Gretchen Rubin is jumping for joy. Over-the-moon and grinning from ear-to-ear! And she wants you to hopefully feel this, too, after learning from her health & fitness podcast.
Gretchen’s show by The Onward Project is part of Audacy’s Cadence13 network. Since 2015, Gretchen’s podcast has introduced ways to live happier, be healthier, increase your productivity, and rev up your creative juices. Gretchen is a writer who dedicates her career to studying happiness, habits, and human nature. She hopes her tools and tips will better your life.
In addition to working on the show, Gretchen has written New York Times bestselling books including The Happiness Project and Better Than Before. Gretchen’s book The Four Tendencies explains four personality types she categorizes people as.
Gretchen co-hosts with her sister, Elizabeth Craft, a TV writer and producer. Elizabeth lovingly refers to her sister as a “happiness bully” since she’s committed to her ideas and helping others. Elizabeth hosts an additional podcast, “Happier in Hollywood.” In 2016, she released the YA novel, Flower.
A recent episode of the podcast focuses on tips to gracefully move on from a bad mood. Gretchen and Elizabeth both incorporate daily walks in their routines. Elizabeth shares how she had a relatively stressful day and went on a walk after work. Normally she walks before work but framed things differently. She noticed an energy shift during the walk and encourages resetting yourself when stepping away from a bad mood. This idea links to a prior episode where she explores the notion of revisiting the familiar in a new way. Also, Gretchen shares tips on how to manage anxiety, understand perspectives, and successfully adapt to new routines post-quarantine.
Special guests join Elizabeth and Gretchen such as actress Julianna Margulies and writer/musician Michelle Zauner. New episodes are released semiweekly.