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Happier by Tal Ben-Shahar

I first came across Tal Ben-Shahar via the Harvard Open Course ‘Positive Psychology’ and would thoroughly recommend the course.


This book, probes the specific question ‘Can you learn to be happy?’


Everyone wants to be happier. Tal Ben-Shahar's book contains exercises in the form of questions to reflect on how you can increase your level of happiness by focusing on the positive and reminds us about the importance of human connections and friendship.

“The best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile” Tal Ben-Shahar


Happiness requires a balanced approach to the present and future we ‘find’ happiness by identifying what really matters in our life. This clarity can then be used to create a life that’s full of pleasure, specific purpose and appropriate goals which are central to living a happy and fulfilled life.




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