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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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  • Paperback: 172 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1456374133
  • ISBN-13: 978-1456374136
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 7.9 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,413,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Frank Ra is the author of the Amazon best-sellers (Kindle and paperback edition) "BioHarmonizing" and "A course in happiness". Frank is Associate Producer of Eckhart Tolle's movie Milton's Secret, and facilitator of the Eckhart Tolle Vancouver meetup. 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..

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Frank Ra is the author of the best-sellers "BioHarmonizing" and "A course in happiness". He is Associate Producer of Eckhart Tolle's movie Milton's Secret, and facilitator of the Eckhart Tolle Vancouver meetup.

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..

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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Ernest Miller on March 21, 2012
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Throughout our voyage in this wonderful quest called life, we sometimes hit a few bumps in the road. Too many of these in a row might steer us off course and into unfamiliar territory. However, a couple of setbacks shouldn't deter us from traveling any farther. Sometimes it's better to stop and ask for directions or even talk to someone who's traveled down the same path. Wherever you may end up in life, it's not the goal at the end that defines us but the journey along the way that makes us who we are.

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.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By AhamBrahm on July 15, 2011
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This is an interesting and practical read dissecting the nature of how to be happy by being aware (of your body, relationships, environment). The book won't make you happy - that is still your job; the book gives practical steps to help you discover your own happiness.
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.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 23, 2012
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This book is my happiness project blueprint, after reading many self-help books and attending personal development courses, I can say A course in happiness is the most inspiring and effective happiness book available. Other readers shared a similar journey, I can understand them.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By cohe59 on March 23, 2012
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A happy life is a meaningful life, a life well spent. AmAre shows the path to joy, it is simpler than we usually think, we just need to let it unfold thanks to these wise affirmations.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By T. Carey on March 23, 2012
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A Course In Happiness opens your inner smile, with practical tools and personal development strategies to live mindfully and happily. Smiling together on our way to a more joyful world.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By ella on March 19, 2012
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I love the author's blog and his online courses, and this happiness book has been my companion for weeks now, reading its pages, going back and forward through the text to uplift my mood, well done!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By raj chaudhary on March 20, 2012
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You and me are part of the same world, we know it, A course in happiness is a reminder to this fact, and a testament to a better present.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By George J Barendse on March 13, 2012
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I understood that happiness has to be at the top of your priority list, or other things will take precedence on it. I learnt to make happiness my priority with this "Course in happiness", you can do the same!
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