The Joy Compass (Paperback)

Eight Ways to Find Lasting Happiness, Gratitude, and Optimism in the Present Moment

By Donald Altman, Robert Biswas-Diener (Foreword by)

New Harbinger Publications, 9781608822836, 184pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2012

List Price: 16.95*
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Description

Do you long for the ability to live fully in the moment? Do you wish that you could transcend everyday worries, dissolve discontent, and find true happiness? If so, The Joy Compass is your guide.

Packed with tips and strategies for overriding the brain's natural negativity bias, this practical pocket guide will teach you to recognize your negative moods as early as possible and refocus your attention toward the people, pleasures, and thoughts that bring you the most joy. Inside, you'll find eight unique mindfulness pathways to align your personal happiness compass and keep joy within arm's reach--no matter the situation. So get ready to reset your moods, release your laughter, and discover meaning and happiness right here, right now.



About the Author

Donald Altman, MA, LPC, is a practicing psychotherapist, an award-winning writer, former Buddhist monk, the vice president of The Center for Mindful Eating (TCME.org), and an adjunct professor at Portland State University and Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. The author of One-Minute Mindfulness, The Mindfulness Code, and other books, Altman leads workshops around the country on mindful living and mindful eating. He lives in Portland, OR. Foreword writer Robert Biswas-Diener, DrPhilos, is widely known as the "Indiana Jones of Positive Psychology." His research on happiness has taken him to such far-flung destinations as Greenland, Kenya, and India. Biswas-Diener is also the author of The Courage Quotient. He lives in Portland, OR.