You Can be Happy No Matter what: Five Principles Your Therapist Never Told You

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New World Library, 1997 - Self-Help - 141 pages
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"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 where feelings and thoughts don't overwhelm us either. 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 along the way."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  

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To good to be true. I've read a lot of what I can "self-help" books and this is not one of the better ones. The book repeats itself many times over to fill in the pages. This books says to control ... Read full review

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Contents

The Principle of Thought
3
The Principle of Moods
27
The Principle of Separate Realities
39
The Principle of Feelings
49
The Principle of the Present Moment
59
A Brief Review of the Principles
71
Relationships
75
Stress
93
Solving Problems
107
Happiness
121
Habits and Addictions
131
A Checklist for Your Life
137
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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.

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