Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment Audiobook | Tal Ben-Shahar | Audible.com
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Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment | [Tal Ben-Shahar]

Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment

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.
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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 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 an audio trove 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. Lessons, exercises, and "Happiness Boosters" cover self-esteem, empathy, friendship, love, achievement, creativity, spirituality, and humor.

Questions will help listeners identify activities that will make them happier immediately, as they apply what they've learned to school, work, and personal relationships. You'll discover that happiness, not money, is the ultimate currency, that we can't be happy unless we first give ourselves permission to be human, and that happiness isn't so elusive after all.

©2007 Tal Ben-Shahar; (P)2007 HighBridge Company

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    John Surprise, AZ, USA 09-29-07
    John Surprise, AZ, USA 09-29-07
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    Great Book. It has changed my perceptions on life. Much of it is common sense when you think about it. But many times, we have to clean the cob webs from our mind to see it by readin a well written and well read book like this. Very enjoyable.

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    Patrick Detroit, MI, USA 02-29-08
    Patrick Detroit, MI, USA 02-29-08
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    "Simple and Engaging"

    I listened to this audio book on the drive to and from school. Tal-Ben Shahar's work is seminal to positive psychology and the the inner work of happiness.

    The reader does a fantastic job conveying Shahar's passion and insight.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela United States 01-10-11
    Pamela United States 01-10-11 Member Since 2004

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    "Ready for self-examination"

    Perfect first step in making more of your life. A simple, easy to follow plan.

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    Kristin Chicago, IL, USA 02-17-10
    Kristin Chicago, IL, USA 02-17-10
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    "Smart, current and exactly what I wanted!"

    This audio book, while it may be a little slow to pick up- has made a huge difference in how I think about the world. Being a highly educated, and continuously questioning artist, I have been down many paths in search of truth. This book offers pragmatic, research based answers for spiritual and existential questions that make us inherently human. I am very glad the author chose to do the work to put this together. It has inspired me to focus more on the role work plays in my life.

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    Genny Sparks, NV, United States 01-21-10
    Genny Sparks, NV, United States 01-21-10
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    "Packed with Information"

    This book was jam packed with information and would probably be best read instead of listened to. It was full of ideas and quizzes that need to be absorbed and seen or written down. If you are primarily an auditory learner, it would be fine.

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    Michele Jersey City, NJ, USA 04-28-08
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    I love this book! This is a great audiobook to listen to again and again.

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