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Shawn Anchor

Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change

The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work


Tal Ben-Shahar

Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment


Brene Brown

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

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


Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business


Carol Dweck

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success


Heidi Grant Halvorson

Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals


Jen Louden

The Life Organizer: A Woman’s Guide to a Mindful Year


Martin Seligman

Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being

Authentic Happiness

Barry Schwartz

The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less



Experience Life: ExperienceLife.com

Mindful: mindful.org



University of Pennsylvania Authentic Happiness website developed by the Penn Positive Psychology Center.

Take the VIA Survey of Character Strengths (this is free – you just need to register). There are other interesting questionnaires as well.

AuthenticHappiness.com (go to Questionnaires and take the VIA Survey of Character Strengths, not the “Brief Strengths Test” of “VIA Strengths for Children”). It will take about 30-45 minutes. Very insightful!



Jen Louden: JenniferLouden.com

Tara Mohr: TaraMohr.com

Brene Brown: BreneBrown.com

Gretchen Rubin: GretchenRubin.com

Cindy Sutter: TheSpiritedTable.com



Baths (very hot ones) with Epsom salts and lavender oil

Cabin time on the lake in Northern Minnesota

Dark chocolate (organic, fair trade, the darker, the better)

Intelligent Nutrients products

Red wine (Pinot Noir is my current top pick)

Sleep – there are so many benefits to getting a good night’s sleep consistently

Yogi tea 







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