The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky

“Nothing in life is as important as you think it is
while you are thinking about it.”
~ Sonja Lyubomirsky ~


Brian Johnson’s PhilosophersNotes have been one of the key tools in my own personal development and discovery of joy and gratitude in my life.  Click the banner below and check out his free audio samples – especially The Four Agreements – even if you have read it, being able to relive the key points in that book while you are driving to work is a great gift.

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 The How of Happiness

The How of Happiness by Sonja LyubomirskyFrom Amazon:
You see here a different kind of happiness book. The How of Happiness is a comprehensive guide to understanding the elements of happiness based on years of groundbreaking scientific research. It is also a practical, empowering, and easy-to-follow workbook, incorporating happiness strategies, exercises in new ways of thinking, and quizzes for understanding our individuality, all in an effort to help us realize our innate potential for joy and ways to sustain it in our lives. Drawing upon years of pioneering research with thousands of men and women, The How of Happiness is both a powerful contribution to the field of positive psychology and a gift to people who have sought to take their happiness into their own hands.

More about The How of Happiness at Amazon


Who is Sonja Lyubomirsky?

sonja-lyubomirskySonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. Originally from Russia, she received her A.B., summa cum laude, from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology from Stanford University. Lyubomirsky currently teaches courses in social psychology and positive psychology and serves as the Department of Psychology’s graduate advisor. Her teaching and mentoring of students have been recognized with the Faculty of the Year and Faculty Mentor of the Year Awards.

More about Sonja Lyubomirsky at


My Thoughts

graysweaterRecently the concept of prosperity was defined in my daily team meeting as a combination of health, wealth, and happiness.  So when Brian Johnson answered the question “why be happy?” this morning, “because it leads to increased health and wealth” it put a real smile on my face.  Nowhere did he use the word prosperity, but understanding the goal as a single concept, well, I can’t help buy hear Spock in my head, “Live long and prosper.”

This video is a super quick look at an awesome book filled with really effective steps to increase our happiness, and why these steps work.  I’ve listened to the audio for this complete note from Brian Johnson’s collection more times than I can count – any time I need a reminder.  And over the years since I began listening I’ve implemented most of the 12 recommended happiness activities with great success in my life.

If you enjoy the video I highly recommend visiting Entheos and getting the full collection of PhilosophersNotes as well as purchasing The How of Happiness.

Come on get happy.  Can you hear it?  Lol.

Thank you for your gracious ear.


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