October 30, 2016

Happiness projects, traps and party pants ...book or CDs




The happiness project or, Why I spent a year trying to sing in the morning, clean my closets, fight right, read Aristotle, and generally have more fun

January, Vitality: boost energy   --   February, Marriage: remember love   --   March, Work: aim higher   --   April, Parenthood: lighten up   --   May, Leisure: be serious about play   --   June, Friendship: make time for friends   --   July, Money: buy some happiness   --   August, Eternity: contemplate the heavens   --   September, Books: pursue a passion   --   October, Mindfulness: pay attention   --   November, Attitude: keep a contented heart   --   December, Happiness: boot camp perfect   --   Your happiness project  


"This book made me happy in the first five pages.” —AJ Jacobs,
*don't wait till January to start your project
book or CD
 
 
 
Life is short ... wear your party pants : ten simple truths that lead to an amazing life

...has helped millions of people find ways to lighten up and overcome stress.

Now she gives you the tools you need to not only reduce feelings of tension, but also to bring joy, passion, and gusto into your life.

Her techniques are a brilliant blend of old-world common sense and the most contemporary research in brain chemistry, psychology, and mind-body studies. Loretta gives you dozens of proven techniques for recognizing the ten simple truths that will lead you to an intense, happy, successful life:
* resilience, *living in the moment, *optimism, *acceptance, *humor, c*reativity,* moderation, *responsibility, *meaning, and *connection.

 book or CD
 
This is how

 
This book explores how to survive the "un-survivable" and will challenge your notion of self-help books.
Quotes form the book include

• “Bad news should be followed with soup. Then a nap.”

• “All of us are richer and more fascinating and more complex than we can ever know.”

• “The most valuable moments and experiences that life has to offer are found only along its most treacherous paths.”

• “No matter how huge your loss, as long as you remain engaged with your life, the best days of your life may still be ahead of you. Don't misunderstand me: the pain of your loss will remain with you for the rest of your life. But great joy will be there right beside it. Deep sorrow and deep joy can exist within you, side by side. At every moment, and it's not confusing. And it's not a conflict.”

• “Fairness is not among the laws of the universe.”
[available in book or CD]
 
 
 
 
 Don't sweat the small stuff...and it's all small stuff : simple ways to keep the little things from taking over your life
by Richard Carlson

You can learn to put things in perspective by making the small daily changes Carlson suggests, including advice such as
 
"Think of your problems as potential teachers";
 
"Remember that when you die, your 'in' box won't be empty"; and
 
"Do one thing at a time".
 
You should also try to live in the present moment, let others have the glory at times, and lower your tolerance to stress. You can write down your most stubborn positions and see if you can soften them, learn to trust you intuitions, and live each day as if it might be your

[available in book or CD format]

 
 
Instant happy : 10-second attitude makeovers
You’re just ten seconds away from a brighter, more centered, supremely fabulous you!
No matter what challenges life throws at you—from relationship roadblocks to everyday stressors to unexpected forks in your path— colourful “thought interventions” to teach your old brain some new tricks.
With witty sayings, inspiring philosophies, colourful graphics, and a dose of cheeky tough love, Instant Happy is the perfect inspirational self-help book for people who don’t have the time or patience for self-help books.
So next time you’re feeling stressed, stuck, blue, pissed off, or pissed on, simply flip open a page in Instant Happy to kick yourself out of that negative feedback loop and into a positive thought pattern. Karen’s no-BS tone, quick-acting humour, and contagious optimism will soon have you ready to take on the world.
 
 

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