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About The Happiness Project

In 2009, Gretchen Rubin’s breakout book, The Happiness Project, became a New York Times #1 bestseller and revolutionized the way people approach personal development. Over the last decade, she has taken her approach to creating a happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative life off those pages and into the daily lives of her readers and listeners through her books, blog, podcast, online courses, and weekly newsletter.

Here, you’ll find all the practical tools, resources, and insights you need to start your own Happiness Project. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution—your Happiness Project is unique to you, based on your own nature, interests, values, and experiences. This collection is your personal happiness toolkit, where you can discover what tools work for you so that you can build the life you want, starting today.

As Gretchen Rubin continues to research, experiment, and share her observations and ideas about happiness and good habits, The Happiness Project will continue to grow.

 

About Gretchen Rubin

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 Outer Order, Inner CalmThe Four TendenciesBetter Than Before, and The Happiness ProjectShe 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. Happier was named in iTunes’s lists of “Best Podcasts of 2015,” was named in the Academy of Podcasters “Best Podcasts of 2016,” and won a 2020 Webby Award for “best of the internet.”

She is a regular columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine and makes regular appearances on CBS This Morning.

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.

 

Meet The Team

Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin
Founder, author

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Upholder

HAPPINESS TIP
Get enough sleep.

Anne Mercogliano

Anne Mercogliano
CEO

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Upholder

HAPPINESS TIP
Prioritize keeping a passion or hobby that you loved doing as a child.

Lindsay Logan

Lindsay Logan
Marketing Director

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Obliger

HAPPINESS TIP
Move your body—go for a run, stretch, dance to your favorite song.

Hannah Wilson

Hannah Wilson
Content Manager

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Questioner

HAPPINESS TIP
Follow your enthusiasm.

Emy Joyeux

Emy Joyeux
Creative Director

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Questioner

HAPPINESS TIP
Make some time to be in nature.

Sandra Vega

Sandra Vega
Content Producer

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Rebel

HAPPINESS TIP
Step outside and get your blood flowing.