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Happy: Simple Steps to Get the Most Out of Life Hardcover – April 27, 2010
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From the Back Cover
Become the person you want to be!
In Happy, Smith reveals the sometimes surprising secrets of enduring happiness: you don’t have to overhaul your life to change its tone. Simple steps you can start today will put you on the path to your own personal high-water mark of positive feelings.
More About the Author
He is a former co-host of Emmy-winning "The Doctors" TV show, and a medical contributor to "The Rachael Ray Show."
He is the former medical correspondent for NBC News network and for NewsChannel 4 where he filed reports for NBC's "Nightly News" and the "Today" show as well as WNBC's various news broadcasts. He has appeared extensively on various broadcasts including "The Oprah Show," "Good Morning America" "CBS This Morning" "The View," "The Talk," "Dr. Oz," "Dr. Phil," "Anderson Cooper 360″ and "Showbiz Tonight."
He has written for various publications including Time, Newsweek, Men's Health, and the New York Daily News, and has been featured in several other publications including, Publisher's Weekly, Red Book, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, People, Essence, Ebony, University of Chicago Medicine on the Midway, Cosmopolitan, Women's World, and Black Enterprise.
Dr. Smith is the founder of two major national health initiatives--the 50 Million Pound Challenge and the Makeover Mile--that have helped millions of people lose weight and improve their health.
A graduate of Harvard, Columbia, and the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Smith was appointed to the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition in 2010 and is serving a second term.
Top Customer Reviews
The true secret of happiness isn't found in material measures of success. The secret is much simpler and closer to home. It's all about setting or re-setting your priorities, something HAPPY teaches you to do so easily. The book shows that studies reveal that happiness is 50% genetic, but 40% we can control. Dr. Smith focuses on this 40% has he gives us ways to immediately boost our happiness. He has an entire chapter dedicated to happiness boosters. I have tried most of them already and they WORK and they are so EASY!
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Ian breaks the emotions down for you in an easy to understand manner that has such a positive feel to it that you can't help but feel better. Here is what you will learn from reading this book:
--How to be optimistic
--Why optimism and realism are not opposites
--How to get outside yourself
--The importance of family and community
--Why involvement leads to contentment
--Shedding the treadmill mentality of getting and spending
--Tapping the power of simple pleasures
--Mastering modern life to live in the moment
--What we can learn from the Danish people
--How to be, not just to do
Ian is a natural writer who motivates and reassures readers that they are capable of happiness by setting their mentality and not giving up. This book would make a great graduation gift. I really enjoyed this book and all the lessons it taught me.
One of my favorite sections of the book is the discussion of the "rocking chair test". The "rocking chair test" is simply fast forwarding your life to the age of 80 and reflecting on the decisions you made. Are you going to be rocking in your chair thinking about would've, could've, should've or will you be rocking in your chair knowing that you have lived a life of no regrets? It all goes back to the question, "Are you living or just surviving?"
The good news is that you can make a conscious decision today to allow more happiness in your life. You can find happiness in a job you dislike, challenges you face, or juggling a busy schedule if you actively pursue it. The benefits are enormous.
According to Happy, people who are happy enjoy a better quality of life, can appreciate the simple things in life, live longer, are healthier, and have better relationships with others. If you are always negative, depressed, and believe that everything bad in life always happens to you, I encourage you to pick up this book to learn how to release the happiness in you. When you are happy, you don't make a big deal out of little things. Happiness is contagious. People will want to be around you. However, it would be unrealistic to suggest that happy people aren't prong to problems.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book from diet doctor, Ian Smith!
I've read a few of his diet books and they're all great and will get you results. Read more
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This book has already helped me change my life for the better. I highly recommend it.Published 14 months ago by Patricia G. Corey
this is a great book. Dr. Smith really breaks it down for you and helps you to understand your own life and how to move forward in happinessPublished 17 months ago by Ali B
The book came on time and also was a GREAT book, I think everyone should read it.Published 18 months ago by Marcus
I will read this book again as there is so much to what the 95% of the world lives day to day. I work around it and i see them walk aimlessly in the cloud they live in. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Birdiegirl
This book is a good read with lots of suggestions and ideas. I would definitely recommend it to a friend.Published on October 2, 2013 by Denise Murray