08/27/2012 10:23 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

WATCH: Not Letting Other People's Moods Affect You, From Gretchen Rubin

It's hard to be happy when those around you are in a bad mood. Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project" and "Happier at Home," spoke about how to detach yourself from other people's negative emotions, without isolating them, when she visited me on Mondays With Marlo.

For more fantastic advice on lifting your mood, see Gretchen Rubin's tips on happiness:

Tips On Happiness From Gretchen Rubin

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