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Happier, No Matter What

Cultivating Hope, Resilience, and Purpose in Hard Times

By Tal Ben-Shahar

Even when everything is going wrong, the science of happiness can help you!

Pioneering positive psychologist and New York Times–bestselling author Tal Ben-Shahar shows us how in Happier, No Matter What.

Ben-Shahar busts the all-too-common ideas that success brings happiness and that we can seek happiness itself. When hard times thwart our success and steal our joy, these ideas actually invite despair by leaving us with nothing to do.

But we can do something: We can climb the SPIRE—Ben-Shahar’s five-step staircase to hope and purpose.
  • Spiritual: I am experiencing meaning.
  • Physical: My body’s needs are met.
  • Intellectual: I am learning.
  • Relational: My friends support me.
  • Emotional: I am allowed to feel.
By truly living these five elements of well-being, we build the resilience to carry us through anything—from a personal loss to a global pandemic. Ben-Shahar’s all-new SPIRE method shows us the way to becoming “whole again”—and when we’re whole, we invite happiness in.

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“Tal Ben-Shahar has done it again! In your hands is an easy-to-read guide that will help you not only stay happy during tough times, but grow and flourish from hardship. Full of science-based tips, this is a must-read for protecting your mental health.”—Laurie Santos, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Yale University and host of The Happiness Lab podcast

“Ben-Shahar tackles happiness and resilience from every angle to find strategies that work even in our toughest moments. This book couldn’t come at a better time!”—Emma Seppälä, PhD, author of The Happiness Track and lecturer at the Yale School of Management
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Number of pages
208
Publication date
May 11, 2021
ISBN
9781615197927