The year is still young, and as we think of making and breaking those inevitable New Year's resolutions, we cannot help but ask: Why can't we just be happy? It is the perfect time to look at new books on happiness and the psychology of happiness and see what developments have emerged in the last few years. While the positive psychology movement began in the late 1990s with … [Read more...] about Top 10 Happiness Books to Improve Your Mood
The self-help industry today generates literally thousands of books, seminars, and audio programs, on which Americans spend more than $11 billion yearly. Most self-help programs are based in "positive thinking" – the principle that your thoughts shape your destiny. This message grew out of mental-healing and Transcendentalist tracts of the mid-nineteenth century, and … [Read more...] about Where Is The Best OLD SCHOOL SELF-HELP BOOKS?
So there’s half a glass of water in front of you. Is it half full or half empty? I hope it’s the former because believe it or not, researchers have found that optimism is a universal phenomenon that can promote many benefits to a person’s life. Yep. According to a study conducted by the University of Kansas, researchers found in the Gallup World Poll from 142 countries that … [Read more...] about Top 5 Benefits of Optimism
Roughly 90% of Self Help books contain the same advice repeated over and over. Don't believe me? Stop by your local bookstore sometime and read the Table of Contents of a dozen or so Self Help books. The advice may be worded differently or geared toward a specific target audience (eg. men, women, various enthnic and social groups), but the underlying message is pretty much … [Read more...] about Every Self Help Book In 5 Minutes
Take a trip to any jail or prison and you will meet hundreds of people who will tell you they are the "victims" of their circumstances. Travel through any big city ghetto and you'll hear the same thing. Visit any affluent, high-class neighborhood, talk to the people there and you'll discover the same thing. Visit a middle-class neighborhood in New York, Toronto, London or … [Read more...] about How To Create What You Want