Be Happy!: Release the Power of Happiness in YOU

Be Happy!: Release the Power of Happiness in YOU

by Robert Holden Ph.D.


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In Be Happy, Robert Holden gives you a front-row seat to his eight-week happiness course-famously tested by independent scientists for the BBC-TV documentary called How to Be Happy. Step by step, Robert introduces you to a set of scientifically proven principles and exercises that have been hailed as "a genuine fast-track to happiness. " Written with Robert's trademark insight, compassion, and humor, Be Happy will help you to live a happier life starting now. Key themes include:

Defining True Happiness: give up the pursuit of happiness out there and start following your joy.

The Happiness Contract: increase your natural capacity for prosperity and success.

The Receiving Meditation: discover how to be so happy you almost feel guilty, but not quite!

The Forgiveness Principle: give up all hopes for a better past and commit to living happily even after.

The Gift of Happiness: use the power of happiness to enjoy more success in your life, work, and relationships.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401921811
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 04/15/2010
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 1,268,138
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Robert Holden, Ph.D., is the director of The Happiness Project and Success Intelligence. His innovative work on happiness and success has been featured on Oprah and in two major BBC-TV documentaries, The Happiness Formula and How to Be Happy, shown in 16 countries to more than 30 million television viewers.Robert is a consultant and coach to leading brands and organizations such as Dove, Virgin, The Body Shop, and Comic Relief. He gives public lectures worldwide and has shared the stage with Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Patch Adams, and Paul McKenna. He is the author of the best sellers Happiness NOW!, Success Intelligence, and Shift Happens!

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Prologue xi

Part 1 Hello Happiness

Chapter 1 The Happiness Genie 3

Chapter 2 Talking about Happiness 11

Chapter 3 Defining True Happiness 19

Chapter 4 A New Learning Curve 29

Part II Your Spiritual Dna

Chapter 5 A Spiritual Path 41

Chapter 6 A Tale of Two Selves 51

Chapter 7 Fear of Unhappiness 61

Chapter 8 Follow Your Joy 73

Part III The Unholy Trinity

Chapter 9 Choosing Happiness 85

Chapter 10 The Happiness Contract 95

Chapter 11 Fear of Happiness 105

Chapter 12 One Hundred Gratitudes 113

Part IV Everyday Abundance

Chapter 13 The Daily Unconscious 125

Chapter 14 Ready, Steady, NOW 133

Chapter 15 The Real More 143

Chapter 16 The Receiving Meditation 153

Part V Love and Happiness

Chapter 17 The Family Story 165

Chapter 18 The Relationship Questionnaire 175

Chapter 19 Making the Connection 183

Chapter 20 The Joy of Forgiveness 193

Part VI Finding The Present

Chapter 21 The Open Road 205

Chapter 22 The Beautiful Ordinary 217

Chapter 23 The Last Resistance 229

Chapter 24 The Gift of Happiness 241

Index 255

Acknowledgments 263

Endnotes 265

Appendix A 279

Appendix B 281

Appendix C 283

About the Author 285

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