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What Happy People Know : How the New Science of Happiness Can Change Your Life for the Better
What Happy People Know How the New Science of Happiness Can Change Your Life for the Better Author:Dan Baker, Cameron Stauth Dr. Dan Baker, director of the Life Enhancement Program at Canyon Ranch, has devoted his life to teaching people how to be happy. And apparently, most of us could use a little tutoring. Research has shown that the root of unhappiness--fear--lies in the oldest, reptilian part of our brains, and negative reactions are often dictated by primal inst... more »incts. We're literally "hardwired for hard times." In What Happy People Know, Dr. Baker uses evidence from the new science of happiness to show us how we can overcome this genetic predisposition toward negative reactions and lead a truly rich, happy, and healthy life.
In this book, Dr. Baker shares the program that has revolutionized the lives of countless unhappy people, VIP's and regular Joes and Janes alike. First, you'll learn the only two issues that ever cause unhappiness and devise your plan to overcome both of them. Then, Dr. Baker teaches you how to spot the happiness traps, the five doomed ways we try to make ourselves happy, only to dig ourselves further into misery. Finally, he shares his happiness tools, the six simple skills that, when practiced consistently, will inevitably lead to greater optimism, courage, good humor, and fulfillment--in short, to happiness.« less
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Judy M. reviewed What Happy People Know : How the New Science of Happiness Can Change Your Life for the Better on + 2 more book reviews
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I enjoyed this book a couple years ago -- easy reading with some good nuggets of wisdom... one that has stuck with me is that research indicates that one of the most important keys to happiness is being grateful/appreciating what we have. For readers who are already aware of this, reading the book may make you more aware of its subtleties.