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The Art of Happiness, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Handbook for Li...
by Dalai Lama

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English

Pages

364

Publication Date

October 01, 2009

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<b>An updated edition of a beloved classic—the original book on happiness, with new material from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Dr. Howard Cutler. Don't miss the Dalai Lama's newest, <i>The Book of Joy, </i>named one of Oprah's Favorite Things. </b><br /><br />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.<br /><br />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. <i>The Art of Happiness</i> is the book that started the genre of happiness books, and it remains the cornerstone of the field of positive psychology.<br /><br />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, <i>The Art of Happiness</i> 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.
Happiness in This Life: A Passionate Meditation on Earthly Existe...
by Pope Francis

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English

Pages

255

Publication Date

December 05, 2017

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<b>A collection of homilies, speeches, and “messages of the day” that brings together Pope Francis’s wisdom on finding happiness in the here and now</b><br />  <br /> For Pope Francis, the appreciation of our everyday lives is a spiritual undertaking. Joy is a divine attribute, and creating joy around us an essential part of faith. Every homily and speech in this book delivers, in warm, engaging language accessible to believers and nonbelievers alike, a key lesson, instructing readers on finding love and happiness in a chaotic world.<br /><br /> Along the way, Pope Francis discusses the sanctity of women’s rights, talks about how the love of sports can bring out our best qualities, and explains why fighting discrimination is the essence of loving thy neighbor. He shares personal stories and anecdotes from his life, provides comforting messages of hope, and discusses the ways flawed families can make you a better person. The core ideas of Francis’s papacy—mercy, support for marginalized people, and diplomacy—shine through.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Happines in This Life</i></b><br /><br />“Though the title of the book mentions happiness, this collection of thoughts addresses something much deeper—joy. Bringing together excerpts from Pope Francis’s sermons, speeches, prayers, and addresses, these pieces address a range of themes, from mercy and humility to simplicity and family. . . . Readers will be encouraged to clear away the cacophony of modern society and embrace the simplicity of joy. A book as loving and encouraging as the man himself seems to be.”—<b><i>Booklist</i></b><br /><br /> “With this wide-ranging collection of writings, homilies, and addresses, the current pontiff dispels any notion that religious practice is dour and antiquated. . . . It brings together the pope’s most affecting passages to inspire Catholics (and those of other faiths) to lift up those around them.”—<b><i>Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /><br /> “Reminiscent of the gentle encouragement of the Dalai Lama . . . Family-centered and practical—especially on difficult matters of familial contention—these homilies are, on the whole, gentle encouragements to do the right thing. . . . [This] collection offers clear insight into the pope’s doctrinal concerns.”—<b><i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b>
The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporat...
by Robert H. Lustig

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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<b>"Explores how industry has manipulated our most deep-seated survival instincts."<b>—David Perlmutter, MD, Author, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, <i>Grain Brain</i> and<i> Brain Maker</i></b><br /><br />The <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author of <i>Fat Chance </i>reveals the corporate scheme to sell pleasure, driving the international epidemic of addiction, depression, and chronic disease.</b><br />  <br /> While researching the toxic and addictive properties of sugar for his <i>New York Times </i>bestseller <i>Fat Chance</i>, Robert Lustig made an alarming discovery—our pursuit of happiness is being subverted by a culture of addiction and depression from which we may never recover.<br />             <br />Dopamine is the “reward” neurotransmitter that tells our brains we want more; yet every substance or behavior that releases dopamine in the extreme leads to addiction. Serotonin is the “contentment” neurotransmitter that tells our brains we don’t need any more; yet its deficiency leads to depression. Ideally, both are in optimal supply. Yet dopamine evolved to overwhelm serotonin—because our ancestors were more likely to survive if they were constantly motivated—with the result that constant desire can chemically destroy our ability to feel happiness, while sending us down the slippery slope to addiction. In the last forty years, government legislation and subsidies have promoted ever-available temptation (sugar, drugs, social media, porn) combined with constant stress (work, home, money, Internet), with the end result of an unprecedented epidemic of addiction, anxiety, depression, and chronic disease. And with the advent of neuromarketing, corporate America has successfully imprisoned us in an endless loop of desire and consumption from which there is no obvious escape.<br />             <br />With his customary wit and incisiveness, Lustig not only reveals the science that drives these states of mind, he points his finger directly at the corporations that helped create this mess, and the government actors who facilitated it, and he offers solutions we can all use in the pursuit of happiness, even in the face of overwhelming opposition. Always fearless and provocative, Lustig marshals a call to action, with seminal implications for our health, our well-being, and our culture.
Body Kindness: Transform Your Health from the Inside Out--and Nev...
by Rebecca Scritchfield

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English

Pages

296

Publication Date

December 27, 2016

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<DIV>Imagine a graph with two lines. One indicates happiness, the other tracks how you feel about your body. If you’re like millions of people, the lines do not intersect. But what if they did?<BR /><BR /> This practical, inspirational, and visually lively book shows you how to create a healthier and happier life by treating yourself with compassion rather than shame. It shows the way to a sense of well-being attained by understanding how to love, connect, and care for yourself—and that includes your mind as well as your body.<BR /><BR /><I>Body Kindness</I> is based on four principles.<BR /> WHAT YOU DO: the choices you make about food, exercise, sleep, and more<BR /> HOW YOU FEEL: befriending your emotions and standing up to the unhelpful voice in your head<BR /> WHO YOU ARE: goal-setting based on your personal values<BR /> WHERE YOU BELONG: body-loving support from people and communities that help you create a meaningful life<BR /><BR /> With mind and body exercises to keep your energy spiraling up and prompts to help you identify what YOU really want and care about, <I>Body Kindness</I> helps you let go of things you can't control and embrace the things you can by finding the workable, daily steps that fit you best. Think of it as the anti-diet book that leads to a more joyful and meaningful life!<BR />  </DIV>
Mindfulness Is Better Than Chocolate: A Practical Guide to Enhanc...
by David Michie

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English

Pages

319

Publication Date

January 06, 2015

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<DIV><B>“This book is better than chocolate!”—Tal Ben-Shahar, <I>New York Times </I>best-selling author of <I>Happier </I>and <I>Choose the Life You Want</I></B><BR /><BR /> Distractions are everywhere these days. Our thoughts drift to what we need to do tomorrow, or what went wrong yesterday. Even pleasurable things—like eating chocolate—don’t receive our full attention. We miss out on joy that is easily within reach!<BR /><BR /> In <I>Mindfulness Is Better Than Chocolate</I>, David Michie gives us the tools to rewire our brains for happiness. “Mindfulness” is paying attention to the present moment, deliberately and nonjudgmentally—and science has shown that those who practice it experience a wealth of benefits:<UL><LI>Reduced stress</LI><LI>Stronger immune systems</LI><LI>More ease in breaking bad habits</LI><LI>Improved self-esteem</LI><LI>Enhanced mental clarity</LI><LI>Sharper memory</LI><LI>Overall well-being</LI>. . . and better-tasting chocolate!</UL>As Michie explains, the way we see the world is our own creation. Drawing on both Buddhist teachings and contemporary science, he teaches us how to experience a mind free of stress and dullness. By harnessing the power of mindfulness and meditation, we can find everything we need to be fulfilled, productive, and content!</DIV><BR />
This Works: How to Use Mindfulness to Calm the Hell Down and Just...
by Paddy Brosnan

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English

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224

Publication Date

October 16, 2018

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<b>Former investment advisor turned committed Buddhist shares a simple introduction to the deep wisdom and transformative practice of mindfulness.</b><br /><br /><b>Everyone is talking about mindfulness, but how does it actually work and how can it help you?</b><br /><br />Mindfulness is a simple yet radical practice that can completely transform your life. Paddy Brosnan worked for many years as an investment advisor but felt trapped in a cycle of anxiety and anger. When he began practising mindfulness every day, he found that his relationships became more profound, his interactions with others more honest and his daily frustrations and anxieties simply vanished. In other words, mindfulness helped him calm down, and he became truly happy.<br /><br />This Works is the collection of tools and exercises that Paddy teaches in his workshops and events, and includes examples of everyday mindfulness from his own family life. It shows you that literally anyone can learn to meditate, and you don't have to become a Buddhist monk to be truly zen. Through simple daily exercises, you'll learn that mindfulness is not something you do, but something you are.<br /><br />Or, put simply, mindfulness can help you be truly happy.
Life in the Sloth Lane: Slow Down and Smell the Hibiscus
by Lucy Cooke

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English

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144

Publication Date

April 17, 2018

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<DIV><B>WHY ARE SLOTHS ALWAYS SMILING?</B><BR /><BR /> Perhaps it’s because they’ve mastered the art of taking it slow in a world whose frenzied pace is driving the rest of us crazy. Here, in a mindfulness book like no other, heart-tuggingly cute photographs of these always-chill creatures are paired with words of wisdom, all to inspire us to slow down, stop to enjoy the little things, and come up relaxed, centered, and smiling.<BR />  </DIV>
14,000 Things to Be Happy About.: Newly Revised and Updated
by Barbara Ann Kipfer

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English

Pages

625

Publication Date

October 21, 2014

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<p><p>Something to be happy about: This mesmerizing bestseller is revised and updated. Originally published 25 years ago (happy anniversary!) from a list that Barbara Ann Kipfer started making as a child, it’s the book that marries obsession with happiness. And it now has 4,000 fresh and more current reasons to be happy:<br /><br /><i>Rabbit tracks in the snow. </i><br /><i>Kiteboarding and kitesurfing. </i><br /><i>Caramel gelato.</i><br /><i>Scoring super-high on a Scrabble turn. </i><br /><i>Babies burping.</i><br /><i>Summer storms. </i><br /><i>White cupcakes with multicolored sprinkles. </i><br /><i>Big red barns. </i><br /><i>20 minutes all to yourself.</i><br /><br /> No opinions, no explanations, no asides, no footnotes, editorializing, or proselytizing. Just the simple premise of a list of things that make us smile. With its chunky shape, striking black-and-white cover, and 100 whimsical illustrations by Pierre Le-Tan, the new <I>14,000 Things</I> is an irresistible catalog of good thoughts completely updated to reflect today’s world—and an uplifting gift for people of all moods and all ages.</p></p>
Mars and Venus in Love: Inspiring and Heartfelt Stories of Relat
by John Gray

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English

Pages

212

Publication Date

October 13, 2009

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<h4><center>Straight from the heart -- real-life couples share inspiring, edifying stories of Mars and Venus in love.</center></h4><p>Millions of readers have learned about relationships from John Gray's previous bestsellers, such as Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, Mars and Venus on a Date; and Mars and Venus in the Bedroom. Inspired by this enthusiasm, Gray asked a number of readers to share their own stories of how they've put his principles to work in their relationships. The result is this amazing collection of first-person accounts-along with Gray's own enlightening commentary-that will have you laughing, crying, and nodding in recognition.</p><p>Gray's contributors answer such questions as:<ul></p><p> <li>What problems have you had in your relationship, and how have you overcome them?</li></p><p> <li>What special things do you and your partner do for each other?</li></p><p> <li>How do you best communicate with each other?</li></p><p> <li>How do you practice what you've learned?</li></p><p> <li>How does your love feel different now from how it felt before?</li></ul></p><p>Their answers illustrate more eloquently than any textbook how to use Gray's advice and counsel to create your own fulfilling, healthy, and loving relationships.</p>
The Magic of Believing (Original Classic Edition)
by Claude Bristol

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English

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March 15, 2019

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Claude Bristol's tough-minded, hard-hitting message remains as fresh and focused today as when his books were first published, when the subconscious mind was less understood. Times have changed since the late 1940s, but ambitions have not, and millions of Americans have drawn on the no-nonsense techniques described in The Magic of Believing to reach their dreams and achieve success. <br /><br />Obstacles have become a thing of the past, when they were "blasted" with Bristol's powerful book, T.N.T. - It Rocks the Earth. Adhering to his cornerstone philosophy on the power of believing, T.N.T. offers practical suggestions on how to accurately and scientifically proceed to get what you want in life. Now, you can learn how to impress your subconscious mind, and have at your command a power that astounds!<br /><br />Let the wisdom the author imparts, infiltrate both your conscious and unconscious mind. It’s time to shift into high gear and forward motion, as you commit to your greatest and highest purpose.

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