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The Happiness Bible

The definitive guide to sustainable wellbeing

By Cheryl Rickman

  • Paperback
  • £14.99

A fully illustrated guide to happiness and sustainable wellbeing.

The quest for happiness is universal. In this comprehensive guide to the history, art, science, psychology and attainment of happiness you will find the answers to those searching questions and discover how to live a fuller, happier life. After all, humans devote their entire lives to striving for happiness by one means or another. And yet, happiness does not just happen. It is a skill as much as a state. It takes effort, practice even.

The Happiness Bible works with the reader to explain how happiness works and evolves, where it comes from, and how it can be nurtured and maintained in order to flourish. The book introduces the principles of positive psychology, the science of happiness, and how it works to achieve happiness. It examines what happiness studies have revealed and how positive psychology exercises help to banish the "thieves of happiness". It also explores why acceptance of unhappiness is also important in our quest for joy. Tips on being kinder, getting out in nature, nurturing supportive relationships, talking back to mind chatter, cultivating gratitude, finding and savouring the good, using strengths, creating meaning and developing accurate, flexible, optimistic thinking are also included. The book is filled useful quotations that do more than just inspire but also share wisdom worthy of reflection.

1. A History of Happiness - Why It Matters
2. The Paradox of Positivity
3. Global Glee
4. Positive Psychology - The Science of Flourishing
5. Thieves of Happiness and Barriers to Wellbeing
6. Mind-Mastery - Breaking Down The Barriers to Wellbeing
7. Other People Matter - Connection, Community and Communication
8. Happy Thinking - Finding the Good and Surviving Well
9. Goals and Growth
10. Nourished by Nature
11. Find Your Forte and Go with The Flow
12. Meaning and Purpose - What Matters Most and Why
13. Finding Space and Calm in The Now
14. Vitality is Vital to Living Well
15. A Happy Life is a Compassionate, Curious and Considered Life.

Biographical Notes

Cheryl Rickman has written 14 practical guide books and inspirational memoirs on flourishing in life and business over the past 12 years. From popstars and rappers to death row prisoners and multi-millionaire business leaders, Cheryl has interviewed hundreds of people with extraordinary stories to tell and has ghostwritten best-sellers for a number of them.

"Happy Talk" by Captain Sensible was the first single Cheryl ever bought, age seven. Cheryl knew when she was eight years old that she wanted to a) help people and b) write books, so she sometimes pinches herself as she gets to write helpful how-to books for a living.

Having experienced the loss of her mother as a teenager and the loss of her father a few years ago, Cheryl now devotes her life to helping others to make the most of each moment of theirs.

As well as writing empowering books to inspire and inform, Cheryl is a qualified Positive Psychology Practitioner, Ambassador of Well-being for the Network of Well-being and contributes to Psychologies magazine and The Huffington Post, among others. Cheryl lives near Winchester, with her husband and their daughter.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781841814841
  • Publication date: 03 Jan 2019
  • Page count: 400
  • Imprint: Godsfield Press
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