Live Happy (Hardcover)
Ten Practices for Choosing Joy
HarperOne, 9780062442291, 304pp.
Publication Date: March 15, 2016
An eye-opening shift of perspective on the secret of authentic happiness: how surprisingly simple, everyday acts lead to lifelong joy and fulfillment, from the experts at Live Happy magazine.
We are all increasingly hungry for soul-deep happiness. All over the globe, from the hallways of Harvard, where the university’s most popular course is a class on positive psychology, to the United Nations’ resolution naming March 20th the International Day of Happiness, the question of how to be authentically happy concerns millions of lives today.
But what if the secret of lasting happiness is actually . . . simple? Now, in Live Happy, the editors of Live Happy magazine, the first lifestyle publication dedicated to the timeless quest to achieve authentic happiness, reveal that true happiness is all about the big impact of small acts of everyday happiness.
Organized around the key components of a happy life, from gratitude to attitude and play to purpose, Live Happy brings together illuminating real-life happiness stories, eye-opening examinations on the science of happiness, and simple and inspiring everyday “happy acts” to empower readers to achieve big happiness breakthroughs.
Authentic happiness is within reach—and Live Happy shows readers how they can manifest it not only in their own lives but also make a positive and lasting difference in the world.
About the Author
Deborah K. Heisz is the cofounder, COO, and editorial director of Live Happy magazine and former founding editor-in-chief of Success magazine. She lives in Dallas, Texas, with her spouse, three children, and their dogs.
Praise For Live Happy: Ten Practices for Choosing Joy…
— Martin Seligman, Ph.D., director of the Positive Psychology Center and Zellerback Family Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, and author of Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being
“An incredibly powerful book! Along with excellent, science-based advice on how to live a happier, more meaningful life are stories that show the science in action--and that made me laugh and cry.”
— Michelle Gielan, founder, Institute for Applied Positive Research, and bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness
“[Deborah K. Heisz’s] book will not only make you smile from deep inside but encourage you to completely transform beyond your wildest dreams.”
— Allyson Gracie, Retailing Insight
“A great book to help you turn the quest for happiness into actionable steps. Want to cultivate more happiness and joy in you life? Read this book.”
— Drew Ramsey, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University and author of Eat Complete and The Happiness Diet
“This book is thoughtful, practical and powerful. The positive psychology research is placed alongside individuals’ personal journeys to happiness, which were often achieved after great trials or even tragedy.”
— Shawn Achor, The New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage
“With its lively tone and riveting stories, Live Happy’s book makes accessible the profound research being done all over the world on what makes people truly happy. I recommend it highly!”
— Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D.,co-founder of the Wholebing Institute and HappierTV and author of Choose the Life You Want: The Mindful Way to Happiness
“Full of practical wisdom, sound science and beautiful stories, I can’t think of a better prescription to connect the dots between health and happiness than reading this book.”
— Dr. Michael Finkelstein, author of Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness
“Here is a well-written and insightful book that puts happiness within our grasp. Live Happy offers the science of happiness as excellent guided practices as well as compelling human stories.”
— Fred Luskin, Ph.D., director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project and author of Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health & Happiness
“If we want to be happy, we have to shift out of the habit of constantly looking for what could go wrong and learn to appreciate what we already have in each moment. In this delightful book, your brain will be bombarded with positivity and inspiration.”
— Richard Sears, Ph.D., director, Center for Clinical Mindfulness and Meditation and volunteer associate professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
“Although I’ve been a student of positive psychology for over a decade, there is so much that is new in this book...that I think it ought to be among the top 10 books anyone has in a happiness library...I can’t recommend the book highly enough.”
— Caroline Miller, MAPP, best-selling author of My Name is Caroline and Create Your Best Life: The Ultimate Life List Guide
“Live Happy’s book about choosing joy is the perfect combination of science, heartwarming stories and important, helpful guidance...Live Happy knows how to spread the happiness message!”
— Stacy Kaiser, psychotherapist, advice columnist for USA Today and author of How to Be a Grown Up: The Ten Secret Skills Everyone Needs to Know
“What a wonderful read! Every story--we mean EVERY story--is engaging. We read most of it in one night. Kudos to the Live Happy folks for giving people a book they’ll want to come home to!”
— Margaret H. Greenberg and Senia Maymin, Ph.D., executive consultants and authors of the bestseller Profit from the Positive: Proven Leadership Strategies to Boost Productivity and Transform Your Business
“In the last 20 years scientists have begun to confirm the wisdom of the ancients: We can become happier, more fulfilled people by introducing a set of practices and habits into our daily lives. Live Happy‘s book makes this wisdom accessible to everyone...”
— Lord James O'Shaughnessy, chair of the Steering Committee of the International Positive Education Network (IPEN) and Founder of Floreat Education, United Kingdom