Do You Want to Be Happier?
When was the last time you said the words, “I’m really happy” and meant it? If it’s been a while, then you are not alone. For many of us, happiness only occurs at peak moments in our lives; it is not something we experience every day. No one knew that more than psychologist and author Tom Glaser.
Following the unhappiest period of his adult life, Tom set out to find how nine of the happiest people he knows got that way. These nine exceptionally happy but otherwise ordinary people shared how they honor their strengths and weaknesses, connect with their true passions, and enrich their lives and those around them.
In Full Heart Living, Tom uncovers what's behind the simple yet profound everyday choices these truly happy people make. Plus, he breaks down those choices into easy to follow steps. Take your first step. As Anne Frank said, "Whoever is happy will make others happy too."
With Full Heart Living, be prepared to:
• Connect more deeply with yourself and others
• Live more fully in the present moment
• Increase your self acceptance
• Discover how good self-care is important to happiness
• Uncover your passions and offer them in the service of others
• Develop happiness resilience
Full Heart Living will inspire you to connect more deeply with others, yourself, and your passions. But be warned: You may even become motivated to interview the happiest people in your own life! See how full your heart can be. Order Full Heart Living today.
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Table of Contents
Part 1 Before Happy
Chapter 1 Happiness lost: Happiness found 3
Chapter 2 Defining happiness: Happiness, explained? 19
Chapter 3 Finding your happiness set-point: The coffee table syndrome 29
Chapter 4 Establishing a foundation: The self-care investment 35
Part 2 A Happiness Boot Camp
Chapter 5 Expressing thanks: A poorly wrapped gift 59
Chapter 6 Developing mindfulness: Happiness is a state of consciousness 75
Chapter 7 Celebrating simple joys: The passion of sandpapering blankets 85
Chapter 8 Accepting yourself: Half off the beaten path 91
Chapter 9 Connecting: All you need is love 101
Chapter 10 Bouncing back with resilience: 10,000 joys, 10,000 sorrows 115
Chapter 11 Protecting yourself: News fasts 135
Chapter 12 Giving back without depleting: Gifts from the heart 145
Chapter 13 Believing in yourself: Countertop wisdom 153
Chapter 14 Taking risks: Aim for the moon, fall among the stars 167
Part 3 Maintaining Happiness
Chapter 15 Supporting yourself: Exit the highway 181
Chapter 16 Embracing difference: Squeaky brakes and sensitivity 189
Chapter 17 Becoming determined: Decide. Remind. Decelerate 199
Chapter 18 Aligning your values: The circle of passion 211
Chapter 19 Overcoming shame: Life is a painting 225
Chapter 20 Stepping into full-hearted happiness 237
Epilogue: Thirteen Boulders in the Woods 249
Resources and suggestions for further exploration 253
Full-hearted appreciation 259
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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