Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment
Can You Learn to Be Happy?
YES . . . according to the teacher of Harvard University’s most popular and life-changing course. One out of every five Harvard students has lined up to hear Tal Ben-Shahar’s insightful and inspiring lectures on that ever-elusive state: HAPPINESS.
Grounded in the revolutionary “positive psychology” movement, Ben-Shahar ingeniously combines scientific studies, scholarly research, self-help advice, and spiritual enlightenment. He weaves them together into a set of principles that you can apply to your daily life. Once you open your heart and mind to Happier ’s thoughts, you will feel more fulfilled, more connected . . . and, yes, HAPPIER.
“Dr. Ben-Shahar, one of the most popular teachers in Harvard’s recent history, has written a personal, informed, and highly enjoyable primer on how to become happier. It would be wise to take his advice.”
--Ellen J. Langer, author of Mindfulness and On Becoming an Artist
“This fine book shimmers with a rare brand of good sense that is imbedded in scientific knowledge about how to increase happiness. It is easy to see how this is the backbone of the most popular course at Harvard today."
--Martin E. P. Seligman, author of Authentic Happiness
Author: Tal Ben-Shahar
Part 1: Happiness
Foreword: Positive Psychology
Chapter 1: The Question of Happiness
Part 2: What Is Happiness?
Chapter 2: Reconciling Past and Future
Chapter 3: Happiness Explained
Chapter 4: The Ultimate Currency
Chapter 5: Setting Goals
Part 3: Happiness Applied
Chapter 6: In Education
Chapter 7: In the Workplace
Chapter 9: In Relationships
Part 4: Meditations on Happiness
First Mediation: Self-Interest and Benevolence
Second Mediation: Beyond the Temporary High
Third Meditation: Letting Our Light Shine
Fourth Mediation: Imagine!
Fifth Meditation: Take Your Time
Sixth Mediation: The Happiness Revolution
Conclusion: Here and Now