You, Happier: The 7 Neuroscience Secrets of Feeling Good Based on Your Brain Type

You, Happier: The 7 Neuroscience Secrets of Feeling Good Based on Your Brain Type

by Daniel G. Amen MD
You, Happier: The 7 Neuroscience Secrets of Feeling Good Based on Your Brain Type

You, Happier: The 7 Neuroscience Secrets of Feeling Good Based on Your Brain Type

by Daniel G. Amen MD


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#1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen reveals the seven neuroscience secrets to becoming more than 30 percent happier in just 30 days—regardless of your age, upbringing, genetics, or current situation.

Happiness is a brain function. With a healthier brain always comes a happier life.

After studying more than 200,000 brain scans of people from 155 countries, Dr. Amen has discovered five primary brain types and seven neuroscience secrets that influence happiness. In You, Happier, he explains them and offers practical, science-based strategies for optimizing your happiness. Dr. Amen will teach you how to
  • discover your brain type based on your personality and create happiness strategies best suited to you;
  • improve your overall brain health to consistently enhance your mood;
  • protect your happiness by distancing yourself from the “noise” in your head; and
  • make seven simple decisions and ask seven daily questions to enhance your happiness.
Creating consistent happiness is a daily journey. In You, Happier, Dr. Amen walks you through neuroscience-based habits, rituals, and choices that will boost your mood and help you live each day with clearly defined values, purpose, and goals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496454522
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 03/22/2022
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 89,147
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 The Seven Secrets to Happiness No One Is Talking About 3

Part 1 The Neuroscience of Brain Types and Happiness

2 Finding Happiness in the Brain 27

3 An Introduction to Brain Typing 41

4 The Balanced Brain Type: Happy Brain Systems and Balanced Neurochemicals 47

5 The Spontaneous Brain Type: The Prefrontal Cortex and Dopamine 53

6 The Persistent Brain Type: The Brain's Gear Shifters and Serotonin 69

7 The Sensitive Brain Type: The Limbic System and Oxytocin and Endorphins 81

8 The Cautious Brain Type: The Anxiety Centers and GABA 99

Part 2 The Biology of Happiness

9 Bright Minds Are Happier: 11 Essential Strategies to Optimize Your Brain for a More Positive Outlook 123

10 Happy Nutraceuticals: Natural Ways to Feel Good 145

11 The You, Happier Diet: Happy Foods vs. Sad Foods 161

Part 3 The Psychology of Happiness

12 Anchoring Happiness into Your Nervous System: Practices That Train Your Brain to Be Happy 193

13 Positivity Bias Training: Directing Your Mind to What's Good 211

Part 4 The Social Connections of Happiness

14 Happy Connections: The Neuroscience of Relationship Bliss 243

15 Happiness Around the World: What Different Cultures Teach Us about Happiness 261

Part 5 The Spirituality of Happiness

16 Clarity: Core Values, Purpose, and Goals in the Four Circles 283

Conclusion: The Daily Journey of Happiness 299

Gratitude and Appreciation 307

About Daniel G. Amen, MD 309

Resources 311

Notes 313

Index 339

What People are Saying About This

Lewis Howes

The seven secrets of happiness that Dr. Amen reveals in You, Happier should be taught in schools everywhere. If you want to feel more joy, positivity, and contentment, make it part of your own personal “core curriculum.”

David Perlmutter

Dr. Amen eloquently reveals the simple and yet profound notion that happiness can be cultivated. We’ve long had the tools to achieve important goals like losing weight and gaining strength, but the science underlying how we can bring about brain changes to create and enhance happiness has remained obscure until now. You, Happier is your guide to make happiness manifest in your life. And why not?

Chalene Johnson

I’m a big fan of books that help you understand what’s going on in your brain and follow that up with actionable steps to make the changes you desire. You, Happier does just that. By understanding your brain type and the brains of those around you, you can turn on your happiness switch, experience more joy, and connect with loved ones (and the world) on a much deeper level. You’ll discover that the power to do so is yours, and it only takes a few minutes per day.

Dr. Uma Naidoo

Dr. Daniel Amen does it again—another amazing book with all the science-backed evidence he is known for. If doctors wrote as many prescriptions for happiness the way they hand out medications for physical or mental health issues, this book would be the nation’s number one script! So if you’re feeling down, anxious, or stressed, read You, Happier!

Jim Kwik

Ever wonder why one-size-fits-all happiness advice doesn’t actually work for everyone? In this encouraging, hope-filled book, Dr. Amen reveals the revolutionary concept that happiness depends on your brain type. Imagine that—a happiness recipe targeted to your brain!

Earl R. Henslin

I have known and worked with Dr. Amen for the past 30 years. The gems he’s mined during this time after completing over 200,000 scans have resulted in seven sound neuroscience principles that will help you have a happier today and a more joyful tomorrow! Buy this book for you and your families and friends . . . help people find happiness and joy!

Dr. Caroline Leaf

Dr. Daniel Amen is not only a great friend, but he is also one of the kindest people I know, and this kindness comes out in his tireless search for answers to help people manage their mental health. His latest book is a testament to this and, combined with his extensive research studying more than 200,000 brain scans of people from over 155 countries, is guaranteed to give insight to all who read it!

Award-winning actress Jennie Garth

During these challenging times, You, Happier is the book we’ve all been waiting for. And it delivers on its promise! Putting Dr. Amen’s brain-based happiness secrets into daily practice will give you a major mood boost.

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