Authors Between the Covers

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Are You Ready to Start Your Own Happiness Project? Gretchen Rubin Shows Us the Way


Gretchen Rubin was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized that what she really wanted to be was a writer.

Since then, she has written several books, including the best-selling “Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill,” and her uber-popular “The Happiness Project: Or, why I spent a year trying to sing in the morning, clean my closets, fight right, read Aristotle, and generally have more fun.”

Best-selling author Dan Pink said of the book, “This is a rare book that will make you both smile and think—often on the same page.”

We couldn’t agree more, so it was a pleasure to interview this Truly Amazing Woman who has made strides and changed lives—her own and others’.

In this podcast interview you’ll learn:

  • About Rubin’s epiphany, which she had one rainy afternoon on a city bus.
  • Her adventures in the 12 months that ensued.
  • The scientific research on the power and importance of being happy.
  • Why novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness.
  • If money can help buy happiness.
  • What small changes she made—that made all the difference.
  • What advice she has for all of us to help increase our happiness quotient.

Get ready to be inspired! Download the podcast now.

And be sure to read more about “The Happiness Project” in the December 2014 issue of Be Inkandescent magazine.

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