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Gretchen Rubin – Better Than Before.


Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives – Gretchen Rubin (2015 Anchor Canada)

Having already tackled the nature of happiness and how to manifest it in daily living, bestselling author and blogger Gretchen Rubin turns her attention to habit making.  Why do we do the things we do, and how can we replace bad habits with good ones that will make for happier, healthier lives?  Much of it, unsurprisingly, comes down to personality – but although that may be expected, it’s what Rubin has to say about how we look at ourselves and accordingly view the world around us that makes all the difference.  As a bonus, Rubin’s casual writing style once again makes “self-help” interesting and accessible – nothing flaky, stuffy, pretentious, or condescending here.