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Gretchen Rubin

7 Books Guaranteed to Make You a Better, Happier Human

Linda Smith | Posted 04.13.2016 | Books
Linda Smith

Occasionally, I'll read a book and know without a doubt that if everyone in the world experienced what I just experienced, the world would absolutely ...

Heart Health -- Love, Happiness, Gratitude, and Learning

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Regardless of sector, race, or age, we all want the same things for our families and ourselves: as my mother says, "health, happiness, safety, the strength to cope with anything that comes our way." Here are six practices that help me get a little closer to whole heart health.

3 Podcasts That Will Feed Your Soul

Spire & Co | Posted 12.30.2015 | Women
Spire & Co

Remember when those silly bands were in? You know, those skinny rubber bracelets that took the shape of animals, TV characters, etc.? Well podcasts ar...

My Q And A With Gretchen Rubin on Making and Breaking Habits

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Gretchen Rubin's new book, out today, is Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits -- to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life. In answer to my questions, she shared her insights on how habits can free us, the importance of understanding ourselves, and the 21 strategies we can use to make or break habits -- and in doing so, begin to live the lives we want, not the lives we settle for.

The Reason Some People Just Seem Happier Than Others

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.07.2015 | OWN

It's a simple fact: Some people just appear happier than others. They've got a subtle spring in their step, they're often laughing and they can find t...

23 Rules For Life That Happy People Follow

Oprah.com | Pam Masin | Posted 11.19.2015 | OWN

1. When things get tough: Treat yourself like a toddler. A cranky toddler. A toddler who shouldn't get too hungry, too cold, too hot, too sleepy or be...

How To Check Off The Most Stubborn Items On Your To-Do List

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.18.2015 | OWN

Do you ever feel like you just have way too much on your mind these days? That appointment you really need to make, the phone call you've been meaning...

3 Secrets Of Adulthood You Must Learn To Find Happiness

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.09.2015 | OWN

When author Gretchen Rubin embarked on a yearlong "Happiness Project" to figure out what true happiness looks like and how to actually -- realisticall...

The One Challenge Standing Between You And Total Happiness

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.05.2015 | OWN

"I want to be happy. Truly happy." If you ask most people what they want out of life, that will be the answer. Many of us are eager to find happiness,...

CELEBRATING Life: Cultural & Charitable Catch-Up, April 2015

Jill Lynne | Posted 04.16.2015 | Arts
Jill Lynne

How wondrous to once again feel Nature's warmth enveloping us, to bask in the great golden sun, to rejoice in the sweet sounds of returning bird-calls, to view our world blossoming forth...

‘Treats' Aren't Frivolous -- They're Key To Reaching Goals

Posted 03.18.2015 | OWN

The author of Better Than Before shows us how kind indulgences can keep us on track with our goals. By Gretchen Rubin Unlike a reward, which m...

It's Enough to Begin

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Gretchen Rubin

Some habit-formation strategies are familiar and obvious--like Monitoring or Scheduling--but others took me more time to understand. As I studied habits, I slowly began to recognize the tremendous importance of the time of beginning.

Leigh Weingus

Happiness Expert Explains How To Figure Out What Truly Makes You Happy

HuffingtonPost.com | Leigh Weingus | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living

The secret to happiness seems easy enough: Just do what makes you happy, right? Sure, but knowing what makes you happy is a lot harder than it sounds....

Leigh Weingus

12 Ways Watching TV Can Make You Happier

HuffingtonPost.com | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.17.2014 | TV

We watch TV for a lot of reasons. To unwind, to space out, to pass a rainy weekend or a lonely night. But did you know that TV is also a huge source o...

Dear Family Whisperer: Help Me Cope!

Melinda Blau | Posted 06.03.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Try not to typecast your boys. View them through a family lens: Your firstborn had you and his dad all to himself for more than half his life. Your second child came home to an already-formed household.

Carolyn Gregoire

Are We Happy Yet?

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living

Rain was pouring down in New York City as Gretchen Rubin hopped on a city bus and settled in for a long ride, taking the opportunity to enjoy a moment...

WATCH: The Trick To Making Your Resolutions Stick

Posted 12.31.2013 | Healthy Living

We all have goals we want to accomplish in the new year, but how do we make them last beyond the first day of 2014? According to some experts, the sec...

The 9 Best Books for Meaningful Change

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Like it or not, we are all always changing and adapting to circumstances as time rolls on. The positive thing about change is that with some effort we can help direct some (though not all) of the change in our lives as opposed to being victimized by it.

7 Just-Right Mindfulness Tips With Gretchen Rubin and Goldilocks

Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC

The only life you can live is yours. Not the one they think you should be living. The stakes are high.

Spread Your Key Idea That Turns Your Life Into an Adventure

Kare Anderson | Posted 08.28.2013 | Books
Kare Anderson

In describing how we can "build influence in a world of competing ideas," Butman suggests that we look for "iconic moments," even from childhood, where an insight grabbed hold of you and persists in your thoughts.

The Sadness in Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project

Galit Breen | Posted 08.07.2013 | Books
Galit Breen

"Behind you," he says, his voice shorter than his meaning. He closes the oven with a bare foot, his hot-pad wrapped fingers gripping a baking dish. He...

Gretchen Rubin and the Power of Happiness

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Yasamin Beitollahi

She has started a happiness movement as an ongoing narrative that extends to us and embraces us. This is the most moving aspect of her work. She creates a dialogue with her fans, followers and friends.

7 Ways To De-Clutter Your Home And Simplify Your Life Post-Retirement

Posted 05.31.2013 | Fifty

Americans are stressed out, and their cluttered homes aren't helping matters: A recent Huffington Post survey found that 84 percent of recently stress...

12 Huge Myths About Clutter

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 07.10.2013 | HuffPost Home
Gretchen Rubin

No, you really don't need that pink easy-bake oven.

101 Simple Pleasures That Boost Happiness

Andrea Reiser | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrea Reiser

The smiley yellow balloon inspired me to come up with a list of 101 simple pleasures that might make you smile or will perhaps spark other ideas of your own. Of course, simple pleasures aren't universal, so one person's pleasures won't necessarily bring the same boost of happiness to others. But the possibilities are limitless.