Happier with Gretchen Rubin

By Gretchen Rubin / The Onward Project

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Subscribers: 5462
Reviews: 28
Episodes: 1018

 Jan 1, 2024
I read Gretchen's The Happiness Projects years ago, and I saw her speak at a book store in the city, so I have been a fan for a while. I started listening to the podcast during the pandemic. I find something valuable in every episode and I am always entertained!!

 Nov 29, 2023

 Oct 8, 2023
I liked this pod enough to pick up the book at the library. Unfortunately, the book ruined it for me - she comes off as a completely unrelatable millionaire. I now have a different lens while listening to this and don't enjoy it as much.

Victoria, UK
 Sep 19, 2023
I've listened since Episode 1, and I look forward to every episode! I feel like Gretchen and Elizabeth are my friends, after all these years. So many tips, hacks, thoughtful conversations and laughs along the way.

 Jan 14, 2023
I have been listening to every episode for years now. Great happiness booster, great hacks, just fun every week!


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. Part of the Audacy Network.

Episode Date
Identify Your Style, an Easy Hack For Clutter, and a Talk with Gary Vee
Jul 17, 2024
Little Happier: Please Applaud Today’s Sunset
Jul 15, 2024
More Happier: Kevin Hart on Monsters and how to Tame them. Plus:How to save someone's life. (Revisited)
Jul 13, 2024
Very Special Episode: Dozens of Hacks for Getting Regular Exercise
Jul 10, 2024
Little Happier: A Pamphlet for D-Day Soldiers Gave Me the “America Feeling”
Jul 08, 2024
More Happier: Adventure! Japan, Prep for England, and Travels with a Young-Adult Child
Jul 06, 2024
Ask Us Anything! About Families, Happiness, Habits, Four Tendencies, & More
Jul 03, 2024
Little Happier: If You Need a Hack for Finding the Right Thing to Say: 16 Suggestions
Jul 01, 2024
More Happier: The Four Tendencies and Parenting with Dr. Becky
Jun 29, 2024
Halfway Day Reminds Us to Review Our “24 for 24” Lists
Jun 26, 2024
Little Happier: A Problem of Advanced Technology Gets a Funny, Old-Fashioned Solution
Jun 24, 2024
More Happier: Happiness of Hiking, a Big Announcement & Can You Make Yourself Interested?
Jun 22, 2024
Book Club: We Talk to Writer Anne Lamott About Love, Family, and Forgiveness
Jun 19, 2024
Little Happier: A Lesson Learned by Beyoncé and Solange Can Be Learned by Us, Too.
Jun 17, 2024
Design Your Summer, Comfort vs. Adventure, & Friendship Burnout
Jun 12, 2024
Little Happier: A Friend Is Startled by Her Realization About Skiing
Jun 10, 2024
More Happier: A Major Milestone, Getting Ideas for What to Watch or Read, & Survivor
Jun 08, 2024
Easy, Helpful Hacks for Summer, Surprising Whimsy, & Kelly Ripa Talks Off Camera
Jun 05, 2024
Little Happier: Bob Dylan Isn’t a Singer the Way the Others Are Singers
Jun 03, 2024
More Happier: My Practical Advice for Graduates
Jun 01, 2024
Document Then Destroy Bad Feelings, Ways to Train for Tough Transitions, Plus Hacks
May 29, 2024
Little Happier: A Very Happy Moment Featuring Harry Belafonte
May 27, 2024
More Happier: A Three-Word Method of Style, Fictional Universes & The Joy of a New Identity
May 25, 2024
Hacks for Summer, Coping with Inconsiderate Co-Workers & Improving a Family Party
May 22, 2024
Little Happier: The Right Thing to Say When Someone Makes a Bad Mistake.
May 20, 2024
More Happier: Drew Barrymore Shares a Way to Connect, Plus Some Quick, Cheap Fun (Revisited)
May 18, 2024
How to Handle a Hard Transition, a Toys Hack, and Discussion of Our Most Popular Ideas
May 15, 2024
Little Happier: Wise and Hilarious Greatest Hits from Warren Buffett
May 13, 2024
More Happier: Sweep the Deck! A “Clear the Decks” Episode of Quick Tasks for Summer Prep
May 11, 2024
Avoid Avoidance, “Planned Maintenance,” a Cooking Hack, and Books on How Things Work
May 08, 2024
Little Happier: Are You “Practicing the Piano” or “Playing the Piano?”
May 06, 2024
Why Ketchup Is Magic, and More on Delights of Taste from "Life in Five Senses"
May 04, 2024
Ep. 480: Hacks, Hacks, and More Hacks from the Proverbs of the Professions
May 01, 2024
Little Happier: Funny Reminders to Beware of Unintended Consequences.
Apr 29, 2024
More Happier: The Power of Personal Style, a Great Proposal Story, and Less Email Spam
Apr 27, 2024
Ep. 479: A Creativity Hack, “Happy Mail,” and How to Avoid Both Lying and Telling the Truth
Apr 24, 2024
Little Happier: This Remark from 1773 Always Makes Me Laugh
Apr 22, 2024
Ep. 478: An Easy Way to Make Life More Interesting, Plus Hacks for Creativity and Commuting
Apr 17, 2024
Little Happier: One Easy Way to Make a Tough Decision
Apr 15, 2024
More Happier: Orangetheory, Excitement in Central Park, and Great Stationery
Apr 13, 2024
Ep. 477: Show Yourself, Embrace Fun Plans, Realize You’re a Mentor—Plus a Great Hack for Altoids Tins
Apr 10, 2024
Little Happier: Justice O’Connor, “America the Beautiful,” and My America Feeling
Apr 08, 2024
Ep. 476: If You Want Neither to Lie nor Tell the Truth, Plus a “Silky” Debate and a Yoga-Block Hack
Apr 03, 2024
Little Happier: All This Junk Is an Expression of Love
Apr 01, 2024
More Happier: Treadmill Days vs. Finish-Line Days, a Dance-Party Challenge, and Plans for April Fool’s Day
Mar 30, 2024
Ep. 475: Listeners’ “No-Spend February” Ideas, Boost Happiness by Sending Cards, and a Quick Way to Connect
Mar 27, 2024
Little Happier: What Seems Important Isn’t Always What’s Actually Important
Mar 25, 2024
Ep. 474: Watch Your Vent/Non-Vent Ratio, Why Rebels Dislike SMART Goals, and Top Habits for Happiness
Mar 20, 2024
Little Happier: Dangers Don’t Always Feel Dangerous
Mar 18, 2024
More Happier: Quality Screen Time: Getting Free from Debt and Calmly Leading a Crowd. Plus, More Outer Order.
Mar 16, 2024
Ep. 473: Schedule a “Loose-Ends Day,” Have an Adventurous Milestone Birthday, and Happier Parenting
Mar 13, 2024
Little Happier: A Teacher Found a Simple Way to Entertain and Occupy Her Kindergartners
Mar 11, 2024
Ep. 472: ”No-Spend February,” Have a Hard Conversation While Walking, and Use Your Non-Dominant Hand
Mar 06, 2024
Little Happier: Why Did This Couple Break Up as Soon as They Decided to Get Married?
Mar 04, 2024
More Happier: Happiness on the Subway, the Fun of Watching Old Movies, and More on Clearing Clutter
Mar 02, 2024
Ep. 471: Allow a Tradition to Evolve, Easy Ways to Block Annoying Lights, and a Funny Look at Work
Feb 28, 2024
Little Happier: Are You an Obliger Who Needs Accountability? Here’s a Surprising Solution.
Feb 26, 2024
Ep. 470: Ninth Anniversary! Best Try-This-At-Home Ideas, Happiness Hacks, and Highlights
Feb 21, 2024
Little Happier: What I Have in Common with a Bronze Age Parent
Feb 19, 2024
More Happier: The Fun of “Succession,” the Deep Understanding of a Teacher, and Lots of Barbra Streisand
Feb 17, 2024
Ep. 469: How Rebels Stick to Their Habits, Dig In with Determination Day, and How to Enjoy an Airport
Feb 14, 2024
Little Happier: A Friend Found the Right Thing to Say Before My Important Job Interview
Feb 12, 2024
Bonus: Gretchen Rubin and Kelly Corrigan Talk About Happiness, Relationships, and More
Feb 10, 2024
Ep. 468: Why It’s Important to Be Polite, What Form of Gold Star You Appreciate Most, and Aims vs. Goals
Feb 07, 2024
Little Happier: I Want Whatever He Wants
Feb 05, 2024
More Happier: Shoes or Bare Feet? Plus Determination Day and Some Reading (and Watching) Suggestions
Feb 03, 2024
Ep. 467: Treat Yourself Like a Professor, Subscribe to Newsletters, and Ideas for the “Write Way”
Jan 31, 2024
Little Happier: Why I’ve Decided to “Do It for Myself”—and Why That’s Not Selfish
Jan 29, 2024
Ep. 466: No-Spend February, Fun with the “24 for 24” List, and What About Packaging That’s Too Nice to Toss?
Jan 24, 2024
Little Happier: “More Highways, More Traffic,” ”No Fields, No Famine,” “No Love, No Loss” and Other Secrets of Adulthood
Jan 22, 2024
More Happier: Insights About the Habits that We Want Most; Revisiting a Happiness Project, and More Hollywood
Jan 20, 2024
Ep. 465: Tackle a Topic with Someone Who Resists, Try a New Book Club, and Use Technology Mindfully
Jan 17, 2024
Little Happier: Why It’s So Important to Identify the Problem—and Why It’s Easy to Skip This Essential Step
Jan 15, 2024
Ep. 464: Follow the One-Minute Rule, Stay Calm, and Identify the New Habit That Will Make You Happier
Jan 10, 2024
Little Happier: In Line to Order Soup, a Funny “Curb Your Enthusiasm” Moment Brought Strangers Together
Jan 08, 2024
More Happier: Taylor Swift & Travis Kelce, Revisiting a Happiness Project, and How to Keep Hiking
Jan 06, 2024
Ep. 463: Revealed! Our “24 for 24” Lists of 24 Big and Small Things We Want to Accomplish in 2024
Jan 03, 2024
Little Happier: My 13 Color “Koans”—Mysterious Statements that Can’t Be Understood Logically
Jan 01, 2024
Ep. 462: A Surprising Way to Be More Likeable, a Habit-Keeping Hack, and an Unusual In-Laws Problem
Dec 27, 2023
Little Happier: Don’t Wait for the Right Time. It May Never Feel Like the Right Time.
Dec 25, 2023
More Happier: Observance for Justice O’Connor, 5-Senses Portrait of KC Christmas, and Joy in First Drafts
Dec 23, 2023
Ep. 461: Revealed: Our Annual Challenge for 2024! Plus We Review 2023’s Challenge of #GoOutside23in23
Dec 20, 2023
Little Happier: Should Money Be Used to Buy Fresh Flowers for a Museum?
Dec 18, 2023
Ep. 460: Very Special Episode! With Listeners, We Share Our Best Resolutions and Tips for Keeping Them
Dec 13, 2023
Little Happier: The Subway Kiosk Asks a Deep Question: Add Value or Add Time?
Dec 11, 2023
More Happier: Memories and Reflections on Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
Dec 09, 2023
Ep. 459: We Review Our “23 in 23 Lists” to See What We Accomplished—and What We Didn’t
Dec 06, 2023
Little Happier: A Story That Moved Me as a Child, and Moves Me Still as an Adult
Dec 04, 2023
Bonus: A Conversation from The Happiness Project: Revisited
Dec 02, 2023
Ep. 458: We Review Our One-Word Themes for 2023 and Reveal Our 2024 New One-Word Themes
Nov 29, 2023
Little Happier: The Only Thing Worse Than Getting Corrected Is Not Getting Corrected
Nov 27, 2023
More Happier: Deck the Halls! A “Clear the Decks” Episode of Quick Tasks to Get Us Ready for the Holidays
Nov 25, 2023
Ep. 457: Look for Pockets of Wasted Time, a Hack to Soothe Anxiety, and Are You a Baker or Cook?
Nov 22, 2023
Little Happier : Who Is the Sponsor, Who Is Being Sponsored? They Can Take Turns
Nov 20, 2023
Ep. 456: Consider Our Holiday Gift Guide and Learn Someone’s Gift- Getting Type (and Your Own)
Nov 15, 2023
Little Happier: A Mistake I’ve Made Before and Which I Made Again
Nov 13, 2023
More Happier: Lucky Calendar Dates, the “Wrong-Shoe Theory,” and How to Have a Christmas-Movie Month
Nov 11, 2023
Ep. 455: Elizabeth Talks About Her Experience with Diabetes
Nov 08, 2023
Little Happier: At Last, Someone Appreciates My Dimmers
Nov 06, 2023
Ep. 454: Find the Perfect Gift, Look Behind You, and Listeners’ Ideas for Coping with Someone’s Last Days
Nov 01, 2023
Little Happier: Have You Ever Been Annoyed by “The Dog in the Manger?”
Oct 30, 2023
More Happier: Pumpkin Spice Latte, Group Texts, and How a Hollywood Pitch Sells in the First Minute
Oct 28, 2023
Ep. 453: “Halloween Is the New Christmas,” the Ghost-Painting Challenge, and Fall Asleep to Podcasts
Oct 25, 2023
Little Happier: Three Passers-by Stop to Comfort a Stranger, and Instead Share a Moment of Joy
Oct 23, 2023
Ep. 452: Tackle Hard Social Situations, Do Questioners Ever Rebel, and Is Your Birthday Important?
Oct 18, 2023
Little Happier: Why Did Charles Darwin Write “I Think” on One of the Most Significant Notebook Pages?
Oct 16, 2023
More Happier: Great Accountability for Obligers, the Important vs. the Urgent, and How to Spark Creativity
Oct 14, 2023
Ep. 451: Visually Represent Your Challenge, Ideas for Improving Routines, and Elizabeth Reveals the Great Shoe Brand
Oct 11, 2023
Little Happier: The Helper Gets More Help Than the Helped
Oct 09, 2023
Ep. 450: Very Special Episode: Hacks for Performance (Stage Fright, Preparation, Mistakes, and More)
Oct 04, 2023
Little Happier: A Mystery: How Possessions Change When Their Owner Dies
Oct 02, 2023
More Happier: Our Favorite Easy Way to Make Ourselves Happier, Healthier, Smarter, and More Productive
Sep 30, 2023
Ep. 449: Make a Mindful Investment in Yourself, a Hack for Falling Asleep, and Fun with Pop-Tarts
Sep 27, 2023
Little Happier: What’s the Real Lesson from the Tortoise and the Hare? It’s Not What You Think
Sep 25, 2023
Ep. 448: Start Your 100 Day Countdown, Try the Library, and a Deep Dive into Issues for Rebels and School: ADHD & College
Sep 20, 2023
Little Happier: Do You Like the Idea of a “Happiness Project”—or Does It Remind You of Homework?
Sep 18, 2023
More Happier: A Case of Obliger-Rebellion, Advice About Waking Up a Child, and Do Spoilers Spoil Stories?
Sep 16, 2023
Ep. 447: Give a Meaningful Compliment, Protect Your Privacy, and What’s the Least-You Thing You Do?
Sep 13, 2023
Little Happier: Opportunity Cost and Abstainers: A New Term Can Help Us See the World in a New Way
Sep 11, 2023
Ep. 446: Re-Think Our Daily Routine, Recognize the Warning Signs of Obliger-Rebellion, and a Back-to-School Demerit
Sep 06, 2023
Little Happier: As an Upholder, I Needed an Obliger Friend to Tell Me the Right Thing to Do
Sep 04, 2023
More Happier: The Anniversary of a Favorite Book, a Lesson in Standing Up, and the Joy of Clearing Clutter
Sep 02, 2023
Ep. 445: Have a Happier Labor Day, Nominate Someone, and Manage the Line Between Work and Leisure
Aug 30, 2023
Little Happier: When Do We Say “I’m Finished” and When Do We Say “I Can Still Make It Better?”
Aug 28, 2023
Ep. 444: Benefit from Tools You Already Use, a Gift Idea, and Traditions for the Other “New Year”
Aug 23, 2023
Little Happier: A Story About a Man Who Couldn’t Resist Tempting Food—Until He Could
Aug 21, 2023
More Happier: A Surprising Benefit of Daily Visits to the Met, a Funny Sign from the Hollywood Picket Line, and a Same-Day Book
Aug 19, 2023
Ep. 443: Clear the Decks! We Try Something New to Get Ready for September, the Other New Year
Aug 16, 2023
Little Happier: Have You Ever Walked Along a Desire Path?
Aug 14, 2023
Ep. 442: Take Over a Disliked Task, Check Your Passport, and When Not to Do Something for the First Time
Aug 09, 2023
Little Happier: You’re a Jerk, and I’m a Responsible Parent
Aug 07, 2023
More Happier: How to Create Connections (Or, Butter People Up), Great TV, and Fun with the Five Senses
Aug 05, 2023
Ep. 441: Escape Your Taste, an Easy Way to Remember Hard Names, and New Metaphors for “Empty Nest”
Aug 02, 2023
Little Happier: I’m Going to Take This Thing Home, Because Otherwise Someone Else Might Steal It
Jul 31, 2023
Ep. 440: Very Special Episode: We Talk About Regret—Our Own Regrets and Listeners’ Regrets
Jul 26, 2023
Little Happier: Would You Pay $500,000 for a Steve Jobs Paradox?
Jul 24, 2023
More Happier: The Silver Lining of Summer Camp, a Happiness Bully for Writing, and Not Getting Choked Up
Jul 22, 2023
Ep. 439: Suggest the Default Option, Skip a Year of an Activity You Enjoy, and More Everyday Luxuries
Jul 19, 2023
Little Happier: Something Brilliant Came Out of My Mouth—Something I Didn’t Know I Knew
Jul 17, 2023
“Bonus: Commencement Address Given by Gretchen Rubin: Five Essential Paradoxes for a Happy Life”
Jul 15, 2023
Ep. 438: Act Like a Teenager, Pick Up Your Food in Person, and “Ask Us Anything” About Writing
Jul 12, 2023
Little Happier: Journalist Connie Chung Influenced a Generation—Without Realizing It
Jul 10, 2023
More Happier: More Strength and Stamina, a New Metaphor for “Empty Nest,” and an Easy Way to Keep a Journal
Jul 08, 2023
Ep. 437: To Make a Good Connection, Talk More; Learn the Lesson of the Enron Corpus; and a Collection of Positive Trends
Jul 05, 2023
Little Happier: The IKEA Effect, or How We Value Things According to What They Cost Us
Jul 03, 2023
Ep. 436: We Use Halfway Day to Report on How We’re Doing on Our Aims for 2023: the “Happier Trifecta”
Jun 28, 2023
Little Happier: It Might Be Boring to Read About the “Land of Happy,” But It’s Probably a Nice Place to Live
Jun 26, 2023
More Happier: Two Pleasures of Summer, Breaking in My Feet (Not My Shoes), and Benefits of Going “On Pause”
Jun 24, 2023
Ep. 435: Start a New Habit on Vacation, Cultivate Everyday Luxuries, and Memorize Street Names
Jun 21, 2023
Little Happier: Where Is Timbuktu?
Jun 19, 2023
Ep. 434: Ways to Understand a Child Better, a Hack for Showing Love, & Eleanor Gives High-School Advice
Jun 14, 2023
Little Happier: Why Would a Sailor Decide Never to Learn to Swim?
Jun 12, 2023
More Happier: The Happiness of Grabbing a Dishtowel, a Clutter-Clearing Triumph, and Getting Quality Screen Time
Jun 10, 2023
Ep. 433: A Surprising Way to Lift Your Mood, How to Decide Where to Move & Ideas for a Rebel Father
Jun 07, 2023
Little Happier: A Jammed Zipper Teaches an Important Happiness Lesson I learned a very useful lesson from a very ordinary situation.
Jun 05, 2023
Ep. 432: Happier Podcast Book Club: Surprise! We Talk About How “Life in Five Senses” Makes Us Happier
May 31, 2023
Little Happier: An Important Lesson from a Famous Illusionist and a Fake Gorilla
May 29, 2023
More Happier: A Great Icebreaker Question, a Startling Realization About Where We Live, and How to Know When Work Is an Escape
May 27, 2023
Ep. 431: Design Your Summer, an Easy Hack to Have More Fun with Food, and a Talk on the Joy of Dressing
May 24, 2023
Little Happier: Which of the Five Senses Do People Most Often Neglect? The Answer Is Surprising.
May 22, 2023
Ep. 430: Very Special Episode: Hacks, Hacks, and More Hacks for Making Entertaining Easier and More Fun
May 17, 2023
Little Happier: Two Staircases in the Metropolitan Museum Illustrate a Profound Truth
May 15, 2023
More Happier: Elizabeth Talks About Being on Strike as a TV Writer and Reveals Her New Philosophy of Life
May 13, 2023
Ep. 429: Try the Strategy of Unpairing, an Easy Travel/Exercise Hack, and When to Push Out of a Comfort Zone
May 10, 2023
Little Happier: “What Famous Person Was Born on My Birthday?” “You Were.”
May 08, 2023
Bonus! Hear an Excerpt from Gretchen Rubin’s New Book “Life in Five Senses.”
May 06, 2023
Ep. 428: Be a Source of Opportunity, Find Good Books to Read, and How to Cope with Difficult Family Dogs
May 03, 2023
Little Happier: Am I Looking for My Wallet Where the Light Is Good, or Where I Dropped It?
May 01, 2023
More Happier: Hiking and Clutter-Clearing in L.A., a Secret of Great TV, and Personal Upgrades.
Apr 29, 2023
Ep. 427: Do the Thing You’re Encouraging Someone Else to Do, a Networking Hack, and Finisher vs. Opener
Apr 26, 2023
Little Happier: Queen Elizabeth II and Her Corgis Show That We Can Interpret the Same Situation in Different Ways
Apr 24, 2023
Ep. 426: Tackle a Project by Considering the Five Senses, Enjoy More Luxury, and Hold Better Meetings
Apr 19, 2023
Little Happier: A Place from Childhood Haunts Stephen King’s Imagination
Apr 17, 2023
More Happier: How to Manage the Stress of Having a Book About to Hit the Shelves: Personal Mantras & Hacks
Apr 15, 2023
Ep: 425: Use Touch When Talk Is Tough, Close Your Eyes in a Dressing Room, and Answers for Questioners
Apr 12, 2023
Little Happier: How Teachers Changed the Lives of Steve Carrell and Adrienne Kennedy
Apr 10, 2023
Ep. 424: "Taste It by 25," Ways to Make Networking Easier, and Why 4/10 Is a Day to Consider Your Tendency
Apr 05, 2023
Little Happier: Why Did a Neighbor Object to a Brownstone’s Bright Yellow Door?
Apr 03, 2023
More Happier: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes Makes Us Happier, Good Tools Make Spring Cleaning Fun—Plus, Quiz
Apr 01, 2023
Ep. 423: Indulge in a Nostalgia Smell, Try One of These April Fool’s Day Pranks, and an Easy Way to Stop Snacking
Mar 29, 2023
Little Happier: The Same People Are Always Late, and the Same People Are Always on Time
Mar 27, 2023
Ep. 422: Create an Audio Apothecary, Questioners Don’t Like to Answer Questions—and a Terrific New Quiz!
Mar 22, 2023
Little Happier: Why I Call My Sister Elizabeth “My Sister the Sage”
Mar 20, 2023
More Happier: What It’s Like to Uncover a Family Secret, the Value of Refurbishing Your Office, and Maj-Jongg
Mar 18, 2023
Ep. 421: Ways to Look Around a Museum, Advice For Obligers Resisting Accountability, and a Health Hack
Mar 15, 2023
Little Happier: One Thing That Surprised Me in My Study of the Five Senses
Mar 13, 2023
Ep. 420: Very Special Episode: A Bonanza of Hacks for Using Our Five Senses for Happier Lives
Mar 08, 2023
Little Happier: Through the Eyes of Love, We Are Ageless and Untouched by Time.
Mar 06, 2023
More Happier: The Thrill of a Creative Spark, the Anticipation of Tickets to a Show, and We Enter the Debate on Thank-You Notes
Mar 04, 2023
Ep. 419: Easy Ways to Boost Focus, a New Kind of Birthday Celebration, and Building Unlikely Friendships
Mar 01, 2023
Little Happier: A Writer Gives Me an Easy Hack for Evoking Memories
Feb 27, 2023
Ep. 418: Eighth Anniversary: Our Favorite Try-This At Home Ideas, Happiness Hacks & Highlights
Feb 22, 2023
Little Happier: During the Covid Lockdown, a Mother Found the Right Thing to Say
Feb 20, 2023
More Happier - The Joy of Ferry Rides, the Fun of Thrillers, and the Bittersweet Feeling of Family Milestones
Feb 18, 2023
Ep. 417: Celebrate “Determination Day,” Start a No-Homework Book Club, and Go Outside--or Read About It
Feb 15, 2023
Little Happier: It Makes Me Happy to Watch This Football Player’s Touchdown Celebration
Feb 13, 2023
Ep. 416: Identify and Work Through Small Conflicts, Stay in Closer Touch, and How to Say the Right Thing
Feb 08, 2023
Little Happier: Patti Smith and the Haircut that Changed Her Life
Feb 06, 2023
More Happier: We Discuss How Parenthood Has Changed Us and the TV Show “Better Call Saul,” and We Both Learn Something New
Feb 04, 2023
Ep. 415: Aim to Show Up, Agree on a Code Phrase for “Change the Subject,” and Why No One’s Right or Wrong
Feb 01, 2023
Little Happier: The Old Story of Stone Soup Reminds Me that Magic Solutions Usually Don’t Exist
Jan 30, 2023
Ep. 414: Think About Your Past-Self. Plus a Valentine’s Hack, and Are You and Over- or Under-Estimator?
Jan 25, 2023
Little Happier: When Do I Feel the Joyous, Childhood Feeling of Expectancy?
Jan 23, 2023
More Happier: Guest Co-Host! The Iconic Heather Dubrow of “Real Housewives” Fame
Jan 21, 2023
Happier - Ep. 413: Tune in to Your Five Senses, “Go Outside 23 in 23” Even in Bad Weather, and a Hack About Dread
Jan 18, 2023
Little Happier: A Truth About Happiness That Confused Me for a Long Time
Jan 16, 2023
Ep. 412: Turn Deprivation into Indulgence, Creative Ways to Make a “23 in 23” List, and a Fun Tradition
Jan 11, 2023
Little Happier: Advice from Mr. Rogers that’s Useful to Both Children and Adults.
Jan 09, 2023
More Happier: We Celebrate Four Big Milestones: in Hollywood, Health, Holidays, and More Happier.
Jan 07, 2023
Ep. 411: Revealed! Our “23 for 23” Lists of What We Want to Accomplish in 2023
Jan 04, 2023
You can do better than a New Year’s resolution | How to Be a Better Human
Jan 03, 2023
Little Happier: In the Movie “Before Sunrise,” with Which Character Do You Identify?
Jan 02, 2023
Happier - Ep. 410: Top Tools for Habit Change! New Year, Same You--Better Tools for Sticking to Our Good Habits
Dec 28, 2022
Little Happier: Why Does One Person Possess a Certain Kind of Magic?
Dec 26, 2022
More Happier: Deciding How to Answer a Tough Question, a Great Snack, Plans for 2023, and More
Dec 24, 2022
Happier - Ep. 409: We Reveal Our Yearly Challenge for 2023, Plus Post-Holiday Hacks and a Suggestion for Family TV
Dec 21, 2022
Little Happier: Paraprosdokian is Much Funnier Than It Sounds
Dec 19, 2022
Happier - Ep. 408: We Reveal Our One-Word Themes, a Gift-Giving Hack, and Have You Ever Had an Uncanny Experience?
Dec 14, 2022
Little Happier: Why I Often Find Myself Reciting This Nursery Rhyme. Is It Well-Known, or Not?
Dec 12, 2022
More Happier: More Corgi Fun, a Secret for Finding Lost Objects, and the Trend That’s Sweeping the Nation
Dec 10, 2022
Happier - Ep. 407: We Review our “22 for 22 Lists,” Reflect on Getting “Rest” in 2022, and Share a Travel Hack
Dec 07, 2022
Little Happier: The Things That Go Wrong Often Make the Best Memories—Like My Daughter’s Tough Train Trip
Dec 05, 2022
Happier - Ep. 406: Why We Might Upgrade the Makeshift, Gift Ideas for Teachers, and a Great Way to Use Photographs
Nov 30, 2022
Little Happier: How Do We Stay Open to Constructive Criticism, Yet Also Committed to Our Creative Vision?
Nov 28, 2022
More Happier - Hosting a Holiday, Reducing Food Waste, Embracing Audiobooks, and Tech That Actually Helps
Nov 26, 2022
Happier - Ep. 405: Kevin Hart! Plus Ways to Enhance Holiday Decorating and How to Save Someone’s Life (or Your Own)
Nov 23, 2022
Little Happier: Sometimes, When We’re the Most Thankful, We Find It Hardest to Express Gratitude.
Nov 21, 2022
Happier - Ep. 404: Holiday Gift Guide, Save Time in a Long Line, and Temple Grandin Talks About “Visual Thinking”
Nov 16, 2022
Little Happier: A Strategy That Works with Children Often Works with Adults, and Vice Versa
Nov 14, 2022
More Happier - The Secret of a Successful “Summer of Health,” Hacks for Easier Holiday Prep, and How to Read More
Nov 12, 2022
Happier - Ep. 403: Save Someone’s Life, Preserve Friendships, Try Packing Cubes, and Does It Matter If You’re Late?
Nov 09, 2022
Little Happier: It’s Okay that My Husband Doesn’t Read My Writing
Nov 07, 2022
Happier - Ep. 402: Why We Might Buy Ourselves Flowers, How to Find an Extra Hour, and Writing a Personal Manifesto
Nov 02, 2022
Little Happier: Why I Don’t Have to Outrun the Bear
Oct 31, 2022
More Happier: Family Tradition, Using a Shared Enthusiasm to Make Friends, and the Fun of Helping
Oct 29, 2022
Happier - Ep. 401: Create a Time Capsule, Give Crackers to Your Guests, and How to Help a Rebel Arrive on Time
Oct 26, 2022
Little Happier: From Two Centuries Ago, 19 Tips for Happiness
Oct 24, 2022
Happier - Ep. 400: 400 Episodes! Listeners Share the Podcast Ideas That Have Done the Most to Make Them Happier
Oct 19, 2022
Little Happier: One Strategy to Take the Sting Out of Painful Words
Oct 17, 2022
More Happier - Dealing with Doctors’ Appointments, Easy Travel Hacks, and Why We Might Put Someone on Mute
Oct 15, 2022
Happier - Ep. 399: Give a Holiday Gift to Your Future-Self, an Easy Photo Hack, and How to Keep Healthy Boundaries
Oct 12, 2022
Little Happier: “If You’re Going to Say That, You’d Better Be Holding My Hand.”
Oct 10, 2022
Happier - Ep. 398: Rest Your Senses, Give People Time to Themselves, and Find Tranquility by Tuesday
Oct 05, 2022
Little Happier: Paul McCartney Is Now a Fan of the Beatles
Oct 03, 2022
More Happier - Happier in Hometown Kansas City, Friday Flowers, and Do You Want to Wear Shoes?
Oct 01, 2022
Happier - Ep. 397: Stop “Phubbing” People, Plus Hacks to Get Organized, Clear Clutter, and Take Medications
Sep 28, 2022
Little Happier: Does Love Make You Think, “I Must Be at My Very Best?”
Sep 26, 2022
Happier - Ep. 396: Observe the Birthday of a Spiritual Teacher, Plus the “Arrival Fallacy” and Happiness Bullies
Sep 21, 2022
Little Happier: A Story from the Ancient World Reminds Me to Be Grateful for Literature
Sep 19, 2022
More Happier - The Value of Childhood Friends and Road Trips, and the Joy of Being Back in a Routine
Sep 17, 2022
Happier - Ep. 395: Stay Aware of STUFF, How to Make Time to Rest, & What to Say If You’re at a Loss for Words
Sep 14, 2022
Little Happier: More Good Advice from My Mother
Sep 12, 2022
Happier - Ep. 394: Fifth Anniversary of “The Four Tendencies!” We Discuss This Personality Framework, Hacks & Insights
Sep 07, 2022
Little Happier: Reframing “I Have to Do It” to “I Get to Do It”
Sep 05, 2022
More Happier - House of the Dragon, Summer of Health—and What Makes a Great Sequel or Prequel?
Sep 03, 2022
Happier - Ep. 393: Celebrate Labor Day with #HappierLaborDay, an Easy Hack to Delegate Tasks--and Are You Drifting?
Aug 31, 2022
Little Happier: A Free Throw in Basketball Shows the Power of Words
Aug 29, 2022
Happier - Ep. 392: When Do People Know You’ve Stopped Listening? Plus a Moving Hack and a Way to Put Down Your Phone
Aug 24, 2022
Little Happier: How Refusing to Give Compliments Can Be Re-Framed as an Act of Love
Aug 22, 2022
More Happier - Happiness of Easy Shopping Returns, Great Interviews of Interesting People, and Dogs
Aug 20, 2022
Happier - Ep. 391: Give Your Memory a Break, a Rebel Talks to His Boss, and What Kind of Procrastinator Are You?
Aug 17, 2022
Little Happier: Why I Remind Myself, “Get a Hold of Yourself, Meredith.”
Aug 15, 2022
Happier - Ep. 390: Very Special Episode: Tips, Hacks, and Resources for a #HappierLaborDay
Aug 10, 2022
Little Happier: Why My Father Decided to Pay the Tourist Tax
Aug 08, 2022
More Happier - A Suitcase Returns, Dogs Go on a Trip, and Iconic Singer Joni Mitchell Performs Live
Aug 06, 2022
Happier - Ep. 389: Take Time to Do What You Do Best, a Hack to Avoid Muscle Injury, and Are You Drinking Enough Water?
Aug 03, 2022
Little Happier: I Am Traffic, I am Nature
Aug 01, 2022
Happier - Ep. 388: Reclaim a Dormant Activity, Share a Podcast Episode, and What Kind of Collector Are You?
Jul 27, 2022
Little Happier: One Way that TV Can Make Us Happier
Jul 25, 2022
More Happier - An Airport Epiphany, a Mystery Solved, and the Happiness of More Storage
Jul 23, 2022
Happier - Ep. 387: Create a Five-Senses Portrait, Protect Bicyclists, and Ideas for Designing Your Summer
Jul 20, 2022
Little Happier: Nothing Makes Me Happier Than a Great Twist in a Story
Jul 18, 2022
Happier - Ep. 386: Find the Right Metaphor, Chop Your Salad, and Why That Line Seems to Move So Slowly
Jul 13, 2022
Little Happier: Have You Ever Wanted Something Just Because Someone Else Wanted It?
Jul 11, 2022
More Happier - The Fun of Family Travel, Challenges of TV Casting, and How to Be Happier at Home
Jul 09, 2022
Happier - Ep. 385: Keep a Commonplace Book, Hacks for Headache and Parents, and Preventing Interruptions
Jul 06, 2022
Little Happier: Do You Know Any “Help-Rejecting Complainers?”
Jul 04, 2022
Happier - Ep. 384: We Use Halfway Day to Review Our “22 for 22” Lists and #Rest22in22 (We’ve Made Some Progress)
Jun 29, 2022
Little Happier: The Positive Value of Negative Emotions
Jun 27, 2022
More Happier - The Happiness of a Paul McCartney Concert, the Joy of Aphorisms, and the Delights of Audiobooks
Jun 25, 2022
Happier - Ep. 383: Reflect on Your One-Word Theme, Talk to a Rebel Who Wants to Switch Jobs, and a “Cool” Hack
Jun 22, 2022
Little Happier: The Value of the “Quality of Keeping People Together.”
Jun 20, 2022
Happier - Ep. 382: Responsibility-Shifting Questions, Being a Better Manager, and Why You Might Rent a Salad Bowl
Jun 15, 2022
Little Happier: The Composer Sibelius Had the Right Words to Say about Contralto Marian Anderson
Jun 13, 2022
More Happier - Why a Necklace and a Dimmer System Made Us Happy. Plus How to Figure Out Someone’s Tendency
Jun 11, 2022
Happier - Ep. 381: Happier Podcast Book Club: Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey Talk about “The Office” and Being BFFs
Jun 08, 2022
Little Happier: Someone Else’s Enthusiasm is a Powerful Teacher
Jun 06, 2022
Happier - Ep. 380: Very Special Episode! Ask Us Anything
Jun 01, 2022
Little Happier: Some Brilliant, Short Observations About Human Nature
May 30, 2022
More Happier - Good News from Fantasy Island, Discovering Books from a Favorite Author, and More Dolly Parton
May 28, 2022
Happier - Ep. 379: Summer Songs, Family Traditions, and Trouble with a Full Cup of Coffee
May 25, 2022
Little Happier: How a Writer Turned Her Dislike for the Movie “Entourage” into Support for a Cause She Believed In
May 23, 2022
Happier - Ep. 378: Ideas for Family Traditions, an Accountability Hack for Obligers, and We Reveal Our Book Club Choice
May 18, 2022
Little Happier: Agatha Christie Shows How the Games of a Child Can Become the Work as the Adult
May 16, 2022
More Happier - The Joy of Watching Movies as a Family, The Power of Music from the Past, and How to Fight Right
May 14, 2022
Happier - Ep. 377: A Month of Compliments, an Easy Fridge Hack, and Relatives Who Ask Questions During TV Shows
May 11, 2022
Little Happier: An Unexpected Insight About Love from the Beatles
May 09, 2022
Happier - Ep. 376: Organize a Pop-Up Discussion Circle, a Brunch Hack, and Helping Someone Tackle Personal Admin Tasks
May 04, 2022
Little Happier: One of My Happiest Memories of My Mother
May 02, 2022
More Happier - A Rare Email Triumph, the Joy of KidLit, a Good Fraud Story, and the Smell of Coffee
Apr 30, 2022
Happier - Ep. 375: The Easiest Way to Clear Clutter, a Tempting Loophole to Avoid, and How Do You Like to Socialize?
Apr 27, 2022
Little Happier: My Surprising Trick to Re-Visit the Places from My Past
Apr 25, 2022
Happier - Ep. 374: Refraining from Complaining, an Easy Health Hack, and We Talk about “Deaf Utopia” with Star Nyle DiMarco
Apr 20, 2022
Little Happier - James Baldwin’s Meditation on Love Explains Why I Know the Weather in Kansas City
Apr 18, 2022
More Happier - Time Is Speeding Up, a Tool for Memories, and an Unusual Know-Yourself-Better Question
Apr 16, 2022
Happier - Ep. 373: Ask for Knock, Dealing with “Obliger Shame,” and a Great Creativity Booster
Apr 13, 2022
Little Happier - A Happiness Lesson from Alice in Wonderland About “Jam Today.”
Apr 11, 2022
Happier - Ep. 372: Make the Plan, Use the Print Function, and Susan Cain Describes the Beauty of the Bittersweet
Apr 06, 2022
Little Happier - Can We Rise to the Occasion? Is This Our Moment to Sing the Aria?
Apr 04, 2022
More Happier - Trying To Fall Asleep? Listen to This Quiet Talk About Roles on a TV Set
Apr 02, 2022
Happier - Ep. 371: A Talk with Matt Damon! And a Complaint-Free Month and Hack for Photo Albums.
Mar 30, 2022
Little Happier - Even as a Member of the Beatles, It’s Possible to Feel Left Out and Bad at Your Job
Mar 28, 2022
Happier - Ep. 370: Very Special Episode! Hacks and Suggestions for Getting More Rest
Mar 23, 2022
Little Happier - The Danger of Finish Lines, According to Kurt Vonnegut
Mar 21, 2022
More Happier - The Joy of Being a Minor Expert, Having Two Dogs, and Counting Your Steps
Mar 19, 2022
Happier - Ep. 369: Burned Out? Identify the Problem! Plus Kathryn Schulz Talks Love and Loss
Mar 16, 2022
Little Happier - The Surreal Aphorisms of Comedian Steven Wright Shed Light on Human Nature
Mar 14, 2022
Happier - Ep. 368: Think by Talking, Start a Puzzle Exchange, and More Dates for the Calendar of Catalysts
Mar 09, 2022
Little Happier - It Makes Me Happy to Think of the Calm, Alert Expression of a Child
Mar 07, 2022
More Happier - Snow Monkeys in Hot Springs, Creative Types, Quality Screen Time—and a Question about Mr. Roarke
Mar 05, 2022
Happier - Ep. 367: Try a 30-Day Challenge and the Joy of Scratch-Offs. Frank Bruni Talks About “The Beauty of Dusk.”
Mar 02, 2022
Little Happier: Aesop’s Fable about the Fox and the Stork Illustrates an Important Truth about People
Feb 28, 2022
Happier - Ep. 366: Seventh Anniversary! Our Favorite Try-This-at-Home Ideas, Happiness Hacks & Highlights
Feb 23, 2022
Little Happier: The Anniversary of One of the Happiest Days of My Life
Feb 21, 2022
More Happier - Another Insight from The Beatles, Plus How to Jump-Start the Habit of Exercise
Feb 19, 2022
Happier - Ep. 365: Go Exploring in Your Own House. What Food Texture Do You Prefer? And Elizabeth Has a New Dog
Feb 16, 2022
Little Happier: You Love Engineering and You Love Baking. Can That Be a Career?
Feb 14, 2022
Happier - Ep. 364: Use the “Calendar of Catalysts,” How to Work Joyfully for Change, and a Great Gift for Booklovers
Feb 09, 2022
Little Happier: What’s the Best Way to Change a Habit?
Feb 07, 2022
More Happier: Why We Love the Beatles Doc “Get Back,” Plus How to Get More Reading Done
Feb 05, 2022
Happier - Ep. 363: Push Beyond a 30-Day “Challenge,” a Hack for Taking Pills, and Listeners Share Their One-Word Themes
Feb 02, 2022
Little Happier: Stephen Sondheim’s Rambling Style Wasn’t a Bug, It Was a Feature.
Jan 31, 2022
Happier - Ep. 362: Give Yourself a Derby Name, an Easy Way to Give Yourself a Treat, and a Conversation with “The Good Place” Creator Mike Schur.
Jan 26, 2022
Little Happier: The Happy Story of When Carol Burnett Fired Harvey Korman
Jan 24, 2022
More Happier - Tackling an Eyesore, the Unforeseen Consequences of Getting a Dog, and YouTube!
Jan 22, 2022
Happier - Ep. 361: Cultivate a Rest Ritual. Celebrate “Twos-Day.” How to Stop Reading and Begin a Habit.
Jan 19, 2022
Little Happier: “Don’t Be So Modest. You’re Not That Good.”
Jan 17, 2022
Happier - Ep. 360: Very Special Episode! Want to Change a Habit? Start Here.
Jan 12, 2022
Little Happier: Remember the Dog that Doesn’t Bark.
Jan 10, 2022
More Happier - Welcome to More Happier! The Beatles, the Real Housewives, and Why We Should Do What We Want
Jan 08, 2022
Happier - Ep. 359: We Reveal our “22 in 2022” Lists! Plus a Way to Ship Items More Securely.
Jan 05, 2022
Little Happier: If You Don’t Know the Answer, Don’t Ask the Question
Jan 03, 2022
Ep. 358: Choose Your One-Word Theme for 2022 (We Reveal Ours). What Habit Loopholes Do You Use? Plus a Hack for Curiousity.
Dec 29, 2021
Little Happier: Why It’s Okay to Be Boring
Dec 27, 2021
Ep. 357: We Reveal the Yearly Challenge to “[Fill in the Blank] 22 in 2022.” Plus We Announce a Big Change to the Podcast.
Dec 22, 2021
Little Happier: An Ancient Story Gave Me a New Appreciation for the Beauty of Trees
Dec 20, 2021
Ep. 356: We Review Our “21 for 21” Lists. Do You Have Foreground and Background Senses? Plus Some Easy Holiday Hacks.
Dec 15, 2021
Little Happier: Do You Feel Like a Real Grown-Up? I Don’t.
Dec 13, 2021
Ep. 355: Talk to Yourself by Name. Make a “To Don’t” List. How to Resist Over-Buying.
Dec 08, 2021
Little Happier: I Appreciate Anything That Helps Me to Pay Attention
Dec 06, 2021
Ep. 354: Consider the Vital 9 to Plan Your Aims for 2022. Boost Your Foot Comfort Level. With Magic, How Would You Change?
Dec 01, 2021
Little Happier: Why a Taxi-Driver and I Saw Two Different Streets
Nov 29, 2021
Ep. 353: Happier Gift Guide: Great Gifts to Help People Get Happier. Plus a Gratitude Hack
Nov 24, 2021
Little Happier: Now You’ll Be Working All the Time
Nov 22, 2021
Ep. 352: Try the “Happier” App! To Help You Become Happier, Healthier, More Productive, and More Creative
Nov 17, 2021
Little Happier: The Sound of My Shoes Clicking on Marble Reminded Me of My Past
Nov 15, 2021
Ep. 351: Consider Getting a Dog (Elizabeth Did). Do You Celebrate Moments? Spend 20 Minutes on Joy Each Day.
Nov 10, 2021
Little Happier: In a Public Restroom, Which Stall Do You Choose?
Nov 08, 2021
Ep. 350: Very Special Episode: Listeners Suggest Apps That Put the “App” in “Happier”
Nov 03, 2021
Little Happier: In Ancient Greece, Two Painters Held a Contest. Who Won?
Nov 01, 2021
Ep. 349: Happier Podcast Book Club: Kate Bowler Talks About Why There’s “No Cure for Being Human”
Oct 27, 2021
Little Happier: You Can’t Win the Hands You Don’t Play
Oct 25, 2021
Ep. 348: Make a Choice (Like an Actor). Do a Favor for Your Future Self. Liz Lange Talks About Secrets, Success, Loss
Oct 20, 2021
Little Happier: Happiness Doesn’t Always Make Us Feel Happy
Oct 18, 2021
Bonus Episode: Staying Happy During a Sudden Move to a New Town—Sarah Fain Reports
Oct 15, 2021
Ep. 347: Consider: It’s Not a Bug, It’s a Feature. Help Someone Ease into a New Job. How to Deal with Big Change?
Oct 13, 2021
Little Happier: Does a Teddy Bear Comfort You, Even Now?
Oct 11, 2021
Ep. 346: Keep Lists in the Way That’s Right for You. Avoid a Routine. Celebrate Something Surprising.
Oct 06, 2021
Little Happier: Nebraska’s Tourist Slogan Offers a Valuable—and Hilarious—Lesson in Happiness
Oct 04, 2021
Ep. 345: Escape from Zombie Mode, Help People Say “No,” and What Do You Want to Be Known For?
Sep 29, 2021
Little Happier: Mindy Kaling’s “Rules for Writing” Show That We Can Be Funny Without Being Mean
Sep 27, 2021
Ep. 344: How to Do a Quick Good Deed that Could Have Big Consequences, a Hack for Cutting Ourselves Some Slack, and an Interview with Anderson Cooper
Sep 22, 2021
Little Happier: A Father Ate the Bananas Intended for His Children, and His Son Never Viewed Him the Same Way
Sep 20, 2021
Ep. 343: Keep a Journal in the Way That’s Right for You, Check in with #Read21in21, and Health Hacks from Cassy Joy Garcia
Sep 15, 2021
Little Happier: Writer Ann Patchett Describes How Sometimes, We Can Minister to the Spirit through the Body
Sep 13, 2021
Ep. 342: Join the Work Happier Challenge, Use a Rubber Duck to Tackle a Tough Problem, and How to Fight Against Falling into Zombie Mode
Sep 08, 2021
Little Happier: Actor Andrew McCarthy Faces the Question of How, as a Parent, to Acknowledge a Child’s Pain
Sep 06, 2021
Ep. 341: Find Something Unconventional to Celebrate, How to Deal with a Happiness Regret, and Listeners Suggest Ways to Deal with a Talkative Co-worker
Sep 01, 2021
Little Happier: For Writer Isabel Allende, January 8 Is the Right Day to Begin.
Aug 30, 2021
Ep. 340: Very Special Episode! Ask Us Anything
Aug 25, 2021
Little Happier: Ordinary Belongings Become Precious as They Persist—Like My Parents’ Brown Bowl
Aug 23, 2021
Ep. 339: Why It’s More Helpful to Ask for Help than to Show Anger, a Listener Struggles with a Talkative Co-Worker, and What Textures Do You Enjoy Most?
Aug 18, 2021
Little Happier: Musician Rosanne Cash Reminds Me of a Paradox: Love Is Unconditional, and Love Is Demanding
Aug 16, 2021
Bonus Episode: Fantasy Island! We Explore the Making of the New FOX TV Drama
Aug 13, 2021
Ep. 338: If You’re Under Pressure, Give Yourself Less Time, an Easy Hack for Listening to Podcasts, and an Interview with Ramit Sethi about Money and Couples.
Aug 11, 2021
Little Happier: A Single Letter Reverses the Meaning of This Quotation from Leonardo da Vinci
Aug 09, 2021
Ep. 337: Take a Nap, an Easy Hack for Lowering Frustration, a New Way to Use Gold Stars—and Are You a “Song” Lover or a “Music” Lover?
Aug 04, 2021
Little Happier: After Enron’s Downfall, a Massive Trove of Private Emails Were Made Public. Researchers Learned a Lot, and So Did I.
Aug 02, 2021
Ep. 336: Allow Others to Share Your Enthusiasm, the Props Listeners Use to Manage Anxiety, a Deep Dive into Listeners’ One-Word Themes—Plus a Hack for Asking Tough Questions
Jul 28, 2021
Little Happier: To the Curious and Prepared Mind, Something Dull Becomes Interesting.
Jul 26, 2021
Ep. 335: Walk Away from a Bad Mood, a Rebel and an Obliger Offer Tips, and a Great Hack for Giving an Easy Yet Thoughtful Gift
Jul 21, 2021
Little Happier: Both My Parents Made the Same Observation about Queen Elizabeth II.
Jul 19, 2021
Ep. 334: Happier Podcast Book Club: Writer and Musician Michelle Zauner Talks about Family, Identity, and Food in Her Memoir “Crying in H Mart”
Jul 14, 2021
Little Happier: Sometimes We Lash Out in Anger When In Fact We’re Feeling a Very Different Emotion
Jul 12, 2021
Ep. 333: We Review Our One-Word Theme for the Year, Suggest a Hot-Weather Hack, and Discuss the Power of Plants with Michael Pollan
Jul 07, 2021
Little Happier: Sometimes, When We Understand Someone’s Perspective, Our Anger Fades
Jul 05, 2021
Ep. 332: We Review Our “21 for 2021” Lists to Consider What We’ve Done (or Not) and Discuss a Happiness Hack for Managing Anxiety.
Jun 30, 2021
Little Happier: Novelist Amy Tan Didn’t Ask Her Unnamed Goddess for Good Reviews, But for Something Else.
Jun 28, 2021
Ep. 331: Give Yourself a Prop to Hold, Ways to Maintain Healthy Habits as Ordinary Routines Resume, and Hack for Little Kids and Chores
Jun 23, 2021
Little Happier: Why Is It So Hard to See and Hear the World from Someone Else’s Perspective?
Jun 21, 2021
EP. 330: Very Special Episode: Best Advice for Recent College Graduates, for Career, Finance, Roommates, and a Warning About Drift
Jun 16, 2021
Little Happier: What a Set of 3D “Magic Eye” Postcards Taught Me About Myself
Jun 14, 2021
Bonus Episode: Mad Men
Jun 12, 2021
Ep. 329: Explore the Five Senses of Summer, a Hack for Boosting Focus, and a Deep Dive into Solutions for Obliger-Rebellion
Jun 09, 2021
Little Happier: Re-Framing the Situation Can Mean that Someone Unexpected Wins a Prize
Jun 07, 2021
Ep. 328: Eat Something You Saw on the Screen or Page, a Reading Hack, and Annie Murphy Paul Talks About the Extended Mind
Jun 02, 2021
Little Happier: My Brilliant Insight About the Title's Meaning for "The Phantom Tollbooth," Norton Juster's Classic Novel.
May 31, 2021
Ep. 327: Something to Remember: Gretchen Passed Out on Live TV! Plus a Hand-Holding Hack, and Are You in an Age of Expansion or Concentration?
May 26, 2021
Little: Grover of Sesame Street and Arya of Game of Thrones Teach Me the Same Lesson.
May 24, 2021
Ep. 326: Write a Tastes Timeline, More Wisdom from Teachers, a Hack for Getting Better Service, and Question about Obliger-Rebellion
May 19, 2021
Little Happier: “The Farm Was a Form: Not Like a Set of Rules on a Wall, But Like the Symmetry of Winter and Summer.”
May 17, 2021
Ep. 325: Design Your Summer, Splurge on Colorful Felt-Tip Pens, and a Conversation with Julianna Margulies of “The Good Wife”
May 12, 2021
Bonus Episode: Use Self-Knowledge to Be Happier, Healthier, More Productive, and More Successful as a Small Business Owner.
May 11, 2021
Little Happier: Dolly Parton Knew Exactly What to Say to the Tennessee State Legislature.
May 10, 2021
Ep. 324: Learn from the Wisdom of Teachers, a Clever Way to Use Email, and Anna Sale Talks about How to Have Difficult Conversations
May 05, 2021
Little Happier: An Answer from Childhood Expert Michael Thompson Reminds Me of the Value of Considering a Different Perspective.
May 03, 2021
Ep: 323: Try Some Movie Therapy, an Easy Hack for Dealing with Small Toys and Trinkets, and Do Certain Situations Send You into Shock?
Apr 28, 2021
Little Happier: How Ordinary Behavior at Work Can Amount to Sabotage—Really!
Apr 26, 2021
Ep. 322: Pick the Right Word, Have Both a Weekend and a Weekday Book, and a Conversation with Actor, Singer, and Instagram Sensation Leslie Jordan
Apr 21, 2021
Little Happier: A Friend Told Me, “I Can Find My Way Anywhere in Westchester, But I Have to Start from Scarsdale.”
Apr 19, 2021
Ep. 321: Ask for a Favor in the Right Way, an Easy Clutter-Clearing Hack, and Julie Lythcott-Haims Talks about How to Be an Adult
Apr 14, 2021
Little Happier: Happiness Lessons from a Friend and His Messy Wife
Apr 12, 2021
Ep. 320: For Our 6th Anniversary, a Roundup of Favorite Try-This-at-Homes, Hacks, Strategies, and Solutions from Listeners—and From Us.
Apr 07, 2021
Little Happier: A Character from “K-Pop Confidential” and My Second-Grade Daughter Remind Me: We Want to Accept Ourselves, and Expect More From Ourselves
Apr 05, 2021
Ep. 319: Ask Yourself, “Do I Use It, Need It, Love It?”, Using the Return to Work as a “Clean Slate” for Habits, and Rebels Give Advice about the Rebel Who Won’t Read Emails
Mar 31, 2021
Little Happier: Why Did I Insist on Taking My Little Girl to Pre-school in the Freezing Cold and Snow?
Mar 29, 2021
Ep. 318: Look at Your Home with the Eyes of a Stranger, Some Terrific Before-and-After Clutter Stories, and Valuable Lessons from the Pandemic
Mar 24, 2021
Little Happier: We Can Learn from the Monkey Who Wouldn’t Let Go of the Bananas.
Mar 22, 2021
Ep. 317: Do You Thrive with a “Sense of Urgency,” a Hack for Drinking Less Alcohol, and a Conversation about Just Work with Kim Scott and Trier Bryant
Mar 17, 2021
Little Happier: Who’s Happier? My Husband, Who Got His iPod Back, or Me, Who Retrieved It for Him?
Mar 15, 2021
Ep. 316: What Valuable Lessons Have We Learned from the Pandemic, a Hack to Fight Morning Grogginess, and a Question about a Rebel Teacher Who Doesn’t Read Emails
Mar 10, 2021
Little Happier: The Memory of a Delicious Night of Sleep, Four Hundred Years Later
Mar 08, 2021
Ep. 315: Sixth Anniversary! Our Most Popular Try-This-at-Home Tips, Happiness Hacks & Favorite Moments
Mar 03, 2021
Little Happier: Yogi Berra Was Funny, and He Also Hit on Some Profound Truths
Mar 01, 2021
Ep. 314: Re-Engage with Your Resolutions, A Hack for Helping People to Give Gifts, an Outdoors Demerit, and Why Humor Is Such a Powerful Tool at Work and in Life.
Feb 24, 2021
Little Happier: How a Loose Piece of Popcorn in a Museum Inspired a Masterpiece
Feb 22, 2021
Ep. 313: Help People Not Disappoint You, a Hack for Reading More, a Talk with Deepa Iyer about Different Roles to Play in Social Change
Feb 17, 2021
Little Happier: It’s a Lot of Work to Make Friendly Gestures, But We All Have to Try.
Feb 15, 2021
Ep. 312: Confront a Clutter-Related Conflict, a Hack for Having Fun, and Using the Four Tendencies Framework to Get Chores Done
Feb 10, 2021
Little Happier: A Beautiful Image: A Cabin in the Woods, with Flowers Growing Close to Its Walls
Feb 08, 2021
Ep. 311: Find a Manifestation of Your One-Word Theme, an Easy Hack to Spark Happy Memories, and a Conversation with Ron Lieber about the Price You Pay for College
Feb 03, 2021
Little Happier: A Question That Seemed to Make No Sense Was in Fact a Declaration of Love
Feb 01, 2021
Ep. 310: Very Special Episode! Great Hacks, Tips, Tools, and Suggestions About How to #Read21in21.
Jan 27, 2021
Little Happier: Some of My Favorite Proverbs About Parenthood.
Jan 25, 2021
Ep. 309: Heed a Suggestion, Look Better on Zoom, and a Deep Dive into Listeners’ Brilliant Ideas for “21 for 21” Lists.
Jan 20, 2021
Little Happier: An Ancient Story Is a Reminder that We Can Hurt People When We Try to Force Them to Fit into Our Model.
Jan 18, 2021
Ep. 308: Tackle Your Email for One Hour, A Hack for Dealing with Photo Clutter, and an Interview with Gary Taubes About “The Case for Keto.”
Jan 13, 2021
Little Happier: I Can’t Blame the Internet, or, The World Has Changed, But I Have Also Changed.
Jan 11, 2021
Ep. 307: We Reveal Our “21 for ‘21” Lists, Discuss a Hack for Staying in Touch, and Give a Gold Star to a Documentary
Jan 06, 2021
Little Happier: To Calm Myself, I Imagine a Traffic Light in a Thunderstorm.
Jan 04, 2021
Ep. 306: Choose Your One-Word Theme for 2021, a New Year’s Hack, and Listeners’ Suggestions for Ways to Show Love and Support from Far Away
Dec 30, 2020
Little Happier: What We See Depends Very Much on Where We Stand.
Dec 28, 2020
Ep. 305: We Share Listeners’ Success Stories from “Walk 20 in 2020” and Reveal Our Challenge for 2021
Dec 23, 2020
Little Happier: After His Death, Actor Yul Brynner Made an Unforgettable Plea.
Dec 21, 2020
Ep. 304: We Reveal How We Did with Our “20 for 2020” Lists, Plus a Hack for Not Forgetting Items.
Dec 16, 2020
Little Happier: The Lesson I Learned from the Thumbtack in My Shoe.
Dec 14, 2020
Bonus Episode: Gretchen Rubin Reads Charles Dickens’s Timeless Story, “A Christmas Carol.” Part II.
Dec 11, 2020
Bonus Episode: Gretchen Rubin Reads Charles Dickens’s Timeless Story, “A Christmas Carol.” Part I.
Dec 10, 2020
Ep. 303: Find a Ritual to “Exorcise 2020,” a Sleep Hack, and Tips for Sticking to a Schedule When Working from Home
Dec 09, 2020
Little Happier: “To Succeed in Business, Plan to Publish Bestsellers Only.”
Dec 07, 2020
Ep. 302: Revisit a Book You Remember from High School or College, Ask Yourself, “Is There a Food I Enjoy Only When It’s Made the Way My Family Makes It?” and Why It’s a Good Idea to Run Errands in the Morning
Dec 02, 2020
Little Happier: When the Student Is Ready, the Teacher Appears.
Nov 30, 2020
Ep. 301: Embrace an Attitude of Gratitude for What This Unprecedented Season Offers, a Deep Dive into Listeners’ Personal Policies, and a Money Hack
Nov 25, 2020
Little Happier: If You Have a Fur Coat, You Don’t Need Snow Pants.
Nov 23, 2020
Ep. 300: Very Special Episode 300: Ask Us Anything!
Nov 18, 2020
Little Happier: In a World Full of Suffering and Injustice, Is It Morally Appropriate to Work to Be Happier?
Nov 16, 2020
Ep. 299: Review How You’re Doing in the “Essential 7” Areas for Habits, a Hack to Make Thanksgiving More Memorable, and an Interview with Chef Carla Hall about How to “Say Yes!”
Nov 11, 2020
Little Happier: What We Can Learn from Mark Twain’s Cat Who Sat on a Hot Stove
Nov 09, 2020
Ep 298: Award Yourself with a Sticker, A Memory Hack, and a Conversation with Rachel Hollis About Dealing with Unexpected Challenges
Nov 04, 2020
Little Happier: Sometimes, Transcendent Forces Seem to Enter the World.
Nov 02, 2020
Ep. 297: Happier Podcast Book Club: Author Yaa Gyasi Talks about Family, Faith, Science, and Belonging in “Transcendent Kingdom”
Oct 28, 2020
Little Happier: A Pediatrician Shows How Well She Understands How Children Think.
Oct 26, 2020
Ep. 296: Establish Your Personal Policy, a Reading Hack, a Deep Dive into Listeners’ Hidden Delights, and a Demerit That’s Common These Days
Oct 21, 2020
Little Happier: Building More Roads Won’t Relieve Traffic—Literally and Figuratively.
Oct 19, 2020
Ep. 295: Do Something Familiar in a New Way, an Easy Hack to Control Snacking, and a Conversation with Al Roker About Work and Life
Oct 14, 2020
Little Happier: On My Wedding Anniversary, It Makes Me Happy to Remember What a Nurse Said.
Oct 12, 2020
Ep. 294: Imitate a Spiritual Master, a Hack for Toddlers, and a Conversation with Glennon Doyle About “Untamed.”
Oct 07, 2020
Little Happier: Why You Should Never Knit Your Boyfriend a Sweater.
Oct 05, 2020
Ep. 293: Anticipate Pandemic Regret, an Easy Household Hack, and a Deep Dive into Getting Kids to Eat Vegetables
Sep 30, 2020
Little Happier: How Douglas Adams—Author of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”—Gave Himself Confidence.
Sep 28, 2020
Ep. 292: Create a Hidden Delight, a Hack to Encourage Exercising, and a Discussion about Accepting Something as a Gift vs. Paying for It.
Sep 23, 2020
Little Happier: Sometimes, To Do a Simple Thing We Must Make a Huge Change.
Sep 21, 2020
Ep. 291: Get Out of Your Storage Unit, a Hack for Reducing Unwanted Talk, and a Conversation about Relationships with Esther Perel
Sep 16, 2020
Little Happier: When Do We Tell Other People What We Think They Should Do? Two Beautiful Examples.
Sep 14, 2020
Ep. 290: Very Special Episode: An Extravaganza of Hacks! Hacks for Relationships, Productivity, Pandemic, Clutter, Travel, and More
Sep 09, 2020
Little Happier: Trevor Noah: “We Tell People to Follow Their Dreams, But You Can Only Dream of What You Can Imagine.”
Sep 07, 2020
Ep. 289: Ask Yourself, “Do I Already Own This?” How to Feel Better in Just Five Minutes with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, and Our Next Book Club Choice
Sep 02, 2020
Little Happier: Zora Neale Hurston’s Vision Shows How Mysterious the World Is.
Aug 31, 2020
Ep. 288: Learn Something with a Beginning, Middle, and End, a Know-Yourself-Better Question about Second-Guessing Yourself, and a Spotlight on Brit Bennett
Aug 26, 2020
Little Happier: What Can You Do When You Live in a Crowded, Messy, Noisy House?
Aug 24, 2020
Ep. 287: Steer Clear of Quicksand, Beware of Catastrophizing, a Whimsical Hack, and a Spotlight on Baratunde Thurston
Aug 19, 2020
Little Happier: Bryan Stevenson Points Out a Question: Are We There to Speak, or Are We There to Listen?
Aug 17, 2020
Ep. 286: September Is the Other January, Jay Shetty Explains How to Think Like a Monk, and a Spotlight on Colson Whitehead
Aug 12, 2020
Little Happier: The More We Talk to Someone, the More We Have to Say.
Aug 10, 2020
Ep. 285: Why It’s a Good Idea to Create a Catch-All, a Spotlight on Virginia Hamilton, and a Conversation with Susan Burton About Her Brilliant Memoir “Empty.”
Aug 05, 2020
Little Happier: How Eating a Second Ice-Cream Cone Can Be an Act of Obliger-Rebellion
Aug 03, 2020
Ep. 284: Why Buying Isn’t Doing, a Deep Dive into Ways to Display Your Favorite Quotations, and a Spotlight on Harriet Washington
Jul 29, 2020
Little Happier: A Lesson Learned from the End of Life: Make Time for the People Who Matter Most
Jul 27, 2020
Ep. 283: Happier Podcast Book Club: Renowned Writer Ann Patchett Talks about Family, Forgiveness, and Memory in “The Dutch House”—and a Spotlight on Trevor Noah.
Jul 22, 2020
Little Happier: Habits Are the Invisible Architecture of Everyday Life
Jul 20, 2020
Ep. 282: Do Good to Feel Good, Bruce Feiler Suggests Two Questions to Ask Yourself to Help Manage Transitions, and a Spotlight on Octavia Butler
Jul 15, 2020
Little Happier: Do You Know the Famous Story of the Fox and the Sour Grapes?
Jul 13, 2020
Ep. 281: Start a Social-Issues Book Club, a Deep Dive into the Problem of Flaky Friends, a Hack for Great Quotations, and a Spotlight on Author Jason Reynolds.
Jul 08, 2020
Little Happier: Often, It’s the Small Gestures of Thoughtfulness that Make Us Feel Loved
Jul 06, 2020
Ep. 280: Very Special Episode: We Discuss Questions from Listeners about the Four Tendencies Personality Framework, and a Spotlight on Samantha Irby
Jul 01, 2020
Little Happier: Someone’s Casual Comment Can Show Us an Entirely New Path for Ourselves.
Jun 29, 2020
Ep. 279: Halfway Through 2020: Check In with Your #20for2020 list and #Walk20in20—and a Spotlight on “Just Mercy.”
Jun 24, 2020
Little Happier: Illustrator Quentin Blake’s Use of Negative Space Is a Reminder of Its Possibilities.
Jun 22, 2020
Ep. 278: Why We Should Do Something, and a Conversation with Sofy Solomon about Lessons from Safer-at-Home in a Childhood Bedroom--and How to Make Systems More Just.
Jun 17, 2020
Little Happier: We Really Don’t Have That Kind of Time.
Jun 15, 2020
Ep. 277: Schedule an “Empower Hour,” a Know-Yourself-Better Question about Confiding Secrets, and a Spotlight on Writer Nnedi Okorafor
Jun 10, 2020
Little Happier: I Remind Myself: It’s Not a Bug, It’s a Feature.
Jun 08, 2020
Ep. 276: Design Your Summer, Solutions to Create Sibling Harmony, and How Cornstarch Can Enliven a Boring Afternoon
Jun 03, 2020
Little Happier: Have You Ever Been So Impatient to Get to the End That You Couldn’t Start?
Jun 01, 2020
Ep. 275: Choose a Magic Number, How an Ironing Board Can Make Working from Home Easier, and a Pandemic-Time Question to Ask Yourself
May 27, 2020
Little Happier: Can You Call Spirits from the Vasty Deep? Sure, No Problem.
May 25, 2020
Ep. 274: Change Your Life When You’re Changing Your Life, Hacks for Sibling Harmony, and a Deep Dive into COVID-19 Mantras.
May 20, 2020
Little Happier: This Nightly Ritual Gives Me the “New York City Feeling” During the Pandemic.
May 18, 2020
Ep. 273: Get Grounded in Your Body Through Your Senses, an Idea for a Quick, Inexpensive Gift, and a Conversation about Tough Times with Kate Bowler
May 13, 2020
Little Happier: My COVID-19 Song: “New York City, Lexington Avenue, Rush Hour.”
May 11, 2020
Ep. 272: Make a “Power Hour After” list, a Conversation about Parenting with Dr. Elizabeth Schwarz, and Elizabeth Talks about No Alcohol April.
May 06, 2020
Little Happier: What’s the Best Time to Plant a Tree?
May 04, 2020
Ep. 271: Make Lists to Make Memories, an Easy Way to Make Zoom Meetings More Fun, and a Discussion about Meditation with Dan Harris of 10% Happier.
Apr 29, 2020
Little Happier: “I Love You as Much as the Salt in My Soup.”
Apr 27, 2020
Ep. 270: Very Special Episode with Advice for Graduates
Apr 22, 2020
Little Happier: Michael Jordan Had a “Love of the Game” Clause
Apr 20, 2020
Ep. 269: Choose a COVID-19 Mantra, a Fun Way to Celebrate These Difficult Days, and Casey Schwartz Talks about “Attention.”
Apr 15, 2020
Little Happier: A Loud Noise Woke Me Up from a Sound Sleep in a Mississippi Hotel—and Made Me Very Happy.
Apr 13, 2020
Ep. 268: Limit Yourself to One Option, a Self-Care Solution, and Chris Guillebeau Talks about “The Money Tree” and Creating the Work Life We Want
Apr 08, 2020
Little Happier: How Do You Write a Letter of Recommendation for Someone You Can’t Honestly Recommend?
Apr 06, 2020
Ep. 267: Write a Letter of Congratulations to Your Future-Self, Solutions to School Spirit T-Shirt Overload, and Why I Should Check My Calendar
Apr 01, 2020
Little Happier: An Episode from the Life of Dr. Johnson Reminds Me to Do a Better Job of Staying Calm.
Mar 30, 2020
Ep. 266: Beware the Myths of Spring Cleaning, Rusty O’Kelley Explains How to Ace a Job Interview, and a Reminder about REAL ID .
Mar 25, 2020
Little Happier: A Dog’s Pleasure Can Remind Us All of the Joy of the Snow.
Mar 23, 2020
Ep. 265: Give a Sensorium Gift, a Deep Dive into Suggestions to #Walk20in20, and a Conversation Hack
Mar 18, 2020
Little Happier: The Joy of Listening to Music—Even for Someone Like Me.
Mar 16, 2020
Bonus: Coping During COVID-19: How to Stay Happier and Calmer in Difficult Times
Mar 15, 2020
Ep. 264: Keep a Stress Diary, Stop Rinsing Dirty Dishes, and Jordan Harbinger Explains How to Network Better
Mar 11, 2020
Little Happier: Why We Should Be Polite to the Person Sitting Next to Us on the Airplane.
Mar 09, 2020
Ep. 263: What’s Your “Guiding Question,” a Twist on “20 for 20,” and Bestselling Author Dan Heath Talks about a Better Way to Solve Problems.
Mar 04, 2020
Little Happier: “I Remember Feeling the Warm Relief of Knowing What My Future Was.”
Mar 02, 2020
BONUS Episode: To Celebrate Our Fifth Anniversary, A Blast from the Past! Listen to Our Very First Episode.
Feb 28, 2020
Ep. 262: Fifth Anniversary Extravaganza! Our Favorite Moments from the Past Five Years
Feb 26, 2020
Little Happier: How Did This Stockbroker Make So Many Accurate Predictions?
Feb 24, 2020
Ep. 261: Improve Your Posture, a New Way to Celebrate Birthdays, and Tackling T-Shirt Troubles
Feb 19, 2020
Little Happier: What’s Inconvenient for You Might Be Convenient for Me
Feb 17, 2020
Ep. 260: In Honor of Valentine’s Day, Listeners Give Their Best Relationship Advice
Feb 12, 2020
Little Happier: Why Pickpockets Benefit from Signs that Warn “Beware of Pickpockets.”
Feb 10, 2020
Ep. 259: Happier Podcast Book Club: Adrienne Brodeur Talks About “Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me”
Feb 05, 2020
Little Happier: Teacher Anne Sullivan Writes About Hellen Keller’s Moment of Profound Realization
Feb 03, 2020
Ep. 258: Try the “Pair & Share” Approach and a Conversation with “Yoga Girl” Rachel Brathen
Jan 29, 2020
Little Happier: Helen Keller Tells the Story of the Moment Her Life Changed.
Jan 27, 2020
Ep. 257: Don’t Try to “Mind-Read,” and Talking about the Joy of Movement with Kelly McGonigal
Jan 22, 2020
Little Happier: The Fable “The Scorpion and the Frog” Warns Us to Stay Wary of the Dangerous Ones
Jan 20, 2020
Ep. 256: Use Up What You Have, and a Conversation about Stillness with Ryan Holiday
Jan 15, 2020
Little Happier: From Writer James Agee: Could He Learn to Be the Kind of Person He’d Always Detested?
Jan 13, 2020
Ep. 255: We Reveal Our “20 for 2020” Lists as well as a Color-Related Hack, and Give a Happiness-Bully Demerit
Jan 08, 2020
Little Happier: The Right Thing to Say When Someone Says, “Whom Do You Love More?”
Jan 06, 2020
Ep. 254: Choose a One-Word Theme for the Year, and a Tough Question about Neighbors
Jan 01, 2020
Little Happier: A Mystery: In Order to Find Something Precious, We Must Possess It Already.
Dec 30, 2019
Ep. 253: Fight Through Post-Holiday Haze and How (Really) to Keep New Year’s Resolutions
Dec 26, 2019
Little Happier: We Don’t Always Know What’s a Waste of Time, or What’s a Good Use of Our Time.
Dec 23, 2019
Ep. 252: Walk for 20 in ’20! Plus We Discuss “Power Hour” and Answering Frivolous Questions During Job Interviews
Dec 18, 2019
Little Happier: A Different, Happy Way to Think About Exerting Our Willpower (a Task that Doesn’t Usually Sound Appealing).
Dec 16, 2019
Ep. 251: Try the Eight Stones Method; Are You on Team “You Do You” or Team “Let’s All Join In”; and the Fun of Holiday Movies
Dec 11, 2019
Little Happier: I Love to See Justice in Action, and I Love to See Virtue Rewarded.
Dec 09, 2019
Ep. 250: Very Special Episode: We Review Our “19 for 2019” Lists
Dec 04, 2019
Little Happier: You Can’t Protect Yourself from the Pigeon That’s Flying Overhead.
Dec 02, 2019
Ep. 249: Happier Podcast Book Club: The Legendary Isaac Mizrahi Talks about Fashion, Family, and Self-Knowledge in “I.M.”
Nov 27, 2019
Little Happier: My Favorite Part of Going to the Philharmonic Isn’t the Music.
Nov 25, 2019
Ep. 248: Write an Aphorism, and a Deep Dive into Food Pushing
Nov 20, 2019
Little Happier: More Great Advice from My Father—About How to Succeed at Work
Nov 18, 2019
Ep. 247: Use the Solomon Paradox When Dealing with a Difficult Situation, and Would You Like to be a Twin?
Nov 13, 2019
Little Happier: Who Is the Main Character, Who Is the Supporting Character?
Nov 11, 2019
Ep. 246: Have Your Words Ready, and a Conversation with Simon Sinek about “The Infinite Game”
Nov 06, 2019
Little Happier: At a Recent Dinner for Supreme Court Clerks, Even Longtime Lawyers Wanted This Table Gift.
Nov 04, 2019
Ep. 245: Avoid the Trap of the False Choice, and How to Eat Healthfully in the Face of Halloween Candy or Social Pressure
Oct 30, 2019
Little Happier: On “Game of Thrones,” Tywin Lannister Has the Right Thing to Say in a Difficult Situation.
Oct 28, 2019
Ep. 244: Go Out in the Early Morning Sunlight and Brush Your Teeth After Dinner
Oct 23, 2019
Little Happier: I Get Choked Up When I Hear the Song “Edelweiss” from “The Sound of Music”
Oct 21, 2019
Ep. 243: Treat Yourself Like a Dog and How Obligers Can Resist Pressures to Indulge
Oct 16, 2019
Little Happier: A Moment in the Life of JFK Illustrates How Hard It Is to Know Other People
Oct 14, 2019
Ep. 242: Buy Some Happiness, Plus Hacks for Taking Medication Regularly
Oct 09, 2019
Little Happier: Novelist John Steinbeck and King Arthur Show Me How to Think Outside the Box
Oct 07, 2019
Ep. 241: Malcolm Gladwell Talks About “Talking to Strangers” Plus a Delicious, Healthy Hack
Oct 02, 2019
Little Happier: The Right Thing to Say to a Person Who Has Big Hopes
Sep 30, 2019
Ep. 240: Use the Emergency Kit for Anxiety, Worry, and Stress
Sep 25, 2019
Bonus Episode: A Deep Dive into the “Four Tendencies” Personality Framework
Sep 23, 2019
Little Happier: My America Feeling: I’m Grateful for the Sound of Many Languages
Sep 23, 2019
Ep. 239: Tackling Life’s Big Questions with Kate Bowler
Sep 18, 2019
Little Happier: Like Oscar Wilde, Do You Find It Hard to Live Up to Your Blue China? I Sure Do.
Sep 16, 2019
Ep. 238: Back-to-School Habits, and Marie Forleo Talks About How Everything Is Figureoutable
Sep 11, 2019
Little Happier: An Old and Famous Story about How We Can’t Outrun Our Fate
Sep 09, 2019
Ep. 237: #HappierLaborDay: What Career Aims Make Our Work Lives Happier
Sep 04, 2019
Little Happier: The Musical “Song of Spider-Man” and the Problem of the Unknown Knowns
Sep 02, 2019
Ep. 236: Stay the Course with Your Good Habits
Aug 28, 2019
Little Happier: Dolly Parton and Oprah Winfrey Talk about Humility and Hubris
Aug 26, 2019
Ep. 235: Talking Happiness with Bestselling Author Rachel Hollis
Aug 21, 2019
Little Happier: I Love an Emotion that I Call the “Varsity Team” Feeling.
Aug 19, 2019
Ep. 234: Try the SLANT Approach to Listen Better and How to Deal with a Sweetheart’s Unenthusiastic Support
Aug 14, 2019
Little Happier: What Friendships Tend to Stick? An Observation from Game of Thrones
Aug 12, 2019
Ep. 233: Get Rid of Your Wart (Literal and Metaphorical) and Connect Better with Friends
Aug 07, 2019
Little Happier: Churchill’s Life Proves that We Can’t Know What’s Good or Bad Luck
Aug 05, 2019
Ep. 232: Remember to Consider the Company that Someone Keeps
Jul 31, 2019
Little Happier: Winston Churchill and “Game of Thrones” Illustrate the Same Observation About Power
Jul 29, 2019
Ep. 231: Choose Your TV Theme Song
Jul 24, 2019
Little Happier: “If He’ll Do It For You, He’ll Do It to You”: My Daughter and Father Hit on the Same Truth
Jul 22, 2019
Ep. 230: Happier Podcast Book Club: Lisa Brennan-Jobs Reflects on Growing Up as Steve Jobs’s Daughter in “Small Fry”
Jul 17, 2019
Little Happier: How the Gift of a Dollhouse Illustrates the Philosophy of Bertrand Russell
Jul 15, 2019
Ep. 229: Spend 120 Minutes a Week in Nature and an Interview with Sheri Salata about “The Beautiful No”
Jul 10, 2019
Little Happier: What’s the Best Way to Persuade? The Sun and the North Wind Disagree.
Jul 08, 2019
Ep. 228: Make Your Own Art and a Lesson from Mr. Rogers
Jul 03, 2019
Little Happier: Throughout My Life, I’ve Remembered One Line from the “Little Engine that Could”
Jul 01, 2019
Ep. 227: An Interview with Comedian, Actor, and Writer Pete Holmes
Jun 26, 2019
Little Happier: Reading Isaac Mizrahi Taught Me About Myself
Jun 24, 2019
Ep. 226: Celebrate the Summer Solstice by Re-visiting your One-Word Theme
Jun 19, 2019
Little Happier: My Husband Jamie Taught Me a Wonderful, Memorable Lesson About Plans.
Jun 17, 2019
Ep. 225: Cultivate Your Casual Friendships
Jun 12, 2019
Little Happier: How Do We Help? An Observation from the Life of the Creator of the Comic Strip “Cathy.”
Jun 10, 2019
Ep. 224: Design Your Summer (Again)
Jun 05, 2019
Little Happier: This Book Changed the Way I See the World.
Jun 03, 2019
Ep. 223: Step Off a Cliff
May 29, 2019
Little Happier: Why Did Dolly Parton Identify More with Barbara Walters than Barbara Walters Identified with Her?
May 27, 2019
Ep. 222: Go Someplace Alone
May 22, 2019
Little Happier: One of the Greatest Luxuries? The Luxury of Giving a Gift.
May 20, 2019
Bonus episode: Game of Thrones! Gretchen and Elizabeth Discuss and Speculate Before the Show’s Finale.
May 16, 2019
Ep. 221: Do You Yearn for a Re-Set?
May 15, 2019
Little Happier: Julia Child Makes a Profound Observation about Life in the Midst of Flipping a Potato
May 13, 2019
Ep. 220: Why We Should Deal with Something Negative Right Away
May 08, 2019
Little Happier: What Chef Julia Child Taught Me About the Nature of Enthusiasm and Happiness.
May 06, 2019
Ep. 219: Very Special Episode: Going Deep into Giving Up with Whole30’s Melissa Hartwig-Urban
May 01, 2019
Little Happier: We Love Excellence--When We Can Recognize It. for Apr 29, 2019
Apr 29, 2019
Ep. 218: Invest in Your Identities
Apr 24, 2019
Little Happier: My Husband So Often Knows the Right Thing to Say
Apr 22, 2019
Ep. 217: Don’t Over-Consult
Apr 17, 2019
Little Happier: The Opposite of a Profound Truth Is Also True. Even in Goth
Apr 15, 2019
Ep. 216: Give Someone an Unusual Compliment
Apr 10, 2019
Little Happier: Why the Children’s Book “Little Bear” Made Tears Come into My Eyes
Apr 08, 2019
Ep. 215: Throw a Celebratory Party
Apr 03, 2019
Little Happier: I’m Lucky to Have a Mother Who Is Lucky
Apr 01, 2019
Ep. 214: Try Giving Up Something for a Month
Mar 27, 2019
Little Happier: A Friend’s Description of Herself Reminded Me of Who I Am
Mar 25, 2019
Ep. 213: Bonus Clutter-Clearing Tips: Find Out What Ideas Didn’t Make It into the Book
Mar 20, 2019
Little Happier: This Mother Knew Exactly What Career Advice to Give
Mar 18, 2019
Ep. 212: Happier Podcast Book Club: We Talk About Family Secrets in Dani Shapiro’s Memoir “Inheritance.”
Mar 13, 2019
Little Happier: Would I Know the Way to Tell Right from Wrong?
Mar 11, 2019
Bonus Episode! An Excerpt from Gretchen’s New Book “Outer Order, Inner Calm”
Mar 08, 2019
Ep. 211: Spend Time Individually with Family Members, an Ice Cube Hack, and Obligers’ Relationships to Accountability and Possessions
Mar 06, 2019
Little Happier: Carrie’s Shoe Collection in “Sex and the City” Teaches an Important Lesson About Habits
Mar 04, 2019
Ep. 210: Very Special Episode: Clutter-Busting!
Feb 27, 2019
Little Happier: From Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol”--What Should We Fear More, Want or Ignorance?
Feb 25, 2019
Ep. 209: Fourth Anniversary! Most Popular Ideas and Favorite Moments
Feb 20, 2019
Little Happier: A Perhaps Apocryphal Story about Matisse--About Time and Mastery
Feb 18, 2019
Ep. 208: To Fight Clutter, Beware the “Endowment Effect”
Feb 13, 2019
Little Happier: My Favorite Story from My Favorite Book About Parenting
Feb 11, 2019
Ep. 207: Elizabeth Reveals Why You Should Go to the Doctor
Feb 06, 2019
Little Happier: Ann Patchett’s Memoir Reminds Us of Why We Need to Take Care of Ourselves
Feb 04, 2019
Ep. 206: What’s the Best Resolution You’ve Ever Made?
Jan 30, 2019
Little Happier: The Supreme Court Building Gave Me the “America Feeling”
Jan 28, 2019
Ep. 205: An Interview about False Identities with Abby Ellin
Jan 23, 2019
Little Happier: There’s Such Joy in Giving Delight
Jan 21, 2019
Ep. 204: Put a Band-Aid On It
Jan 16, 2019
Little: Even Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Life Felt Rushed and Cluttered
Jan 14, 2019
Ep. 203: Plan Your “19 for 2019”
Jan 09, 2019
Little: Eisenhower: To Do Some Work Well, We Have to Do Some Work Poorly
Jan 07, 2019
Ep. 202 - Use the Checklist for Habit Change
Jan 02, 2019
Little: Sometimes, What We Think Is a Weakness Is a Strength, and Vice Versa
Dec 31, 2018
Ep. 201 - Choose a One-Word Theme for the Year
Dec 26, 2018
Little: Everything Would Be Easy, If It Weren’t For…
Dec 24, 2018
Ep. 200 - Our 200th Episode! Ask Us Anything
Dec 19, 2018
Little : Do What You Love, and Then Your Friends Hire You
Dec 17, 2018
Ep. 199 - Reflections on Our “18 for 2018” Lists
Dec 12, 2018
Little: While the Power of Story-Telling Is Trendy Now, It’s an Ancient Idea.
Dec 10, 2018
Ep. 198 - Design Your Own “Happiness Project"
Dec 05, 2018
Little: Is This Person My Judge, or My Champion?
Dec 03, 2018
Ep. 197 - Make a Plan to Read More in 2019
Nov 28, 2018
Little: A Lesson from Waitressing: It’s Not About You
Nov 26, 2018
Ep. 196: Choose a Holiday Motto
Nov 21, 2018
Little: Finding a Meaning, Such as Sacrifice, Can Transform Suffering
Nov 19, 2018
Ep. 195: Do Something Scary
Nov 14, 2018
Little: “The Salvation of Man Is Through Love and in Love.”
Nov 12, 2018
Ep. 194: Make an Introduction
Nov 07, 2018
Little: The Idea of “Negative Space” and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Nov 05, 2018
Ep. 193: Have You Ever Felt Your Personality Slip?
Oct 31, 2018
Little: A Puzzling Story from the Life of Pearl S. Buck
Oct 29, 2018
Ep. 192: The Problem of “You Cook, I Clean”
Oct 24, 2018
Little: During a Difficult Family Discussion, Someone Knows the Right Thing to Say
Oct 22, 2018
Ep. 191: Identify Your Pacesetter
Oct 17, 2018
Little: Yet Another Piece of Advice from My Father
Oct 15, 2018
Ep. 190: Very Special Episode: Think About Your Body
Oct 10, 2018
Little: I Experienced the "America Feeling" in Normandy, France
Oct 08, 2018
Ep. 189: Make Life More Complicated
Oct 03, 2018
Little: A Stumble May Prevent a Fall
Oct 01, 2018
Ep. 188: Create a Personal Timeline
Sep 26, 2018
Little: An 18th Century Story Makes Me Think About the Importance of Education
Sep 24, 2018
Ep. 187: How to Find a Misplaced Object
Sep 19, 2018
Little: Why Are You Living in New York City?
Sep 17, 2018
Ep. 186: Create a Blues Bag
Sep 12, 2018
Little: When People Give No Solace, We Can Turn to Nature
Sep 10, 2018
Ep. 185: Make a "Facts of Life" Book
Sep 05, 2018
Little: Laurence Olivier’s Advice to Dustin Hoffman Works for Me, Too
Sep 03, 2018
Ep. 184: Have a #HappierLaborDay
Aug 29, 2018
Little: It’s Good to be an Adult
Aug 27, 2018
Ep. 183: Consider Going into "Low Power Mode"
Aug 22, 2018
Little: When We Give Ourselves Limits We Give Ourselves Creativity
Aug 20, 2018
Ep. 182: Take a Scent Snapshot of Your Life
Aug 15, 2018
Little: A Beautiful Moment of Elevation from Winston Churchill’s Tears
Aug 13, 2018
Ep. 181: Practice Reverse Gossip
Aug 08, 2018
Little: You Don’t Have to Be Good at Something to Be Good at Something.
Aug 06, 2018
Ep. 180: Very Special Episode: Travel Hacks!
Aug 01, 2018
Little: A Lesson from Harry Potter About Knowing Who You Are
Jul 30, 2018
Ep. 179: Make Each Day of the Week Distinctive
Jul 25, 2018
Little: Artist Anne Truitt Describes Her Moment of Transformation
Jul 23, 2018
Ep. 178: Schedule a Weekly Playdate with Yourself
Jul 18, 2018
Little: “There Are Many Things that We Would Throw Away If We Were Not Afraid that Others Might Pick Them Up.”
Jul 16, 2018
Ep. 177: What is Luxury for You?
Jul 11, 2018
Little: It’s Not as Glamorous as It Sounds.
Jul 09, 2018
Ep. 176: An Interview with Hollywood Powerhouse Mark Duplass
Jul 04, 2018
Little: Dolly Parton Describes the Difference Between a Wish and a Dream
Jul 02, 2018
Ep. 175: Do You Struggle with Procrasticlearing?
Jun 27, 2018
Little: Schoolhouse Rock Gives Me the “America Feeling” and Taught Me the Preamble to the Constitution
Jun 25, 2018
Ep. 174: Make Something by Hand
Jun 20, 2018
Little: There May Be a Very Good Explanation for That.
Jun 18, 2018
Ep. 173: Is It a Good Idea to Work with Your Best Friend?
Jun 13, 2018
Little: I Love to See Virtue Rewarded
Jun 11, 2018
Ep. 172: Toss Unnecessary Papers
Jun 06, 2018
Little: Yes, I Made a Dumb Mistake—But People Have Made Dumber Mistakes.
Jun 04, 2018
Ep. 171: Question Your Limiting Beliefs
May 30, 2018
Little: A Happy Story from the Life of Dolly Parton
May 28, 2018
Ep. 170: Very Special Episode with an “18 for 2018” Update
May 23, 2018
Little: Always Orient Yourself to North.
May 21, 2018
Ep. 169: Use the Strategy of “Stop Talking”
May 16, 2018
Little: “Even a Dog Distinguishes Between Being Stumbled Over and Being Kicked.”
May 14, 2018
Ep. 168: ”Remember, This Is Supposed to Be Fun”
May 09, 2018
Little: A Lesson I Have to Learn Over and Over.
May 07, 2018
Ep. 167: Be a Tourist in Your Own Home
May 02, 2018
Little: The Statue of Liberty and My “America Feeling”
Apr 30, 2018
Ep. 166: Watch Old Video Clips
Apr 25, 2018
Little: Working is one of the most dangerous forms of procrastination
Apr 23, 2018
Ep. 165: Have a Power Down Weekend
Apr 18, 2018
Little: Lead Us by the Hand to Those We Are Looking For
Apr 16, 2018
Ep. 164: Don’t Assign or Accept Homework
Apr 11, 2018
Little: Alas, There Are No Wizards.
Apr 09, 2018
Ep. 163: Set a Weekly Phone Date
Apr 04, 2018
Little: Now Is Now, and Now Is Already a Long Time Ago.
Apr 02, 2018
Ep. 162: Write It Down. Really.
Mar 28, 2018
Little: The Investor Is Wise Who Diversifies. Also True for Non-Investors.
Mar 26, 2018
Ep. 161: Embrace the Cheese
Mar 21, 2018
Little: No Hard Feelings. These Things Happen.
Mar 19, 2018
Ep. 160: Very Special Episode! Live from Elizabeth’s Cluttered Home Office.
Mar 14, 2018
Little: From Rob Lowe: Sometimes You Have to Get Fired to Get Hired
Mar 12, 2018
Ep. 159: Do Something Badly
Mar 07, 2018
Little: It’s Fun to Have Fun, But You Have to Know How
Mar 05, 2018
Ep. 158: Create a Standardized Vacation
Feb 28, 2018
Little: Ever Thought, “It Doesn’t Make Any Difference If I Go to the Gym Today”?
Feb 26, 2018
Ep. 157: Third Anniversary! Our Most Popular Try-This-at-Home Tips, Happiness Hacks & Favorite Moments.
Feb 21, 2018
Little: “I Sell Beer to Them as Wants It. I Ain’t Making Nobody Drink It.”
Feb 19, 2018
Ep. 156: Kiss in the Morning, Kiss at Night
Feb 14, 2018
Little: What I Do Every Day Matters More Than What I Do Once in a While
Feb 12, 2018
Ep. 155: Choose a Signature Scent
Feb 07, 2018
Little: That’s Okay, Buddy
Feb 05, 2018
Ep. 154: Wear “Clothes” Every Day
Jan 31, 2018
Little: Whatever You Do, You Will Still Be You
Jan 29, 2018
Ep. 153: This Is Actually Good for Me.
Jan 24, 2018
Little: A Cure for Feeling Annoyed About Clutter? Remember Love
Jan 22, 2018
Ep. 152: Deep Dive into “18 for 2018”
Jan 17, 2018
Little: Don’t Know What Will Happen in the Future? Try to Understand Now
Jan 15, 2018
Ep. 151: Keep a Running List of Your Favorite Things
Jan 10, 2018
Little: You Will Say Good-Bye to Your Child Many Times
Jan 08, 2018
Ep. 150: Gretchen and Elizabeth Unplugged
Jan 03, 2018
Little: We’ve Had Our Dog Barnaby Always
Jan 01, 2018
Ep. 149: "18 for 2018" and Roz Chast Interview
Dec 27, 2017
Little: Everyday Life in Utopia
Dec 25, 2017
Ep. 148: Use the Checklist for Habit Change for 2018
Dec 20, 2017
Little: Three Words for Success: “No Matter What”
Dec 18, 2017
Ep. 147: 18 for 2018
Dec 13, 2017
Little: Am I Wasting My Youth?
Dec 11, 2017
Ep. 146: Introduce a Note of Whimsy
Dec 06, 2017
Little: Do Good, Feel Good
Dec 04, 2017
Ep. 145: Try These Happier Holiday Hacks
Nov 29, 2017
Little: Reframing Helped Me Feel Lucky Instead of Resentful
Nov 27, 2017
Ep. 144: Be Willing to Delegate
Nov 22, 2017
Panoply Fall 2017 Trailer
Nov 20, 2017
Little: Tell Me What You Want for Dinner
Nov 20, 2017
Ep. 143: Down with Boredom
Nov 15, 2017
Little: A Happiness Reminder from E. B. White’s Masterpiece “Charlotte’s Web”
Nov 13, 2017
Side Hustle School: 13-Year-Old Australian Creates Schoolyard Lollipop Fortune
Nov 10, 2017
Ep. 142: Schedule Some Daily Transcendence
Nov 08, 2017
Little: “I Always Loved a Snow Day”
Nov 06, 2017
Ep. 141: Find Your Oasis
Nov 01, 2017
Little: A Good Example is More Compelling than Good Advice
Oct 30, 2017
Ep. 140: It's More Important to Say Something Than the Right Thing
Oct 25, 2017
Little: Don’t Wait Until You’re Moving Out to Clean Your Apartment
Oct 23, 2017
Ep. 139: Be Full of Desire But Easy To Please
Oct 18, 2017
Little: Frequency Is More Important than Duration
Oct 16, 2017
Ep. 138: Always Leave Some Room in the Suitcase
Oct 11, 2017
Little: Too Early, Too Early, Too Early—Too Late, Too Late, Too Late
Oct 09, 2017
Ep. 137: Gretchen Visits Elizabeth on the Disney Lot
Oct 04, 2017
Little: People Succeed in Groups
Oct 02, 2017
Ep. 136: Don't Fall into "Empty"
Sep 27, 2017
Little: Reading Memoirs Reminds Me to Cut People Slack
Sep 25, 2017
Ep. 135: Plan a Virtual Move, 2.0
Sep 20, 2017
Little: “An Investor Is Wise Who Diversifies”—True in Many Situations
Sep 18, 2017
Ep. 134: Write a "Ta-Da" List
Sep 13, 2017
Little: It’s Right to Do the Right Thing
Sep 11, 2017
Ep. 133: Create a Spot for Things in Transition
Sep 06, 2017
Little: B.J. Novak’s Reminder about the Importance of Gratitude.
Sep 04, 2017
Ep. 132: Consider Children's Literature
Aug 30, 2017
Little: The Book “The Hobbit Boredom” Illustrates How Boredom Can Spark Creativity
Aug 28, 2017
Ep. 131: Do 10 Jumping Jacks
Aug 23, 2017
Little: Sometimes, It’s Better to Help than to Sympathize
Aug 21, 2017
Ep. 130: 7 Myths of Happiness
Aug 16, 2017
Little: Don’t Sleep Through Beautiful Moments
Aug 14, 2017
Ep. 129: September is the Other January
Aug 09, 2017
Little: Why Andy Warhol Wanted to Have a Boss—on Retainer
Aug 07, 2017
Ep. 128: Connect With TV
Aug 02, 2017
Little: My Daughter’s Ex-Boyfriend’s Mother Found the Right Words to Say
Jul 31, 2017
Ep. 127: Make or Accept a “Repair Attempt"
Jul 26, 2017
Little: Sometimes, You Feel Regret Either Way
Jul 24, 2017
Ep. 126: Do You Struggle with Perfectionism?
Jul 19, 2017
Little: A Lesson from Pre-School: You Get What You Get, and You Don’t Get Upset
Jul 17, 2017
Ep. 125: Plan a Virtual Move
Jul 12, 2017
Little: A Great School Motto: Go Forth Unafraid
Jul 10, 2017
Ep. 124: Remember Love
Jul 05, 2017
Little: Don’t Check Every Box
Jul 03, 2017
Ep. 123: Shield Yourself from Worry
Jun 28, 2017
Little: How to be Successful, Part 2
Jun 26, 2017
Ep. 122: Tackle a “Power Day”
Jun 21, 2017
Little: How to Be Successful, Part 1
Jun 19, 2017
Ep. 121: Do You Want to Read More?
Jun 14, 2017
Little: Flawed Can Be More Perfect Than Perfection
Jun 12, 2017
Ep. 120: VSE: Listener Questions About the Four Tendencies
Jun 07, 2017
Little: Sometimes, We Can Be Generous by Taking
Jun 05, 2017
Ep. 119: Make Friends With People of Different Ages
May 31, 2017
Little: A Picture Book Has an Important Lesson for Grown-Ups
May 29, 2017
Ep. 118: Are You the Difficult One?
May 24, 2017
Little: A Happiness Lesson from Judd Apatow
May 22, 2017
Ep. 1: Picking A New Work Mantra
May 18, 2017
Ep. 117: Are You a Revealer or a Concealer?
May 17, 2017
Little: Sometimes, the Best Solution Is to Do Nothing at All
May 15, 2017
Ep. 116: Start a Side Hustle
May 10, 2017
Little: It’s Time to Switch from Advisor to Cheerleader
May 08, 2017
Ep. 115: Boost Your Energy
May 03, 2017
Little: We Don’t Always Know When Children Are Wasting Their Time
May 01, 2017
Ep. 114: Interview with Hollywood Legend Sherry Lansing
Apr 26, 2017
Little: Skip the Boring Parts
Apr 24, 2017
Ep. 113: Reclaim Your Dump Zones
Apr 19, 2017
Little: One of the Worst Ways to Waste Time
Apr 17, 2017
Ep. 112: Pick a Uniform
Apr 12, 2017
Little: We Can Help Others to See Themselves Differently
Apr 10, 2017
Ep. 111: Beware of Storing Stuff
Apr 05, 2017
Little: To Find Something, We Must Search in the Right Place
Apr 03, 2017
Ep. 110: Are You Lonely?
Mar 29, 2017
Little: If All Else Fails, We Can Try Minding Our Own Business
Mar 27, 2017
Ep. 109: Pay Attention to the Light
Mar 22, 2017
Little: Experience is a Great Teacher
Mar 20, 2017
Ep. 108: Turn Your Shower Into a "Happiness Booth"
Mar 15, 2017
Little: It’s Nice to Get a Gold Star
Mar 13, 2017
Ep. 107: Talking to Susan Cain About Introverts
Mar 08, 2017
Little: Never Have a Crush on Just One Person
Mar 06, 2017
Ep. 106: Our Second Anniversary! Year Two Highlights
Mar 01, 2017
Little: Good Luck, Bad Luck—How Do You Know?
Feb 27, 2017
Ep. 105: Leave on a High Note
Feb 22, 2017
Little: A Happiness Lesson from the Broadway Show “Oklahoma!”
Feb 20, 2017
Ep. 104: Happiness Stumbling Block: The News
Feb 15, 2017
Little: “Yes” Comes Right Away; “No” Never Comes
Feb 13, 2017
Ep, 103: Pick Your Moment
Feb 08, 2017
Little: We Must Carry the Wealth of the Indies with Us
Feb 06, 2017
Ep. 102: Tame the Travel Beast
Feb 01, 2017
Little: No Deposit, No Return
Jan 30, 2017
Ep. 101: Are You an Integrator or a Compartmentalizer?
Jan 25, 2017
Little: She Opened Up Heart So the Whale Could Swim Away
Jan 23, 2017
Special Episode 100: Ask Us Anything
Jan 18, 2017
Little: My Inconvenience May Be Someone’s Miracle
Jan 16, 2017
Ep. 99: Take Personality Quizzes
Jan 11, 2017
Little: I Need “A Heart to Be Contented”
Jan 09, 2017
Ep. 98: Interview: The Case Against Sugar // Have a Quest
Jan 04, 2017
Little: Announcing “The Onward Project” Podcasts
Jan 02, 2017
Radical Candor Ep. 1: What is Radical Candor?
Jan 02, 2017
Welcome to Side Hustle School
Jan 02, 2017
Ep. 97: Start Your Own Happiness Project
Dec 28, 2016
Little: What Would an Englishman Do?
Dec 26, 2016
Ep. 96: Set Your Holiday Intention
Dec 21, 2016
Little: Do You Want to Take My Taxi?
Dec 19, 2016
Ep. 95: Practice Mis-En-Place
Dec 14, 2016
Holiday Hack: What’s Your One-Word Theme for the New Year?
Dec 12, 2016
Ep. 94: Don’t Treat Yourself
Dec 07, 2016
Holiday Hack: Say “Yes” If You Can
Dec 05, 2016
Ep. 93: How to Survive a Break-Up
Nov 30, 2016
Holiday Hack: Find Some Quiet Time During the Holidays
Nov 28, 2016
Ep. 92: For Thanksgiving, Leave Something Unsaid
Nov 23, 2016
Little: Be Polite and Be Fair
Nov 21, 2016
Ep. 91: Delete a Soul-Destroying App
Nov 16, 2016
Little: What Some Folks Will Do
Nov 14, 2016
Ep. 90: Consider the Essential Seven
Nov 09, 2016
Little: A Beautiful Image Can Be an Area of Refuge
Nov 07, 2016
Ep. 89: Control the Cubicle In Your Pocket
Nov 02, 2016
Little: Getting Ready is a Key Aspect of Performance
Oct 31, 2016
Ep. 88: Celebrate Holiday Breakfasts
Oct 26, 2016
Little: Accept a Gift in the Spirit in Which it is Offered
Oct 24, 2016
Ep. 87: Live: Find a Happiness 911 Song
Oct 19, 2016
Little: Do What You Love, and Then Your Friends Hire You
Oct 17, 2016
Ep. 86: Be the Bearer of Some Good News
Oct 12, 2016
Little: Someplace, Keep an Empty Shelf, and Someplace, Keep a Junk Drawer
Oct 10, 2016
Ep. 85: Ever Been Annoyed By A Gift?
Oct 05, 2016
Little: You Don’t Have to be Good at Something to be Good at Something
Oct 03, 2016
Ep. 84: Try Doing Something EVERY Day
Sep 28, 2016
Little: Keep the Paint as Good as it is in the Can
Sep 26, 2016
Ep. 83: Are You a Hedgehog or a Fox?
Sep 21, 2016
Little: Justice O’Connor’s Three-Word Secret to Happiness
Sep 19, 2016
Ep. 82: Make a List (If You Want)
Sep 14, 2016
Little: Your Question May Suggest Its Own Answer
Sep 12, 2016
Ep. 81: Lets Give Them Something to Talk About
Sep 07, 2016
Little: Having More Doesn't Always Make Us Happier
Sep 05, 2016
Ep. 80: A Discussion of the Five Love Languages
Aug 31, 2016
Little: Ray Bradbury Says, "Love What YOU Love!"
Aug 29, 2016
Ep. 79: Revive a Dormant Friendship
Aug 24, 2016
Little: Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote, “Pa Was No Businessman.”
Aug 22, 2016
Ep. 78: Seek Out Silence
Aug 17, 2016
Little: The Intimacy of "I'll Open Your Fridge and Take What I Want"
Aug 15, 2016
Ep. 77: Plan an Errand Date
Aug 10, 2016
Little: As Promised: The Reading from Gretchen's Wedding
Aug 08, 2016
Ep. 76: Write Your Manifesto (& Bring Your Own Condiments)
Aug 03, 2016
Little: A Happiness Lesson From the Cat in the Hat
Aug 01, 2016
Ep. 75: Become a Minor Expert
Jul 27, 2016
Little: Sometimes, a Lot of Words Can Only Diminish What We Want to Convey
Jul 25, 2016
Ep. 74: Choose A Quote for Your Yearbook Page
Jul 20, 2016
Little: We Can't Spare Our Children Normal Social Pain
Jul 18, 2016
Ep. 73: Get Rid of It As Soon As It's Worthless
Jul 13, 2016
Little: If Others Think I Can Do a Job, I Can Probably Do It
Jul 11, 2016
Ep. 72: Beware The Incomplete Upgrade
Jul 06, 2016
Little: I May Not Be the Best, But I’m Probably Not the Worst
Jul 04, 2016
Ep. 71: Are You A Leopard Or An Alchemist?
Jun 29, 2016
Little: Sometimes We Can Be Generous By Taking
Jun 27, 2016
Ep. 70: Advice
Jun 22, 2016
Little: Give Yourself a Lucky Charm
Jun 20, 2016
Ep. 69: An Interview with the Musician Moby
Jun 15, 2016
Little: No Magic One-Size-Fits-All Solution for Happiness
Jun 13, 2016
Ep. 68: How To Be On Time
Jun 08, 2016
Little: Am I Painting My Own Fakes?
Jun 06, 2016
Ep. 67: Design Your Summer
Jun 01, 2016
Little: Accept Yourself & Also Expect More From Yourself
May 30, 2016
Ep. 66: The Pain of Email Etiquette
May 25, 2016
Little: There's Great Value In Knowing When To Say Nothing
May 23, 2016
Ep. 65: Arianna Huffington Says Go To Bed
May 18, 2016
Little: People Do Best What Comes Naturally
May 16, 2016
Ep. 64: What Do You Lie About?
May 11, 2016
Little: The Days are Long, But the Years are Short
May 09, 2016
Ep. 63: A Debate About Thank You Notes
May 04, 2016
Little: Don't Let The Perfect Be The Enemy Of The Good
May 02, 2016
Ep. 62: Do You Have 100 Packets of Soy Sauce?
Apr 27, 2016
Little: Go Outside
Apr 25, 2016
Ep. 61: Stop Apologizing
Apr 20, 2016
Little: Outer Order Contributes To Inner Calm
Apr 18, 2016
Ep. 60: On Set With Elizabeth
Apr 13, 2016
Little: Flawed Is More Perfect Than Perfection
Apr 11, 2016
Ep. 59: Do You Have A Lucky Charm?
Apr 06, 2016
Little: Tell Me What You Want For Dinner
Apr 04, 2016
Ep. 58: The Pressure of Birthdays
Mar 30, 2016
Little: When You're Stressed, Try This
Mar 28, 2016
Ep. 57: The Awful Habit of Awfulizing
Mar 23, 2016
Little: The Best Teacher
Mar 21, 2016
Ep. 56: Schedule Time To Worry
Mar 16, 2016
Ep. 55: The Dilemma of Switching Bags
Mar 09, 2016
Ep. 54: Celebrating A Year of Happier
Mar 02, 2016
Ep. 53: Meditation...Sort Of
Feb 24, 2016
Ep. 52: Habits and Whole30 With Melissa Hartwig
Feb 17, 2016
Ep. 51: Help! I Always Forget Names
Feb 10, 2016
Ep. 50: Ask For A Favor
Feb 03, 2016
Ep. 49: LIVE In San Francisco!
Jan 27, 2016
Ep. 48: Got The Sunday Blues?
Jan 20, 2016
Ep. 47: Liz Misses Out On A Romantic Moment
Jan 13, 2016
Ep. 46: Don't Get Organized
Jan 06, 2016
Ep. 45: Home for the Holidays – Kansas City Edition
Dec 30, 2015
Ep. 44: Drew Barrymore Gets Personal. And Happier
Dec 23, 2015
Ep. 43: You Can't Make Me, And Neither Can I
Dec 16, 2015
Ep. 42: Act How You Want To Feel
Dec 09, 2015
Ep. 41: Put An End To Impulse Shopping
Dec 02, 2015
Ep. 40: Holiday Special -- Try These At Home
Nov 25, 2015
Ep. 39: Elizabeth Talks About Getting Fired
Nov 18, 2015
Ep. 38: Rebels - Do You Hate Being Told What To Do?
Nov 11, 2015
Ep. 37: Obligers - Are You an Elizabeth?
Nov 04, 2015
Ep. 36: Questioners - Do You Always Ask Why?
Oct 28, 2015
Ep. 35: Upholders - Are You A Hermione?
Oct 21, 2015
Ep. 34: The Habits of A Rebel Harvard Physicist
Oct 14, 2015
Ep. 33: Send Yourself To Boot Camp
Oct 07, 2015
Ep. 32: Why Teasing May Be Bad For Happiness
Sep 30, 2015
Ep. 31: Choose A Personal Symbol
Sep 23, 2015
Ep. 30: Remember What It Was Like Being A Teenager?
Sep 16, 2015
Ep. 29: The Fantasy of Perfection
Sep 09, 2015
Ep. 28: We Live The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Sep 02, 2015
Ep. 27: The Bigger Life
Aug 26, 2015
Ep. 26: Procrastinating and Tomorrow Logic
Aug 19, 2015
Ep. 25: Try This At Home-A-Palooza with A.J. Jacobs
Aug 12, 2015
Ep. 24: Let's Talk About Dogs
Aug 05, 2015
Ep. 23: Nothing Stays in Vegas
Jul 29, 2015
Ep. 22: Creative Habits with Guest Rosanne Cash
Jul 22, 2015
Ep. 21: Join a Group, Or Start Your Own
Jul 15, 2015
Happier With Gretchen Rubin: A Very Special Episode (All About You)
Jul 08, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: Dan Harris Is 10% Happier
Jul 01, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: Focus on Your Foundations
Jun 24, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: My Precious!
Jun 17, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: Imitate Your Spiritual Master
Jun 10, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: An Interview with Tom Rath (Plus Gretchen’s Favorite Office Supply!)
Jun 03, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: Shrines, Chronotypes, and Hostess Neurosis
May 27, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: Stop Reading That Book!
May 20, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: Learning from Tigger and Eeyore
May 13, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: Obligers, Abundance Lovers, and Remember the Sunscreen
May 06, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: The “Cleaning Liz’s Closet” Edition
Apr 29, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: Treat Yo'self But Don’t Say "YOLO"
Apr 22, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: Deep Down, What Makes You Happy?
Apr 15, 2015
Happier With Gretchen Rubin: Indulge Your Inner Toddler
Apr 08, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: The Power of Envy
Apr 01, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: Stop and Smell the Happy
Mar 25, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: Are You a Marathoner or a Sprinter?
Mar 18, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: The Evil Donut Bringer
Mar 11, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin Ep. 2: All—or Nothing?
Mar 04, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin Ep. 1: The One-Minute Rule
Feb 25, 2015