What Happy People Know: How the New Science of Happiness Can Change Your Life for the Better

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Trade Paper, St. Martin's Press, 2004, ISBN# 0312321597
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Profiles unhappiness as a chemical brain response that helped early humans survive, offering advice on how to achieve happiness by retraining brain activity, accepting a painful past, and designing a future.

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Profiles unhappiness as a chemical brain response that helped early humans survive, offering advice on how to achieve happiness by retraining brain activity, accepting a painful past, and designing a future.

Dr. Dan Baker, director of the Life Enhancement Program at Canyon Ranch, has devoted his life to teaching people how to be happy. And apparently, most of us could use a little tutoring. Research has shown that the root of unhappiness--fear--lies in the oldest, reptilian part of our brains, and negative reactions are often dictated by primal instincts. We're literally "hardwired for hard times." In "What Happy People Know," Dr. Baker uses evidence from the new science of happiness to show us how we can overcome this genetic predisposition toward negative reactions and lead a truly rich, happy, and healthy life.
In this book, Dr. Baker shares the program that has revolutionized the lives of countless unhappy people, VIP's and regular Joes and Janes alike. First, you'll learn the only two issues that ever cause unhappiness and devise your plan to overcome both of them. Then, Dr. Baker teaches you how to spot the happiness traps, the five doomed ways we try to make ourselves happy, only to dig ourselves further into misery. Finally, he shares his happiness tools, the six simple skills that, when practiced consistently, will inevitably lead to greater optimism, courage, good humor, and fulfillment--in short, to happiness.

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Number of Pages: 272
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Baker, Dan ,  Stauth, Cameron
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Publication Date: January, 2004
ISBN-13: 9780312321598
ISBN-10: 0312321597
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