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

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New World Library, 1999 - Self-Help - 165 pages
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Many people believe they will be happy only when they solve their problems, improve their relationships, and achieve success. But Richard Carlson shows that they can be happy now -- no matter what the situation. His plan is based on the five principles of Thought, Mood, Separate Realities, Feelings, and the Present Moment, and will help readers discover how to focus on everyday joy and inner contentment.

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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  - Redgrammie45 - Goodreads

A little too long. Too much explaining, but the concept is very good, makes sense. I know I tend to think in a negative way very often. After reading this book I stop myself! I was surprised it I'd so easy. I will have to work at changing my negative thoughts but the book really helped, a lot. Read full review


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EIGHT Solving Problems

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About the author (1999)

Author and psychotherapist Richard Carlson was born on May 16, 1961 and grew up in Piedmont, California. He received his undergraduate degree from Pepperdine University, his Ph.D. in psychology from Sierra University, and an honorary law degree from Pepperdine University. Before becoming a full-time author, he was a psychotherapist in private practice. His wrote 30 books that deal with psychological and spiritual health, including the Don't Sweat the Small Stuff series. He was a supporter of the National Center for Family Literacy. He died of cardiac arrest on December 13, 2006.

Wayne W. Dyer is a psychotherapist, a motivational speaker and a writer. He received a doctorate in educational counseling from Wayne State University. Despite his childhood spent in orphanages and foster homes, he overcome many obstacles to make his dreams come true and spends much of his time showing others how to do the same. He is the author of over 30 books including Manifest Your Destiny, Wisdom of the Ages, There's a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem, 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, The Power of Intention, Inspiration, Change Your Thoughts-Change Your Life, Excuses Begone, and Wishes Fulfilled.

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