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Episode 18: Author Gretchen Rubin: Get Happy

Yale graduate Gretchen Rubin had quite the pivot when she went from clerking for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to founding the Happiness Project. How that came to be and what her surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love entails (hint: tune in to the five senses) is the focus of this month’s episode.

An acclaimed communicator, known for her ability to distill and convey complex ideas with humor and clarity, Gretchen’s books have sold millions of copies and been translated into over thirty languages, she has an award-winning podcast, and she also has an app. Join Roberta as she sits down with Gretchen to discuss this lifelong exploration into happiness, how we respond to expectations and her daily trips to the Met Museum.

Things We Talked About in This Episode:

Books: Life in Five Senses, The Four Tendencies, The Happiness Project, and more.
Podcasts: Get Happier and More Happier with Gretchen Rubin
Happier app
The Happiness Project
Quizzes: The Four Tendencies and Five Senses
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Episode Credits:

  • Clips featured in this episode are courtesy of Gretchen Rubin.
  • A Bend in the Road is written, hosted, and produced by Roberta Panjwani and created by Roberta Panjwani and Diane Sims
  • Our Assistant Producer is Elias Rosner.
  • Our Editor this episode is Roberta Panjwani with additional edits by Elias Rosner.
  • Our Technical Directors and Audio Engineers are Charles Gallo and Elias Rosner
  • Original Music is written and performed by Diane Sims
  • Our Digital Media producer is Elias Rosner
  • Logo and Website created by Parker Gaidimas
  • Special thanks to Gretchen Rubin for being with us today.
  • You can find information about The Happiness Project and Gretchen’s books, podcasts, quizzes, resources, and articles at
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