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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

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Podcast 71: Choose a Signature Color, and Ask “Am I an Alchemist or a Leopard?” Plus FOMO.

June 29th, 2016

Episode 299 of 399 episodes

It’s time for the next installment of “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Update: We’ve heard from people about how they’re designing their summer. Great ideas. Try This at Home: Choose a signature color. This is a big commitment! I’m not sure I can make the jump, but I’m intrigued. What’s your color? How did you choose it? I mention the Time article, “How Your iPhone Photos Make You Happier. ” And I also mention Alice Walker’s novel, The Color Purple: “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” Below is the photo from my friendwith her collection of things in her signature color. Know Yourself Better: Are you an alchemist or a leopard? My first Personal Commandment is to “Be Gretchen.” Listener Question: Bethany asks about FOMO — “fear of missing out.” If you want to take the Four Tendencies quiz, it’s here. Elizabeth’sDemerit: Elizabeth screamed at Adam when he didn’t like any of the fabric choices for their new banquette. Gretchen’sGold Star: I give myself a gold star for managing to stay calm and enjoy Eliza’s prom experience. If you want to listen to ... The post Podcast 71: Choose a Signature Color, and Ask “Am I an Alchemist or a Leopard?” Plus FOMO. appeared first on Gretchen Rubin.

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