Project Happiness Handbook
Happiness, joy, hope...whatever you want to call it you CAN have more. Happiness is contagious, and it is always possible to be happier. The Project Happiness Handbook combines the best of mindfulness, positive psychology, neuroscience, and conflict resolution. It has over 70 experiential activities and guides readers on a transformational journey to self awareness, stress reduction and personal empowerment. It also provides practical solutions that can be used in day to day living.
People can learn to be happier. Neuroscientist Dr Richard Davidson compares cultivating happiness to learning to play tennis. You won’t be at Wimbledon the first week, but with practice, practice, practice you can become a pretty proficient player. Similarly, with practice, people can learn to access their own happiness in ways they may not have even known.
The Project Happiness Handbook is now being used in the US, Canada, India, Nigeria, Nepal, Guatemala and Australia. The goal of Project Happiness is to touch lives and set the foundation for a generation that is more compassionate – with themselves and one another.
Project Happiness is more than just a project; it is a social movement. The project began with a group of high school seniors from across the world joining together to explore the meaning of true happiness and is captured in the documentary Project Happiness. Project Happiness Handbook by Randy Taran & Marian Lineger was developed to serve as a workbook that guides readers into discovering the meaning of their personal happiness. Through a combination of positive psychology, personal insights from the students involved in the project; and reflective exercises, this book invites readers to create more happiness for themselves that will in turn create a ripple effect in the world around them.
This project is the beginning of a positive revolution that will give youth the right tools to change the world for the better. This book is the perfect start for such a revolution and would be a great addition to community and education programs for youth. Each page is full of vibrant colors and illustrations that will definitely keep young readers interested. It is the perfect workbook for innovative teachers interested in inspiring their students to change our world for a better tomorrow. Kudos to authors Randy Taran & Marian Lineger for creating such an influential piece of work that is more than just an interesting read, but something that will assist our youth in being an agent for positive change.