How to be Happier: A Framework with Gretchen Rubin
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An expert on human nature, Gretchen Rubin discusses the ways we, as women, can develop a framework to create happier, more productive, and creative lives.

In our conversation, you will learn:

- How her pursuit of happiness began

- How habits cultivate happiness

- How you can change your habits

- Tips for sticking to your habit resolutions

- The four tendencies framework and how knowing which category you fall into can help with habit formation

- How we can build a happy life by looking at the foundation of our own nature, our own values, and own interests

June 8, we have a conversation with former lawyer turned author of four best sellers, “The Four Tendencies”, “Better Than Before”, “The Happiness Project” and “Happier at Home” Gretchen Rubin


Gretchen Rubin is one of today’s most influential and thought-provoking observers of happiness and human nature. She’s known for her ability to distill and convey complex ideas with humor and clarity, in a way that’s accessible to a wide audience.

She’s the author of many books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers The Four Tendencies, Better Than Before, and The Happiness Project. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. (The Happiness Project spent two years on the bestseller list.)

On her top-ranking, award-winning podcast “Happier with Gretchen Rubin,” she discusses happiness and good habits with her sister Elizabeth Craft.

She’s been interviewed by Oprah, eaten dinner with Daniel Kahneman, walked arm-in-arm with the Dalai Lama, had her work written up in a medical journal, and been an answer on the game show Jeopardy!

In her work, she draws from cutting-edge science, the wisdom of the ages, lessons from popular culture, and her own experiences to explore how we can make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative.

Gretchen Rubin started her career in law and was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer. Raised in Kansas City, she lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.

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