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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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Sep 9, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft suggest that sometimes--just sometimes--you should lower the bar. Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. They also discuss the strategy of taking advantage of a clean slate to make or break a habit, a listener question about staying positive when you have young kids, 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. 

This episode was sponsored by The Great Course. Go to thegreatcourses.com/happier for 80% off one of eight of their best selling 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 2, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft warn against interviewing your friends and loved ones for pain, no matter how tempting it may be. They also discuss the perils of shared work, a listener question about ice cream, 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. 

This episode was sponsored by The Great Course. Go to thegreatcourses.com/happier for 80% off one of eight of their best selling courses.

The episode was also sponsored by Warby Parker, a new concept in eye wear. Choose 5 free home-try-on frames at warbyparker.com/happier.  

 

Aug 26, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft use a deceptively simple motto to help decide complex life challenges. It's the motto Gretchen used to decided whether to not to get a dog. Find out what she decided! They also discuss the Know Yourself Better question, "What's your tell?" and a listener question about answers to "How are you?." Plus, Gretchen's demerit and Liz's gold star.

Check out the dog responses you sent us: http://happierpodcastdogs.tumblr.com/ 

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 a free in home consultation and 20% off your window treatments.

The episode was also sponsored by Blue Apron, the better way to cook. Get your first two meals on us at blueapron.com/happier. 

Aug 19, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft start the school year with a one word theme for themselves. They also discuss the Better Than Before habit strategy of starting a new habit TODAY. Plus a listener question about procrastinating, Liz's demerit and Gretchen's gold star.

Check out the dog responses: happierpodcastdogs.tumblr.com/  

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 Stamps.com. Go to www.stamps.com and enter offer code HAPPIER for a $110 bonus offer, which includes $55 in FREE postage. 

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

Aug 12, 2015

Author A.J. Jacobs joins Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft to share five, count em, five Try This At Home tips from his immersive writing projects. 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. 

This episode was sponsored by Stamps.com. Go to www.stamps.com and enter offer code HAPPIER for a $110 bonus offer, which includes $55 in FREE postage. 

This episode was also sponsored by The Great Courses. Go to www.thegreatcourses.com/happier for up to 80% off 8 of their bestselling courses including Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide. 

Aug 5, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft never forget how easy it is to forget, and encourage you to photograph every day life. Gretchen also shares an assay about the paradox of love that pushes you to be your best. Plus a listener question about happiness in a new home, and Gretchen's demerit appeal: should she get a dog?

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 Stamp.com. Go to www.stamps.com and enter offer code HAPPIER for a $110 bonus offer, which includes $55 in FREE postage. 

This episode was also sponsored by The Great Courses. Go to www.thegreatcourses.com/happier for up to 80% off 8 of their bestselling courses including Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide. 

Jul 29, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft each pick TV shows (and podcasts) to help bond with coworkers and family. They also discuss savoring verse spree-ing with producer Henry Molofsky, a listener question about sticking to habits while traveling, plus 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.

This episode was sponsored by Blue Apron. Discover a better way to cook.  Visit BlueApron.com/Happier to get your first two meals free.

We are also sponsored by Audible. Get a free audiobook and 30-day trial today by signing up at www.audible.com/happier.

Jul 22, 2015

Singer, songwriter, and author Rosanne Cash joins Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft to explore habits of creativity. They also discuss the Try This At Home tip of "saving that string," plus Gretchen's Demerit, and Liz's Gold Star. 

Here's the link to our survey: Panoply.fm/survey  Please take a minute to fill it out. 

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. Go to www.stamps.com and enter offer code HAPPIER for a $110 bonus offer, which includes $55 in FREE postage. 

This episode was also sponsored by Casper. For $50 toward any mattress purchase, visit www.casper.com/HAPPIER and using the promo code HAPPIER.

Jul 15, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft share the many valuable reasons for joining or starting a group. Then they discuss the strategy of scheduling. Plus, a listener question about enjoying the present moment, Gretchen's Demerit, and Liz's Gold Star. 

Here's the link to our survey: Panoply.fm/survey  Please take a minute to fill it out. 

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. Go to www.stamps.com and enter offer code HAPPIER for a $110 bonus offer, which includes $55 in FREE postage. 

This episode was also sponsored by The Great Courses. Go to www.thegreatcourses.com/happier for up to 80% off 8 of their bestselling courses, including The Art of Travel Photography. 

Jul 8, 2015

We made it to 20 episodes! To celebrate, Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft decided to focus on you, our listeners. You called in and told us about relationships you want to change, and Demerits and Gold Stars of your own. Topics include know-it-alls, healthy habits, scheduling friends and family, and much, much more. 

PLUS! This week is our Make A Friend Happier drive! We're asking you, our devoted listeners, to think of one friend or family member, and show them a segment or episode of Happier that you think they would enjoy. If they're new to podcast listening, show them how they can access the show for themselves! We thank you for your support (and think your friend will too)!

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 Stamp.com. Go to www.stamps.com and enter offer code HAPPIER for a $110 bonus offer, which includes $55 in FREE postage. 

This episode was also sponsored by The Great Courses. Go to www.thegreatcourses.com/happier for up to 80% off 8 of their bestselling courses including The Art of Travel Photography. 

 

Jul 1, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft sit down to talk meditation with Dan Harris, author of "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Really Works — a True Story." You may also know Dan has a correspondent for ABC News, anchor of Nightline, and co-anchor of Good Morning America. This week's Try This At Home is to enjoy the fun of failure. 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. Go to www.framebridge.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 today with promo code HAPPY. Learn more at www.littlepassports.com/happier.

Jun 24, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft talk about why worth spending more money on experiences than things. Then they the strategy of working on your "foundations." Plus, a listener questions about being a being a Questioner, 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 + Nobel. Go to www.smithandnoble/HAPPIER for 20% off on your window treatments. 

This episode was also Squarespace. Go to www.squarespace.com and use the promo code HAPPIER at checkout for 10% off. 

Jun 17, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft talk about why it's so important to have an exact place for everything. Then they discuss the danger of having a "precioussss!" Plus, a listener questions about being a night Owl, 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 Smith + Nobel. Go to www.smithandnoble/HAPPIER for 20% off on your window treatments. 

This episode was also Framebridge. Visit www.framebridge.com and use code HAPPIER at checkout for 20% of your first order.

Jun 10, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft have spiritual masters who they strive to imitate in rather telling ways. Who’s yours? Then they discuss the first step in changing any behavior: monitoring. Plus, a listener questions about staying positive through transitions, 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 + Nobel. Go to www.smithandnoble/HAPPIER for 20% off on your window treatments. 

 

This episode was also Framebridge. Visit www.framebridge.com and use code HAPPIER at checkout for 20% of your first order.

Jun 3, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft are trying to become tourists in their own city to fully appreciate their homes. They also have their very first podcast guest, author Tom Rath, whose latest book is called Eat, Move, Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes.  Plus, a listener questions about the snooze button, 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 Smith + Nobel. Go to www.smithandnoble/HAPPIER for 20% off on your window treatments. 

 

This episode was also Framebridge. Visit www.framebridge.com and use code HAPPIER at checkout for 20% of your first order.

May 27, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft tell each other about the different shrines they’ve each built in their homes, and how highly curated material possessions can add to happiness. They also examine the many distinctions in peoples’ personalities that are important for helping individuals build habits in unique ways, e.g.: are you a night owl or a morning Lark? Plus, a listener questions about making habits stick, Gretchen’s Demerit, and Liz’s Gold Star. 

Do you have a question 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 80% off select courses. 

 

This episode was also sponsored by Squarespace. Go to squarespace.com and use the offer code HAPPIER at checkout to receive 10% off. 

May 20, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft have a tip to help you read more: stop reading books you don’t enjoy! They also share a Know Yourself Better quiz for forming habits. Plus, a listener question about dating in your twenties! And of course, Liz’s Demerit and Gretchen’s Gold Star.

Do you have a question 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 80% off select courses. 

 

This episode was also sponsored by Framebridge. If you go to framebridge.com, use the promo code HAPPIER at checkout for 20% off your first Framebridge order. 

May 13, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft want you to indulge in a modest splurge (key word: modest). They also dig into Winnie the Pooh to see what the children’s book has to teach us about our moods. Plus a listener question about road rage, and Gretchen’s Demerit and Liz’ Gold Star.

Do you have a question 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 window treatments and a FREE in-home consultation. 

 

This episode was also sponsored by The Great Courses. Go to thegreatcourses.com/happier for 80% off select courses. 

May 6, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft suggest you make the positive argument when you’re too hard on yourself—or your friends. Are you an abundance lover or a simplicity lover? Plus a listener question about what to do when it’s hard to do those happy things, and Liz’s Demerit and Gretchen’s Gold Star.

Do you have a question 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 The Great Courses. Go to thegreatcourses.com/happier for 80% off select courses. 

 

And by Smith and Noble. Go to smithandnoble.com/happier for 20% off window treatments and a FREE in-home consultation. 

Apr 29, 2015

In this special episode, Gretchen Rubin goes to Los Angeles to clean out Elizabeth Craft’s closet. Along the way, Gretchen packs this podcast with organizational tips you can try at home, questions to help you know yourself better, and happiness stumbling blocks that may be hiding at the back of your own closet. 

Do you have a question 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 window treatments and a FREE in-home consultation. 

And by Travel Zoo. Head to www.travelzoo.com to sign up for a free membership or download the highly rated Travel Zoo app.

Music: Hustle by Kevin MacLeod

Apr 22, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft take a cue from Parks and Recreation. They also examine the “Fake Self-Actualization Loophole,” answer a listener question about healthy rewards, and share Gretchen’s Demerit and Liz’s Gold Star. 

Do you have a question 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 window treatments and a FREE in-home consultation. 

And by Travel Zoo. Head to www.travelzoo.com to sign up for a free membership or download the highly rated Travel Zoo app. 

Apr 15, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft share an easy habit for brightening your daily interactions with friends and family. They also ask their 10-year-old selves for advice on what makes them happy. Plus, a listener question about goals, as well as Liz’s Demerit and Gretchen’s Gold Star. 

Do you have a question 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 through a comment on Gretchen’s blog, gretchenrubin.com.

 

Apr 8, 2015

 

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft say it's ok--even beneficial--to treat yourself like a toddler. Don't be intimidated by their discussion of "oppositional conversational style"! Plus, a listener question about habits, and Gretchen's Demerit and Liz's Gold Star.

This week's episode of Happier is sponsored by Framebridge. If you go to framebridge.com, use the promo code HAPPIER at checkout for 20% off your first Framebridge order. 

 

 

Apr 1, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft share a tip you can think of as the One Minute Rule’s big sister – the power hour.  And teach you how to tap into your envy as a tool for personal gain. Plus, Liz’s Demerit and Gretchen’s Gold Star. 

This week's episode of Happier is sponsored by Framebridge. If you go to framebridge.com, use the promo code HAPPIER at checkout for 20% off your first Framebridge order. 

Mar 25, 2015

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft share a ubiquitous (and free!) source of pleasure, discuss how working can be a dangerous form of procrastination, and go over a few rituals to ensure a happy morning. Plus, Gretchen's Demerit and Liz's Gold Star.

This week's episode of Happier is sponsored by Framebridge. If you go to framebridge.com, use the promo code HAPPIER at checkout for 20% off your first Framebridge order. 

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