Why Am I So Damn Unhappy? And what to do about it

Why Am I So Damn Unhappy? And what to do about it

by James Downton, Jr.

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BN ID: 2940013136595
Publisher: Reed, Robert D. Publishers
Publication date: 08/16/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 138
File size: 448 KB

About the Author

Jim Downton received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He taught four years at California State University in San Francisco and thirty-five years at the University of Colorado in Boulder. His research focused on social change and collective dynamics. In addition to publishing articles, he produced three books: The Persistent Activist: How Peace Commitment Develops and Survives, (with Paul Wehr), Perseus Press, 1997; Sacred Journeys: The Conversion of Young Americans to Divine Light Mission, Columbia University Press, 1979; and Rebel Leadership: Commitment and Charisma in the Revolutionary Process, The Free Press, 1973.
At the University of Colorado, Jim taught courses in sociology, personal development, and creativity. His innovative approaches to teaching earned him three of the university’s top teaching excellence awards: “The Best Should Teach Award” from the Graduate Teacher Program in 2004, “The Boulder Faculty Assembly Teaching Excellence Award” in 1992, and “The Student/Alumni Teaching Excellence Award” in 1991. For his research, teaching, and service, Jim was promoted to the rank of Full Professor. He retired from the university in 2004.
Jim’s teaching inspired him to create the “Life Gardening Project,” an effort to help people improve their lives. As part of this project, he leads workshops covering the issues of happiness, personal growth, and creativity, gives public talks, and publishes self-help books. Why am I so DAMN Unhappy? is part of this life gardening work, along with four self-help books published by Humanics Publishing Group.
• Blooming: Teachings of a Woo Master (2005)
• The Woo Way: A New Way of Living and Being (2003)
• Playful Mind: Bringing Creativity to Life (2003)
• Awakening Minds: The Power of Creativity in Teaching (2003)
Jim has been happily married to Mary for forty-nine years and they have two daughters. He leads an active life, playing tennis and squash, hiking in the mountains, and creating art in his studio. To learn more about his creative work, visit his website, www.lifegardening.com.

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