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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits

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Update: A listener planned not just a Power Hour, not just a Power Day, but an entire Power Week. Try This at Home: Plan a virtual move. Happiness Hack: To get rid of a splinter, coat the skin with glue, then peel it off. I’ve also heard that duct tape works, too. Deep Dive — Advice About a College-Bound Child: In episode 122, I asked listeners...

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Do you want to make a significant change in your life? Or help someone else to make an important change? Often, this means changing a habit (get more sleep, quit sugar, exercise regularly, spend more time in nature, put down devices). Habits are like the invisible architecture of daily life — research suggests that about 40% of our existence is...

I’ve mentioned many times how much I love all teaching stories, koans, parables, aphorisms, maxims, epigrams, proverbs, and the like — anything that crams a big idea into a small space. And for that reason, I’ve always been intrigued by school mottoes. Recently, my older daughter graduated, which was a huge moment for her — and for me too. Her...

“Some of the most fruitful thinking times are when I wake after sleeping a few hours, and in the seamless time when nothing needs to be done, not even getting up, I meditate.” –May Sarton, Journal of a Solitude When is your most fruitful time for thinking — in the middle of the night, before you get out of bed, in the shower, during a run,...