Happy: Simple Steps for Getting the Life You Want

Happy: Simple Steps for Getting the Life You Want

by Ian K. Smith M.D.

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Overview

Happiness isn't the too-brief rush that comes from getting something you've wanted—it's the lasting great feeling that comes from becoming someone you want to be. And someone others want to be with, too. No matter where you start, Happy can help you improve your life and permanently alter your level of happiness.

Dr. Ian has inspired millions to lose weight. In counseling dieters, Smith learned that while achieving hard-fought goals can help make a person happy, even real accomplishments may not make happiness stick. In Happy, Dr. Ian Smith presents a simple program that motivates readers to understand the behaviors and mind-sets that work and last, including:

—How to be optimistic

—Why optimism and realism are not opposites

—The importance of family and community

—Tapping the power of simple pleasures

—Mastering modern life to live in the moment

—What we can learn from the Danish people

Happy is a life-changing book from one of America's most trusted voices.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312672775
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 12/21/2010
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,188,626
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Ian K. Smith, M.D., is the number one bestselling author of The Fat Smash Diet, Extreme Fat Smash Diet, The 4 Day Diet, The 4 Day Detox and EAT. He is a medical contributor on The View and The Rachael Ray Show, the diet expert on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club, and host of the nationally syndicated radio show Healthwise on American Urban Radio Networks. He writes a medical column for Men's Health magazine. He has written for various publications including Time and Newsweek, and been featured in People, Essence, Ebony and Cosmopolitan, among others. He is a former medical correspondent for NBC and for NewsChannel 4 in New York, where he filed reports for NBC's Nightly News and The Today Show. In 2007, he created the 50 Million Pound Challenge, a free national weight loss initiative with a growing list of more than 1.9 million people registered. Dr. Smith graduated from Harvard College with an AB and received a master's in science education from Columbia University. He attended Dartmouth Medical School and completed the last two years of his medical education and graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. A native of Danbury, Connecticut, Dr. Smith currently resides in Manhattan.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Epiphany 1

1 What is Happiness? 15

2 Play to your Strengths 41

3 The Silver Lining 57

4 Simplicity is Bliss 81

5 North of Zero 103

6 The Art of Dreams 123

7 Happy at Work 141

8 Let it Flow 161

9 Happiness Boosters 175

10 Painting your Life's Landscape 199

Notes 221

Acknowledgments 225

Index 227

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