Présentation de l'éditeur
Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer's 14,000 Things to Be Happy About sold more than one million copies and started a groundswell of self-awareness, gratitude, and contentment . Her new book offers easy-to-use tools and techniques for helping readers "choose" happiness in their everyday lives. Making lists, mind maps, and journals can help you set goals, inspire you, and motivate you to achieve the things that bring you happiness. This delightful book is filled with steps to take toward reaching any goal, with sidebars about staying encouraged and redefining what makes you happy. It will simply and efficiently expand your creative output, help you solve personal problems, and guide you in new and positive directions. Take your happiness into your own hands and discover new joy in your life! This field guide help you find the way. The Field Guide to Happiness is a book about using interesting tools to note things that make you happy and about setting yourself on a course to choose happiness. It is how to write the Book of Your Life in the way most comfortable for you, including creating lists, journals, diaries, memory books, and/or mind maps. Various creative list-making and journal-keeping techniques are discussed and illustrated, as well as the uses of such materials for goal-setting, retrospection, discovery, meditation, and recordkeeping for your children and descendants. The Field Guide to Happiness is about self-understanding, transforming personal problems, redoing the plot of your life, expanding creativity, and discovering joy.
Biographie de l'auteur
Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer is the author of more than 30 books, including the bestselling 14,000 Things to be Happy About (Workman) and the Page-a-Day calendars based on it. Barbara holds a PhD and MPhil in Linguistics, a PhD in Archaeology, an MA in Buddhist Studies, and a BS in physical education. She is Managing Editor/Chief Lexicographer for Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, and Reference.com. She has also worked for such companies as Answers.com, Ask Jeeves, idealab, Mindmaker, General Electric Research, IBM Research, and Wang.