Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits


I’m Off for Spring Break! (Mostly) See You in a Week.

March 19th, 2016

Episode 236 of 371 episodes

It’s time for spring break! I’m off for the week with my family. I’ll post on Wednesday, when the new episode of Happier with Gretchen Rubin becomes available, but other than that, I’m off. Every spring, my family takes exactly the same vacation with my in-laws. Very relaxing, lots of fun. In fact, it was on this vacation for years ago that I had the Lightning Bolt moment that completely transformed my eating habits — in a way that has made me very happy — after I read Gary Taubes’s book, Why We Get Fat. (I talk about that Lightning Bolt here.) If you’re thinking, “But Gretchen, I will so miss reading your entries while you’re taking a break!” well, you’re in luck… You can read The Happiness Project — my bestselling account of the year I spent working on my happiness. It was a #1 New York Times bestseller and stayed on the list for two years. Yowza. You can read Happier at Home — also a New York Times bestseller. I went deeper into the subject of happiness, thinking about issues related to home, like relationships, possessions, neighborhood, time. If ... The post I’m Off for Spring Break! (Mostly) See You in a Week. appeared first on Gretchen Rubin.