Ultimate Combo: DVD + 2 hardcover books
DVD, Happiness 101 with Tal Ben-Shahar
Description: Perhaps more than ever before, Americans are looking to increase the happiness they experience in their daily lives. Now, author and lecturer Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar brings one of Harvard University’s most popular classes to PBS with his new show Happiness 101 with Tal Ben-Shahar. Grounded in the positive psychology movement, Dr. Ben-Shahar combines scientific studies, scholarly research, self-help advice, and spiritual enlightenment to teach people how to learn to be happy, creating a set of principles that anyone can apply to their daily life, with happy results.
Starting with his own personal story, Dr. Ben-Shahar lays out his keys to happiness, and the steps you can take to incorporate them into your daily life, including:
· giving yourself the permission to be human
· keeping a sound mind and body
· simplifying your life
· expressing gratitude for all that you have
Dr. Ben-Shahar also explores the growing body of research on happiness which is providing researchers and physicians with a more concrete understanding of what happiness is.
Happiness 101 with Tal Ben-Shahar also includes important voices in the field of positive psychology, including Dr. John Ratey on the power of exercise, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn on mindfulness meditation, Dr. Richard Kadison on happiness and depression, and Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky on the importance of gratitude.
Once you open your heart and mind to happier thoughts, you will feel more fulfilled, more connected, and yes, happier!
Bonus Material: A 20-minute “Mindfulness Meditation” video exercise you can do at home!
Running Time: 70 minutes
Book, Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fullment
Description: Can you learn to be happy? Yes…according to the teacher of Harvard University’s most popular and life-changing course. One out of every five Harvard students has lined up to hear Tal Ben-Shahar’s insightful and inspiring lectures on that ever-elusive state: happiness.
Grounded in the revolutionary “positive psychology” movement, Ben-Shahar ingeniously combines scientific studies, scholarly research, self-help advice, and spiritual enlightenment. He weaves them together into a set of principles that you can apply to your daily life.
Think of Happier as your own personal workbook. As you read each chapter’s illuminating discussion on happiness and incorporate its simple exercises into your daily routine, you will see every aspect of your life with new eyes and a new sense of purpose. When you learn how to live for today and for tomorrow at the same time, you learn how to balance your immediate personal needs with long-term goals and enjoy life as you never have before.
Once you open your heart and mind to Happier’s thoughts, you will feel more fulfilled, more connected…and, yes, happier.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Book, The Pursuit of Perfect: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Start Living a Richer, Happier Life
Description: Do you want your life to be perfect? We're all laboring under our own and society's expectations to be perfect in every way-to look younger, to make more money, to be happy all the time. But according to Tal Ben-Shahar, the New York Times bestselling author of Happier, the pursuit of perfect may actually be the number-one internal obstacle to finding happiness.
Or do you want to be happy? Applying cutting-edge research in the field of positive psychology-the scientific principles taught in his wildly popular course at Harvard University-Ben-Shahar takes us off the impossible pursuit of perfection and directs us to the way to happiness, richness, and true fulfillment. He shows us the freedom derived from not trying to do it all right all the time and the real lessons that failure and painful emotions can teach us.
You don’t have to be perfect to be perfectly happy. In The Pursuit of Perfect, Tal Ben-Shahar offers an optimal way of thinking about failure and success -- and the very way we live. He provides exercises for self reflection, meditations, and “Time-Ins” to help you rediscover what you really want out of life.
Hardcover, 272 pages