The how of Happiness

The how of Happiness
Author: Sonja Lyubomirsky
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9781594201486
ISBN 13: 159420148X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The how of Happiness Book Review:

Drawing on her own research with thousands of people, psychologist Lyubomirsky has pioneered a detailed yet easy-to-follow plan to increase happiness in our day-to-day lives--in the short and long term. This book that offers a guide to understanding whath

The How of Happiness

The How of Happiness
Author: Sonja Lynbiomorsky
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-12-20
ISBN 10: 9780316733366
ISBN 13: 0316733369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The How of Happiness Book Review:

The key tenet of The How of Happiness is that every human being has a happiness 'set point' which, depending on how high or low it is, can determine how positive or negative they feel. The book offers a practical approach to help readers increase their set point, and so find a level of happiness above that which they would normally feel, and feel more satisfaction in life. Based on scientific research and trials, this is a groundbreaking book that offers a practical plan to enable readers to achieve a more positive outlook at home, at work and in their personal life. It will also be of enormous benefit to the hundreds of thousands of people who suffer from depression in the UK - it provides the tools to feel better about life.

The Myths of Happiness

The Myths of Happiness
Author: Sonja Lyubomirsky
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-01-03
ISBN 10: 1101605502
ISBN 13: 9781101605509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Myths of Happiness Book Review:

The bestselling author of The How of Happiness reveals how to find opportunity in life’s thorniest moments Focusing on life’s biggest, messiest moments, Sonja Lyubomirsky provides readers with the clear-eyed vision they need to build the healthiest, most satisfying life. Lyubomirsky argues that we have been given false promises—myths that assure us that lifelong happiness will be attained once we hit the culturally confirmed markers of adult success. This black-and-white vision of happiness works to discourage us from recognizing the upside of any negative and limits our potential for personal growth. A corrective course on happiness and a call to regard life’s twists and turns with a more open mind, The Myths of Happiness shares practical lessons that prove we are more adaptable than we think we are. It empowers readers to look beyond their first response, sharing scientific evidence that often it is our mindset—not our circumstances—that matters most.

Howppiness

Howppiness
Author: Jaume Batlle i Perales
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2014-04
ISBN 10: 1481792903
ISBN 13: 9781481792905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Howppiness Book Review:

Engineers focus on improving and optimizing. So maybe it was about time an engineer said something about happiness. and you are going to like it! Happiness is a tool at your service. Learn how it works and put it to work for you, to your best convenience. Find a full spectrum of the questions that most relate to well-being so that you can easily cook your own recipe for happiness and increase your smiling rates and well-being. This book can help you answer the following questions: * What is happiness? * What components can we find in our well-being? * What is the biological function of happiness? * What is the relationship between money and happiness? * How does our professional career relate to happiness? * What do we need to be happy? * How should altruism be understood? * Does it pay to be altruistic? * What are the main characteristics of love? * How do love and happiness relate? * Does love vanish with time? * How can I improve my life? * What do I need to do to be happier? You have got the answers in your hands! Read, improve, optimize, and be happier!

The Future of Happiness

The Future of Happiness
Author: Amy Blankson
Publsiher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN 10: 1942952953
ISBN 13: 9781942952954
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Happiness Book Review:

Technology, at least in theory, is improving our productivity, efficiency, and communication. The one thing it’s not doing is making us happier. We are experiencing historically high levels of depression and dissatisfaction. But we can change that. Knowing that technology is here to stay and will continue to evolve in form and function, we need to know how to navigate the future to achieve a better balance between technology, productivity, and well-being. Technology can drive—not diminish—human happiness. In The Future of Happiness, author Amy Blankson, cofounder of the global positive psychology consulting firm GoodThink, unveils five strategies successful individuals can use, not just to survive—but actually thrive—in the Digital Age: Stay Grounded to focus your energy and increase productivity Know Thyself through app-driven data to strive toward your potential Train Your Brain to develop and sustain an optimistic mindset Create a Habitat for Happiness to maximize the spaces where you live, work, and learn Be a Conscious Innovator to help make the world a better place By rethinking when, where, why, and how you use technology, you will not only influence your own well-being but also help shape the future of your community. Discover how technologies can transform the idea of “I’ll be happy when . . .” to being happy now.

The Psychology of Happiness

The Psychology of Happiness
Author: Peter Warr
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2019-04-01
ISBN 10: 1351610090
ISBN 13: 9781351610094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychology of Happiness Book Review:

Is happiness all down to luck? Do events in our life influence how happy we feel? Can too much of a good thing make us less happy? The Psychology of Happiness introduces readers to the variety of factors that can affect how happy we are. From our personality and feelings of self-worth, to our physical health and employment status, happiness is a subjective experience which will change throughout our lives. Although feeling happy is linked with positive thinking and our sociability in daily life, the book also includes surprising facts about the limitations of our personal happiness. We all want to feel happy in our lives, and The Psychology of Happiness shows us that achieving it can be both an accident of fortune and as a direct result of our own actions and influence.

In Search of Happiness

In Search of Happiness
Author: Swati R. Shiv
Publsiher: Jaico Publishing House
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2014-12-10
ISBN 10: 8184956304
ISBN 13: 9788184956306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Search of Happiness Book Review:

There are some questions that plague all of us. Who am I? Where do I come from? Where do the feelings and desires that torment my consciousness come from? In her first book, In Search of Happiness, author Swati Shiv uses her years of experience as a soul healer and self-empowerment therapist to investigate these questions. The book is an enthralling story of her patient Dev and his severe and confounding mental and emotional conflicts. Using hypnotherapy, Swati delves deep into Dev’s soul and witnesses his journey over nine lives of crime, violence, illness, fear and harmful attachments. Each session unfolds elements of life between lives, offers time for rest and introspection, and allows his spirit guide to heal the soul and change the belief systems carried over several lifetimes. The resonating tale of a storm-tossed soul and its journey to a safe harbor, In Search of Happiness is a must-read for anyone who seeks their true self and true expression of that self. SWATI R SHIV, a long-time practitioner of hypnotherapy and past-life therapy, specializes in healing emotional trauma caused by unknown factors. Her work focuses on understanding the soul and discovering happiness through treatment of physical diseases, relationship conflicts, confidence issues, phobias, negative spirit attachments and much else. Swati is based in Delhi, India.

The Art of Happiness

The Art of Happiness
Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho,Howard C. Cutler
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 322
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9781573221115
ISBN 13: 1573221112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Happiness Book Review:

Drawing on more that 2,500 years of Buddhist tradition and teaching, the spiritual leader demonstrates how to confront the negative emotions, stresses, and obstacles of everyday life in order to find the source of inner peace.

How We Choose to be Happy

How We Choose to be Happy
Author: Rick Foster,Greg Hicks
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780399529900
ISBN 13: 039952990X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How We Choose to be Happy Book Review:

Two professional training consultants explain how readers can create their own personal definition of happiness and how they can make happiness a central goal in life, illuminating nine fundamental principles that can transform one's attitudes, goals, and experiences. Reprint.

The Psychology of Happiness

The Psychology of Happiness
Author: Michael Argyle
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-10-23
ISBN 10: 1317797876
ISBN 13: 9781317797876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychology of Happiness Book Review:

What is happiness? Why are some people happier than others? This new edition of The Psychology of Happiness provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of research into the nature of happiness. Major research developments have occurred since publication of the first edition in 1987 – here they are brought together for the first time, often with surprising conclusions. Drawing on research from the disciplines of sociology, physiology and economics as well as psychology, Michael Argyle explores the nature of positive and negative emotions, and the psychological and cognitive processes involved in their generation. Accessible and wide-ranging coverage is provided on key issues such as: the measurements and study of happiness, mental and physical health; the effect of friendship, marriage and other relationships on positive moods; happiness, mental and physical health; the effects of work, employment and leisure; and the effects of money, class and education. The importance of individual personality traits such as optimism, purpose in life, internal control and having the right kind of goals is also analysed. New to this edition is additional material on national differences, the role of humour, and the effect of religion. Are some countries happier than others? This is just one of the controversial issues addressed by the author along the way. Finally the book discusses the practical application of research in this area, such as how happiness can be enhanced, and the effects of happiness on health, altruism and sociability. This definitive and thought-provoking work will be compulsive reading for students, researchers and the interested general reader

Understanding Happiness

Understanding Happiness
Author: Mick Power
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2015-11-23
ISBN 10: 1317399854
ISBN 13: 9781317399858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Happiness Book Review:

We all want to be happy, and there are plenty of people telling us how it can be achieved. The positive psychology movement, indeed, has established happiness as a scientific concept within everyone’s grasp. But is happiness really something we can actively aim for, or is it simply a by-product of how we live our lives more widely? Dr. Mick Power, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of Clinical Programmes at the National University of Singapore, provides a critical assessment of what happiness really means, and the evidence for how it can be increased. Arguing that negative emotions are as important to overall well-being as the sunnier sides of our disposition, the book examines many of the claims of the positive psychology movement, including the relationship between happiness and physical health, and argues that resilience, adaptability in the face of adversity, psychological flexibility, and a sense of generativity and creativity are far more achievable as life goals. This is a book which will fascinate anyone interested in positive psychology, or anyone who has ever questioned the plethora of publications suggesting that blissful happiness is ten easy steps away.

Hardwiring Happiness

Hardwiring Happiness
Author: Rick Hanson
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-03-22
ISBN 10: 0385347332
ISBN 13: 9780385347334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hardwiring Happiness Book Review:

Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated? Because your brain evolved to learn quickly from bad experiences but slowly from the good ones. You can change this. Hardwiring Happiness lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures full of happiness, love, confidence, and peace. Dr. Hanson's four steps build strengths into your brain— balancing its ancient negativity bias—making contentment and a powerful sense of resilience the new normal. In mere minutes each day, we can transform our brains into refuges and power centers of calm and happiness.

The Goddess of Happiness

The Goddess of Happiness
Author: Debbie Gisonni
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2010-11-17
ISBN 10: 9781577317890
ISBN 13: 1577317890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Goddess of Happiness Book Review:

Most people consider happiness the most important pursuit in life, yet few seem to find it. Women, in particular, face a constant internal battle between finding their own happiness and ensuring the happiness of others. Debbie Gissoni, aka "The Goddess of Happiness," shows that happiness is a choice that anyone can make, anytime and anywhere. In 44 dynamic entries the author shares her stories, insights, humor, and simple suggestions to bring out the radiant Goddess in every woman. Each entry includes meditations and journaling ideas to help readers transform the pursuit of happiness into a tangible, everyday practice. Gissoni teaches that all women are goddesses — they just need to tap their innate power and reacquaint themselves with their own magic; and that life is meant to be enjoyable — not to be taken so seriously or made too complicated. Each of these chapters ends with five simple ways to have an easier and happier life.

The Biology of Happiness

The Biology of Happiness
Author: Bjørn Grinde
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 109
Release: 2012-03-30
ISBN 10: 9400743939
ISBN 13: 9789400743939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Biology of Happiness Book Review:

The briefs presents a model for happiness based on current knowledge in evolutionary biology and neurobiology. Briefly, the primary purpose of nervous systems is to direct an animal toward behaviour relevant for survival and procreation. In primitive animals actions are based on reflexes, while in humans the modules directing behaviour engage positive and negative affect (good and bad feelings), and they are swayed by cognitive processes. The reason why evolution opted for this strategy was the improved flexibility in response – i.e., we learn from previous experiences. The human capacity for happiness is an accidental consequence. An array of brain modules has evolved to care for various pursuits, but recent studies suggest that they converge on shared neural circuits designed to generate positive and negative mood. Happiness can be construed as the net output of the relevant modules. The briefs suggests a strategy for how to avoid having negative feelings (such as anxiety, depression and chronic pain) dominate the mind, and how to exercise positive feelings. In short, the book offers both a deeper understanding of what happiness is about, and a framework for improving well-being. An array of brain modules has evolved to care for various pursuits, but recent studies suggest that they converge on shared neural circuits designed to generate positive and negative mood. Happiness can be construed as the net output of the relevant modules. The book suggests a strategy for how to avoid having negative feelings (such as anxiety, depression and chronic pain) dominate the mind, and how to exercise positive feelings. In short, the book offers both a deeper understanding of what happiness is about, and a framework for improving well-being.

Happiness by Design

Happiness by Design
Author: Paul Dolan
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-08-28
ISBN 10: 0241003113
ISBN 13: 9780241003114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Happiness by Design Book Review:

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Few books change one's life; in 48 hours this has improved mine' Jenni Russell, Sunday Times How can we make it easier to be happy? Using the latest cutting-edge research, Professor Paul Dolan reveals that wellbeing isn't about how we think - it's about what we do. By making deliberate choices that bring us both pleasure and meaning, we can redesign our lives for maximum happiness - without thinking too hard about it. 'Outstanding, cutting-edge, and profound. If you're going to read one book on happiness, this is the one' Nassim Nicholas Taleb 'Bold and original ... what I wish for my grandchildren: a life that is rich in activities both pleasurable and meaningful' Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking Fast and Slow

A Little Book of Happiness

A Little Book of Happiness
Author: Ruskin Bond
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2016-05-10
ISBN 10: 9789385755866
ISBN 13: 9385755862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Little Book of Happiness Book Review:

Why be happy and how, and why not to worry if you think you are not. Why it is easy to be happy, and how you can miss happiness even if it stands before you. How a bird can fill you with joy and how a stranger's smile can soothe you. Why happiness may not even be the word for what we really need. India's beloved sage and writer brings together his own pithy observations and those by artists and thinkers he admires in this beautiful little anthology. A Little Book of Happiness is a miscellany for all seasons, one to cherish and to share."

Positive Psychology in a Nutshell

Positive Psychology in a Nutshell
Author: Ilona Boniwell
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN 10: 0335247210
ISBN 13: 9780335247219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology in a Nutshell Book Review:

Discover the latest research findings and thinking on the topics of happiness, flow, optimism, motivation, character strengths, love and more.

Bill Bailey s Remarkable Guide to Happiness

Bill Bailey s Remarkable Guide to Happiness
Author: Bill Bailey
Publsiher: Quercus Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-10-15
ISBN 10: 1529412463
ISBN 13: 9781529412468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bill Bailey s Remarkable Guide to Happiness Book Review:

WHAT MAKES US HAPPY? BILL BAILEY PLAYS CRAZY GOLF AND HUGS TREES TO FIND OUT. 'A warm, funny read, full of personal anecdotes and love letters to things that bring Bill Bailey pleasure' Sunday Mirror 'Very thoughtful and written in a delightfully humorous and accessible way... Guaranteed to make [you] smile' Daily Express Is there a knack to being happy? From paddle-boarding down the Thames in a Santa hat, to wild swimming in a glacial river and cooking sausages on a campfire, Bill revels in the exhilaration of the outdoors, as well as the quieter pleasures of letter-writing, or of simple reflection. In this beautiful and uplifting book, Bill Bailey explores all this and more while delving into the nature of happiness, all in his own, remarkable, way. Packed with wisdom and humour, and with delightful illustrations by the comedian himself, Bill Bailey aims for the heart of pure joy and contentment - and how we can all achieve it. *Bill Bailey will be dancing on Strictly Come Dancing from 17th October 2020*

Buddha s Brain

Buddha s Brain
Author: Rick Hanson
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2011-07-13
ISBN 10: 1459624157
ISBN 13: 9781459624153
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddha s Brain Book Review:

Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, Gandhi, and the Buddha all had brains built essentially like anyone else's, yet they were able to harness their thoughts and shape their patterns of thinking in ways that changed history. With new breakthroughs in modern neuroscience and the wisdom of thousands of years of contemplative practice, it is possible for us to shape our own thoughts in a similar way for greater happiness, love, compassion, and wisdom. Buddha's Brain joins the forces of modern neuroscience with ancient contemplative teachings to show readers how they can work toward greater emotional well-being, healthier relationships, more effective actions, and deepened religious and spiritual understanding. This book will explain how the core elements of both psychological well-being and religious or spiritual life-virtue, mindfulness, and wisdom--are based in the core functions of the brain: regulating, learning, and valuing. Readers will also learn practical ways to apply this information, as the book offers many exercises they can do to tap the unused potential of the brain and rewire it over time for greater peace and well-being.

Flourish

Flourish
Author: Martin E. P. Seligman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2012-02-07
ISBN 10: 1439190763
ISBN 13: 9781439190760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flourish Book Review:

Explains the four pillars of well-being--meaning and purpose, positive emotions, relationships, and accomplishment--placing emphasis on meaning and purpose as the most important for achieving a life of fulfillment.