Happier at Home

Happier at Home

Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon A Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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In the spirit of her blockbuster #1 New York Times bestseller The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin embarks on a new project to make home a happier place. One Sunday afternoon, as she unloaded the dishwasher, Gretchen Rubin felt hit by a wave of homesickness. Homesick--why? She was standing right in her own kitchen. She felt homesick, she realized, with love for home itself. "Of all the elements of a happy life," she thought, "my home is the most important." In a flash, she decided to undertake a new happiness project, and this time, to focus on home.And what did she want from her home? A place that calmed her, and energized her. A place that, by making her feel safe, would free her to take risks. Also, while Rubin wanted to be happier at home, she wanted to appreciate how much happiness was there already. So, starting in September (the new January), Rubin dedicated a school year--September through May--to making her home a place of...
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780449014417

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ArapahoeAlicia Aug 11, 2016

Some great ideas for being more mindful. I appreciate that Rubin doesn't promote a one size fits all philosophy, but I grew bored and a lot of the recommendations seemed to blend together as I listened to this audiobook. Overall I wasn't left with any real memorable takeaways.

MadReads Nov 14, 2012

Rubin had some great ideas that I think are worth doing. Not everything was my thing - like building a secret mountain scene in my kitchen cabinet- but Rubin is clear that she is doing things that make her happy and that everyone is different. She is only trying to "be Gretchen." Since I listened to this in the car, I want to get the book so that I can take notes.


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