You Can Be Happy No Matter What: Five Principles for Keeping Life in Perspective

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New World Library, Oct 1, 1999 - Psychology - 165 pages
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Many people believe they can only be happy when their problems are solved, relationships improve, and goals are achieved. In this simple guide, Dr. Richard Carlson shows readers how to be happy right now - no matter the situation. His plan, based on the principles of Thought (thoughts are voluntary, not involuntary);Mood (thinking is a voluntary that varies function varies from moment to moment and these variances are called moods); Separate Realities (everyone thinks in a unique way and lives in separate psychological realities); Feelings (feelings and emotions serve as a barometer for when one is "off-track" and headed for unhappiness); and the Present Moment (the only time when genuine contentment, satisfaction, and happiness).& This timeless book guides readers through life's challenges and restores the joy of living along the way.

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Review: You Can Be Happy No Matter What: Five Principles for Keeping Life in Perspective

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

Review: You Can Be Happy No Matter What: Five Principles for Keeping Life in Perspective

User Review  - Kelli - Goodreads

A great read and look into the human thought process. My negative thoughts are always trying to get the better of me. Now I have an understanding how to deal with them. Read full review


Six Relationships
seven Stress
EIGHT Solving Problems

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Richard Carlson is considered one of the world's foremost experts on happiness and stress reduction. He is the author of fifteen popular books, including "Easier Than You Think" and the runaway bestseller, "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff . . . and It's All Small Stuff", which was named the number-one bestselling book in America for two consecutive years, a feat never before achieved in publishing. Dr. Carlson's books have been published in over one hundred countries. He was chosen by "People" magazine as one of the most intriguing people to watch in the world and has been a popular talk-show guest.

Wayne W. Dyer is one of the most widely read authors today in the field of self-development. He is the author of many books, including such bestsellers as "Your Erroneous Zones, " "You'll See It When You Believe It", and "Real Magic."

A psychotherapist, Dyer received his doctorate in counseling psychology from Wayne State University and the University of Michigan, and has taught at many levels of education from high school through graduate study. He is the co-author of three textbooks, contributes to numerous professional journals and lectures extensively in the United States as well as abroad.

He appears regularly on radio and television shows around the country.

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