What Happy People Know: How the New Science of Happiness can Change Your Life for the Better

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Dr. Dan Baker, director of the Life Enhancement Program at Canyon Ranch, has devoted his life to teaching people how to be happy. And apparently, most of us could use a little tutoring. Research has shown that the root of unhappiness—fear—lies in the oldest, reptilian part of our brains, and negative reactions are often dictated by primal instincts. We're literally "hardwired for hard times." In What Happy People Know, Dr. Baker uses evidence from the new science of happiness to show us how we can overcome this ...

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Overview

Dr. Dan Baker, director of the Life Enhancement Program at Canyon Ranch, has devoted his life to teaching people how to be happy. And apparently, most of us could use a little tutoring. Research has shown that the root of unhappiness—fear—lies in the oldest, reptilian part of our brains, and negative reactions are often dictated by primal instincts. We're literally "hardwired for hard times." In What Happy People Know, Dr. Baker uses evidence from the new science of happiness to show us how we can overcome this genetic predisposition toward negative reactions and lead a truly rich, happy, and healthy life.

In this book, Dr. Baker shares the program that has revolutionized the lives of countless unhappy people, VIP's and regular Joes and Janes alike. First, you'll learn the only two issues that ever cause unhappiness and devise your plan to overcome both of them. Then, Dr. Baker teaches you how to spot the happiness traps, the five doomed ways we try to make ourselves happy, only to dig ourselves further into misery. Finally, he shares his happiness tools, the six simple skills that, when practiced consistently, will inevitably lead to greater optimism, courage, good humor, and fulfillment—in short, to happiness.

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"Baker's advice is sound and his presentation engaging."

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"This wonderfully helpful book is sure to increase the number of happy people with its wisdom."—Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People

 

"Everyone wants to be happy. So much suffering and illness occur when we look for happiness in the wrong places. In What Happy People Know, Dan Baker distills the best of science and spirituality, sharing with deep and profound wisdom how we can learn to be happy and let go of suffering. Highly recommended."—Dean Ornish, M.D., founder and president of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco; ad author of Love and Survival and Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease

 

"Dr. Dan Baker has created a book that we all have been waiting for. It is a significant, practical, insightful, easy-to-read book filled with nuggets that lead us to the road of happiness."—Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D., author of Love is Letting Go of Fear

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312321598
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 137,491
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Baker, Ph.D., was one of the original developers of Canyon Ranch and has been director of the award-winning Life Enhancement Program there for 15 years.

Cameron Strauth is the author of 14 books, including several bestsellers, and has been published in nine languages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2005

    What Happy People Know: How the New Science of Happiness can Change Your Life for the Better

    This book does not contain the psycho-babble you might expect with such a title. It is intelligent, concise, compassionate and brilliantly simple to understand. Full of scientific research and case studies. A must read for anyone that ever thought he or she would be happy when this or that happens and not until then.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    What Happy People Know is EXCELLENT

    Should be read by every human being and become part of your permanent library. Great for gift giving. SOOO many people need to read this book. Very enlightening and inspirational.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2006

    Great Positive Psychology Book

    A doctor recommended that I read this when I was a little down. This book put everything into perspective for me. If you think something is wrong with you, this book will help you focus on what is right with you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2005

    What Happy People Know: How the New Science of Happiness can Change Your Life for the Better

    This book is not full of psycho babble that you would expect to go along with the title. It's insighful, intelligent, brilliantly simple to understand. A must read for everyone.

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