There are hundreds of books published on finding happiness. To save you time trying to find your next read, we pull together 10 of the most popular titles with updated prices for delivery to your door.
The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living by Dalai Lama
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Available for the first time in trade paperback, the multi-million copy bestselling guide to happiness from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Nearly every time you see him, he's laughing, or at least smiling. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling. He's the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and a hugely sought-after speaker and statesman. Why is he so popular? Even after spending only a few minutes in his presence you can't help feeling happier. If you ask him if he's happy, even though he's suffered the loss of his country, the Dalai Lama will give you an unconditional yes. What's more, he'll tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that the very motion of our life is toward happiness. How to get there has always been the question. He's tried to answer it before, but he's never had the help of a psychiatrist to get the message across in a context we can easily understand. The Art of Happiness is the book that started the genre of happiness books, and it remains the cornerstone of the field of positive psychology. Through conversations, stories, and meditations, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day anxiety, insecurity, anger, and discouragement. Together with Dr. Howard Cutler, he explores many facets of everyday life, including relationships, loss, and the pursuit of wealth, to illustrate how to ride through life's obstacles on a deep and abiding source of inner peace. Based on 2,500 years of Buddhist meditations mixed with a healthy dose of common sense, The Art of Happiness is a book that crosses the boundaries of traditions to help readers with difficulties common to all human beings. After being in print for ten years, this book has touched countless lives and uplifted spirits around the world.
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama
"From the beginning [this] book was envisioned as a three-layer birthday cake: [the authors'] own stories and teachings about joy, the most recent findings in the science of deep happiness, and the daily practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives. Both the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu have been tested by great personal and national adversity, and here they share their personal stories of struggle and renewal"--Amazon.com.
How to Not Die Alone: The Surprising Science That Will Help You Find Love by Logan Ury
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
A funny and practical guide to help you find, build, and keep the relationship of your dreams. Have you ever looked around and wondered, “Why has everyone found love except me?” You’re not the only one. Great relationships don’t just appear in our lives—they’re the culmination of a series of decisions, including whom to date, how to end it with the wrong person, and when to commit to the right one. But our brains often get in the way. We make poor decisions, which thwart us on our quest to find lasting love. Drawing from years of research, behavioral scientist turned dating coach Logan Ury reveals the hidden forces that cause those mistakes. But awareness on its own doesn’t lead to results. You have to actually change your behavior. Ury shows you how. This book focuses on a different decision in each chapter, incorporating insights from behavioral science, original research, and real-life stories. You’ll learn: -What’s holding you back in dating (and how to break the pattern) -What really matters in a long-term partner (and what really doesn’t) -How to overcome the perils of online dating (and make the apps work for you) -How to meet more people in real life (while doing activities you love) -How to make dates fun again (so they stop feeling like job interviews) -Why “the spark” is a myth (but you’ll find love anyway) This data-driven, step-by-step guide to relationships, complete with hands-on exercises, is designed to transform your life. How to Not Die Alone will help you find, build, and keep the relationship of your dreams.
The Good Life: What Jesus Teaches about Finding True Happiness by Derwin Gray
Publisher: B&H Books
The Good Life takes readers to the teachings of Jesus in the Beatitudes, showing that the happiness we are all exhausting ourselves to find is not as satisfying as the happiness we were created to receive.
How Happiness Happens: Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expectations by Max Lucado
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Max Lucado debunks society's idea of how to get happiness, leading the reader to the way of life that creates lasting and fulfilling joy, supported by Jesus' teaching and modern research. Why don't I feel happy? I thought I'd feel it when I lost the weight, got the date, found the mate, or discovered my fate. I've worked hard for happiness. Yet, for all their promises, these roads I've been down fail to deliver. Sound familiar? In How Happiness Happens, Max Lucado takes a close look at what Jesus says about happiness and how to attain it. Max poses the question, "What if there is a different, unexpected path to happiness? What if the road is less good luck and more great love, not as much get and all about give?" Countercultural with every turn of the page, How Happiness Happens fights the inclinations we all have and the lies we've all been taught about putting self first as the way to capture the elusive yet longed-for "happy life." By walking through the "one another" passages found in Scripture, Max equips the reader with both an overarching way of living and practical day-to-day actions that produce a life of happiness and moments of true joy. This new book from Max reveals the secret that the Bible teaches and research affirms: doing good does good for the doer.
Who Am I?: A little book about finding yourself...with magic ingredients by Liz Bell
Publisher: Balance Books Publishing
Who Am I? Is a little book for anyone who is feeling lost, not themselves and needs a gentle nudge in the right direction. It's your commitment to making a change, to agree that your life can be different and to realise that something as small as buying this book can be the first step to letting go of old ways and believing that new ones can take you where you want to go. Imagine one small book having such a big ambition. If you can then maybe it will. Who Am I? follows along the lines of Who Moved My Cheese? and The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet, with a gentler approach to self-help and an understanding that stories are powerful tools for change. It takes under an hour to read but stays with you in ways you may not even know and if you let it, may open your perception up to other ideas and perspectives.
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