What Happy Women Know: How New Findings in Positive Psychology Can Change Women's Lives for the Better

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If your job or relationships are bringing you down, and you are feeling a little blue, WHAT HAPPY WOMEN KNOW can teach you the secret to recapturing joy.
If you are like most women, you are great at making sure everyone around you is happy and your own happiness is an afterthought – if thought about at all. Now, it’s time to seize the satisfaction that is waiting for you. This book will show you how.
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Overview

If your job or relationships are bringing you down, and you are feeling a little blue, WHAT HAPPY WOMEN KNOW can teach you the secret to recapturing joy.
If you are like most women, you are great at making sure everyone around you is happy and your own happiness is an afterthought – if thought about at all. Now, it’s time to seize the satisfaction that is waiting for you. This book will show you how.
By providing tools and information that work specifically for women, WHAT HAPPY WOMEN KNOW will give you the skills to:

develop a greater sense of purpose
recapture a sense of adventure
re-connect with love and appreciation
achieve emotional well-being

Learn to look on the bright side and enjoy a richer, healthier, more fulfilling life!

Dan Baker, PhD, author of What Happy People Know and What Happy Companies Know, is a medical psychologist dedicated to the study of human behavior within an organizational setting. For the last 20 years, he has carried out his research in the perfect laboratory – the world-renowned Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona – where he was the founding director of the award winning Life Enhancement Program. Cathy Greenberg, PhD, co-author of What Happy Companies Know is an organizational consultant and executive coach. Ina Yalof is the author or co-author of 11 books and teaches writing for Dartmouth College’s ILEAD program.

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For Dr. Baker, happiness is a byproduct of living life in a certain way. The medical psychologist also knows that people can victimize themselves, falling prey to the "happiness traps" such as people-pleasing, perfectionism, seeking revenge, wanton wanting, and overinvesting in their careers. The director of the famed Canyon Ranch Life Enhancement Program has learned from daily experience that happiness is best nurtured by using positive psychology, not improvised fix-it strategies. In What Happy Women Know, he draws on recent research findings and gender-specific medicine to pinpoint the actions and attitudes that bring women happiness.
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Happiness is in many ways "gender specific," says Baker (What Happy People Know), because women's brains are wired to allow them to feel more, and more frequent, positive feelings than men. Baker, founding director of Canyon Ranch's Life Enhancement program, and Greenberg (What Happy Companies Know) draw on positive psychology to show women how to find happiness. Negative traps prevent women from achieving happiness, they say. These traps are easily recognizable: perfectionism, thinking you'll never be happy without a lot of money or a man, focusing on work as opposed to relationships. Happy women, on the other hand, have a sense of personal responsibility, the ability to find opportunity in adversity, a sense of purpose and courage. Writer Yalof helps make all this accessible, but many of these ideas are truisms, and the authors sometimes characterize women with facile generalizations, for example: "Most women don't know themselves well enough to determine what their special qualities are." Still, women who find themselves in one of the negative traps may find help here in learning how to look on the bright side. (July)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312380595
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 430,998
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Baker, PHD, is a medical psychologist dedicated to the study of human behavior within an organizational setting. For the last 20 years, he has carried out his research in the perfect laboratory--the world-renowned Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona--where he was the founding director of the award-winning Life Enhancement Program. He is also the best-selling author of What Happy People Know and What Happy Companies Know.
 
Cathy Greenberg, PhD, has held leadership positions at two of the world's most recognized consulting firms, CSC's Global Organizational Change Practice and the Accenture Institute for Strategic Change. She has traveled the globe through her work as an organizational consultant and executive coach. She is the coauthor of What Happy Companies Know.
 
Ina Yalof is a writer with a background as a medical sociologist. She is the author or coauthor of 11 books. She teaches writing for Dartmouth College's ILEAD program.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     xi
Positive Psychology and the Science of Happiness     1
Perfectionism: You Can't Get There from Here     20
Wanton Wanting: The Myths and Burdens of Affluence     44
When the Good You Do Doesn't Do You Any Good     62
The Revenge Rut     86
I'm Nothing without Him     109
Circling the Career Track     133
Transcending Loss     154
Happiness and Health     174
Ten Qualities of Happy Women     200
What Happy Women Know     233
Bibliography     238
Index     239
About the Authors     251

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    OK - now I get it!

    I wish I had come across this book earlier in life, but every day from here on out will be better for me because of the ideas in this book. My sister lent it to me, I started reading it and had to buy my own copy as I knew I would want to revisit the book many times. It was a slow read for me because I wanted to allow time to think about the concepts. Not heavy reading, but concise, insightful, thoughtful and supportive of a healthy, well-lived life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2008

    Empowering

    This book was so beautifully written. This is the first self- help type of book i've read. It was given to me by my sister, i love this book. I talk a lot about these subjects in my classes (im in college) I am really trying to use the methods. This book is a must read for all females!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2007

    Interesting read

    I found the book interesting and readable. It had some good ideas and examples. It wasn't hard to read. It was simple at times but it got it's idea across and would be helpful to someone who needed help in getting started in taking some positive steps in their life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2007

    Down to earth- full of real stories from women themselves

    As an avid reader on 'happiness' I liked the straight forward ideas, stories and solutions outlined - anyone can use.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2007

    Terrible book, save your money

    Filled with other doctor's opinions about the woman's brain and studies from multiple universities, psyco babble, theory after theory.

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