Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment

Book - 2007
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Can we really learn to be happy? Yes, we can. Each semester, nearly 1,400 students sign up for Harvard professor Tal Ben-Shahar's life-changing class, "How to Get Happy." Currently it's the hottest course at Harvard, taken by 20 percent of its graduates. In Happier, Professor Ben-Shahar brings the ideas of the Ivory Tower to Main Street, distilling the lessons and exercises from his course into a slim volume of practical wisdom. Grounded in the Positive Psychology movement, based on years of researching the works of scientists, academics, and philosophers, Happier emphasizes the importance of pursuing a life of both pleasure and meaning. Lessons, exercises, and "Happiness Boosters" cover self-esteem, empathy, friendship, love, achievement, creativity, spirituality, and humor. Questions help us identify activities that will make us happier immediately, then apply what we've learned to school, work, and personal relationships. We discover that happiness, not money, is the ultimate currency, that we can't be happy unless we first give ourselves permission to be human, and that happiness isn't so elusive after all.
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2007
ISBN: 0071492399 (alk. paper)
9780071492393 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 158 BEN
Characteristics: xvi, 192 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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Aug 28, 2016

Research-based, practical, yet powerful strategies from one of the world's leading experts on positive psychology. It helped me immensely!

Jul 10, 2012

Thorough and sound advice, but didn't resonate with me for some reason.

May 13, 2010

I've never read a "self-help" book before, and this was a bit like one I think. It shared all this research into happiness and then provided some practical suggestions how to apply it. I don't know that it made me any happier though! LOL


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