The Happiness Track by Emma Seppala
How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success

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A leading expert on health psychology, well-being, and resilience argues that happiness is the key to fast tracking our professional and personal success.

Everyone wants to be happy and successful. And yet the pursuit of both has never been more elusive. As work and personal demands rise, we try to keep up by juggling everything better, moving faster, and doing more. While we might succeed in the short term, it comes at a cost to our well-being, relationships, and, paradoxically, our productivity. In The Happiness Track, Emma Seppala, the science director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, explains that our inability to achieve sustainable fulfillment is tied to common but outdated notions about success. We are taught that getting ahead means doing everything that’s thrown at us (and then some) with razor-sharp focus and iron discipline; that success depends on our drive and talents; and that achievement cannot happen without stress.

The Happiness Track demolishes these counter-productive theories. Drawing on the latest findings from the fields of cognitive psychology and neuroscience—research on happiness, resilience, willpower, compassion, positive stress, creativity, mindfulness—Seppala shows that finding happiness and fulfillment may, in fact, be the most productive thing we can do to thrive professionally. Filled with practical advice on how to apply these scientific findings to our daily lives, The Happiness Track is a life-changing guide to fast tracking our success and creating the anxiety-free life we want.

 

About Emma Seppala

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Emma Seppala, Ph.D., is science director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, the founder of the popular news site Fulfillment Daily, and a frequent contributor to Psychology Today, Harvard Business Review, and the Washington Post. Her work has appeared in Scientific American Mind, the Huffington Post, and Spirituality & Health. A sought-after speaker, Seppala has addressed academic, corporate, and governmental institutions, including Google, the National Science Foundation, and the World Bank. Seppala holds degrees from Yale, Columbia, and Stanford. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut. Author Image 1
 
Published January 26, 2016 by HarperOne. 224 pages
Genres: Self Help, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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In her book, The Happiness Track, Emma Seppälä explained why negative thoughts come into our minds as a process by which our brain’s habit of being negative as a protective and defensive process.

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Lyons Award from Stanford University for founding Stanford’s first academic class on the psychology of happiness and teaching many well-being programs for Stanford students.

Oct 17 2016 | Read Full Review of The Happiness Track: How to A...
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