How to become an expert in Happiness

How to become an expert in Happiness

What does it take to become an expert?

The short answer is a combination of theory backed up by a lot of practice.

There are no shortcuts. You've got to walk the walk. 

Getting started on your journey is the hardest part and sometimes it can be so daunting that you’re not entirely sure where you should start. However, as a wise man once said, 'A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.'

With this in mind, we take a look at the 'everyone could do with a little more of it' subject of Happiness, with some top resources to set you off in the right direction. 

5 books:

1) Stumbling On Happiness by Daniel Gilbert

2) Happy: Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine by Derren Brown

3) Happiness: A History by Daniel H. McMahon

4) Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill by Matthieu Ricard  

5) The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

5 podcasts:

1) Happiness Podcast

2) Happier with Gretchen Rubin

3) The Primal Happiness Show

4) 10% Happier with Dan Harris

5) Optimal Living Daily  

5 twitterati:






5 talks:

1. What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Robert Waldinger

2. The surprising science of happiness | Dan Gilbert

3. The habits of happiness | Matthieu Ricard

4. Want to be happy? Be grateful | David Steindl-Rast

5. There's more to life than being happy | Emily Esfahani Smith

Alternatively, you can skip the above and take an online course in Happiness from the Happiness Research Institute founded by the New York Times Best Selling author Meik Weiking. 


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