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Happiness Genes: Unlock the Positive Potential Hidden in Your DNA [Paperback]

James D. Baird , Laurie Nadel , Bruce Lipton
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April 10, 2010 1601631057 978-1601631053 1
You have a Constitutional right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And every day thousands of advertising images seduce into believing that happiness can be bought. But put away your wallet away. Happiness is at your fingertips, or rather sitting in your DNA, right now! The new science of epigenetics reveals there are reserves of natural happiness within your DNA that can be controlled by you, by your emotions, beliefs and behavioral choices.

Happiness Genes: Unlock the Positive Potential Hidden in Your DNA examines the nature and source of happiness from ancient times to the present. It presents research in biology and epigenetics that show DNA contains genes for natural happiness and your ultimate well-being. Happiness Genes instructs you:
  • How to switch on your happiness genes, creating a biological cascade of well-being.
  • Cutting-edge research in microbiology, genetics, and epigenetics
  • A 28-Day Natural Happiness Program

    Happiness Genes proves a definitive link between science and spirituality. It shows how you are biologically wired for natural happiness.

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    Editorial Reviews


    "Happiness Genes is...like reading an instruction manual that tells you how to reprogram your genes for happy life. It's time for new thinking. This book is your wake-up call." --Bruce Lipton, PhD, New York Times best-selling author of The Biology of Belief

    "One of the most universal and enduring spiritual teachings is that happiness is inside, not outside, and that it is our birthright. Breakthroughs in the science of epigenetics affirms this wisdom. If you are seeking greater fulfillment and happiness in your life, do not deny yourself this important book." --Larry Dossey, MD, author of The Power of Premonitions and Healing Words

    "Combining recent studies showing the epigenetic effects of changing our beliefs and behaviors with the wisdom of ancient spiritual traditions, Happiness Genes is a wide-ranging survey of the science of happiness. It asks the reader provocative questions, like considering how our behaviors might be affecting the genetic expression of our children. Baird and Nadel show you how to inventory your 'happiness assets,' those relationships, possessions and situations that contribute to your happiness, and then treat them like the valuable resource that they are. Wise and practical, the book is peppered with self-reflection exercises, and ends with a 28 day program that guides you in cleaning up everything in your life that stands between you and happiness. To understand the links between what happiness looks like at the molecular level in our cells, the happiness of entire nations, and how you can take lessons from everything in between to raise your own happiness level, this book is an excellent guide." --Dawson Church, best-selling author of The Genie in Your Genes

    About the Author

    James D. Baird, PhD, is passionate about science and spirituality, an engineer and researcher who has studied happiness for more than 20 years. Baird holds a Ph.D. in Natural Health and is the author of three books: The Happiness Plan, The Modern Christian s Happiness Plan, and The Mindful Meals Diet.<br /><br />Laurie Nadel, Ph.D., hosts The Dr Laurie Show on Genesis Communications Network. The show is Your Place to Explore the Unknown and Expect the Unexpected. Dr. Laurie s guests are experts in the paranormal, remote viewing, New Science, and spirituality. She holds doctorates in psychology and clinical hypnotherapy. Dr. Laurie has studied mind-body medicine at Harvard and trained with shamans in South America. A journalist since 1969, she has written for The New York Times and other major publications.

    Product Details

    • Paperback: 256 pages
    • Publisher: New Page Books; 1 edition (April 10, 2010)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1601631057
    • ISBN-13: 978-1601631053
    • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
    • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
    • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #780,183 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

    More About the Author

    James D. Baird, Ph.D. has more than forty years of experience as a successful inventor and graduate engineer. A pioneer in the new science of ultrasonics, Baird has earned several patents and as a successful entrepreneur founded Dynasonics, Inc. a design and manufacturing company of ultrasonic sensors and computers.

    His inventor background instilled in him a persistent curiosity about how things work, translating from mechanisms to life. His passion for understanding the bioengineering that makes us human combined with his religious and spiritual beliefs has led him to research the subject of happiness for more than 20 years, and in the process, earned him a Ph.D. in Natural Health.

    He was the founder of "Happiness Ministries," a not-for-profit ministry that produced inspirational texts. His first two books, The Happiness Plan (Liquori, 1990) and The Modern Christian's Happiness Plan (Wine Press 1999) are based upon the premise that happiness comes from altruistic ethics and behavioral choices that put into action such spiritual qualities as loving-kindness and compassion.. Baird has been involved with many religious organizations including; nursing homes, churches and charitable organizations. He was chairman of Catholic Charities for about 8 years. Dr. Baird is chairman of a Chicago chapter of the American Scientific Association, a national professional association whose members are scientists who believe in God. The organization's mission is to bring harmony to science and religion.

    As a natural health advocate with an inventor's curiosity, he was intrigued by the paradox that "diets don't work." In an effort to uncover the reasons and provide an answer, he wrote his third book, The Mindful Meals Diet (iUniverse 2007), which explained how genetic factors are the basis of unhealthy eating habits that lead people to become overweight. His program incorporated self-hypnosis and mind/body strategies to develop healthy eating habits (www.mindfulmealsdiet.com).

    From his research of genetics in diet evolved the understanding that humans have a spiritual nature and that faith is genetic. This confirmed his belief that the expression of spirituality is genetically motivated and results in natural happiness. Results from researching genetic behavior and the new science of epigenetics inspired Baird to write the HAPPINESS GENES.

    Customer Reviews

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    18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Lotus Guide Magazine Review August 5, 2010
    Happiness Genes: Unlock the Positive Potential Hidden in Your DNA
    By James D. Baird, PhD, with Laurie Nadel, PhD
    ISBN-13: 978-1-60163-105-3 (New Page Books, 2010)

    Who could predict that the pursuit of happiness would lead directly to the connection between science and spirituality? As we enter higher levels of consciousness, human beings will find doors that will open to a much deeper human experience. Like most doors, they seem to be locked and the key is found in our meditative states, which can be entered only through love and compassion. The programming is already in place and Happiness Genes shows us a 28-day system to open those doors.

    Rahasya Poe, Lotus Guide magazine
    To Believe Or Not To Believe: The Social and Neurological Consequences of Belief Systems
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    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Everything I hoped for July 22, 2010
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    The Happiness Genes gives me hope that anyone can overcome their genes. For the left brained amongst us the scientific proof is readily available! For those of us who are afraid of physically turning into the worst parts of their parents genes this is a real goldmine of inspiration.
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    14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars How to Increase Happiness from the Inside June 2, 2010
    Happiness Genes is the perfect book for anyone interested in coming up to speed quickly on how the relatively new science of happiness can be put to practical use in our personal lives. While Happiness Genes provides readers with a veritable smorgasbord of recent research findings in the field of epigenetics, its true value comes shining through in the form of helping us more fully realize the priceless qualities of our lives that genuinely contribute to our happiness.

    Happiness is a topic that deserves a great deal more attention than it typically gets, as people often seek happiness from people, places, activities and things that promise more happiness than they actualy provide. Learning to find what makes you truly happy, and how to bring more genuine happiness into your life is more than worth the price of this book.

    Is it possible to undergo noticeable improvements in happiness levels in one month? Authors James Baird and Laurie Nadel reply with an enthusiastic, "Yes!" providing a natural happiness 28 day program that is simple and effective. Happiness Genes is highly recommended as an inspirational self-help book for oneself and a great gift, too!
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Happiness is really within!!!! November 15, 2010
    The Happiness Genes is a masterpiece!! I find it filled with information that is easy to understand particularly for someone like myself who doesn't have a lot of knowledge about epigenetics. It's not just one of your common sense wisdom books! The idea that we are 'biologically wired for happiness' is a radical approach that brings the latest research to the subject. Every chapter is a blending of the happiness topic: science, history, research, self-help questions but not in a way that's esoteric or academic. That's what I really REALLY enjoy about it so much so that I have telling my friends about it and taking notes. I've learned things I didn't know before like the research on rats "When Rats Make Bad Mothers" and Dean Ornish swithing off cancer genes study.

    But there was something else that stood out for me was this idea of 'Victim Chemistry' that has me thinking. The idea that believing you are a victim and how that belief can affect your chemistry is an eye-opening thought!

    Reading this book is a work in progress and one that I find will be a reference of wisdom and information for my work. I've been experimenting with the 28-day Natural Happiness Program and each exercise is a blessing and opportunity that has arrived at the right time in my life!! Thank you Laurie and James!!!!
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    Happiness Genes: Unlock the Positive Potential Hidden in Your DNA examines the nature and concept of basic human happiness, from ancient times to present, providing biological research showing that DNA contains genes for natural happiness. The science of epigenetics provides insights into how this happiness can be controlled, making for a positive, enlightening guide for any general collection.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    Dr. Baird masterfully mixes the science behind the genetics of what makes us happy humans (or not) along with the mindfulness needed to become more aware of our mental habits that can lead us to a path of happiness, and therefore, a more healthy existence. I found it very interesting that our positive state of mind can biologically turn on and off the genetic triggers in our bodies. The "Natural Happiness 28 Day Program" in the book I see as a sort of "daily devotion" to keep ones mind on an upbeat, healthy mindset track. I'll admit that I have not formally completed the 28 day program yet, but for me just the heightened awareness and positive suggestions in this area were helpful to me. As someone who is striving for simplification and who seeks internally for happiness vs. external materialistic gratification, I felt that this book read like a refreshing cool drink on a hot day. It is not a light and fluffy read, though- it is packed with scientific evidence that well illustrates the author's points. I would recommend this book to anyone who is trying to shed the negative impact of the world around us and who seeks to live a happier, healthier, more altrustic life. I also appreciated the spiritual connection to happiness as well as an interesting explanantion of what happens to our bodes biologically when we are under much stress. This book made me think differently. I recommend it as a healthy, positive approach to a happier way of life.
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