What Happy Working Mothers Know: How New Findings in Positive Psychology Can Lead to a Healthy and Happy Work/Life Balance

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For working mothers who face endless demands on their time and attention, What Happy Working Mothers Know provides scientifically proven and practical ways to replace stress with contentment and find the right balance between work, motherhood, and life. Your own happiness is important—because happy moms make better moms and more successful professionals.

What Happy Working Mothers Know reveals that the key to being your best is to take care of your happiness the same way you ...

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For working mothers who face endless demands on their time and attention, What Happy Working Mothers Know provides scientifically proven and practical ways to replace stress with contentment and find the right balance between work, motherhood, and life. Your own happiness is important—because happy moms make better moms and more successful professionals.

What Happy Working Mothers Know reveals that the key to being your best is to take care of your happiness the same way you take care of your health—through conscious daily choices. Cathy Greenberg and Barrett Avigdor explain how you can use positive psychology to shift from a mentality of scarcity to one of abundance to create happiness for yourself and those around you ... even when you're at your very busiest.

Based on new scientific research, this mom-friendly guide gives you the practical advice and effective strategies you need to be a great mom and a great professional without sacrificing your own happiness. You'll learn to apply lessons learned at work to your motherhood skills (and vice versa), as well as how to avoid "happiness traps" like trying to be Supermom, doubting yourself, or believing that you are your job. Inside, you'll find handy, effective tools to avoid these traps and meet a host of courageous women who share their stories and how they found their own happiness.

Many moms raise great kids and achieve the personal and professional success they desire and deserve—but at what cost? What Happy Working Mothers Know doesn't show you how to have it all, but how to have all the things that really matter—including your own happiness.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470488195
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/8/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 314,550
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Posted August 15, 2009

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    Enjoyment in "What Happy Working Mothers Know"

    What a great read! This book captures all facets of a working mother's life. From the child's perspective to the internal and external stressors of a working mother "Happy Working Mothers" shines a bright and guiding light on the path toward fulfillment and happiness. A must read for all working moms; past, present and future.

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  • Posted August 11, 2009

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    A must read - whether or not you are a working mom

    This book has come just at the right time. Life is stressful and it's easy to forget how to be happy - or worse, to stop trying to find happiness at all. "What Happy Working Mothers Know" is not just for working moms. I was a working mom but I've been a stay at home mom for the past 5 months since I was laid off. This book is incredibly helpful for anyone - working mom, stay at home mom or not a mom at all. I now understand that my happiness is important to my family and, thanks to all the exercises and tips, I'm getting my groove back. My kids and my husband are sure happy I read this book - and so am I.

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  • Posted October 7, 2009

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    If Mama Ain't Happy

    Well we have all heard the saying "If momma ain't happy then no one is happy!" and that is so true.
    How do we stay happy? Especially when so many mothers have to juggle so many responsibilities what do we do. Have you lost sight of what makes you happy? Do you make conscious choices every day to take care of your happiness the way you take care of your health?

    "What Happy Working Mothers Know" is a new book that guides us in positive psychology to leading a healthy and happy balance in our work and home life. Written by a behavioral scientist and global leadership guru, and an international lawyer and career coach, this mom-friendly guide offers practical tactics that truly work. Cathy L. Greenberg, Ph.D. and Barrett S. Avigdor J.D. wrote this book as a way to help energize and inspire women. They help remind us of that saying above. And no one can make us happy so we have to do it ourselves too!

    So how do we stay happy?
    Well we can look at the word happy and apply it as an acronym.
    Healthy
    Adaptive
    Proud of Family
    Proud of Work
    Young at Heart

    Do you try and fulfill these and if so how do you do that?

    In "What Happy Working Mothers Know" you will discover the following.

    . Includes interactive activities that illustrate important lessons in the book
    . Shows you how to use positive psychology to shift from a scarcity mentality to an abundance mentality for workplace success
    . Helps you tap into your own sense of joy every day for your own happiness and the happiness of those around you
    . Science-based and packed with real case studies of real working moms

    I know that with all the different 'hats' I have been wearing it is harder to focus on myself and not on my responsibilities. Super woman I am not, but as so many of us do, I try to be. Thinking that I can do it all. Care for family, home, jobs and still be out there offering more. Do you do that? Well, here is a guide to help me find my balance. Making sure I remember that
    Momma is happy and healthy in order to care for her family.

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  • Posted August 11, 2009

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    Finally a book about Happy Working Mothers!

    I can hardly wait for the release of "What Happy Working Mothers Know". I have read Dr. Greenberg's "What Happy Companies Know" and "What Happy Women Know". They both offered great insight on how to be successful and happy in the workplace and at home. I expect Dr. Greenberg's new release to be just as enlightening.

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