Happy for No Reason

  • Filename: happy-for-no-reason.
  • ISBN: 9781416547730
  • Release Date: 2009-03-03
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Marci Shimoff
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Everyone wants to be happy--yet so many people are unhappy today. What are they doing wrong? Clearly, a new approach is needed. Self-help guru Shimoff presents three new ideas and a practical program to change the way readers look at creating happiness in their lives: 1. Happiness is not an emotion, a spike of elation or euphoria, but a lasting, neuro-physiological state of peace and well-being. 2. True happiness is not based on what people do or have--it doesn't depend on external reasons or circumstances. 3. Research indicates that everyone has a happiness set-point. No matter what happens to a person, they will tend to return to a set range of happiness. This book shows how you can actually reprogram your set-point to a higher level.--From publisher description.

Happy For No Reason

  • Filename: happy-for-no-reason.
  • ISBN: 9781847375933
  • Release Date: 2008-09-04
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Marci Shimoff
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Everyone wants to be happy, yet so many people are the opposite of that, with increasing numbers of anti-depressants being dispensed each year. Clearly we need a new approach to life. Happy for No Reasonpresents startling new ideas and a practical programme that will change the way we look at creating happiness in our lives. Marci Shimoff combines the best in cutting-edge scientific research into happiness with interviews with over 100 genuinely happy people, and lays out a powerful, holistic, seven-step formula for raising our 'happiness set point'. Our happiness levels are like a neuro-physiological thermostat - we can actually re-programme ourselves to a higher level of peace and wellbeing as happiness is dependent on internal, not external, factors. Happy for No Reasonwill set readers quickly and easily on a path to lasting joy.

Happy for No Reason

  • Filename: happy-for-no-reason.
  • ISBN: 9781416553984
  • Release Date: 2008-01-01
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Marci Shimoff
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



What would it take to make you happy? A fulfilling career, a big bank account, or the perfect mate? What if it didn't take anything to make you happy? What if you could experience happiness from the inside out -- no matter what's going on in your life? In Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out, transformational expert Marci Shimoff offers a breakthrough approach to being happy, one that doesn't depend on achievements, goals, money, relationships, or anything else "out there." Most books on happiness tell you to find the things that make you happy and do more of them. Although there's nothing wrong with that, it won't bring you the kind of deep and lasting happiness most people long for -- the kind you'll never lose, no matter what happens in your life. Based on cutting-edge research and knowledge from the world's leading experts in the fields of positive psychology and neurophysiology, plus interviews with 100 truly happy people, this life-changing book provides a powerful, proven 7-step program that will enable you to be happier right now -- no matter where you start. Studies show that each of us has a "happiness setpoint" -- a fixed range of happiness we tend to return to throughout our life -- that's approximately 50 percent genetic and 50 percent learned. In the same way you'd crank up the thermostat to get comfortable on a chilly day, you can actually raise your happiness set-point! The holistic 7-step program at the heart of Happy for No Reason encompasses Happiness Habits for all areas of life: personal power, mind, heart, body, soul, purpose, and relationships. In these pages you'll discover moving and remarkable first-person stories of people who have applied these steps to their own lives and have become Happy for No Reason. You'll read phenomenal tales from a former drug dealer turned minister, a hit filmmaker, and a famous actress who escaped a "family curse," as well as stories from doctors, mothers, teachers, and business executives. You'll learn practical strategies that will help you experience happiness from the inside out. You don't have to have happy genes, win the lottery, or lose twenty pounds. By the time you finish this book, you will know how to experience sustained happiness for the rest of your life.

Love For No Reason

  • Filename: love-for-no-reason.
  • ISBN: 9781439165034
  • Release Date: 2012-01-10
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Marci Shimoff
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Discusses how to achieve love that is not dependent on external circumstances, defining it as a readily accessible inner state through which people bring love to the outside world by emulating the methods of leading spiritualists and scientists.

Awakening Joy

  • Filename: awakening-joy.
  • ISBN: 9780553907261
  • Release Date: 2010-01-12
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: James Baraz
  • Publisher: Bantam



Joy is not for just the lucky few–it’s a choice anyone can make. In this groundbreaking book, based on his popular course, James Baraz helps you discover a path to the happiness that’s right in front of you, offering a step-by-step program that will reorient your mind away from dissatisfaction and distraction and toward the contentment and delight that is abundantly available in our everyday lives. You can decide to be happy. For years, James Baraz’s online Awakening Joy course has offered participants from around the world the benefits of this simple but profoundly radical proposition. Grounded in simple Buddhist principles but accessible to people of all faiths–or no faith at all–this concept provides the jumping-off point for a transformational journey toward a richer, more meaningful, more positive outlook on life. Now readers everywhere can follow the same ten steps Baraz teaches to his program participants. In this practical down-to-earth guide, you will learn how to • make happiness a habit by inclining your mind toward states that lead to well-being • find joy even during difficult times and avoid the pitfalls that prevent you from achieving the contentment you seek • cultivate effective practices for sustaining joyfulness, such as reclaiming your natural sense of wonder and finding joy in the midst of everyday experiences Each chapter of Awakening Joy consists of one step in Baraz’s ten-step program and includes engaging exercises and practical advice to make happiness your natural default setting. For everyone from the cynic despondent over life’s many sorrows to the harried commuter raging at freeway traffic, this book offers up a simple yet powerful message of hope grounded in the realization that joy already exists inside every one of us. Like a precious child, it only needs to be recognized, embraced, and nurtured in order to grow to its full potential.

365 Ways to Live Generously

  • Filename: 365-ways-to-live-generously.
  • ISBN: 9780738751313
  • Release Date: 2017-01-08
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Sharon Lipinski
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide



Transform your physical, emotional, and spiritual health with the power of generosity. 365 Ways to Live Generously features an easy, inspiring lesson for every day that focuses on one of the seven generosity habits: Physical Health, Mindfulness, Connecting with Others, Connecting with Yourself, Gratitude, Simplicity, and Philanthropy. Each habit appears once a week, giving readers a whole year to practice and make it a part of their daily life.

Live Your Happy

  • Filename: live-your-happy.
  • ISBN: 9781608684533
  • Release Date: 2017-03-15
  • Number of pages: 136
  • Author: Maria Felipe
  • Publisher: New World Library



Banish Fear, Encounter Love! Inspired, lively, and fun, Maria Felipe’s real-world approach to living based on A Course in Miracles will guide you toward a life released from fear and doubt and filled with joy and power. In nine crystal-clear chapters, Maria shows you how to banish the “cuckoo voice of the ego” and connect with your internal teacher, accessing unlimited love and strength. Her stories, shared from her own life and from her students’ experiences, demonstrate that with a willing attitude and an open heart, true happiness isn’t just possible — it’s inevitable!

Picture Your Prosperity

  • Filename: picture-your-prosperity.
  • ISBN: 9780698170476
  • Release Date: 2015-01-13
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Ellen Rogin
  • Publisher: Penguin



Everyone has a unique vision of a prosperous and secure future. What’s yours? If someone asked you to describe prosperity and security, what would you see in your mind’s eye? Is it finally taking that trip to Paris? A beautiful beach house? Or maybe making that last mortgage payment and staying right where you are? In your vision are you captaining a sailboat? Hiking through a redwood forest? Or simply enjoying a precious moment of peace and contentment? When it comes to financial planning, it’s easy to jump right into the minutiae of investments, skipping over the deeper questions of what you really want from your money, both now and in the future. But in Picture Your Prosperity, Ellen Rogin and Lisa Kueng do the opposite. First they’ll help you figure out exactly what you need and want. Only then will they show you how to make the smart money decisions that can help turn your vision into reality. If the thought of financial planning and investing sounds about as appealing as a trip to the dentist, you’re not alone. Many of us avoid the process because it feels too stressful, boring, or difficult. But as Ellen and Lisa have learned from their years in financial services, thinking about money becomes exciting and fun when it’s tied to your personal vision instead of a pile of technical details. And it can be easier than you think. Once your goal is clear, the authors show you how to design your investments to create the life you’ve envisioned. Soon you’ll feel more in control of your finances and on the road to the things that matter most. You’ll be able to create a plan that’s broken down into manageable and, dare we say it, enjoyable steps. You’ll learn how to handle your money with more joy and less stress, even during turbulent times. And you’ll explore ways your financial moves can have a huge positive impact on other people. As Rogin and Kueng write, “Your money is important, but money is meaningless if it can’t be connected to the rest of your life. Who cares what the totals on your balance sheet or in your bank account are if you can’t use them to build the kind of future you want? What good is having a brilliant investment strategy if you worry incessantly about losing it, constantly fight with your partner about money, or come home and kick your dog on days the market drops? What if instead you felt positive, peaceful, and prosperous? Get ready to feel more excited than ever about your money, and about all the good things it can bring.

Happy Together

  • Filename: happy-together.
  • ISBN: 9780982932452
  • Release Date: 2011-06-01
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Bill Cloke
  • Publisher: SCB Distributors



No matter how much passion there is at the beginning of a relationship, for love to last it must be actively created. Dr. Bill Cloke, an innovative and successful couples' therapist, has been helping couples create lasting connection, commitment, and intimacy by learning the essential relationship skills he now reveals in Happy Together. With sensitivity and practicality, Happy Together pinpoints the issues and actions that can make or break our relationships. Step by step, it will show you: • How to identify and overcome personal barriers to meaningful and satisfying connections • The defensive ways we unknowingly kill love and how to learn from conflict to create deeper intimacy • The role of passion and sexuality in our relationships • How to understand & deal with issues of shame and rage that can impact our ability to love • Why deeply held myths about family, marriage, and idealized romance can create expectations that damage our connection with each other • How to become partners in problem-solving • How to effectively use the tools of compassionate communication and "constructive complaining." Rich with practical tips and techniques, including sample dialogues to help you make meaningful changes, Happy Together will guide you in perfecting the skills you need to create a positive vision for your relationship and a road map for happiness.

Smile for No Good Reason

  • Filename: smile-for-no-good-reason.
  • ISBN: 9788184951042
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Lee L. Jampolsky, Ph.D.
  • Publisher: Jaico Publishing House



12 Principles for Lasting Happiness Trying to change your life without changing your attitude is like painting over rust – it only looks good until the rust shows through again. In Smile for No Good Reason, Dr. Lee Jampolsky shares the 12 principles of Attitudinal Healing in a collection of motivational, uplifting, and often humorous lessons designed to help us realize lasting happiness – the kind of happiness that not even changing our jobs, our partners, or our income brackets can help us attain. Dr. Jampolsky offers a series of powerful and concise stories that teach us how to joyfully exchange fear for love, selfishness for service, and anger for clarity – to respond to life’s challenges with peace, confidence, and laughter. Your attitudes, nothing more and nothing less, are your most important tools for building happiness and good health. Recapture the joy of living – learn how to Smile for No Good Reason.

Grateful Leadership Using the Power of Acknowledgment to Engage All Your People and Achieve Superior Results

  • Filename: grateful-leadership-using-the-power-of-acknowledgment-to-engage-all-your-people-and-achieve-superior-results.
  • ISBN: 9780071799539
  • Release Date: 2012-11-02
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Judith W. Umlas
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



From a global leader in management training—the definitive guide to improving employee engagement Retaining the best people is one of the most important—and undervalued—roles a leader performs. But executives and managers can’t do this all by themselves; they need the support from all levels of an organization. Grateful Leadership provides key strategies and proven techniques for creating an environment in which gratitude is freely expressed—a culture of acknowledgment that delivers benefits at every level of the organization, beginning with the bottom line. Judith W. Umlas is SVP of Learning Innovations at International Institute for Learning, a global corporate training company, and runs the Institute’s site, allPM.com, which serves more 100,000 project managers.

Fahrenheit 451

  • Filename: fahrenheit-451.
  • ISBN: 9780743247221
  • Release Date: 1951
  • Number of pages: 190
  • Author: Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

Against Happiness

  • Filename: against-happiness.
  • ISBN: 1429944218
  • Release Date: 2008-01-22
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Eric G. Wilson
  • Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books



Americans are addicted to happiness. When we're not popping pills, we leaf through scientific studies that take for granted our quest for happiness, or read self-help books by everyone from armchair philosophers and clinical psychologists to the Dalai Lama on how to achieve a trouble-free life: Stumbling on Happiness; Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment; The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living. The titles themselves draw a stark portrait of the war on melancholy. More than any other generation, Americans of today believe in the transformative power of positive thinking. But who says we're supposed to be happy? Where does it say that in the Bible, or in the Constitution? In Against Happiness, the scholar Eric G. Wilson argues that melancholia is necessary to any thriving culture, that it is the muse of great literature, painting, music, and innovation—and that it is the force underlying original insights. Francisco Goya, Emily Dickinson, Marcel Proust, and Abraham Lincoln were all confirmed melancholics. So enough Prozac-ing of our brains. Let's embrace our depressive sides as the wellspring of creativity. What most people take for contentment, Wilson argues, is living death, and what the majority takes for depression is a vital force. In Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy, Wilson suggests it would be better to relish the blues that make humans people.

Hyperbole and a Half

  • Filename: hyperbole-and-a-half.
  • ISBN: 9781451666182
  • Release Date: 2013-10-29
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Allie Brosh
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



FROM THE PUBLISHER: Every time Allie Brosh posts something new on her hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a Half the internet rejoices. Touching, absurd, and darkly comic, Allie Brosh’s highly anticipated book Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations. This full-color, beautifully illustrated edition features more than fifty percent new content, with ten never-before-seen essays and one wholly revised and expanded piece as well as classics from the website like, “The God of Cake,” “Dogs Don’t Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving,” and her astonishing, “Adventures in Depression,” and “Depression Part Two,” which have been hailed as some of the most insightful meditations on the disease ever written. Brosh’s debut marks the launch of a major new American humorist who will surely make even the biggest scrooge or snob laugh. We dare you not to. FROM THE AUTHOR: This is a book I wrote. Because I wrote it, I had to figure out what to put on the back cover to explain what it is. I tried to write a long, third-person summary that would imply how great the book is and also sound vaguely authoritative—like maybe someone who isn’t me wrote it—but I soon discovered that I’m not sneaky enough to pull it off convincingly. So I decided to just make a list of things that are in the book: Pictures Words Stories about things that happened to me Stories about things that happened to other people because of me Eight billion dollars* Stories about dogs The secret to eternal happiness* *These are lies. Perhaps I have underestimated my sneakiness!

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