Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment (Google eBook)

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McGraw Hill Professional, May 31, 2007 - Self-Help - 224 pages
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Can You Learn to Be Happy?

YES . . . according to the teacher of Harvard University’s most popular and life-changing course. One out of every five Harvard students has lined up to hear Tal Ben-Shahar’s insightful and inspiring lectures on that ever-elusive state: HAPPINESS.

HOW?
Grounded in the revolutionary “positive psychology” movement, Ben-Shahar ingeniously combines scientific studies, scholarly research, self-help advice, and spiritual enlightenment. He weaves them together into a set of principles that you can apply to your daily life. Once you open your heart and mind to Happier ’s thoughts, you will feel more fulfilled, more connected . . . and, yes, HAPPIER.

“Dr. Ben-Shahar, one of the most popular teachers in Harvard’s recent history, has written a personal, informed, and highly enjoyable primer on how to become happier. It would be wise to take his advice.”
--Ellen J. Langer, author of Mindfulness and On Becoming an Artist

“This fine book shimmers with a rare brand of good sense that is imbedded in scientific knowledge about how to increase happiness. It is easy to see how this is the backbone of the most popular course at Harvard today."
--Martin E. P. Seligman, author of Authentic Happiness

  

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A bit overly simplistic, but it contains real insights. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Jessie Small - Goodreads

Excellent! I loved this book and can't wait to bring back the advice to my everyday life. I would definitely recommend it to friends and family. Read full review

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User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

2.5 stars I couldn't finish this. It may be helpful for those just starting to explore this topic, but a lot of his best material comes from quoting others who've written about this topic. Why not just read those other writers' stuff instead? Read full review

Contents

Part 2 Happiness Applied
81
Part 3 Meditations on Happiness
123
Here and Now
165
Notes
169
References
177
Index
185
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About the author (2007)

Tal Ben-Shahar is the New York Times Bestselling author of Happier. He taught the most popular course in Harvard and is currently writing, consulting, and lecturing worldwide on positive psychology and leadership. He holds his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and BA in Philosophy and Psychology from Harvard.

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