Summary What Happy Women Know: How New Findings in Positive Psychology Can Change Women's Lives for the Better Summary What Happy Women Know: How New Findings in Positive Psychology Can Change Women's Lives for the Better ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF T X and overinvesting in their careersIn What Happy Women Know Dr Baker synthesizes a wide range of current research on how women uniuely respond to life's slings and arrows and how they can best bounce back from them The book offers women a compelling set of tools that will help them accept the past and actively move toward a happier future of their own design. In the beginning of this book the reader is introduced to mid thirties Serena who has had a rough life and is now feeling apathetic about life Serena is beyond depression She feels nothing When Serena goes to Canyon Ranch for mental care she encounters a new way of being doctored Instead of focusing on Serena s negative life experiences and delving into Serena s negative memories chooses to have Serena focus on positive things After a while Serena begins to feel better and leaves the ranch much happier than she has been in a long time Appreciation goes a long way for Serena When compared to the Freudian techniues used on their way to mental health I find positive psychology a wonderful concept The fact that Serena had had a lot of bad things happen and was led to happiness by appreciation is great but it still relies on factors outside of herself to get to happiness Her doctor brought it to her attention that she had some good things happen to her in life along with the bad and that she needed to focus on those things How about people who have very few good things compared to a tremendous amount of bad things What if someone only ever had bad things happen to them What then is the answer What do THEY have to be appreciative about so that they can begin their travel toward happiness Of course this is an exaggeration but it is still possible Therefore the only way to be Happy is to make the choice to BE Happy regardless of the bad or good I read on and encountered discussions on plastic surgery due to not being happy with oneself and feeling unloved perfectionism disposition to happiness and relationships One relationship story centers around Janice who at 45 is a plastic surgery ueen It seems Janice flies home to visit her mother When her mother sees her the first thing she does is criticize her The authors then state that it is no wonder that Janice has had so many plastic surgeries I agreed and then was totally blown away by the following tidbit that was written directly under It states Happy women know that their worth is not determined by what they have or how they look but rather by successful relationships and emotional well being What in the world does that have to do with positive thinking How in the world is Janice expected to be a happy woman when her relationship with her mother is evidently toxic No matter how much women know that is shouldn t be important what their mothers think matters A lot To state that and then to present the Janice scenario and then that tidbit about successful relationships was awful How is a woman like Janice whose mother is not going anywhere save for death or tossing out of her life supposed to become a happy woman How Well here is the answer Happy women know that their worth is determined on the mere fact that they exist No relationship no matter how successful or not can change that Looking outside of oneself for happiness is the surest way to become an unhappy person Happiness is a CHOICE Chose to be happy no matter what That doesn t mean that you can t be sad It only means that bad things will happen people will be cruel and all you can do is chose to rise above it and be a happy YOU for YOU In fact by statistics alone Janice would have been happier trying to find happiness in what she had and how she looks than in trying to have a successful relationship with someone who is cruel At least she is in 100% control of the junk she buys and how she looks compared to 50% control she has in creating a successful relationship with her mother The analysis and conclusion presented left much to be desired Epic fail I m not very far into this book I am hoping to encounter something useful and logical in this book I ended up just dropping this book
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Summary What Happy Women Know: How New Findings in Positive Psychology Can Change Women's Lives for the Better Summary What Happy Women Know: How New Findings in Positive Psychology Can Change Women's Lives for the Better ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF The director of Canyon Ranch's award winning Life Enhancement Program draws on the latest discoveries in psychology and gender specific medicine to help all women enjoy richer healthier fulfilling livesIn this innovative book about what brings women happiness Dr Dan Baker focuses on the five traps that can compromise happiness and leave women yearning for a bet.
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Summary What Happy Women Know: How New Findings in Positive Psychology Can Change Women's Lives for the Better Summary What Happy Women Know: How New Findings in Positive Psychology Can Change Women's Lives for the Better ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ter lifeUnlike clinical psychology which focuses on trying to fix what's wrong with an individual positive psychology builds on a person's natural strengths The root of most unhappiness fear finds a special expression in women who too often succumb to the happiness traps of perfectionism wanton wanting people pleasing seeking revenge thinking I'm nothing withou. Some general tips and inspiration on how to be happy and what happy women do A library book
- What Happy Women Know: How New Findings in Positive Psychology Can Change Women's Lives for the Better
- Dan Baker
- 12 March 2018