Can we really learn to be happy? Yes, we can. Each semester, nearly 1,400 students sign up for Harvard professor Tal Ben-Shahar's life-changing class, "How to Get Happy." Currently it's the hottest course at Harvard, taken by 20 percent of its graduates.
In Happier, Professor Ben-Shahar brings the ideas of the Ivory Tower to Main Street, distilling the lessons and exercises from his course into a slim volume of practical wisdom. Grounded in the Positive Psychology movement, based on years of researching the works of scientists, academics, and philosophers, Happier emphasizes the importance of pursuing a life of both pleasure and meaning.
“Jeff Woodman’s reading has a narrative drive that captures the author’s affirming ideas.”
Thousands of Harvard University students have discovered that you can become happier. They learned the secret to lasting fulfillment from acclaimed teacher Tal Ben-Shahar's class on positive psychology―a branch of psychology that combines the latest scientific research with good old common sense. Now you can join his class and learn how positive psychology can make you happier right now―no lottery windfall, job promotion, or new love required.
Think of Happier as your own personal workbook. As you listen to each chapter's illuminating discussion on happiness and incorporate its simple exercises into your daily routine, you will see every aspect of your life with new eyes and a new sense of purpose.
When you learn how to live for today and for tomorrow at the same time, you learn how to balance your immediate personal needs with long-term goals and enjoy life as you never have before.
Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD, has written eight books, including the New York Times bestseller Happier. He is cofounder of the Happiness Studies Academy and Potentialife. He obtained his BA and PhD from Harvard, and for the last twenty years has been teaching leadership, happiness, and mindfulness to audiences all over the world.
One of Harvards most popular lecturers turns his talents to an involving audio. He succeeds largely because he knows how to question. He asks listeners to reflect not if they are happy, but how they can become happier. Throughout the program concrete questions encourage self-examination on what gives ones life meaning, pleasure, and strength. These are suggested after chapters that merge research with personal and anecdotal stories to explain strategies for reviewing ones life. The book, based on the field of positive psychology, has found an upbeat reader. Jeff Woodmans reading has a narrative drive that captures the authors affirming ideas. S.W. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine