Author Luncheon Series
Voices for Children, in partnership with Warwick's, presents An Afternoon with Gretchen Rubin, featuring her newly published Outer Order Inner Calm. Enjoy lunch, good company, stimulating conversation with Gretchen Rubin, and a complimentary book signing while supporting local children in foster care.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
UCSD Faculty Club, Atkinson Pavilion
VIP Table: $2,500 / table of 10
Table: $1,500 / table of 10
Individual Ticket: $150
Benefiting Voices for Children
SOLD OUT! We look forward to seeing everyone on March 19!
Reviews & Praise of Gretchen Rubin
“Rubin had learned that there was a close correlation between habits and happiness, so she figured out how we form them, use them, and change them. Once I came to understand habits as harnessing our own laziness—making a habit frees you from decision-making, which you can use to your advantage—my relationship to them changed permanently.”
—The New Yorker
“If anyone can help us stop procrastinating, start exercising or get organized, it’s Gretchen Rubin. The happiness guru takes a sledgehammer to old-fashioned notions about change.”
“Gretchen Rubin is a writer after my own heart—seriously brilliant, very warm, and funny. I think she’s amazing.”
From the Publisher
In the latest work by bestselling author of The Four Tendencies and The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin illuminates one of her key realizations about happiness: For most of us, outer order contributes to inner calm. And for most of us, a rigid, one-size-fits-all solution doesn’t work.
In this easy-to-read but hard-to-put-down book, Gretchen Rubin suggests more than 150 short, concrete clutter-clearing ideas so each reader can choose the ones that resonate most. The fact is, when we tailor our approach to suit our own particular challenges and habits, we’re far more likely to be able to create the order that will make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative.
In the context of a happy life, a messy desk or crowded coat closet is a trivial problem—yet Gretchen Rubin has found that getting control of our stuff makes us feel more in control of our lives. By getting rid of things we don’t use, don’t need, or don’t love, as well as things that don’t work, don’t fit, or don’t suit, we free our mind (and our shelves) for what we truly value.
In this trim book filled with insights, strategies, and sometimes surprising tips, Gretchen tackles the key challenges of creating outer order, by explaining how to “Make Choices,” “Create Order,” “Know Yourself—and Others,” “Cultivate Helpful Habits,” and, of course, “Add Beauty.” At home, at work, and in life, when we get our possessions under control we feel both calmer and more energetic.
With a sense of fun, and also a clear idea of what’s realistic for most people, Gretchen Rubin suggests dozens of manageable steps for creating a more serene, orderly environment—one that helps us to create the lives we yearn for.