The Happiness Makeover

The Happiness Makeover : How to Teach Yourself to Be Happy and Enjoy Every Day

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We all want the things that we’re sure will make us happy—money, success, independence, love. But when we finally get them, we can find to our surprise that we are the same miserable, moody, or just neutral people we always were. Why is that? Is it us? Is our ability to be happy genetically programmed in us like the color of our eyes? Luckily not. You can teach yourself to be happy and enjoy every day, and M. J. Ryan, bestselling author of The Power of Patience and Attitudes of Gratitude, shows you how. In her international coaching practice, M. J. Ryan has shown hundreds of clients how to find and really feel the joy in their lives. She gives them tools to unearth what stands in their way and revolutionize the way they experience life. Now it’s your turn for a Happiness Makeover. Ryan’s own desire to be happier first led her to study what is known about happiness from brain science, psychology, and the wisdom traditions of the world. The Happiness Makeover draws on this wide-ranging knowledge and presents a plan that will help you: • Clear away happiness hindrances like worry, fear, envy, and grudges • Discover happiness boosters like flow, meaningful work, challenge, and gratitude • Literally rewire your brain to experience contentment—even joy • Learn to think optimistically (it really is possible!) • Find daily ways to truly enjoy, even relish, the moments of your life Full of moving stories, inspiring quotations, and the wisdom of one who has been there before, The Happiness Makeover offers the means to find elusive happiness at more

Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 134.62 x 193.04 x 20.32mm | 249.47g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0767920074
  • 9780767920070
  • 1,798,885

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Advance Praise for M. J. Ryan’s The Happiness Makeover “This book is like happy electricity—connecting us all to our joy, which we continually forget how to access.” —SARK, author/artist of Make Your Creative Dreams Real “A wonderful blend of motivation, inspiration, and explanation, The Happiness Makeover is a recipe for enjoying today and all your tomorrows.” —David Niven, Ph.D., author of The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People “Happiness is at the fingertips of every person on the planet. In The Happiness Makeover, M. J. Ryan provides example after example of people learning how to choose happiness. She offers wisdom from the ages and provides practical insights and advice on how you, too, can achieve happiness right now. A fun and enlightening book.” —Barry Neil Kaufman, author of Happiness Is a Choice and cofounder of the Option Institute “While we all want to be happy, we’re not always sure that we know what happiness is or how to have more if it. This wonderful book answers both questions. It’s based on the wisdom of the ages, and is informative, upbeat, and a delight to read. Keep it handy." —Hal Urban, author of Life’s Greatest Lessonsshow more

About M J Ryan

M. J. Ryan is one of the creators of the Random Acts of Kindness series, which has sold more than one million copies, and the author of Trusting Yourself, The Power of Patience, Attitudes of Gratitude, and many other titles. The founder and longtime publisher of Conari Press, she is currently a consultant with Professional Thinking Partners, where she specializes in coaching executives on issues of life purpose and leadership. She is a popular speaker and a contributing editor at Good Housekeeping. She lives in Walnut Creek, more

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