What Should Make You Happy, but Doesn't, What Shouldn't Make You Happy, but Does
Author: Sonja Lyubomirsky
The bestselling author of The How of Happiness reveals how to find opportunity in life’s thorniest moments Focusing on life’s biggest, messiest moments, Sonja Lyubomirsky provides readers with the clear-eyed vision they need to build the healthiest, most satisfying life. Lyubomirsky argues that we have been given false promises—myths that assure us that lifelong happiness will be attained once we hit the culturally confirmed markers of adult success. This black-and-white vision of happiness works to discourage us from recognizing the upside of any negative and limits our potential for personal growth. A corrective course on happiness and a call to regard life’s twists and turns with a more open mind, The Myths of Happiness shares practical lessons that prove we are more adaptable than we think we are. It empowers readers to look beyond their first response, sharing scientific evidence that often it is our mindset—not our circumstances—that matters most.
¿Te sientes solo, aburrido, desdichado, inseguro o insatisfecho y, a pesar de todo, pones cara de felicidad, fingiendo que todo va bien? Si tu respuesta es afirmativa, tranquilo, ¡no eres el único! Los últimos estudios científicos sugieren que vivimos prisioneros en una trampa invisible: un círculo vicioso en el que cuanto más luchamos por alcanzar la felicidad, más sufrimos a largo plazo. Por fortuna, escapar de «la trampa de la felicidad» es posible gracias a una nueva e innovadora psicoterapia conocida como Terapia de Compromiso y Aceptación (ACT). A través de seis poderosos principios, la ACT permite lidiar con el dolor, vencer los temores y construir una vida rica, plena y llena de sentido.
Learn how to achieve the happiness you deserve "A guide to sustaining your newfound contentment." --Psychology Today You see here a different kind of happiness book. The How of Happiness is a comprehensive guide to understanding the elemetns of happiness based on years of groundbreaking scientific research. It is also a practical, empowering, and easy-to-follow workbook, incorporating happiness strategies, excercises in new ways of thinking, and quizzes for understanding our individuality, all in an effort to help us realize our innate potential for joy and ways to sustain it in our lives. Drawing upon years of pioneering research with thousands of men and women, The How of Happiness is both a powerful contribution to the field of positive psychology and a gift to people who have sought to take their happiness into their own hands. www.TheHowOfHappiness.com
Exposing the self-help myths that make us all more miserable. This is what your psychologist would really tell you–if he thought you could handle it! This is the kick up the backside the self-help genre needs: an intelligent, provocative and thought-provoking expose of the modern myths that we’re told make us happier, but in reality screw us up. Clinical psychologist, Dr Stephen Briers shines a light into the dark corners of self-help and explodes the myths, false hopes, quack philosophies and unrealistic expectations it routinely advocates. It is a refreshing antidote to the `same old same old’ approaches, offering a radical re-think of the way we approach problems in our lives, offering empowering new perspectives and expert advice on avoiding the biggest life traps. Dr Briers questions the perceived wisdom, shakes up the status quo, and encourages us to think again.
The Classic Work on Hindu Polytheism from the Princeton Bollingen Series
Author: Alain Daniélou
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
The study of Hindu mythology explores the significance of the most prominent Hindu dieties as they are envisioned by the Hindus themselves. Referred to by its adherents as the "eternal religion," Hinduism recognizes for each age and each country a new form of revelation--and for each person, according to his or her stage of development, a different path of realization. This widely praised study of Hindu deities reveals the message of tolerance and adaptability at the heart of this ancient religion.
THE LEGEND OF ELKADER I Elemir Khaled Eldjazairy and this is a glimpse of my life during my youth, I was born in Damascus - Syria 3rd of Nov. 1960, both my father and mother are distant cousins from the same family tree. A simple couple very humble and their main worry was how to provide me and my brother with proper education. I was born in Syria although my origin is Algerian due to the French exile of my great grand father Elemir Abdelkader to Damascus Syria. My father migrated to Kuwait when I was 3 years old then Algeria, Libya, Scotland, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E. and back to Saudi Arabia. My age was 11 years old and my brother Mohamed Omar 9 years old, when our mother Baraat got worried about our educational status, due to the continuous travel of my father Nizar seeking a job anywhere in the world, Baraat passed her worry to Nizar and told him that he should find a solution otherwise we will both lose our education especially when we keep changing from one country to another. So my mother suggested that he should send us to a boarding school and once they settle in one country they will bring us back. My father thought this was a good suggestion since he was in a boarding school in Lebanon, so the first thing that crossed his mind was Lebanon.
What are man’s earliest ideas of a soul and a God, and of his own origin and destiny? Why do we find certain myths, such as of a creation, a flood, an after-world; certain symbols, as the bird, the serpent, the cross; certain numbers, as the three, the four, the seven—intimately associated with these ideas by every race? What are the laws of growth of natural religions? How do they acquire such an influence, and is this influence for good or evil? Such are some of the universally interesting questions which the author attempts to solve by an analysis of the simple faiths of a savage race. Contents: Chapter I. General Considerations On The Red Race. Chapter II. The Idea Of God. Chapter III. The Sacred Number, Its Origin And Applications. Chapter IV. The Symbols Of The Bird And The Serpent. Chapter V. The Myths Of Water, Fire, And The Thunder-Storm. Chapter VI. The Supreme Gods Of The Red Race. Chapter VII. The Myths Of The Creation, The Deluge, The Epochs Of Nature, And The Last Day. Chapter VIII. The Origin Of Man. Chapter IX. The Soul And Its Destiny. Chapter X. The Native Priesthood. Chapter XI. The Influence Of The Native Religions On The Moral And Social Life Of The Race.