The Happiness Choice: The Five Decisions That Will Take You From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be [NOOK Book]

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"When Marilyn Tam gives you a 'Happiness Choice,' be ready to benefit from her practical and wise instructions. Marilyn has always inspired me with her sparkling personality and positive outlook on life and with her desire to help others live more fully and joyously."
—DORJI WANGMO WANCHUCK, Queen Mother of the country Bhutan, where they measure the well-being of the country by the Gross National Happiness (GNH)

"It is easy to be busy; it is much ...

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Overview

Praise for The Happiness Choice

"When Marilyn Tam gives you a 'Happiness Choice,' be ready to benefit from her practical and wise instructions. Marilyn has always inspired me with her sparkling personality and positive outlook on life and with her desire to help others live more fully and joyously."
—DORJI WANGMO WANCHUCK, Queen Mother of the country Bhutan, where they measure the well-being of the country by the Gross National Happiness (GNH)

"It is easy to be busy; it is much harder to be happy. This is especially true for today's professional woman who also wants to be a great wife, mother, daughter, and friend. In The Happiness Choice, Marilyn Tam teaches us how to make conscious, wise choices that lead to greater happiness and fulfillment. It is the first step in taking control of your life."
—GAIL GOODMAN, CEO and Chair, Constant Contact

"Marilyn is right! I came back from the depths of lack and despair and have arrived in a place in my life where I am happier and far more successful than I've ever been, living and doing what I love. Your decisions create your reality, your thoughts become things, and this book can be your ticket to change."
—MIKE DOOLEY, New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and creator of "Notes from the Universe"

"Yes, you can choose happiness! Marilyn had many reasons to be unhappy, but instead she found lasting happiness, peace, love, and success. In this inspiring and engaging book, she shares her and other experts' stories and insights on how you too can be happy. The heartfelt and uplifting stories will encourage you to find and follow your life purpose; happiness will be with you in every step. Choose this book for your happiness!"
—ARIELLE FORD, bestselling author, Wabi Sabi Love and The Soulmate Secret

"The Happiness Choice is a wake-up call that life is not happening to you but rather for you. Marilyn offers powerful reminders that we don't always get to choose what life throws our way, but we always get to choose how we will respond. A great beacon that shows we do get to write our own obituaries. What will yours say? I am looking forward to presenting this book to those I care about the most."
—HOWARD SCHIFFER, Founder and President, Vitamin Angels

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118526705
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/14/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,185,892
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

MARILYN TAM is an author, speaker, and consultant, working globally with Fortune 500 companies, governments, and nonprofit organizations. She has been the CEO of Aveda Corp, president of Reebok Apparel and Retail Group, and vice president of Nike, Inc. Marilyn is also the cofounder and Executive Director of the Us Foundation, one of the partners for the United Nations' Habitat II, nominated as a candidate for the "Best Practice Award." Marilyn is a Director on the national board of SCORE Association, a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Table of Contents

FOREWORD LOOKING FOR HAPPINESS IN ALL THE

RIGHT PLACES JOAN BORYSENKO, PHD xi

PREFACE xv

INTRODUCTION xvii

Chapter 1 This Is Not the Life I Thought I

Was Living 1

Chapter 2 Upturn, Downturn, Your Turn 7

Chapter 3 Life Purpose—Yours 17

The Four Stages in Life 26

Sudden and Unexpected Changes 31

Following Your Life Purpose 34

Life Purpose, Health, and Happiness 37

The Life Purpose Exercise Process 39

Summary of the Life Purpose Process 41

Chapter 4 One Step at a Time 43

Quality of Life Quiz 47

Summary of the Journaling Process 48

Chapter 5 Money and Other Means of Exchange 55

How to Make Money 60

Money and Your Life Mission 63

“Money Doesn’t Talk, It Swears” 67

Time and Money 69

Chapter 6 Relationships 73

Your Relationship with Yourself 76

Nurturing Your Relationships 84

How to Nurture Your Relationships 87

Wabi-Sabi Love 90

Uncoupling 92

Further Thoughts on Relationships 93

Gratitude 95

Chapter 7 Spirit 97

The Felt Sense 99

The Three Pillars of Chinese Wisdom 103

Spiritual Awakening 108

Chapter 8 Your Body 111

Moods, Stress, and Health 114

Diet, Exercise, Mind, and Health 118

Diet and Health 125

Antiaging, Longevity, and Health 128

The Body’s Filtering Systems 129

Adrenal Glands and Stress 133

Thyroid and Health 134

Dental Fillings and Health 135

Reflections 136

Chapter 9 Your Community 139

Making Community, Making Money 142

Creating New Communities 143

Vitamin Angels 145

Another Kind of Global Community 147

One Small Person 149

An Uprising of Wellness 150

Chapter 10 Next Steps 155

SUPPORT RESOURCES 163

SUGGESTED STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS 169

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 173

INDEX 177

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