Podcast Episode 049: Happiness, Habits & Health – Gretchen Rubin

Oct 4, 2016

gretchenrubin

“To change our habits, we first have to figure out ourselves…When we change our habits, we change our lives.” – Gretchen Rubin 

You may also listen on iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play.

Check out my handy step-by-step guide to listening and subscribing!

Is “moderation” really the best approach? A very special #podcast episode w/ @GretchenRubin Click to Tweet
gretchenrubin2-1

Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. On her popular weekly podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft (who is a person living with Type 1 diabetes).

In her books and on her podcast, Gretchen provides surprising insights and practical advice drawn from cutting-edge research, ancient wisdom, and her own observations, about how we can make our lives better than before. She investigates the multiple strategies she’s identified that help us make and break our habits. After all, habits are the invisible architecture of a happy life, and when we change our habits, we change our lives. The secret to changing a habit? First, we must know ourselves, so we can suit our habits to our own nature. It was Gretchen’s longstanding interest in happiness that led her to the study of habits, because when she talked to people about their happiness challenges, they often pointed to a habit that they couldn’t make or break. This pattern made her ask, “When and why can people successfully change a habit—or not?”

Gretchen, Melissa and Elizabeth at Podcast Movement in Chicago, July 2016

Gretchen, Melissa, and Elizabeth at Podcast Movement in Chicago, July 2016

Do MORE with Dinner Download

 

Here are the resources we mentioned on the show: 

  1. Gretchen Rubin’s website and books   better-than-before-book-cover
  2. Gretchen on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube
  3. The Four Tendencies Quiz
  4. Sound Bites episode with Brian Wansink
  5. Sound Bites episode with James Hill
  6. Melissa’s Do M.O.R.E. with Dinner Initiative and blogs/podcasts and Pinterest board
  7. Melissa’s blog about her journey to triathlon

view all DMWD posts button

Produced by Team Podcast

Music by Dave Birk

Save

Save

Save

Related

2 Comments

  1. Denine on October 14, 2016 at 4:32 am

    Loving this episode, Melissa. I am also a huge fan of Gretchen´s work since it really relates to nutrition and health. As a fellow dietitian, I´m so glad you seized the opportunity to bridge the gap between habits and health! Thank you for sharing!! – Denine
    P.S. I love your Do M.O.R.E. with Dinner philosophy.

    • admin on October 14, 2016 at 12:03 pm

      Thank you, Denine!! I look forward to checking out your site!
      Melissa

Leave a Comment





This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

WELCOME TO MY BLOG

Thank you for stopping by!

ABOUTI’m the Guilt-Free RD® – “Because food shouldn’t make you feel bad!™”;. So, on my Food for Thought blog I’m exploring the secret ingredients needed to enjoy your food with health in mind.  I’m also a “Dietitian Enthusiast” so I’m showcasing interviews with dietitians.  My “How To” Series shares practical advice to help boost communication skills and gain more visibility, influence and success.

I hope you enjoy the show!

Subscribe!

Sign up for my newsletter and get my free Sound Science Toolkit as a bonus! Already subscribed? Get the toolkit here.

Contact Melissa

LISTEN TO MY PODCAST

Listen to the trailer

Melissa’s Media Reel

Backstage Pass

Contact Melissa with ideas or suggestions, to be interviewed or for media coaching

Search This Website

Link Back

SoundBites-Widget-Image_2017_v2

Directions:
Copy and paste the following code in the sidebar area of your site:

<p class=”linkback” style=”border: 1px solid #c1c1c1; width: 100%;”><a href=”https://www.soundbitesrd.com/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”><img src=”https://www.soundbitesrd.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/SoundBites-Widget-Image_2017.jpg” alt=”link back to melissa dobbins” /></a></p>

Have questions about food?

Ask The Experts!

Please enter your name.
Please enter a valid email.
Please enter a subject.