.com. Print official US postage from home. For a 4-week trial plus $110 Bonus Offer, go to Stamps.com and enter promo code HAPPIER.

Dec 30, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft are back in Kansas City for the holidays. They stop by Winstead's, one of their favorite spots in town, to talk about special places, then head home to discuss New Years Resolutions. They also are joined by a childhood friend, and Gretchen's daughters, for updates and Gold Stars.

Happier will be LIVE in San Francisco on 1/21/16! Get your tickets and a free copy of Better Than Before before they sell out at Slate.com/Happier.

Do you have a question or story for Gretchen and Liz? Leave a voicemail at 774-277-9336 You can also reach them on Twitter at @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft, on Facebook at facebook.com/GretchenRubin, by email at Podcast@gretchenrubin.com, or leave a comment on Gretchen’s blog, gretchenrubin.com.

This episode was sponsored by Framebridge, the easy way to custom frame your art and photos. Go to Framebridge.com and use code HAPPIER at checkout for 20% off your first Framebridge order.

This episode was also sponsored by Stamps.com. Print official US postage from home. For a 4-week trial plus $110 Bonus Offer, go to Stamps.com and enter promo code HAPPIER.

Dec 23, 2015

Actress, author, director, and producer Drew Barrymore joins Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft to talk about being a mom, finding her priorities, and her own Try This At Home tip. They also share discuss end of year rituals, plus Liz's demerit and Gretchen's's gold star.

Happier will be LIVE in San Francisco on 1/21/16! Get your tickets and a free copy of Better Than Before before they sell out at Slate.com/Happier.

Do you have a question or story for Gretchen and Liz? Leave a voicemail at 774-277-9336 You can also reach them on Twitter at @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft, on Facebook at facebook.com/GretchenRubin, by email at Podcast@gretchenrubin.com, or leave a comment on Gretchen’s blog, gretchenrubin.com.

This episode was sponsored by Little Passports. Give your kids the gift of adventure this holiday with a subscription to Little Passports. HAPPIER listeners can save 40% on their first month today by using promo code HAPPY at checkout or by going to LittlePassports.com/HAPPIER.

This episode was also sponsored by Stamps.com. Print official US postage from home. For a 4-week trial plus $110 Bonus Offer, go to Stamps.com and enter promo code HAPPIER.

Dec 16, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft take your questions and comments from the Month of Tendencies. We also hear some of the amazing tendency mottos you submitted. Plus, Gretchen's demerit and Liz's gold star.

Happier will be LIVE in San Francisco on 1/21/16! Get your tickets and a free copy of Better Than Before before they sell out at Slate.com/Happier.

Do you have a question or story for Gretchen and Liz? Leave a voicemail at 774-277-9336 You can also reach them on Twitter at @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft, on Facebook at facebook.com/GretchenRubin, by email at Podcast@gretchenrubin.com, or leave a comment on Gretchen’s blog, gretchenrubin.com.

This episode was also sponsored by The Great Courses. Get up to 80% off their bestselling series by going to thegreatcourses.com/HAPPIER.

This episode was also sponsored by Smith and Noble. Go to smithandnoble.com/HAPPIER for 20% off your window treatments.

Music by BBATV "Isn't The Rain Nice Today" http://freemusicarchive.org/music/bbatv/PEACE_is_king_here/bbatv_-_PEACE_is_king_here_-_08__isnt_the_rain_nice_today-

Dec 9, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft discuss the counter-intuitive happiness tip of acting how you want to feel. William James once wrote, "Actions seems to follow feeling, but really actions and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not." Plus, they dive deeper in to the abstainer/moderator distinction, a listener question about when to quit and when to push through an important challenge, and Liz's demerit and Gretchen's gold star.

We are recording Happier with Gretchen and Liz LIVE in San Francisco on January 21st, 2016! Get your tickets before they sell out at Slate.com/Happier. Tickets include a free copy of Better Than Before, which Gretchen will be signing after the show. Slate.com/happier

Do you have a question or story for Gretchen and Liz? Leave a voicemail at 774-277-9336 You can also reach them on Twitter at @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft, on Facebook at facebook.com/GretchenRubin, by email at Podcast@gretchenrubin.com, or leave a comment on Gretchen’s blog, gretchenrubin.com.

This episode was also sponsored by The Great Courses. Get up to 80% off their bestselling series by going to thegreatcourses.com/HAPPIER.

This episode was also sponsored by Smith and Noble. Go to smithandnoble.com/HAPPIER for 20% off your window treatments.

Dec 2, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft share a super simple tip to prevent clutter. Plus, some INCONVENIENT ways to put an end to impulse shopping, a listener question about how much you can contribute to your own happiness, and Gretchen's demerit and Liz's gold star.

Do you have a question or story for Gretchen and Liz? Leave a voicemail at 774-277-9336 You can also reach them on Twitter at @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft, on Facebook at facebook.com/GretchenRubin, by email at Podcast@gretchenrubin.com, or leave a comment on Gretchen’s blog, gretchenrubin.com.

This episode was sponsored by Smith and Noble. Happier is brought to you today by Smith + Noble. Go to smithandnoble.com/HAPPIER for 20% off your window treatments.

This episode was also sponsored by Framebridge. Visit frambridge.com and use code HAPPIER at checkout for 20% off your first Framebridge order.

Nov 25, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft asked and you, the listeners, delivered. This episode is a feast of Try This At Home tips all about the holidays, and a list of holiday essential activities, all submitted by the wonderful Happier listeners. Plus, Liz's demerit, and Gretchen's gold star.

Do you have a question or story for Gretchen and Liz? Leave a voicemail at 774-277-9336 You can also reach them on Twitter at @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft, on Facebook at facebook.com/GretchenRubin, by email at Podcast@gretchenrubin.com, or leave a comment on Gretchen’s blog, gretchenrubin.com.

This episode was sponsored by Framebridge. Visit frambridge.com and use code HAPPIER at checkout for 20% off your first Framebridge order.

This episode was also sponsored by Little Passports. Happier listeners can save 40% on their first month with promo code HAPPY. Learn more at littlepassports.com/happier

Nov 18, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft discuss a common struggle that most of us will deal with at some point in our lives: getting fired. Although you may wish it upon no one, losing your job can have some surprising benefits. Then a Know Yourself Better about alone time versus time with friends, and a listener questions about dealing with criticism, plus Gretchen's demerit and Liz's gold star.

Do you have a question or story for Gretchen and Liz? Leave a voicemail at 774-277-9336 You can also reach them on Twitter at @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft, on Facebook at facebook.com/GretchenRubin, by email at Podcast@gretchenrubin.com, or leave a comment on Gretchen’s blog, gretchenrubin.com.

This episode was sponsored by The Great Courses. Get up to 80% off the original price on a selection of 8 of their bestselling series– including:Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Go to thegreatcourses.com/happier.

This episode was also sponsored by Smith and Noble. Go to smithandnoble.com/happier for 20% off your window treatments, and a free in home consultation.

Nov 11, 2015

It's week 4 of the Month of Tendencies and Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft are talking about Rebels. What are their strengths? What are their weaknesses? What are some tips for Rebels, and for those who live with them? They answer some listener questions, plus Liz's demerit and Gretchen's gold star.

Do you have a question or story for Gretchen and Liz? Leave a voicemail at 774-277-9336 You can also reach them on Twitter at @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft, on Facebook at facebook.com/GretchenRubin, by email at Podcast@gretchenrubin.com, or leave a comment on Gretchen’s blog, gretchenrubin.com.


This episode was sponsored by The Great Courses. Get up to 80% off the original price on a selection of 8 of their bestselling series– including:Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Go to thegreatcourses.com/happier.

This episode was also sponsored by Smith and Noble. Go to smithandnoble.com/happier for 20% off your window treatments, and a free in home consultation.

Nov 4, 2015

It's week 3 of the Month of Tendencies and Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft are focussing on the most popular of all the tendencies: Obligers. What are their strengths? What are their weaknesses? What are some tips for Obligers, and for those who live with them? They answer some listener questions, plus Gretchen's demerit-no-more! and Liz's gold star.

Do you have a question or story for Gretchen and Liz? Leave a voicemail at 774-277-9336 You can also reach them on Twitter at @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft, on Facebook at facebook.com/GretchenRubin, by email at Podcast@gretchenrubin.com, or leave a comment on Gretchen’s blog, gretchenrubin.com.

This episode was sponsored by Smith and Noble. Go to smithandnoble.com/happier for 20% off your window treatments, and a free in home consultation.

The episode was also sponsored by Blue Apron. For your first 2 meals free, go to blueapron.com/happier. Blue Apron, a better way to cook.

Oct 28, 2015

It's week 2 of the Month of Tendencies and Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft are joined by their book agent Christy Fletcher to focus on Questioners. What are their strengths? What are their weaknesses? What are some tips for Questioners, and for those who live with them? They answer some listener questions, plus Liz's demerit and Gretchen's gold star.

Want an alert when Gretchen's new book on the four tendencies comes out? Text the word "Tendencies" to 66866, then enter your email when prompted.

Do you have a question or story for Gretchen and Liz? Leave a voicemail at 774-277-9336 You can also reach them on Twitter at @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft, on Facebook at facebook.com/GretchenRubin, by email at Podcast@gretchenrubin.com, or leave a comment on Gretchen’s blog, gretchenrubin.com.

This episode was sponsored by The Great Courses. Go to thegreatcourses.com/happier for up to 80% off some of their most popular courses.

The episode was also sponsored by Smith and Noble. Go to smithandnoble.com/happier for 20% off your window treatments, and a free in home consultation.

Oct 21, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft are launching their Month of Tendencies by talking about Upholders. What are their strengths? What are their weaknesses? What are some tips for upholders, and for those who live with them? They answer some listener questions, plus Liz's demerit and Gretchen's gold star.

Want an alert when Gretchen's new book on the four tendencies comes out? Text the word "Tendencies" to 66866, then enter your email when prompted.

Do you have a question or story for Gretchen and Liz? Leave a voicemail at 774-277-9336 You can also reach them on Twitter at @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft, on Facebook at facebook.com/GretchenRubin, by email at Podcast@gretchenrubin.com, or leave a comment on Gretchen’s blog, gretchenrubin.com.


This episode was sponsored by The Great Courses. Go to thegreatcourses.com/happier for up to 80% off some of their most popular courses.

The episode was also sponsored by Smith and Noble. Go to smithandnoble.com/happier for 20% off your window treatments, and a free in home consultation.

Oct 14, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft encourage you to have a difficult conversation, whether it's about health, money, or your family will. Then they talk to Professor of Physics at Harvard University Lisa Randall. She shares some of the habits that fit her rebellious tendency, which helped her write her new book Dark Matter and The Dinosaurs, out soon. Plus, Gretchen's Demerit and Liz's Gold Star.

Want to join Gretchen's free monthly newsletter? Text the word "Happier" to 66866, then enter your email when prompted. It's that easy.

Do you have a question or story for Gretchen and Liz? Leave a voicemail at 774-277-9336 You can also reach them on Twitter at @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft, on Facebook at facebook.com/GretchenRubin, by email at Podcast@gretchenrubin.com, or leave a comment on Gretchen’s blog, gretchenrubin.com.

The episode was sponsored by Smith and Noble. Go to smithandnoble.com/happier for 20% off your window treatments, and a free in home consultation.

Oct 7, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft have tip for when you're stuck at something you want to improve: send yourself to boot camp. It's not going to change your habits, but it can definitely jump start you. They also share the most fascinating habit formation strategy--one you can't plan: the lightning bolt. Plus, a listen question about small leftover tasks after moving, and Liz and Gretchen's shared demerit and Gretchen's gold star.

Want to join Gretchen's free monthly newsletter? Text the word "Happier" to 66866, then enter your email when prompted. It's that easy.

Do you have a question or story for Gretchen and Liz? Leave a voicemail at 774-277-9336 You can also reach them on Twitter at @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft, on Facebook at facebook.com/GretchenRubin, by email at Podcast@gretchenrubin.com, or leave a comment on Gretchen’s blog, gretchenrubin.com.

This episode was sponsored by The Great Courses. Go to thegreatcourses.com/happier for up to 80% off some of their most popular courses.

The episode was also sponsored by Smith and Noble. Go to smithandnoble.com/happier for 20% off your window treatments, and a free in home consultation.

Sep 30, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft have already lowered the bar. Now they want to raise it back up. They also share a happiness stumbling block that is both obvious, but misunderstood: teasing. Plus, some of your responses to Eliza's request for advice, and Gretchen's demerit and Liz's gold star.

Want to join Gretchen's free monthly newsletter? Text the word "Happier" to 66866, then enter your email when prompted. It's that easy.

Do you have a question or story for Gretchen and Liz? Leave a voicemail at 774-277-9336 You can also reach them on Twitter at @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft, on Facebook at facebook.com/GretchenRubin, by email at Podcast@gretchenrubin.com, or leave a comment on Gretchen’s blog, gretchenrubin.com.

This episode was sponsored by The Great Courses. Go to thegreatcourses.com/happier for up to 80% off some of their most popular courses.

The episode was sponsored by Smith and Noble. Go to smithandnoble.com/happier for 20% off your window treatments, and a free in home consultation.

Sep 23, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft each have their own way of making time every day to be grateful for what they have. They also share their personal symbols, and the meanings behind them. Plus, a listener question about the sense of sadness that often follows big happy life milestones, and Liz's demerit and Gretchen's gold star.

Want to join Gretchen's free monthly newsletter? Text the word "Happier" to 66866, then enter your email when prompted. It's that easy.

Do you have a question or story for Gretchen and Liz? Leave a voicemail at 774-277-9336 You can also reach them on Twitter at @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft, on Facebook at facebook.com/GretchenRubin, by email at Podcast@gretchenrubin.com, or leave a comment on Gretchen’s blog, gretchenrubin.com.

The episode was sponsored by Smith and Noble. Go to smithandnoble.com/happier for 20% off your window treatments, and a free in home consultation.

This episode was also sponsored by Blue Apron. Get your first two meals on us at blueapron.com/happier.

Sep 16, 2015

It's another Very Special Episode! And for number 30, Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft interview a very special guest, Eliza Rubin. Yep, Gretchen's 16 year old daughter (and Elizabeth's niece) is on the podcast to talk about being a teen in 2015. Her Try This at Home is to give yourself a mission when you have free time. They also discuss Snapchat politics, and Eliza's anxiety about Junior year and applying to college. Plus, Eliza shares her Demerit and Gold Star. 

Want to join Gretchen's free monthly newsletter? Text the word "Happier" to 66866, then enter your email when prompted. It's that easy.

Do you have a question or story for Gretchen and Liz?  Leave a voicemail at 774-277-9336 You can also reach them on Twitter at @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft, on Facebook at facebook.com/GretchenRubin, by email at Podcast@gretchenrubin.com, or leave a comment on Gretchen’s blog, gretchenrubin.com. 

This episode was sponsored by Smith and Noble. Go to smithandnoble.com/happier for 20% off your window treatments, and a free in home consultation.

The episode was also sponsored by Casper. Get $50 toward any mattress purchase by visiting www.casper.com/Happier and using the promo code HAPPIER. 

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