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BOOKS I LOVE

 

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

 
 

MAGAZINES I ADORE

Experience Life: ExperienceLife.com

Mindful: mindful.org

 

TOOLS

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!

 

COACHES, TEACHERS, AND WISE FOLKS I FOLLOW

Jen Louden: JenniferLouden.com

Tara Mohr: TaraMohr.com

Brene Brown: BreneBrown.com

Gretchen Rubin: GretchenRubin.com

Cindy Sutter: TheSpiritedTable.com

 

FAVORITE THINGS

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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