Genre: Happiness

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

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Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. "The days are long, but the years are short," she realized. "Time is passing, and I'm not focusing enough on the things that really matter." In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project. In this lively and compelling account, Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Among other things, she found that novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that money can help buy happiness, when spent wisely; that outer order contributes to inner calm; and that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference. Click on 'more info' to view Amazon listing and reviews... More info →
The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal: A Five-year Record by Gretchen Rubin

The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal: A Five-year Record by Gretchen Rubin

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365 days. 5 years. 1,825 happy moments. The Happiness Journal is the ideal project for anyone who is looking to add more meaning and happiness to their lives but is short on time. Based on the book, The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, this five-year journal will help you make a time capsule of the next few years in the simplest way possible. You can start at any point in the year. Simply turn to today s date, and take a few moments to think about the quote or question on the top of the page. Jot down your thoughts and perhaps a note about what made you happy. As the years go by you ll notice how your responses evolve (or don t) and discover the things that lead to lasting happiness. The quotes are interesting, funny, and always thought provoking. The diary can be started on any day of the year. Click on 'more info' to view Amazon listing and reviews... More info →
Happiness by Design: Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life by Paul Dolan

Happiness by Design: Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life by Paul Dolan

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As a Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics, Dolan conducts original research into the measurement of happiness and its causes and consequences, including the effects of our behaviour. Here he creates a new outlook on the pursuit of happiness - it's not just how you feel, it's how you act. Happiness by Design shows that being happier requires us to actively re-design our immediate environment. Enough has been written on how to think happy. Happiness by Design is about how to behave happy and how to incorporate the most recent research findings into our everyday lives. Click on 'more info' to view Amazon listing and reviews... More info →
The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living by Howard C Cutler and The Dalai Lama

The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living by Howard C Cutler and The Dalai Lama

This is the first book by the Dalai Lama written to appeal to a general audience and focusing on the practical application of his spiritual values. The Dalai Lama's commentary is amplified and augmented from a contemporary western perspective by psychiatrist Howard Cutler to make this a genuinely accessible self-help guide. Addressing every kind of daily problem, the subjects covered include: the sources of happiness; desire and greed; marriage and romance; resolving conflict; facing our suffering; overcoming fear and anxiety; anger and hatred; honesty and self-confidence; finding balance. Click on 'more info' to view Amazon listing and reviews... More info →
Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realise Your Potential for Lasting Fulfilment by Martin E P Seligman

Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realise Your Potential for Lasting Fulfilment by Martin E P Seligman

In this important, entertaining book, one of the world's most celebrated psychologists, Martin Seligman, asserts that happiness can be learned and cultivated, and that everyone has the power to inject real joy into their lives. In "Authentic Happiness", he describes the 24 strengths and virtues unique to the human psyche. Each of us, it seems, has at least five of these attributes, and can build on them to identify and develop to our maximum potential. By incorporating these strengths - which include kindness, originality, humour, optimism, curiosity, enthusiasm and generosity - into our everyday lives, he tells us, we can reach new levels of optimism, happiness and productivity. "Authentic Happiness" provides a variety of tests and unique assessment tools to enable readers to discover and deploy those strengths at work, in love and in raising children. By accessing the very best in ourselves, we can improve the world around us and achieve new and lasting levels of authentic contentment and joy. Click on 'more info' to view Amazon listing and reviews... More info →
Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Martin E P Seligman

Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Martin E P Seligman

Known as the father of the new science of positive psychology, Martin E.P. Seligman draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to demonstrate how optimism enchances the quality of life, and how anyone can learn to practice it. Offering many simple techniques, Dr. Seligman explains how to break an “I—give-up” habit, develop a more constructive explanatory style for interpreting your behavior, and experience the benefits of a more positive interior dialogue. These skills can help break up depression, boost your immune system, better develop your potential, and make you happier.. With generous additional advice on how to encourage optimistic behavior at school, at work and in children, Learned Optimism is both profound and practical–and valuable for every phase of life. Click on 'more info' to view Amazon listing and reviews... More info →