Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits


Podcast 45: Home for the Holidays, Kansas City Edition! We Record at Winstead’s.

December 30th, 2015

Episode 189 of 540 episodes

It’s time for the next installment of “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Update: It’s the Kansas City edition! We begin our recording from a table at Winstead’s, the beloved Kansas City diner that’s our family’s favorite place to eat. Plus we feature some special guests. Elizabeth and I had so much fun recording this — it’s always extra-fun when we’re together, and it was great to be in our hometown. Try This at Home: “Identify your special places.” The restaurant Winstead’s is definitely one of our special family places. I quote from Mircea Eliade’s The Sacred and the Profane: the Nature of Religion: “There are, for example, privileged places, qualitatively different from all others — a man’s birthplace, or the scenes of his first love, or certain places in the first foreign city he visited in youth. Even for the most frankly nonreligious man, all these places still retain an exceptional, a unique quality; they are the ‘holy places’ of his private universe.” Know Yourself Better: Is there a New Year’s resolution that you’ve made over and over? Update! We talked to my sixteen-year-old daughter Eliza in Episode 30, and here, she gives us an update. Also, ...

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