ISBN: 9781615191956
Published: March 11, 2014
Price: $14.95 US
Paperback: 304 pages
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Choose the Life You Want
The Mindful Way to Happiness

From the New York Times-bestselling author of Happier, 101 actionable ideas for a more fulfilled life today

The “big decisions” in life—marriage, children, career path—are not the only ones that determine whether or not we are content. In fact, the countless small choices we make every day—almost without thinking—can have a profound, cumulative, and lasting impact on how happy we are. In this engaging and enlightening book, Tal Ben-Shahar reveals 101 such choices just waiting to be acted upon, such as:

  • Hold a grudge or forgive
  • Treat the work you do as a job or experience your work as a calling
  • Live in the past or future or be present

Ben-Shahar synthesizes the latest findings in the social sciences and real-life stories to show that how we feel (and how we affect others) is largely a matter of mindfulness: It’s not always easy to recognize the choices we have at every moment—but once we do, it’s easier to make the small decisions that add up to a happier life.

“With his customary insight, Tal Ben-Shahar lays out the elements of a happier life in short, thought-provoking chapters that will inspire readers both to think more deeply about their lives—and to take action to turn those ideas into reality.”
Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

“Tal Ben-Shahar has done it again! This book will not only change the way you think about your life, but how you choose to live it.”
Marci Shimoff, New York Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason

“Dr. Ben-Shahar provides eloquent and clear strategies for living in the potency of daily awareness and choice. He takes the most common tests and traps we face as human beings and enables us to look clearly at options to make us more alive, more mindful and happy. He challenges us to find our freedom to make the choice for the life we want.”
David Surrenda, PhD, CEO, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and author of Retooling on the Run

“By offering 101 powerful yet actionable ways to live a more meaning-full life, Tal has done most of the heavy lifting for us. In the end, he leaves us with perhaps the simplest choice of all: Read this book!”
Scott A. Snook, MBA, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD, taught the largest course at Harvard, “Positive Psychology,” and the third largest, “The Psychology of Leadership,” attracting 1,400 students per semester— approximately 20 percent of all Harvard graduates. Ben-Shahar obtained his BA and PhD from Harvard, and for the last fifteen years has been teaching leadership, happiness, and mindfulness to audiences all over the world. His international bestsellers Happier and Being Happy have been translated into 25 languages.