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The Happiness Track

The Happiness Track Author Emma Seppälä
ISBN-10 9780349405476
Release 2016-01-26
Pages 224
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'This book is brilliant - read it and be prepared to reset your mood to happy. Your life won't be the same again' Daily Express Everyone wants to be happy and successful and yet the pursuit of both has never been more elusive. We are urged to craft careers that matter, to achieve more and waste no time on the small stuff, to be actively engaged in our communities and, while we are at it, to relish every second. Rather than thriving, all this pressure leads to declining wellbeing, relationships and, paradoxically, productivity. In The Happiness Track Emma Seppälä explains that behind our inability to achieve sustainable fulfillment are counterproductive theories of success. Success doesn't have to come at our personal expense. Drawing on the latest research into resilience, willpower, growth mindset, stress, creativity, compassion, mindfulness, gratitude training and optimism, Seppälä shows how nurturing ourselves is the most productive thing we can do to thrive professionally and personally. Filled with practical advice on how to apply these findings to your daily life, The Happiness Track is a life-changing guide to fast-tracking your success and creating an anxiety-free life.



The Sacrament of Happy

The Sacrament of Happy Author Lisa Harper
ISBN-10 9781433691911
Release 2017-06-01
Pages 208
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God is good, God does good, and oh, how He wants you to be happy. In her new book, The Sacrament of Happy: What a Smiling God Brings to a Wounded World, Lisa Harper unveils that happiness is a gift from God that we can unashamedly enjoy. Happiness tends to be cast as a fluffy emotion without substance rather than a biblical concept, but this is not theologically accurate. Wearing the twin hats of both seminarian and belly-laughing adoptive mom, Lisa Harper dismantles the old-school idea that joy, not happiness, is the truly spiritual emotion, and asserts that Christ-followers are actually called to happiness. We are called to happiness, and this happiness is not impacted by personal or global tumult. In fact, happiness is a sacrament. The general definition of sacrament is “a visible sign of inward grace.” In communities of faith, it most often refers to holy communion or the Eucharist. In the broadest understanding, however, a sacrament is a gift bestowed by God, and in that case, ‘happiness’ is absolutely a sacrament—a visible, sometimes even audible, sign of inward grace! Lisa shares heart-wrenching difficult stories from her past, as well as some side-splitting hilarity along the way. Throughout the book, we see that happiness and sadness can coexist and ebb and flow like the tides. Christine Caine, Founder of A21 & Propel Women, had this to say about Lisa’s new book: "The Sacrament of Happy—like all of Lisa’s messages and books—enriches my understanding of God and His Word—and His great love for us. As always, she unfolds biblical truth so clearly and calls me to action. Every. Single. Time.”



How to Be Happy at Work

How to Be Happy at Work Author Annie McKee
ISBN-10 9781633692268
Release 2017-09-05
Pages 272
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Life’s too short to be unhappy at work “I’m working harder than I ever have, and I don't know if it’s worth it anymore.” If you’re a manager or leader, these words have probably run through your mind. So many of us are feeling fed up, burned out, and unhappy at work: the constant pressure and stress, the unending changes, the politics—people feel as though they can't give much more, and performance is suffering. But it’s work, after all, right? Should we even expect to be fulfilled and happy at work? Yes, we should, says Annie McKee, coauthor of the bestselling Primal Leadership. In her new transformative book, she makes the most compelling case yet that happiness―and the full engagement that comes with it―is more important than ever in today’s workplace, and she sheds new light on the powerful relationship of happiness to individual, team, and organizational success. Based on extensive research and decades of experience with leaders, this book reveals that people must have three essential elements in order to be happy at work: A sense of purpose and the chance to contribute to something bigger than themselves A vision that is powerful and personal, creating a real sense of hope Resonant, friendly relationships With vivid and moving real-life stories, the book shows how leaders can use these powerful pillars to create and sustain happiness even when they’re under pressure. By emphasizing purpose, hope, and friendships they can also ensure a healthy, positive climate for their teams and throughout the organization. How to Be Happy at Work deepens our understanding of what it means to be truly fulfilled and effective at work and provides clear, practical advice and instruction for how to get there—no matter what job you have.



How to Be Happier

How to Be Happier Author P. Seymour
ISBN-10
Release 2013-12-03
Pages 48
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How to Be Happier is Vol. 1 of a series about personal transformation. It is part of a set of books that will help you to achieve long lasting change and success in your life in a wide variety of areas. It is meant to be a blueprint to help you recognize ways that you can find more joy and happiness in your day-to-day living...and then use that new sense of joy to go on to create an actionable plan for achieving various goals in your life. This book, like all the others in the series, is a quick read (from a very real perspective) that can be read on its own or along with the others to build a foundation in your quest to create change in your life. If you're ready to experience more happiness in your own life, then "How to Be Happier: A Blueprint for Creating More Joy in Your Life" is for you! Keywords: self-help, self development, self improvement, personal development, personal growth, success, inspirational, motivational, inspiration, motivation, happiness, happy, optimism, optimistic, positive thinking, positivity



Happy Lives Good Lives

Happy Lives  Good Lives Author Jennifer Wilson Mulnix
ISBN-10 9781770485228
Release 2015-05-25
Pages 300
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Happy Lives, Good Lives offers a thorough introduction to a variety of perspectives on happiness. Among the questions at issue: Is happiness only a state of mind, or is it something more? Is it the same for everyone? Is it under our control, and if so, to what extent? Can we be mistaken about whether we are happy? What role, if any, does happiness play in living a good life? Is it sometimes morally wrong to pursue happiness? Should governments promote happiness through public policy? Asking and answering these questions is worthwhile not only as an intellectual exercise, but also as a means of gaining practical insight into how best to pursue a happy life.



Fiction and the Philosophy of Happiness

Fiction and the Philosophy of Happiness Author Brian Michael Norton
ISBN-10 9781611484311
Release 2012-09-28
Pages 178
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This book examines the eighteenth-century novel in the context of emerging theories of happiness in early Enlightenment Europe. This important and richly interdisciplinary book offers both a new understanding of the cultural work the eighteenth-century novel performed, as well as an original interpretation of the Enlightenment’s ethical legacy.



Hacking Happiness

Hacking Happiness Author John Havens
ISBN-10 9781101621950
Release 2014-03-20
Pages 304
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In Hacking Happiness, futurist and contributing Mashable writer John C. Havens introduces you to your “quantified self”—your digital identity represented by gigabytes of data produced from tracking your activities on your smartphone and computer. Harvested by megacorporations such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon, Havens argues that companies gather this data because of its immense economic value, encouraging a culture of “sharing” as they hoard the information based on our lives for private monetary gain. But there's an alternative to this digital dystopia. Emerging technologies will help us reclaim this valuable data for ourselves, so we can directly profit from the insights linked to our quantified selves. At the same time, sensors in smartphones and wearable devices will help us track our emotions to improve our well-being based on the science of positive psychology. Havens proposes that these trends will lead to new economic policies that redefine the meaning of “wealth,” allowing governments to create policy focused on purpose rather than productivity. An issues book highlighting the benefits of an examined life in the digital world, this timely work takes the trepidation out of the technological renaissance and illustrates how the fruits of the Information Age can improve our lives for a happier humanity.



The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science

The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science Author Emma Seppala
ISBN-10 9780190464684
Release 2017
Pages 552
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How do we define compassion? Is it an emotional state, a motivation, a dispositional trait, or a cultivated attitude? How does it compare to altruism and empathy? Chapters in this Handbook present critical scientific evidence about compassion in numerous conceptions. All of these approaches to thinking about compassion are valid and contribute importantly to understanding how we respond to others who are suffering. Covering multiple levels of our lives and self-concept, from the individual, to the group, to the organization and culture, The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science gathers evidence and models of compassion that treat the subject of compassion science with careful scientific scrutiny and concern. It explores the motivators of compassion, the effect on physiology, the co-occurrence of wellbeing, and compassion training interventions. Sectioned by thematic approaches, it pulls together basic and clinical research ranging across neurobiological, developmental, evolutionary, social, clinical, and applied areas in psychology such as business and education. In this sense, it comprises one of the first multidisciplinary and systematic approaches to examining compassion from multiple perspectives and frames of reference. With contributions from well-established scholars as well as young rising stars in the field, this Handbook bridges a wide variety of diverse perspectives, research methodologies, and theory, and provides a foundation for this new and rapidly growing field. It should be of great value to the new generation of basic and applied researchers examining compassion, and serve as a catalyst for academic researchers and students to support and develop the modern world.



Psychotherapy and the Quest for Happiness

Psychotherapy and the Quest for Happiness Author Emmy van Deurzen
ISBN-10 9781446244524
Release 2008-12-01
Pages 192
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"A passionate and thought-provoking book, particularly in our present economic climate" - Therapy Today, May 2009 "A vibrant, passionate, and hugely readable text which goes to the heart of the therapeutic project: how to help clients lead fuller and more meaningful lives" - Mick Cooper, Professor of Counselling at University of Strathclyde The unspoken yearning that brings people to therapy is often that of a desperate desire for happiness. Should therapists ignore this desire, interpret it or challenge it? And what does our preoccupation with happiness tell us about contemporary culture and the role of the therapist? In this book, Emmy van Deurzen addresses the taboo subject of the moral role of psychotherapists and counsellors. Asking when and why we decided that the aim of life is to be happy, she poses searching questions about the meaning of life. Psychotherap y and the Quest for Happiness seeks to define what a good life consists of and how therapists might help their clients to live well rather than just in search of happiness. This text makes stimulating reading for all trainee and practising counsellors and psychotherapists, especially those interested in the existential approach. Emmy van Deurzen is Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Conflict and Reconciliation, and honorary Professor at the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield



The Happiness Plan

The Happiness Plan Author Carmel McConnell
ISBN-10 0273711784
Release 2007
Pages 255
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The pursuit of happiness is the biggest goal of all, but finding happiness isn't easy and life often gets in the way. Happiness doesn't just happen, people need a clearer vision of attainable happiness, defined in simple terms - people need a plan. The Happiness Plan is therefore well timed. It offers an accessible set of simple observations about how any individual can be happier, here and now, by choice, self-awareness and practice. By asking provocative questions, McConnell involves the reader in a process of defining happiness according to his or her own values. This book strongly advocates an approach to greater happiness here and now, without leaving the day job, switching the family to the coast or becoming impoverished. The Happiness Plan is written for hard working, time poor people, helping them to make some real changes with the right ideas



Fast Track to Happiness

Fast Track to Happiness Author Lynda Field
ISBN-10 9781446446430
Release 2011-05-31
Pages 256
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Each of us wants to be happy but we often don't know where to start and how to continue: we need a good plan to encourage us step by step along the way. Fast Track to Happiness offers just such a plan to create and attract joy into your life. Using the very latest research in medicine, psychology and social science, combined with Lynda Field's accessible, practical style, this remarkable book offers not only clear guidelines to the reader but also interesting exercises, quizzes and checklists to enable you to work out what is going wrong. By the end of the book you will be able to: * Find your own strengths * Become an optimist * Discover what's holding you back * Get yourself onto the right path * Identify your purpose * Learn how relaxation is a key * Begin to feel fabulous * Turn towards happiness for the rest of your life



The Happiness Trap

The Happiness Trap Author Russ Harris
ISBN-10 9781921966347
Release 2013
Pages 284
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A guide to ACT: the revolutionary mindfulness-based program for reducing stress, overcoming fear, and finding fulfilment – now updated. International bestseller, 'The Happiness Trap', has been published in over thirty countries and twenty-two languages. NOW UPDATED. Popular ideas about happiness are misleading, inaccurate, and are directly contributing to our current epidemic of stress, anxiety and depression. And unfortunately, popular psychological approaches are making it even worse! In this easy-to-read, practical and empowering self-help book, Dr Russ Harries, reveals how millions of people are unwittingly caught in the 'The Happiness Trap', where the more they strive for happiness the more they suffer in the long term. He then provides an effective means to escape through the insights and techniques of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), a groundbreaking new approach based on mindfulness skills. By clarifying your values and developing mindfulness (a technique for living fully in the present moment), ACT helps you escape the happiness trap and find true satisfaction in life. Mindfulness skills are easy to learn and will rapidly and effectively help you to reduce stress, enhance performance, manage emotions, improve health, increase vitality, and generally change your life for the better. The book provides scientifically proven techniques to: reduce stress and worry; rise above fear, doubt and insecurity; handle painful thoughts and feelings far more effectively; break self-defeating habits; improve performance and find fulfilment in your work; build more satisfying relationships; and, create a rich, full and meaningful life.



The Happiness Thermometer

The Happiness Thermometer Author Ana Weber
ISBN-10 9781462024957
Release 2011-06-10
Pages 100
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We all strive to live a good and a happy life, yet all too often many of us struggle to balance everything. In The Happiness Thermometer, life coach and human behavior expert Ana Weber shares her innovative, short-term program that offers guidance for looking inward in order to learn how to live a joyful, healthy life, maintain loving and close relationships, and achieve financial security. With proven tools and a simple, self-guided format, Weber guides you through carefully crafted questions and motivational exercises that encourage introspective thoughts, reflections on past experiences, and clarification of future goals. Through just ten minutes of daily contemplation that promotes the process of letting go, flowing with change, and enjoying the journey between destinations, you will be connected to your passions and, most importantly, to true happiness. The Happiness Thermometer uses proven tools to help you eliminate time wasters, enhance communication skills, and connect with people, eventually bringing desired success into reality. "Ana shows all of us how to improve our odds concerning our individual happiness. What if we could actually do something about how happy we are each day? Ana Weber has discovered the secret ...” BOAZ RAUCHWERGER, motivational speaker



The Happiness of Pursuit

The Happiness of Pursuit Author Chris Guillebeau
ISBN-10 9780385348850
Release 2014-09-09
Pages 304
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A remarkable book that will both guide and inspire, The Happiness of Pursuit reveals how anyone can bring meaning into their life by undertaking a quest. When he set out to visit all of the planet’s countries by age thirty-five, compulsive goal seeker Chris Guillebeau never imagined that his journey’s biggest revelation would be how many people like himself exist – each pursuing a challenging quest. And, interestingly, these quests aren’t just travel-oriented. On the contrary, they’re as diverse as humanity itself. Some involve exploration; others the pursuit of athletic or artistic excellence; still others a battle against injustice or poverty or threats to the environment. Everywhere that Chris visited he found ordinary people working toward extraordinary goals, making daily down payments on their dream. These “questers” included a suburban mom pursuing a wildly ambitious culinary project, a DJ producing the world’s largest symphony, a young widower completing the tasks his wife would never accomplish, and a teenager crossing an entire ocean alone - as well as a do-it-yourselfer tackling M.I.T.’s computer-science course, a nerd turning himself into real-life James Bond, and scores of others writing themselves into the record books. The more Chris spoke with these strivers, the more he began to appreciate the direct link between questing and long-term happiness -- how going after something in a methodical way enriches our lives -- and he was compelled to complete a comprehensive study of the phenomenon and extract the best advice. In The Happiness of Pursuit he draws on interviews with hundreds of questers, revealing their secret motivations, their selection criteria, the role played by friends and family, their tricks for solving logistics, and the importance of documentation. Equally fascinating is Chris’ examination of questing’s other side, including questers’ acute awareness of mortality, their struggle against monotony, and their wistful feelings once a quest has succeeded. What happens after the summit is climbed, the painting hung, the endurance record broken, the “at risk” community saved? A book that challenges each of us to take control – to make our lives be about something while at the same time remaining clear-eyed about the commitment -- The Happiness of Pursuit will inspire readers of every age and aspiration. It’s a playbook for making your life count.



The Happiness Habit

The Happiness Habit Author Brian Colbert
ISBN-10 9780717151431
Release 2010-03-05
Pages 304
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Whatever you want from life, this book will have a benefit for you. A key element to finding happiness is understanding what your (often unconscious) basic drives are and ensuring that these are being satisfied. Brian Colbert addresses the core questions that will help you discover who you really are. In this book he will teach you how to get past what’s stopping you from reaching your true potential and how to bring about lasting happiness into your life. Many of us think that in order to change, we need therapy. This is not always the case – you may just need this book. Using a series of powerful mind exercises, The Happiness Habit shows you: How to improve your relationship with yourself (and others) How to build your confidence and stay positive How to face adversity and overcome challenges How to live a happier and more fulfilling life. Research is increasingly proving that traditional methods of exploring negative experiences from your past doesn’t necessarily help you to move forward. The exercises in this book will help you train your brain to replace constant self-criticism and depreciation with more useful ways of thinking. Brian will teach you the skills, ability, direction and focus to develop the habit of happiness. This book gives you all the tools you need to lead a happier life.



The Happiness of the Good in a Future State Set Forth

The Happiness of the Good in a Future State Set Forth Author Jeremiah Seed
ISBN-10 OXFORD:N11668085
Release 1741
Pages 23
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The Happiness of the Good in a Future State Set Forth has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Happiness of the Good in a Future State Set Forth also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Happiness of the Good in a Future State Set Forth book for free.



The Happiness Secret

The Happiness Secret Author Steve Wood
ISBN-10 9781452525938
Release 2014-11-13
Pages 216
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As with healthy eating and exercise habits, developing healthy happiness habits is something we should all be doing. But what golden key unlocks the door to a deeper understanding of the human psyche? What key costs nothing and yet provides an effective and doable solution? What key could become as integral a part of your everyday life as breathing? In "The Happiness Secret," author Steve Wood gives you the tools required for discovering and eradicating the causes of your unhappiness. He reveals one of life's most profound secrets, the secret to uncovering what's already within you, the ultimate state of being, that, which in itself, is all empowering, and facilitates the only enduring solution to your personal inner happiness. He teaches you to learn to control your subconscious mind, enabling you to recover your personal power, restore your emotional equilibrium and to move forward with greater vigilance to a future of peaceful understanding in life and relationships, to authentic and enduring inner happiness. Based on his personal journey to happiness, Wood shares tips for eliminating destructive thoughts and life-restricting emotions and for replacing those with lasting happiness in your heart. "The Happiness Secret" provides an easy-to-follow and inclusive discussion on the merits of happiness in the modern world.