Happier Podcast

The Next Pick for the Happier Podcast Book Club: “The Dutch House: A Novel” by Ann Patchett. – Self Improvement Article

We’ve picked our next book for the Happier Podcast Book Club. Our next choice is a brilliant novel by Ann Patchett: The Dutch House. This novel has generated a tremendous amount of buzz and was an instant bestseller. It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, a New York Times Book Review Notable Book, named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Must-Read Books of 2019, and named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, The Washington Post, O: The…

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We’re Thrilled! “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” Was Nominated for a Webby Award. Gold Star If You Vote. – Happiness Article

Elizabeth and I are thrilled—we just found out that the Happier with Gretchen Rubin podcast has been nominated for a Webby Award, which are awards given for excellence on the internet, in many different categories. We’re in the “Podcasts: Health and Wellness” category. There are two kinds of awards: Webby Awards, given by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and Webby People’s Voice Award, voted on by the online public. Which is where you come in! If you’re inclined,…

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A Round-Up of Relationship Advice: Tried-and-True Tips for Sweethearts, Parents, Coworkers, and Friends – Self Improvement Article

For a Very Special Episode 260 of my podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, we asked listeners to share their best relationship advice. Listen to the episode to hear us discuss some of our favorite tips. If you have more advice to add, put it in the comments of this post. Different advice will resonate with different people. Most people gave advice about romantic relationships, but if you change the terms—”sweetheart” to “children” or “spouse” to “co-worker”—the similar principles apply to just…

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The Next Pick for the Happier Podcast Book Club: “Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me” by Adrienne Brodeur. – Personal Development Article

We’ve picked our next book for the Happier Podcast Book Club. Our next choice is Adrienne Brodeur’s gripping memoir, Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me. This book is generating a tremendous amount of buzz and was an instant bestseller. The New York Times Book Review described it: “Exquisite and harrowing. . . . gorgeously written and deeply insightful.” It has made numerous “best-of” lists, including those from The New York Times Book Review, TIME, People, Entertainment Weekly, and…

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10 Great Gift Ideas for a Podcast Lover—or Someone Who Should Be a Podcast Lover. – Personal Development Article

The holidays are approaching! And that means it’s time to think about gifts. I dislike hunting for gifts, but I love buying and giving a gift when I know I’ve discovered something that a person will genuinely be delighted to receive. There’s nothing more delicious than identifying the perfect present. In case you need some ideas, here are some podcast-related possibilities: 1. The Gift of a Podcast! Go to giftofpodcast.com to download the “gift certificate” and the cheat-sheet of instructions.…

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By Popular Demand—Merchandise! Drink from Your “Choose the Bigger Life” Mug, Wear your “Tendency” T-Shirt, or Give as a Gift. – Happiness Article

At last! We’ve got merchandise! We’ve got t-shirts, both short- and long-sleeved. We’ve got sweatshirts, with the “Onward and Upward” motto. We’ve got mugs. Elizabeth loves mugs so much, of course we had to offer mugs. We’ve got tote bags. I do love a canvas tote bag. Just in time, too! “Merchandise” was #4 on my “19 for 2019” list, and we’re not far from the end of the year now. So take a look here and see what strikes your…

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The Next Choice for the “Happier” Podcast Book Club: “I.M.” by Isaac Mizrahi. – Personal Development Article

We’ve picked our next book for the Happier Podcast Book Club! Another memoir: I.M by Isaac Mizrahi. A New York Times bestseller, this memoir is thought-provoking, hilarious, beautifully written, fascinating. It’s a great portrait of a time and a place. You get a picture of glamor and celebrities, and also of the tremendously hard work of attaining mastery. You can listen to this 3-minute episode of “A Little Happier,” where I talk about a few passages that particularly struck me: “Reading…

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