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Keys to Better Well-Being
by Karin Tucker

Section 1: What Does It Mean to be Happy?

1.1   Why It’s So Hard to be Happy
        by Michael Wiederman

1.2   The Science of Lasting Happiness
        by Marina Krakovsky

1.3   Can Money Buy Happiness?
        by Sonja Lyubomirsky

1.4   The Many Faces of Happiness
        by Suzann Pileggi Pawelski

Section 2: Thought Control & Expression

2.1   How to Control Your Feelings and Live Happily Ever After
        by Steve Ayan

2.2   Speak for Yourself
        by Ferris Jabr

2.3   Reframing to Ease Negative Emotions
        by Carrie Arnold and Tori Rodriguez

2.4   The Power of the Pen
        by Katja Gaschler

Section 3: Be Mindful

3.1 Being in the Now
        by Amishi P. Jha

3.2   Is Mindfulness Good Medicine?
        by Hal Arkowitz and Scott O. Lilienfeld

3.3   Mind of the Meditator
        by Matthieu Ricard, Antoine Lutz and Richard J. Davidson

Section 4: Managing Time & Stress

4.1   Fight the Frazzled Mind
        by Robert Epstein

4.2   Give Me a Break
        by Ferris Jabr

4.3   Stress
        by Debra A. Bassanger

4.4   This Is Your Brain on Meltdown
        by Amy Arnsten, Carolyn M. Mazure and Rajita Sinha

Section 5: The Mind-Body Connection

5.1   Head Strong
        by Ferris Jabr

5.2   In Search of the Optimal Brain Diet
        by Bret Stetka

5.3   Can Herbs Ease Anxiety and Depression?
        by Hal Arkowitz and Scott O. Lilienfeld

5.4   Six Way to Boost Brain Power
        by Emily Anthes

Section 6: The Power of Sleep

6.1   Sleep No More
        by Louisa J. Steinberg

6.2   Sleep on It!
        by Robert Stickgold

6.3   Ask the Brains: Does Napping Help Cognitive Function?
        by Kimberly Cote

Section 7: We Are Social Animals

7.1   With a Little Help from Our Friends
        by Lydia Denworth

7.2   The Social Cure
        by Jolanda Jetten, Catherine Haslam, S. Alexander Haslam and Nyla R. Branscombe

7.3   The New Group Therapy
        by Tegan Cruwys, S. Alexander Haslam and Genevieve A. Dingle

7.4   The Need for Human Connection in Digital Mental Health Care
        by Kasley Killam

7.5   Patients Helping Patients
        by Karen Weintraub

Section 8: Therapy: Talk about It, Act on It

8.1   Getting to Know Me
        by Jonathan Shedler

8.2   Finding His Wings
        by David J. Hellerstein

8.3   Fear Not, Child
        by Jerry Bubrick

Section 9: Resilience

9.1   Ready for Anything
        by Steven M. Southwick and Dennis S. Charney

9.2   The Self-Compassion Solution
        by Marina Krakovsky

9.3   How to Find Meaning in Suffering
        by Kasley Killam

9.4   The Neuroscience of True Grit
        by Gary Stix

Section 10: Looking on the Bright Side of Life

10.1   Laughing Matters
        by Steve Ayan

10.2   The Essence of Optimism
        by Elaine Fox


Unlocking Happiness

Abraham Lincoln said that people “are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be," but it may be more accurate to say "as they train their minds to be." Stress and adversity will always be part of life, but we can manage our reactions to them. In this eBook, we look at ways to do just that – to take control and retrain our brains to achieve a happier, healthier state of mind. We examine different areas such as perception, social support and time management and offer approaches shown to boost mood and contentment, including reframing negative events, increasing resilience through self-compassion and practicing mindfulness.

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