The Happiness Project (Revised Edition)

Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

Author: Gretchen Rubin

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062474243

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

View: 5911

“This book made me happy in the first five pages.” —AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible Award-winning author Gretchen Rubin is back with a bang, with The Happiness Project. The author of the bestselling 40 Ways to Look at Winston Churchill has produced a work that is “a cross between the Dalai Lama’s The Art of Happiness and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love.” (Sonya Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want) In the vein of Julie and Julia, The Happiness Project describes one person’s year-long attempt to discover what leads to true contentment. Drawing at once on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world applicability, Rubin has written an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation.


Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch

Author: Dieter Thomä,Christoph Henning,Olivia Mitscherlich-Schönherr

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476003728

Category: Philosophy

Page: 466

View: 5953

Ist Glück messbar? Kann man lernen, glücklich zu sein? Was passiert eigentlich im Gehirn eines glücklichen Menschen? Kann die Politik zum Glück beitragen? Macht Geld glücklich? Mit diesen und anderen Fragen nähert sich das Handbuch einem Thema, das immer und überall aktuell ist. Es präsentiert gegenwärtige Sichtweisen verschiedener Disziplinen, wie z. B. Neurowissenschaften, Sozialmedizin, Psychologie, Ökonomie, Pädagogik, Kunst- und Literaturwissenschaft, und skizziert unterschiedliche Positionen zum Thema Glück von der Antike bis heute. Mit Bibliografie und Register.

Die Verwöhn-Falle

Wie man seine Kinder zu verantwortungsbewussten und glücklichen Menschen erzieht

Author: Ron Lieber

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864157919

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 300

View: 9139

Alles dreht sich ums Geld, fast alles. Von klein auf. Das merken die Kinder schnell. Aber natürlich ohne zu wissen, warum, und dass Geld zu haben alles andere als selbstverständlich ist. Daher ist es nie zu früh, der Illusion vorzubeugen, Geld sei einfach da: sei es für Essen, Wohnung oder Kleidung, sei es für Extra-Wünsche wie Playstation oder Smartphone. Daher plädiert Ron Lieber, Finanzkolumnist und Vater, in seinem nun ins Deutsche übersetzten Bestseller, das Thema Geld rechtzeitig, altersgerecht, fortwährend und ganz natürlich zu behandeln. Kinder heutzutage müssen vor allem praktisch verstehen und erfahren, dass Bedürfnisse sich nicht von selbst befriedigen. Ein paar Handgriffe im Haushalt sind nicht zu viel verlangt und ein Ferienjob keine Zumutung. Lieber entwickelt am Beispiel von gelungenen und weniger gelungenen Vorgehensweisen verschiedener Familien einen Elternleitfaden, mit dessen Hilfe man Belohnungen, Taschengeld, Geschenke und offene Wünsche vernünftig ausbalancieren kann. Die Verwöhn-Falle ist das Präventionsprogramm gegen verwöhnten Nachwuchs und der perfekte Erziehungsratgeber, wie Kinder den Wert des Geldes schätzen lernen und gleichzeitig erkennen, dass es nicht alles ist im Leben.

The Happiness Project, Tenth Anniversary Edition

Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

Author: Gretchen Rubin

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062888730

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

View: 9975

#1 New York Times Bestseller Gretchen Rubin’s year-long experiment to discover how to create true happiness. Drawing on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world examples, Rubin delivers an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation. This special 10th Anniversary edition features a Conversation with Gretchen Rubin, Happiness Project Stories, a guide to creating your own happiness project, a list of dozens of free resources, and more. “An enlightening, laugh-aloud read. . . . Filled with open, honest glimpses into [Rubin’s] real life, woven together with constant doses of humor.”—Christian Science Monitor Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. “The days are long, but the years are short,” she realized. “Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter.” In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project. In this lively and compelling account—now updated with new material by the author—Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Among other things, she found that novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that money can help buy happiness, when spent wisely; that outer order contributes to inner calm; and that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference. This updated edition includes: · An extensive new interview with the author · Stories of other people’s life-changing happiness projects · A resource guide to the dozens of free resources created for readers · The Happiness Project Manifesto · An excerpt from Gretchen Rubin’s bestselling book The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles that Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too)

The Pleasures of Reading: A Booklover's Alphabet

Author: Catherine Sheldrick Ross

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610694333

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 270

View: 9523

Based on years of ground-breaking research, this book supplies a look at the unique relationship between each text and the individual reader that results in a satisfying, pleasurable, and even life-changing reading experience. • Supplies succinct, authoritative, and readable accounts on a wide range of genre literature and explains why these types of books appeal to readers • Promotes the librarian's role with readers and helps librarians design readers' advisory services to better serve readers • Offers valuable insights into readers and reading based on reading research • Includes an extensive bibliography and list of relevant titles for further reading • Provides a fascinating read for librarians, educators, and avid readers

Summary of the Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in The: Trivia/ Quiz for Fans

Author: Whizbooks

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 9780464850458

Category: Reference

Page: 100

View: 1531

Summary of The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin: Trivia/Quiz for Fans Features You'll Discover Inside: - A comprehensive guide to aid in discussion & discovery - 30 multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters, and author - Insightful resource for teachers, groups, or individuals - Keep track of scores with results to determine "fan status" - Share with other book fans and readers for mutual enjoyment Disclaimer: This is an unofficial summary, analysis and trivia book to enhance a reader's experience to books they already love and appreciate. We encourage our readers to purchase the original book first before downloading this companion book for your enjoyment.

Startup Life

Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur

Author: Brad Feld,Amy Batchelor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118493869

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 7447

Real life insights on what it takes to make it in a relationshipwith an entrepreneur Entrepreneurs are always on the go, looking for the next"startup" challenge. And while they lead very intensely rewardinglives, time is always short and relationships are oftenlong-distant and stressed because of extended periods apart. Copingwith these, and other obstacles, are critical if an entrepreneurand their partner intend on staying together—and stayinghappy. In Startup Life, Brad Feld—a Boulder,Colorado-based entrepreneur turned-venture capitalist—shareshis own personal experiences with his wife Amy, offering a seriesof rich insights into successfully leading a balanced life as ahuman being who wants to play as hard as he works and who wants tobe as fulfilled in life and in work. With this book, Feld distillshis twenty years of experience in this field to addresses how thevillage of startup people can put aside their workaholic ways andlead rewarding lives in all respects. Includes real-life examples of entrepreneurial couples who havehad successful relationships and what works for them Provides practical advice for adapting to change and overcomingthe inevitable ups and downs associated with the entrepreneuriallifestyle Written by Brad Feld, a thought-leader in this field who hasbeen an early-stage investor and successful entrepreneur for morethan twenty years While there's no "secret formula" to relationship success in theworld of the entrepreneur, there are ways to making navigation ofthis territory easier. Startup Life is a well-rounded guidethat has the insights and advice you need to succeed in both yourpersonal and business life.

Finding Your Element

How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life

Author: Ken Robinson Ph.D.,Lou Aronica

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101622679

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 5537

The New York Times bestselling author of The Element gives readers an inspirational and practical guide to self-improvement, happiness, creativity, and personal transformation Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk video and groundbreaking book, The Element, introduced readers to a new concept of self-fulfillment through the convergence of natural talents and personal passions. The Element has inspired readers all over the world and has created for Robinson an intensely devoted following. Now comes the long-awaited companion, the practical guide that helps people find their own Element. Among the questions that this new book answers are: • How do I find out what my talents and passions are? • What if I love something I’m not good at? • What if I’m good at something I don’t love? • What if I can’t make a living from my Element? • How do I do help my children find their Element? Finding Your Element comes at a critical time as concerns about the economy, education and the environment continue to grow. The need to connect to our personal talents and passions has never been greater. As Robinson writes in his introduction, wherever you are, whatever you do, and no matter how old you are, if you’re searching for your Element, this book is for you.

Sabbath in the Suburbs

A Family's Experiment with Holy Time

Author: MaryAnn McKibben-Dana

Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 0827235224

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 835

"Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy." Yeah, right. Sabbath-keeping seems quaint in our 24/7, twenty-first century world. Life often feels impossibly full, what with work, to-do lists, kid activities, chores, and errands. And laundry... always and forever laundry. But the Sabbath isn't just one of the ten commandments; it is a delight that can transform the other six days of the week. Join one family's quest to take Sabbath to heart and change their frenetic way of living by keeping a Sabbath day each week for one year. With lively and compelling prose, MaryAnn McKibben Dana documents their experiment with holy time as a guide for families of all shapes and sizes. Tips are included in each chapter to help make your own Sabbath experiment successful.

Reset: Make the Most of Your Stress

Your 24-7 Plan for Well-Being

Author: Kristen Lee EdD LICSW

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491747560

Category: Self-Help

Page: 294

View: 8577

How can you make the most of your stress? RESET: Make the Most of Your Stress was named Motivational Book of 2015 Winner and a Finalist in the Self-Help and Health and Wellness categories by Next Generation Indie Book Awards. RESET has been called "a breakthrough model that reframes our ideas about stress", and "an excellent guide chock full of practical strategies, insightful stories, and wise advice for anyone who experiences stress in their daily work". There are far too many 5-step, simplistic models of stress reduction to go around. Reset offers a fresh perspective that is not only backed up with years of research and clinical practice, but presented in a way that allows each reader to take into account their own circumstances and develop a plan for well-being that actually works. When you feel the negative effects of stress and anxiety, RESET's components will help you get your bearings and recalibrate: Realize. Energize. Soothe. End Unproductive Thinking. Talk it Out. Whether you know it or not, you're already responding to stress-either constructively or destructively. Read RESET to develop a plan that is unique to you and your circumstances to better equip you to respond to the challenges before you and make the most of your stress.

The Sunny Side Up!

Author: Lauren Cook

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475981872

Category: Self-Help

Page: 264

View: 7044

"Choose happiness! I was smiling and nodding my head at this book's fresh and honest wisdom from the very first page. Lauren's thoroughly researched take on how young people can get out of their own way and live a life with grace, gratitude, acceptance-and a heck of a lot of fun! -is required reading for a new generation. Lauren Cook is a welcome new voice to shake us out of our doldrums." -Lisa Bloom, New York Times bestselling author of Think and Swagger Do you ever find yourself saying, "I'll be happy when..." or "I can't wait until (this or that) is over?" Most of us are caught red-handed wishing our time away or thinking we will be happy only after we have either achieved our dream job, bought our perfect home, or married, "the one." But hold on... happiness is not something to hope for in the future, it is something to have right now - Today!

Daring Greatly

How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Author: Brené Brown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101594993

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 3078

The #1 New York Times bestseller. 1 million copies sold! From thought leader Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”—Theodore Roosevelt Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Brené Brown PhD, LMSW, dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage. Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: “When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.” Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena—whether it’s a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.

Lighter as We Go

Virtues, Character Strengths, and Aging

Author: Mindy Greenstein,Jimmie Holland

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199360979

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 9205

The fears of aging have been one long cascading domino effect through the years: twenty year-olds dread thirty; forty year-olds fear fifty; sixty fears seventy, and so it goes. And there is something to worry about, though it isn't what you'd expect: research shows that having a bad attitude toward aging when we're young is associated with poorer health when we're older. These worries tend to peak in midlife; but in Lighter as We Go, Mindy Greenstein and Jimmie Holland show us that, contrary to common wisdom, our sense of well-being actually increases with our age--often even in the presence of illness or disability. For the first time, Greenstein and Holland--on a joint venture between an 85 year-old and a fifty year-old--explore positive psychology concepts of character strengths and virtues to unveil how and why, through the course of a lifetime, we learn who we are as we go. Drawing from the authors' own personal, intergenerational friendship, as well as a broad array of research from many different areas--including social psychology, anthropology, neuroscience, humanities, psychiatry, and gerontology--Lighter as We Go introduces compassion, justice, community, and culture to help calm our cascading fears of aging.

Und jetzt retten wir die Welt

Wie du die Veränderung wirst, die du dir wünschst

Author: Marek Rohde,Ilona Koglin

Publisher: Kosmos

ISBN: 3440155226

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 3972

Den ökologischen Fußabdruck so klein wie möglich zu halten, empfinden immer mehr Menschen als unverzichtbar für ein positives Lebensgefühl. Wie sich Nachhaltigkeit mit spielerischer Leichtigkeit in den Alltag integrieren lässt, dafür haben Ilona Koglin und Marek Rohde spannende Tipps und viele neue Ideen – angefangen von Ernährung und Wohnen bis zu Reisen in die weite Welt. Ihr schön gestalteter, inspirierender Ratgeber beantwortet Fragen, macht Mut und motiviert zum Mitmachen. Wer noch mehr erfahren möchte, kann die Themen auf der bucheigenen Website vertiefen.

Die Regeln des Glücks

Author: Dalaï Lama XIV,Howard C. Cutler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783404701704

Category: Buddhism

Page: 314

View: 7934


Das Happiness-Projekt

Oder: Wie ich ein Jahr damit verbrachte, mich um meine Freunde zu kümmern, den Kleiderschrank auszumisten, Philosophen zu lesen und überhaupt mehr Freude am Leben zu haben

Author: Gretchen Rubin

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104009198

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

View: 1612

Jedes zweite Buch verspricht Glück – aber dieses hält Wort! Gretchen Rubin hat eigentlich allen Grund glücklich zu sein: Sie hat eine liebevolle Familie, ein schönes Zuhause und ein erfolgreiches Berufsleben. Trotzdem ist sie immer wieder unzufrieden mit sich und ihrer Umwelt, weshalb sie sich fragt, was ihr zum großen Glück fehlt. Und so startet sie ihren Selbstversuch: Das Happiness Projekt! Sie studiert systematisch die Glücksforschung, macht sich einen Plan für die nächsten zwölf Monate und fängt an, mit kleinen Dingen ihren Alltag zu verändern. Für jeden Monat nimmt sich Rubin einen anderen Lebensbereich vor: vom eigenen Körper bis zur ganzen Familie, von Freundschaft und Liebe bis hin zu Geld und Beruf. So geht sie früher schlafen, packt eine ungeliebte Tätigkeit an, hört mit dem Nörgeln auf, versucht, an die Geburtstage ihrer Freunde zu denken und sogar Misserfolge zu genießen. Dieses Buch ist so einfach wie einleuchtend. Rubin liefert originelle Impulse, mit denen Sie Ihr Leben Tag für Tag ein bisschen besser machen können. Ohne Null-Diät, ohne Hau-ruck-Verfahren. Praxiserprobte Tipps statt Hokuspokus. Machen Sie Ihr Glück jeden Tag zu Ihrem persönlichen Projekt – aber in machbaren Portionen. Und noch bevor Sie sich versehen, haben Sie Ihr Leben zum Positiven verändert! Happiness ist machbar – hier ist die praktische Anleitung dazu.


Author: Louise Hay

Publisher: Lüchow Verlag

ISBN: 3958833713

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 248

View: 2044

Dieses Buch bietet eine Zusammenstellung von Meditationen, spirituellen Heilweisen und Ausschnitten aus Vorträgen von Louise Hay. Die Affirmationen und Gedanken sollen dich bei alltäglichen Problemen, Schwierigkeiten und Situationen führen und unterstützen. "Wenn der Schüler bereit ist, erscheint der Lehrer. Keinen Augenblick früher und auch keinen Augenblick später. Habe Vertrauen in die Vollkommenheit des Lebens und darin, dass alles zu jeder Zeit im Einklang mit der göttlichen, richtigen Ordnung ist." Louise Hay



Author: Nico Walker

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641235111

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6784

Cleveland, 2003. Ein junger Mann beginnt sein Studium am College, wo er Emily kennenlernt. Sie verlieben sich Hals über Kopf und heiraten. Aber bald zieht Emily zurück zu ihrer Familie nach Pennsylvania, während er die Uni verlässt und der Armee beitritt. Im Irakkrieg erlebt er die Schrecken des Krieges, die er nach seiner Rückkehr nicht mehr aus dem Kopf bekommt. Der Kriegsheld verfällt den Drogen, während die Opioid-Epidemie Amerika überschwemmt. Um seine Sucht zu finanzieren, beginnt er Banken auszurauben.