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

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McGraw Hill Professional, May 10, 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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This is good, common sense advice on getting happy. - Goodreads
Writing topic: You're at an age close to death. - Goodreads
A research based approach of becoming happier. - Goodreads
Writer thinks capitalism is fine. - Goodreads
Overall, it is good advice and totally makes sense. - Goodreads
What I found the most useful was the career advice. - Goodreads

Review: Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment

User Review  - Burnt Glass - Goodreads

Tal's forte is telling his readers and students how all these simple truths add up to form a cohesive whole. The underlying theme is that through attention to basic routines one can re-orient oneself ... Read full review

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User Review  - Derrick Trimble - Goodreads

When I learned that the basis of this book is or was a wildly popular course at Harvard, I asked myself was it because students were seeking answers or it was just a fad? Perhaps the reason it is so ... Read full review

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Contents

Happiness Applied
83
Meditations on Happiness
125
Here and Now
165
References
177
Index
185
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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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