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A course in happiness: an authentic happiness formula for well-being, meaning and flourishing Paperback – January 3, 2011
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Frank is Italian, has spent most of his adult life in North America, England and Estonia, and travelling around the World. He settled in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. He is a Dharma instructor; has been coaching and working in eCommunication since late 1995; he also studied nutrition, business and graduated in International Relations and Diplomacy.
Travelling around the World and meeting different cultures, he understood what we need to be happy is already available here and now; we just need to look and see the context with open eyes. He also think that life is the ultimate koan, with hints can be found both within and outside one's tradition, and the final answer lies only within oneself - or the lack of it as understood in the conventional way. You can contact him on http://www.amareway.org/
In Italian, AmAre means "to love"; in English, interconnectedness: (I)Am (we) Are. AmAre stands for being:
A - Aware and Accepting
M - Meaningful and Motivated
A - Active and Attentive
R - Resilient and Respectful
E - Eating properly and Exercising
You can measure your AmAre Index on http://www.amareway.org/ which also publishes daily updates about spiritual insights and evidence-based research, to facilitate living a happy and meaningful life for the benefit of all beings. It hosts guest-posts from leading researchers and practitioners in different fields, from neuroscience to First Nations' wisdom, from Dharma to positive psychology, etc..
Top Customer Reviews
If my introduction didn't lay it on thick enough, I must say that I've had my fair share of setbacks in my day. Nothing is worse than that horrid feeling of uncertainty that continually haunts our thoughts. The demand it takes on our bodies is sickening. But, as I've learned in my many years taking in and now imparting wisdom, that life doesn't have to be that way. We can control not only our fate but how we deal with the unexpected bumps along the way. I'm a huge fan of self-help books and this one by Frank Ra really stole my attention. His theories into controlling happiness really spoke to me and I had to dive in further for a closer look. I really enjoyed the rational, consistent, and logical arguments presented in his book. A lot of times, self-help books will preach the same message over and over again that it becomes dull and otherwise "preachy". That can be received very harshly by anyone trying to pull the real message from within. On the other hand, Frank's book A Course in Happiness succeeds where so many others have failed.
The entire book is broken up into specific segments and chapters. Each one defines in detail how your happiness is regulated and what you can do to control it. I particularly liked the chapter dealing with eating properly and exercising.Read more ›
The author has definitely researched the field and brought back a lot of useful information. The book gives a formula to calculate your level of subjective well being; it lays out the basic daily routine of Ayurveda to help you with balance; and tells you about the wisdom of the First Nations (eg. The Teachings of Seven Grandfathers).
I like that the author has taken a dry topic (can you really discuss happiness?) and made it a guide with practical examples and routines that help you be more aware of yourself and surroundings and thereby set you on your own journey to find happiness.
I enjoyed doing the exercising and seeing my life in new ways. Instead of focusing on what I what to change on the outside, I now start from my inner-power and expand from there. A must read!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A course in happiness is the best handbook for well-being that I have ever read, full of inspirations and practical steps to live a happier life. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Gwenn Issene
I normally dont write reviews on amazon but feel I must for this terrible book so that i can sleep at night.
ITS SO BAD. It is written so poorly.... Read more
I rarely write one star reviews, but when I do it is so I can warn people off of something that isn't worth their money. In this case I got the book at a bargain price. Read morePublished on June 24, 2012 by Stella Nemeth
I bought this after reading the rave reviews, but was disappointed. The poor grammar and expression were so off-putting that I couldn't read more than a few pages. Read morePublished on May 7, 2012 by Mrs Readalot
This is so horribly written that I am wondering if it was translated from another language by a poor translator. The grammar is terrible. Read morePublished on April 22, 2012 by DKF1219
I can only assume that the many five star ratings are either a joke or arranged somehow. This "book" is not only horribly written but clearly was not edited or proof-read. Read morePublished on April 6, 2012 by Maxbug
I got this, in part, because of the many 5 star reviews. I can only guess at why so many rated this highly.
I cannot tolerate the poor grammar and punctuation. Read more