Emotional Advantage (Hardcover)

Embracing All Your Feelings to Create a Life You Love

By Randy Taran, His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Foreword by)

St. Martin's Essentials, 9781250200051, 304pp.

Publication Date: June 4, 2019

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Description

Award-winning author, producer, and founder of Project Happiness, Randy Taran knows that every emotion, feeling, and mental state has the power to bring us back to our true essence, and that readers can use Emotional Advantage as a guide to get there.

In recent years, there has been an overwhelming interest in the science of happiness and positive psychology, and many books on the subject. There is a good reason for this: it is a core, universal human drive. And while happiness has opened the door for many to move forward, there is a burgeoning curiosity about the full range of human emotions, all of which factor into the human experience. What do we do when life does not go as planned?


Neuroscience reveals that to understand and utilize any emotion, we need to “name it to tame it.” It turns out that even negative emotions have something to offer, if we know how to learn from them. Have you ever woken up in a fog of feelings and felt directionless? Or maybe it was hard to pinpoint exactly what you were feeling, but it wasn’t where you wanted to be? What if we could actually use our feelings as a pathway to guide us back to our inner compass? What if, like alchemists, we had the tools to transform our emotions to take charge of creating our very best life? What if we could comprehend how even the most troublesome emotions are sending messages to alert, protect, and fuel us forward?

Emotional Advantage is that guide. It will show us how a new perspective on fear can move us to courage, how guilt can clarify our values, and how anger can help us create healthy boundaries.



About the Author

As founder and CEO of Project Happiness, Randy Taran has created a global organization that has amassed a loyal following of 2.5 million people in less than two years. She has produced an award-winning documentary on the nature of happiness featuring George Lucas, Richard Gere, neuroscientist Richard Davidson, and the Dalai Lama and has written a book on happiness that has become the basis for curriculum in over 120 countries. She has worked with with First Ladies, Ministers of Education, and major thought leaders, been covered in O magazine, Yoga Journal, and the Huffington Post, and is a board member for the Dalai Lama Foundation and the International Day of Happiness. She is a sought-after speaker around the world.


Praise For Emotional Advantage: Embracing All Your Feelings to Create a Life You Love

"Randy Taran's words are informative and transformative, interesting and enlightening. Reading Emotional Advantage felt like embarking on a journey, at the end of which I felt more deeply connected to myself and to others, better understood and more understanding, lighter as well as happier. Don't just read this book, engage with it! Do the exercises, apply its wisdom, open yourself up to the richness of your emotional life."
—Tal Ben-Shahar, New York Times bestselling author of Happier

"Happiness is an evolving field and Emotional Advantage is the up-to-date dispenser of the latest in research and practices. Promoting the subtle intersection of enjoyment and purpose, Emotional Advantage engagingly shows how to handle one’s negative emotions and sustain one’s positive emotions. Written in a friendly yet carefully researched manner this book offers clear guidance to a better and more skillful life."—Dr. Fred Luskin, bestselling author of Forgive for Good