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September 7, 2021 37 min

Is it possible to be happier? Bestselling author Gretchen Rubin wondered if she could discipline herself to take tiny steps in order to be more content with her actual life. But what about those of us facing something daunting or insurmountable or tragic? Is it possible for us to be happier?

In this conversation, Kate and Gretchen discuss:

  • When we’re forced to reevaluate our life and what might happen if we just try a little harder
  • How our senses anchor us to the present
  • The difference between happiness and joy
  • If happiness is a selfish endeavor 
  • The definition of limited agency (and why we should try to find a place between EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE and NOTHING IS POSSIBLE)

  • Kate ends with A Blessing For Permission to Try.

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