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Happiness Is a Choice Paperback – January 3, 1994
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Kaufman, director of the Option Institute and author of A Land Beyond Tears ( LJ 4/1/82), contends that if you change a belief or attitude you can change your life. A decision to pursue happiness, he claims, can improve relations with others: "We can engineer our own responses, choosing love over hate, peace over conflict and happiness over depression." The first five sections relate Kaufman's philosophy and offer stories of clients' successful changes while in therapy. Section six has short chapters detailing shortcuts to happiness. The book has a four-page bibliography and two pages of additional readings. A cut above most self-help books; recommended.
- Del Cain, V.A. Medical Ctr. Lib., Bedford, Mass.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audible Audio Edition edition.
"A great gift to anyone who reads it! I have personally benefited tremendously, and I recommend Happiness Is A Choice highly." -- O. Carl Simonton, M.D., Co-Author of Getting Well Again
"A superb book written with the greatest of compassion and sensitivity." -- Gerald Jampolsky, M.D., Author of Love Is Letting Go Of Fear
"Barry Neil Kaufman has written a moving exploration of the healing power of compassion and caring. Happiness Is A Choice affirms the unlimited potential of the human spirit and offers hope to those who have been challenged by adversity." -- Coretta Scott King, President/CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change.
"For those who sincerely want to follow the supreme law of love, Barry Kaufman's book provides an unexpected blueprint to selfless living." -- Father John Catoir, Director, The Christophers
"I have long admired the work of Barry and Samahria Kaufman. Happiness Is a Choice is an excellent book, simple and effective for all." -- Bernie Siegel, M.D., Author. Love, Medicine and Miracles
"Not only a wise book, but a liberating one." -- Harold S. Kushner, Author, When Bad Things Happen to Good People
"This book really delivers! A not-to-be-missed resource and guide for anyone who wants a happier life." -- Ken Dychtwald, Ph. D., Author of Bodymind
"We are all players in the game of life...and this book shows how to be a winner. Barry Neil Kaufman's new book champions making the choice to believe in ourselves, to have a positive attitude, to be hopeful and to seize the power of loving ourselves and others." -- Lou Holtz, Head Football Coach, University of Notre Dame
"Within these pages Kaufman unfolds a precious secret for attaining happiness and leading a more meaningful, joyful life...A wonderfully wise, warm and insightful book that is sure to reward those who read it with a richer, more balanced life." -- Jesse Stoff, M.D., Author of The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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Buy Happiness is a Choice. Don't read it at first. Just turn straight to the chapter called "Shortcuts." There are six shortcuts. Practice one shortcut a week for six weeks. When you have done that the quality of every day of your life that follows will surpass the happiness you've experienced prior to following this recipe. You'll never be able to be as unhappy as you have been and you'll never be able to be unhappy as long as you have been in the past. Every day will be happier.
That's why I say it's the most valuable chapter ever written. The one thing every one of us wants is more happiness. That one chapter, practiced, delivers.
The fact that he believes what the name of the book says is something he will teach you in this book, if you want to really learn.
I have given this as a gift to my kids and many others. I highly recommend all his books.
"Poof!" they're magically happy. The individual needs to internalize the information and think "How does this apply to my life? How do I react to things? And how can I use these tools in my daily life?" It just takes practice and the knowledge that if you slip out of the mode for a while, you did not fail..you're doing the best you can and you just get back into practice of making the most of a given situation. This attitude approach is not so much about coping, but thriving regardless of what life brings your way.
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