Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits


Podcast 50: Ask For a Favor, Cooperation vs. Competition, and I Struggle with My Daughter’s Ear-Piercing Request.

February 3rd, 2016

Episode 210 of 540 episodes

It’s time for the next installment of “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Update: We’re still basking in the glow of the live event. Try This at Home: Ask for a favor. Know Yourself Better: Do you prefer to cooperate or compete? Listener Question: Fiona asks, “How can I manage dealing with all the interesting articles and recipes that I cut out from the paper?” Elizabeth and I address this — and what are your suggestions? Gretchen’s Demerit: My sixteen-year-old daughter Eliza wanted to get more piercings in her ears. I didn’t handle it well. If you want to hear Eliza’s perspective on the ear-piercing episode, you can listen to her excellent podcast, Eliza Starting at 16, episode 6. Yes, she has her own podcast! Elizabeth’s Gold Star: Elizabeth gives Michelle a gold star for her empathetic gaze during a mindfulness exercise. As always, thanks to our terrific sponsors Check out The Great Courses Plus for a wide variety of fascinating courses taught by top professors and experts in their fields. Special offer for our listeners: free access to one of their most popular courses! To get The Fundamentals of Photography for free, go to thegreatcoursesplus.com/happier

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