Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits


“I Can Be More Effective If I Don’t Overcommit; There Are Few Truly Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunities.”

May 16th, 2015

Episode 61 of 540 episodes

Interview: Kamy Wicoff. Years ago, I got to know Kamy when we met through common acquaintances, and she started inviting me to her monthly Salon for Women Writers. It was terrific — not only did I get to know Kamy, but I met several other people who are still close friends, and I learned a lot about writing. Partly based on the experience of hosting the Salon, Kamy launched She Writes, a terrific resource for women at every stage of writing. She Writes started its own press, and published a novel by — Kamy! It just hit the shelves. Wishful Thinking is a terrific novel about a woman, divorced with two kids, who always wishes she could be more than one place at the same time; a physicist installs a miraculous time-travel app called Wishful Thinking that allows her to do just that. It’s a funny, tender, perceptive novel — I whipped through it. I know Kamy has done a lot of thinking about habits, happiness, and creativity, so I was eager to hear what she had to say. Gretchen: What’s a simple habit that consistently makes you happier? Kamy: Every night at dinner I have a ritual ...

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