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

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New World Library, Sep 3, 2010 - Self-Help - 176 pages
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In this revised edition, #1 New York Times bestselling author and nationally known stress-management consultant Dr. Richard Carlson reveals a profound breakthrough in human psychology. Most of us believe that our happiness depends on outside circumstances, that by solving our problems, improving our relationships, or achieving success we will find contentment. But Dr. Carlson clearly shows that happiness has nothing to do with forces beyond our control — in fact, he says, it is our natural state. 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 doesn't allow feelings and thoughts to overwhelm us. 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.

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User Review  - realbigcat - LibraryThing

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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This is a very good book for someone who is very unhappy with themselves. It really helps someone get back on track and to be happy. Read full review

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Richard Carlson, PhD, was considered to be one of the world’s foremost experts on happiness and stress reduction. As the author of twenty popular books, which have sold more than 26 million copies worldwide, including the runaway bestseller Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff...and It’s All Small Stuff, he has shown millions of people how not to let the small things in life get the best of them. Dr. Carlson spoke to enthusiastic audiences around the world and was a popular television and radio personality, having been a guest on Oprah, Good Morning America, the Today show, The View, NBC, CNN, FOX, PBS, and myriad other shows. He died in 2006. He is survived by his wife, Kris, and their two daughters.

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