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10 books about happiness
Pick up one of these featured titles on happiness in May 2021.
Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day by Jay Shetty
This book was published last year by Simon & Schuster and takes approximately 11.7 hours to read.
Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast On Purpose, distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life. When you think like a monk, you’ll understand: -How to overcome negativity -How to stop overthinking -Why comparison kills love -How to use your fear -Why you can’t find happiness by looking for it -How to learn from everyone you meet -Why you are not your thoughts -How to find your purpose -Why kindness is crucial to success -And much more... Shetty grew up in a family where you could become one of three things—a doctor, a lawyer, or a failure. His family was convinced he had chosen option three: instead of attending his college graduation ceremony, he headed to India to become a monk, to meditate every day for four to eight hours, and devote his life to helping others. After three years, one of his teachers told him that he would have more impact on the world if he left the monk’s path to share his experience and wisdom with others. Heavily in debt, and with no recognizable skills on his résumé, he moved back home in north London with his parents. Shetty reconnected with old school friends—many working for some of the world’s largest corporations—who were experiencing tremendous stress, pressure, and unhappiness, and they invited Shetty to coach them on well-being, purpose, and mindfulness. Since then, Shetty has become one of the world’s most popular influencers. In 2017, he was named in the Forbes magazine 30-under-30 for being a game-changer in the world of media. In 2018, he had the #1 video on Facebook with over 360 million views. His social media following totals over 38 million, he has produced over 400 viral videos which have amassed more than 8 billion views, and his podcast, On Purpose, is consistently ranked the world’s #1 Health and Wellness podcast. In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time as a monk to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Combining ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. He transforms abstract lessons into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improve relationships, and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Shetty proves that everyone can—and should—think like a monk.
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama
This book was published 5 years ago by Avery and takes approximately 12.8 hours to read.
"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.
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler
This book was published 12 years ago by Penguin Books and takes approximately 10.4 hours to read.
Offering a groundbreaking study of the application of the science of choice, a guide that uses colorful examples from all aspects of life demonstrates how it is possible to design environments that make it more likely for us to act in our own interests. Reprint.
The Self Care Prescription: Powerful Solutions to Manage Stress, Reduce Anxiety & Increase Wellbeing by Robyn Gobin PhD
This book was published 2 years ago by Althea Press and takes approximately 5.1 hours to read.
Real self care practices to enrich every part of your life Picture your best life: Where would you work? What would your social calendar look like? What personal interests would you be exploring? This book is your prescription to turn those visions into a reality--with proven self care strategies for every area of your life. The Self Care Prescription empowers you to find balance and purpose in your relationships, work, and life. From creating a plan to spend more time with family and friends, to zeroing-in on a career that you can feel good about, the book will help you create a personalized self care plan. You'll also learn actionable techniques to fight anxiety, demotivation, or whatever else is holding you back from building the life you want to live. The Self Care Prescription includes: Self care 101--Learn what "self care" really means, and how you can start practicing it every day. A full-spectrum plan--Bring self care to the physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, vocational, and social areas of your life. Best-life strategies--Unwind with mindfulness breathing practices or start eating right with healthy meal planning--you'll find tons of actionable self care techniques to help you reach your goals. Be the friend you want to be to yourself and others. Be engaged with what you do. Whatever self care means to you, you'll find your own personal practice in this book.
The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery by Ian Morgan Cron
This book was published 5 years ago by IVP Books and takes approximately 8.0 hours to read.
Ignorance is bliss—except in self-awareness. Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile share their Enneagram wisdom and help you grow in knowledge of yourself, compassion for others, and love for God. Witty and filled with stories, this unique approach gives you a peek inside each of the nine Enneagram types, taking you further into who you really are and leading you into spiritual discovery.
Happiness Is . . .: 500 Things to Be Happy About (Pursuing Happiness Book, Happy Kids Book, Positivity Books for Kids) by Lisa Swerling
This book was published 7 years ago by Chronicle Books and takes approximately 9.1 hours to read.
This is THE new happiness book. From Ralph Lazar and Lisa Swerling, famed illustrators and the authors of Me Without You, this adorable gift book illustrates 500 things to be happy about. Happiness is . . . an unexpected bouquet, cheese, fixing something, a good high-five, and so much more! The charming, make-you-smile illustrations hit just the right note—not too sappy, not too sweet—and remind us that there are dozens of things to be happy about every day. A universally appealing gift for birthdays, graduation, holidays, or a little pick-me-up, this cheerful collection is sure to be a hit year after year!
Feeling Great: The Revolutionary New Treatment for Depression and Anxiety by David D. Burns
Category: Anxieties & Phobias
This book was published last year by PESI Publishing & Media and takes approximately 15.1 hours to read.
Do you sometimes feel ]€]. Down, depressed, or unhappy? Anxious, panicky, or insecure? Guilty or ashamed? Inferior, inadequate, or worthless? Lonely, unwanted, or alone? For decades, we've been told that negative feelings like depression and anxiety are the result of what's wrong with us, like a personality defect, a "mental disorder," or a chemical imbalance in your brain. These messages create feelings of shame and make it sound like we're broken and need to be "fixed." Now, Dr. David Burns, author of the best-selling and highly acclaimed Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy reveals that our negative moods do not result from what's wrong with us, but rather ]€] what's right with us. And when you listen and suddenly "hear" what your negative thoughts and feelings are trying to tell you, suddenly you won't need them anymore, and recovery will be just a stone's throw away. In this innovative book, Feeing Great, Dr. Burns, describes a new and revolutionary high-speed treatment for depression and anxiety based on 40 years of research and more than 40,000 hours treating individuals with severe mood problems. The goal is not just a rapid and complete elimination of negative feelings, but the development of feelings of joy and enlightenment. Dr. Burns will provide you with inspiring and mind-blowing case studies along with more than 50 amazing tools to crush the negative thoughts that rob you of happiness and self-esteem. You can change the way you feel! You owe it to yourself to FEEL GREAT!
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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