You Can Be Happy No Matter What: Five Principles for Keeping Life in Perspective (Google eBook)

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New World Library, Sep 3, 2010 - Self-Help - 176 pages
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In this revised edition, #1 New York Times bestselling author and nationally known stress-management consultant Dr. Richard Carlson reveals a profound breakthrough in human psychology. Most of us believe that our happiness depends on outside circumstances, that by solving our problems, improving our relationships, or achieving success we will find contentment. But Dr. Carlson clearly shows that happiness has nothing to do with forces beyond our control in fact, he says, it is our natural state. With this simple and practical guide, Dr. Carlson shows us how to be happy now, before we solve our problems. By understanding five principles Thought, Moods, Separate Realities, Feelings, and the Present Moment we can discover a new mode of living that doesn't repress natural emotions yet doesn't allow feelings and thoughts to overwhelm us. You Can Be Happy No Matter What is a navigational tool that gently guides readers through life's challenges and restores the joy of living.

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User Review  - Colleen Mcgunnigle - Goodreads

I've listened to this book-on-audio multiple times. (Yes, I *listen* to my books rather than read! ;) Richard is warm, wise and brilliant ... and really puts things in perspective. He shares wisdom ... Read full review

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User Review  - Monk - Goodreads

A little repetitive (surprising for such a short book), but I really enjoyed this one. The counsel seems common-sense, and it comes in bit-sized pieces that you actually can use. I needed to learn some of the principles and strategies I found here. Read full review

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Richard Carlson, PhD, was considered to be one of the worldís foremost experts on happiness and stress reduction. As the author of twenty popular books, which have sold more than 26 million copies worldwide, including the runaway bestseller Donít Sweat the Small Stuff...and Itís All Small Stuff, he has shown millions of people how not to let the small things in life get the best of them. Dr. Carlson spoke to enthusiastic audiences around the world and was a popular television and radio personality, having been a guest on Oprah, Good Morning America, the Today show, The View, NBC, CNN, FOX, PBS, and myriad other shows. He died in 2006. He is survived by his wife, Kris, and their two daughters.

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