Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits


Podcast #9: Treat Yourself, But Resist “YOLO”; the Challenge of Changing Someone Else’s Habit; Why Elizabeth TP’d a Friend’s House.

April 22nd, 2015

Episode 43 of 372 episodes

My sister Elizabeth Craft and I are having a great time doing our new podcast, “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.“ We’re thrilled–we’ve hit more than 500,000 downloads, in just eight episodes! Thanks for listening! (If you like the podcast, we’re sheepishly asking people to rate and/or review it, if time and inclination permit; that’s very helpful for a new podcast like ours.) Like last week, this episode was especially fun; I was in Los Angeles for my book tour for my new book Better Than Before, so Elizabeth and I got to record together in the studio. By the way, Elizabeth is taller than I am, but in the photo she towers over me–she’s wearing boots. And we also had the chance to do our “very special episode.” That’s coming up next week — something different. We had a great time doing it, though I will confess, even though it was Elizabeth’s brilliant idea, I enjoyed it much more than she did, for reasons that will become clear. Stay tuned for that! Here’s what Elizabeth and I discuss in today’s episode: First, we read a thoughtful reader email we got about the “evil donut bringer” issue ...