- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: HarperOne (March 15, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062442295
- ISBN-13: 978-0062442291
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 47 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #665,009 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Live Happy: Ten Practices for Choosing Joy Hardcover – March 15, 2016
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“An incredibly powerful book! Along with excellent, science-based advice on how to live a happier, more meaningful life are stories that show the science in action--and that made me laugh and cry.” (Michelle Gielan, founder, Institute for Applied Positive Research, and bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness)
“[Deborah K. Heisz’s] book will not only make you smile from deep inside but encourage you to completely transform beyond your wildest dreams.” (Allyson Gracie, Retailing Insight)
“A great book to help you turn the quest for happiness into actionable steps. Want to cultivate more happiness and joy in you life? Read this book.” (Drew Ramsey, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University and author of Eat Complete and The Happiness Diet)
“This book is thoughtful, practical and powerful. The positive psychology research is placed alongside individuals’ personal journeys to happiness, which were often achieved after great trials or even tragedy.” (Shawn Achor, The New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage)
“With its lively tone and riveting stories, Live Happy’s book makes accessible the profound research being done all over the world on what makes people truly happy. I recommend it highly!” (Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D.,co-founder of the Wholebing Institute and HappierTV and author of Choose the Life You Want: The Mindful Way to Happiness)
“Full of practical wisdom, sound science and beautiful stories, I can’t think of a better prescription to connect the dots between health and happiness than reading this book.” (Dr. Michael Finkelstein, author of Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness)
“Here is a well-written and insightful book that puts happiness within our grasp. Live Happy offers the science of happiness as excellent guided practices as well as compelling human stories.” (Fred Luskin, Ph.D., director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project and author of Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health & Happiness)
“If we want to be happy, we have to shift out of the habit of constantly looking for what could go wrong and learn to appreciate what we already have in each moment. In this delightful book, your brain will be bombarded with positivity and inspiration.” (Richard Sears, Ph.D., director, Center for Clinical Mindfulness and Meditation and volunteer associate professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine)
“Although I’ve been a student of positive psychology for over a decade, there is so much that is new in this book...that I think it ought to be among the top 10 books anyone has in a happiness library...I can’t recommend the book highly enough.” (Caroline Miller, MAPP, best-selling author of My Name is Caroline and Create Your Best Life: The Ultimate Life List Guide)
About the Author
Deborah K. Heisz is the cofounder, COO, and editorial director of Live Happy magazine and former founding editor-in-chief of Success magazine. She lives in Dallas, Texas, with her spouse, three children, and their dogs.
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It’s written with three simple structures:
1 - stories offering good intro case studies highlighting the idea being discussed
2 - the science behind the idea being explored
3 - tweetable insights and calls to action
Very readable and easily recommended.