B-ing happy, getting happy, sharing happiness… it must be on a lot of people’s minds lately, because when I sent out my eNewsletter earlier this month, I got lots of responses. The theme was “B-Happy This New Year” and cited a recent study by prominent researchers who proved through their 20-year research study that happiness is contagious. (If you missed this issue or are not on my mailing list, email me and I’ll send it to you.) One example of the viral effect of happiness is the email I received from Elizabeth Owens Davis, a therapist and life coach from Mattapoisett, MA.
Beth wrote to tell me how reading my eNewsletter made her happy. Of course, that made me happy. Then she told me about her latest work: developing workshops on “Creating A Happier Life”.
“In preparation for the workshops I plan to teach this year, I think I have acquired a dozen wonderful books that explore the science of Happiness and the ways in which that science and spiritual teachings are converging. What fun research. I will forward you the reading list that I am in the process of putting together.”
True to her word, Beth sent me her reading list today and I wanted to share the titles with you:
Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth
by: Ed Diener and Robert Biswas-Diener
Stumbling on Happiness
by: Daniel Gilbert
The Happiness Hypothesis
by: Jonathon Haidt
by: Robert Holden
The How of Happiness
by: Sonja Lyubomirsky
Happy For No Reason – 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
by: Marci Shimoff
Happier Than God
by: Neale Donald Walsch
The Art of Possibility
by: Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander
Beth also suggests googling “happiness” to find some fun websites, like The Happiness Club.
Happy reading, everyone!