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The Joy Compass: Eight Ways to Find Lasting Happiness, Gratitude, and Optimism in the Present Moment
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The Joy Compass: Eight Ways to Find Lasting Happiness, Gratitude, and Optimism in the Present Moment [Kindle Edition]

Donald Altman , Robert Biswas-Diener
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Product Description


"Don't be fooled, "The Joy Compass" is not the latest 'feel good' book--though it certainly will point the way to living a life of mindfulness, purpose and fulfillment. Donald Altman's 'compass' comes from his years of practicing in his own life what he teaches in this book and facilitates for his clients and students. He describes the various paths and practices it takes to live life as a creator, rather than a victim to all the forces in the world that conspire to steer us away from a life of choices and vitality. His simple--yet profound--writing rhythm offers 'content, practice, and reflection.' This is the 'CPR' our modern life needs for resuscitation!"

--David Emerald, co-founder of the Bainbridge Leadership Center and author of "The Power of TED" (The Empowerment Dynamic) and co-author of "TED for Diabetes: A Health Empowerment Story "

Book Description

A pocket guide that teaches simple, profound techniques drawn from meditation traditions, positive psychology, and neuroscience for living more joyfully in the moment.

Product Description

Do you long for the ability to live fully in the moment? Do you wish that you could transcend everyday worries, dissolve discontent, and find true happiness? If so, The Joy Compass is your guide.

Packed with tips and strategies for overriding the brain’s natural negativity bias, this practical pocket guide will teach you to recognize your negative moods as early as possible and refocus your attention toward the people, pleasures, and thoughts that bring you the most joy. Inside, you’ll find eight unique mindfulness pathways to align your personal happiness compass and keep joy within arm’s reach—no matter the situation. So get ready to reset your moods, release your laughter, and discover meaning and happiness right here, right now.

About the Author

Donald Altman, MA, LPC, is a practicing psychotherapist, vice president of The Center for Mindful Eating (, and adjunct professor at Portland State University and Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. The author of The Mindfulness Code, One-Minute Mindfulness and other books, he leads workshops around the country on mindful living and mindful eating. He lives in Portland, OR.
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