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Ron Gutman at TED2011The Hidden Power of Smiling

Elizabeth Gilbert, "Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear"

 

Shauna Niequist, "Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living"

 

Mary Oliver reading Wild Geese

Want to be happy? Be grateful. by David Steindl-Rast

Shawn Achor, "The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work"

 

Sharon Salzberg, "Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection"

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream

 

Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

Good genes are nice, but joy is better: Harvard study, almost 80 years old, has proved that embracing community helps us live longer, and be happier

 

Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones, Second Edition: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest

Pema Chodron, Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living

 

Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali

Marie Kondō, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

 

The Minimalists: http://theminimalists.com

Ellen and Ellie Get Organized with Marie Kondo

Martin Seligman, Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well Being

 

Sonja Lyubomirsky, The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want

 

Dan Buettner, "Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way"

Gordon Matthews, "What Makes Life Worth Living?: How Japanese and Americans Make Sense of Their Worlds"

Amy Cuddy, "Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges"

 

Amy Cuddy at TEDGlobal 2012, Your body language may shape who you are

 

Inside the debate about power posing: a Q & A with Amy Cuddy

Brené Brown "Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

 

Doing well by doing good. The relationship between formal volunteering and self-reported health and happiness from social science and medicine

 

A Summer's Day read by Mary Oliver

Cal Newport, "Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World"

Yuna L. Ferguson, Kennon M. Sheldon, Trying to be happier really can work: Two experimental studies. The Journal of Positive Psychology.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Eva Selhub and Alan Logan, "Your Brain On Nature: The Science of Nature's Influence on Your Health, Happiness and Vitality"

Bum Jin Park, Yuko Tsunetsugu, Tamami Kasetani, Takahide Kagawa, and Yoshifumi Miyazaki, The physiological effects of Shinrin-yoku (taking in the forest atmosphere or forest bathing): evidence from field experiments in 24 forests across Japan

Jeffrey M. Craig, Alan C. Logan and Susan L. Prescott, Natural environments, nature relatedness and the ecological theater: connecting satellites and sequencing to shinrin-yoku

Piero Ferrucci, The Power of Kindness: The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life

kindness.org

 

Loving-Kindness Meditation practice associated with longer telomeres in women.

 

The effect of loving-kindness meditation on positive emotions: a meta-analytic review.