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Triumphs of Experience: The Men of the Harvard Grant Study

George E. Vaillant MD, at once both an able biographer and an eminent psychiatrist, is equally comfortable whether quoting Shakespeare, Freud, or anyone in between as he chronicles the lives of nearly 300 men from age 17 to 95. The

Posted in Happiness

The Myths of Happiness

The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, but Doesn’t, What Shouldn’t Make You Happy, but Does by Sonja Lyubomirsky ISBN: 978-1594204371 Happiness: So Simple, Yet So Complicated “While experiencing happiness, we have difficulty in being conscious of it.

Posted in Happiness, Psychology/Psychiatry

Surviving Survival

Surviving Survival: The Art and Science of Resilience by Laurence Gonzales ISBN: 978-0393083187 How People Put Their Lives Back Together After Life-threatening Trauma The awkward title of this book belies one of the most insightful and inspiring books on psychological

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A Guide to the Good Life

A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine ISBN: 978-0195374612 “Stoic Joy”, “Practical Philosophy”, and other Oxymorons I majored in philosophy many years ago in college, and ever since, I made a

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Victory Over Verbal Abuse

Victory Over Verbal Abuse: A Healing Guide to Renewing Your Spirit and Reclaiming Your Life by Patricia Evans ISBN: 978-1440525803 Recognize Verbal Abuse in a Relationship, Realize What Doesn’t Work, and Recover Your Mental Health This is a wonderful, insightful,

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The Compass of Pleasure

The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good by David J. Linden ISBN: 978-0670022588 This Book Makes Your Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Light Up With Dopaminergic Depolarization Like Times

Posted in Happiness, Healthy Sexuality

The Accidental Mind

The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God by David J. Linden ISBN: 978-0674030589 This Book Changed the Way I Think About the Human Brain This is a very interesting, enlightening read that changed

Posted in Brain, Happiness
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