Description : In Made for Happiness, Jean Vanier examines the basis for modern moral philosophy and its role in our lives today. Having discovered through his work with the intellectually disabled the degree to which our society is divided, and our values misplaced, Vanier invites us to read with fresh eyes theories of happiness written 2,400 years ago. The book follows the links between psychology, spirituality, and morality: psychology helps us face our fears and limitations; spirituality gives us strength; and morality helps us to choose the best actions, those that will make us happier, and thus more human. The combination of these paths to knowledge and wisdom gives meaning to our lives and allows us to make the best use of our freedom on our way to happiness.
Description : When asked, "What's wrong with the world?" G.K. Chesterton famously replied simply, "I am." We want to be happy and yet we often seem to be the source of our own unhappiness, as well as that of others. Even when that is not the case, our lives — as blessed as they may be — have their share of sadness and disappointment. How do we respond? Do we become cynical and try, at all costs, to get as much pleasure as we can? Or do we recognize we were made for more? In this classic work, Fulton Sheen explains the secret of authentic happiness: being spiritually remade. A genuinely spiritual life, Sheen contends, consists in more than obeying a set of commands, reading the Bible, or even following the example of Jesus. Before all else, it consists in being recreated and incorporated into a new, higher kind of life—the supernatural life of grace — and in being brought into a new kind of spiritual relationship, as a child of God through Jesus Christ. What does it mean to be a Christian? Christianity is not a system of ethics; it is a life. It is not good advice; it is divine adoption. Being a Christian does not consist in just being kind to the poor, going to church, singing hymns, or serving on parish committees, though it includes all of these. It is first and foremost a love relationship with Jesus Christ.
Description : Now a major motion picture starring Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Toni Collette, and Christopher Plummer The international bestseller with more than two million copies sold “Once upon a time there was a young psychiatrist called Hector who was not very satisfied with himself. . . . And so he decided to take a trip around the world, and everywhere he went he would try to understand what made people happy or unhappy.” Hector travels from Paris to China to Africa to the United States, and along the way he keeps a list of observations about the people he meets. Combining the winsome appeal of The Little Prince with the inspiring philosophy of The Alchemist, Hector’s journey around the world and into the human soul is entertaining, empowering, and smile-inducing—as winning in its optimism as it is wise in its simplicity.
Description : From the author that brought readers Diamonds Can Kill, comes a poignant story that will never fail to tug at the heartstrings. Readers can follow one woman's Quest for Happiness after being hurt as author Joan Argenta weaves a heartwarming tale of life, love, and second chances.
Description : In his beguiling and powerful new novel, the award-winning author of Dancing in the Lowcountry serves up a story of friendship, Southern food, dreams, and determination. Loretta Crawford grew up in a family where lives are small and appetites are big, and where the cure for what ails you can usually be found in a plate of hot biscuits or a slice of rich pound cake. The results show all too clearly on her 5'4", 280-pound frame. Until one day, Loretta realizes she's had enough--enough of her mama's sugarcoated putdowns and of feeling unattractive, and enough of being called "Bubbles" when she blows her saxophone at Ziggy's club. The final indignity comes when her loser husband, Lyman, leaves her for another woman. Down but determined, Loretta opts for weight loss surgery. As her size plummets, her horizons expand. Men look at her with desire instead of derision, and the catering business that was once a hobby begins to take off in earnest. . . The fact is, no one in Houston can cook as well as Loretta, whether it's spicy shrimp Creole or delectable pecan wafers. Soon, the food that was her downfall promises to be her key to success. But the closer she gets to attaining the life she's always dreamed of--complete with a new love interest--the messier things become. Once, Loretta was sure that happiness, or something close to it, would be found in her first pair of skinny jeans. The reality isn't just complicated--it's surprising, heartbreaking, and ultimately liberating. Moving, witty, and resolutely uplifting, here is a heroine as real as she is unforgettable, and a story that will resonate with every woman. . .fat, thin, and every size in between.
Description : Happiness and the Christian Moral Life introduces students to Christian Ethics looking at ethics as a path to the "good life" and happiness, rather than a strict set of rules or regulations. Revised and updated throughout, the second edition maintains the book's distinctive focus on happiness. Each chapter now features a list of suggested readings to point students and instructors towards further resources. Other changes to the second edition include a more fully developed account of Augustine's understanding of happiness, new discussions of how technology shapes relationships and happiness, and consideration of the relationship between the natural law and the virtues.
Description : “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” Aristotle Would you want to win the lottery in exchange for your happiness? Would you want your dream career if it meant sacrificing your enjoyment in life? Would you want to live in any location of your choosing but be miserable? The attainment of happiness in your life supersedes financial wealth, status and material possessions. Happiness is therefore the true currency and wealth we all want in life. The fundamental business in life is to increase our income of lasting happiness and decrease the expenditure of negative emotions. This book approaches happiness like the ultimate business, focusing on bringing you a fortune in happiness. This book will provide you with evidence based practical tools and techniques so you can gain a wealth of lasting happiness income. The Business Plan for Happiness will show you how to create more contentment in your life, help you achieve more satisfaction and fulfillment at home, at rest, at work and whilst at play. “Everyone should own this book because it provides a structured and practical method to increase the one thing we all want lots more of:- happiness!”
Description : People could be happy at any one moment and suddenly feel sad. This feeling of mood swings is a result of what one thinks at any point in time. Women, men and children struggle with what they think. People experience a lot of pain and pleasure as a result of their thoughts. Thousands of people find switching off from daily work a massive struggle. Some of these people occupy very senior positions in various companies including those in executive positions. This book is a self- help tool to help calm one’s mind. It suggests ways of avoiding negative thoughts and provides insight into silencing the stream of thoughts we experience daily. By providing guidance on training the mind, it offers insights into not allowing one’s negative thoughts affect one emotionally. The book provides illuminating detail on the mind, memory, physical as well as the spiritual composition of the human mind. A key dimension of this book is that it talks to the elusive concept of happiness. It attempts a more realistic definition of happiness and suggests ways in which one can create the conditions for happiness.
Description : As If the Heart Mattered expounds on John Wesley's image of religion as a house by exploring three main parts: the porch of repentance, the door of faith, and holiness (the house itself). Useful study helps include references to John Wesley sermons and Charles Wesley hymns. But this approach to spiritual life transcends Methodism and provides essential biblical truth applicable to all Christians. Questions for reflection or discussion are provided at the end of each chapter.
Description : Strategies for Happiness, Success, and Liberty is not just any ordinary autobiography; it is something immigrants or those contemplating to be will find helpful with its thirty one common sense guidelines and the eleven life tenets. Test yourself, challenge yourself, and find out for yourself, encourages the author