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The Rough Guide to Happiness - Dr. Nick Baylis


Synopsis:
Don’t worry, be happy….find out how! What is happiness? And how can we achieve it? The Rough Guide to Happiness is the ultimate ‘how to be happy’ handbook. Discover how to effectively improve your work/life balance, increase self-esteem, and nourish your mind and body while nurturing relationships with the ones you love. The Rough Guide to Happiness will help you navigate your way through all parts of modern day life, offering a practical and effective range of happiness-building techniques. Rely on realistic suggestions from Dr Nick Baylis, a practising therapist and former Dr Feelgood for The Times Saturday Magazine, who has worked with everyone from young offenders to stressed airline pilots! Are some people genetically predisposed to be happier than others? Can money or technology make us happy? The Rough Guide to Happiness explores all these questions and more, going beyond facile tips to offer a deeper understanding of what happiness is with easy solutions for you to implement in your daily life. Drawing on the best ideas from every field, from Hypnosis and Energy Therapy to Positive Psychology and Buddhism, The Rough Guide to Happiness provides a wealth of inspiring insights on how to relieve stress and achieve lasting contentment. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Happiness.


Author Bio:
At Cambridge University, Dr Nick Baylis has lectured ‘the skills of well-being’ for seven years. An experienced well-being therapist, he wrote 100 columns for The Times (London), and a monthly self-help column for The Australian newspaper. He now helps train the leading educational, health and business organisations the world over. He is a keynote speaker at the leading head-teacher and university conferences in the UK; BUPA commission him to present to their top corporate clients; and his own client list includes the BBC, Channel 4, and Credit Suisse.


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My Opinion:
When I saw this book, I have to be honest, I didn't read the description. I just saw the title and thought I would love to know more about it. As I was reading it, I was happy to read it, but bored to death too.
The book is small, but don't let that fool you. It has mounds of useful information on the subject of happiness, it's just given to the reader in textbook format. I felt like it was the early '90's and I was back in highschool. Not fun!
I'm happy to be unhappy with this particular book, though I know there are people out there that would prefer the no-nonsense approach to giving information. Just wasn't the book for me.
(1/5)


~I received a copy from Rough Guides. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

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