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Teacher and author of How to be Happy and Have Fun Changing...

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Tim Ferriss

Entrepreneur and best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek

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M.J. Ryan

M.J. Ryan

Creator of the Random Acts of Kindness series

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Love, Medicine and Miracles: Lessons Learned about Self-Healing from a Surgeon's Experience with Exceptional Patients

Siegel believes that “self-love and determination” are more important that therapy and that the best healing of all comes from right inside your mind.
Posted: 01/17/2008 07:38 PM EST more »


Most of All, They Taught Me Happiness

The author explains how you can chose to be happy—even in times of tragedy. After serving in the French Resistance in World War II and being captured by the Nazis, Muller’s real-life experiences prove that no matter what, you can still work towards achieving ultimate happiness and peace.
Posted: 01/17/2008 07:37 PM EST more »


Plant Seed, Pull Weed: Nurturing the Garden of Your Life

Gardens are places full of spirituality and growing life, and the best gardeners are patient. Larkin uses metaphors and experiences from the garden to help you live a happier life.
Posted: 06/13/2008 03:39 PM EST more »


Prescriptions for Living: Inspirational Lessons for a Joyful, Loving Life

As a physician who has cared for and counseled innumerable patients, Bernie S. Siegel embraces a philosophy that is at the forefront of a society grappling with medical ethics and spiritual issues. Bernie's efforts have now turned toward humanizing medical care and medical education, and he continues to travel extensively with his wife, Bobbie, to speak at and run workshops, sharing his techniques and experiences.
Posted: 04/25/2008 12:52 PM EST more »


Stumbling on Happiness

A funny book that details the science behind how to live happily in your life and why people are terrible at predicting what makes them happy. The book also explores the meaning of happiness and what can prevent the attainment of a happy state.
Posted: 01/17/2008 07:30 PM EST more »


The Giving Heart: Unlocking the Transformative Power of Generosity in Your Life

Ryan shows how with time and energy, kindness and forgiveness are worth more than money.
Posted: 05/29/2008 01:44 PM EST more »


The Goddess of Happiness: A Down-to-Earth Guide for Heavenly Balance and Bliss

Discover how to make your life easier and happier at work, home and in love.
Posted: 01/17/2008 07:31 PM EST more »