Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Best Books on Happiness



I've been studying happiness for a couple of years.
Here are a few of my favorite reads:

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience 
by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi



The How of Happiness:
A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want
by Sonja Lyubomirsky



The Happiness Project
by Gretchen Rubin



Be Happy:
A Little Book to Help You Live a Happy Life
by Monica Stephen



Learned Optimism:
How to Change Your Mind and Your Life
by Martin E. P. Seligman



Five Good Minutes:
100 Morning Practices to Help You Stay Calm
& Focused All Day Long



Happiness:
Lessons from a New Science
by Richard Layard



The Pocket Therapist
by Therese J. Borchard



Life is a Verb:
37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful,
and Live Intentionally
by Patti Digh



The Little Prince
by  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry



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35 comments:

  1. I haven't read any of the books on your list, but they look interesting. I love the covers of BE HAPPY, LIFE IS A VERB and THE LITTLE PRINCE!

    Thanks for visiting my blog :)

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  2. Great titles for me to check out; I have to read The Little Prince. One of my favourite happiness books is Deepak Chopra's The Ultimate Happiness Prescription.

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  3. Great list! I've been eyeing The Happiness Project for a long time. I should check that one out!

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  4. I love being happy! I haven't heard of any of these but the last one. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I love that you've been studying happiness! The Happiness Project has been on my radar for awhile, but a few of these other books are catching my eye too!

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  6. Great list! I could use a bit of happiness right now so I'll be sure to check out some of those books. The Little Prince is <3, I re-read the book recently xD

    Here's my TTT for this week =)

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  7. Nice list! The How of Happiness looks really good!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I've had Little Prince and the Happiness Project on my TBR list for quite a while. This might have given me the push to raise them to the top of the pile!

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  9. You are the third person in a week to recommend Life is a Verb:37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live Intentionally - think that's a sign that I should check it out :-)

    Thanks for your list of suggestions!

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  10. Thank you for stepping by.
    Aww, The Little Prince just never gets old! :)

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  11. Great picks! Good to have list of pick me up books!

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  12. Great list. We could all use more happiness.

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  13. Such a wonderful choice for Top Ten Picks for today! I am going to add stuff from here!

    Here is my Top Ten post!

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  14. I've never read a self-help/inspirational book, but I've heard a lot about The Happiness Project and I've been meaning to read The Little Prince for years...

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  15. Very nice idea. I only read The Little Prince from this list. I agree, it should be placed on a list about happiness.

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  16. I think I first read The Little Prince when I was in second grade. Then a few years later again, then again. And each and every time I find something new in there. If I get really old, I hope I'll be able to read it again and realize that there still is stuff that I hadn't *seen* before. :)

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  17. This is a nice list and I could use a little happiness today, after everything went wrong. The Little Prince always makes me happy when I think about it.

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  18. Hey, I also put The Litte Prince on my list! I guess that book is so great it appears on a lot of types of Top ten lists.

    I've read a lot of nice comments on The Happiness Project, maybe I'll pick it up. xx Paula

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  19. I really want to read The Little Prince. It's been on my 'to-read' list for a while. There are just too many books and not enough time to read them.:D

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  20. I love the idea that life is a verb. Very empowering.

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  21. Great idea for a list. I've not read any of the books you've selected, but I've eyed The Happiness Project in the bookstore many times.

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  22. Looks like a really good list. I've only read The Little Prince and it is a lovely book.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  23. I haven't read any of these books (Though I think The Happiness Project is around here somewhere). I like that you did something really different for your list, and happiness is a great emotion (area? topic?) to study.

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  24. Great list and great topic! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  25. great idea...and I love books like these!

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  26. Cool idea for a list! I love The Little Prince, too, and I've thought about picking up The Happiness Project. Maybe seeing it here was the last push I needed to go ahead and buy it. :)
    Thanks for stopping by The Blue Bookcase!

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  27. Great list! Being happy is definitely a good thing. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    ~Danica Page
    Taking it One Page at a Time

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  28. good idea! Haven't heard about any of these except the last one though :P
    my TTT: http://booknookgirl.blogspot.com/2012/07/top-ten-tuesday-endings.html

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  29. This is a really inspiring choice for a Top 10. I definitely feel like some of these books will help my life.

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  30. I still flip through The Happiness Project when I need a boost.

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  31. I still flip through The Happiness Project when I need a boost or reminder.

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  32. See, now you're adding more books to my tbr list! :-) Are you going to buy Rubin's newest book?

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  33. A wonderfully uplifting list! I'm happy to have discovered your delightful blog.

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