Endless Curiosity

Book 1: The Happiness Dance

The Happiness Dance (copyright me) is a book I’ve been working on about – wait for it – Happiness. It’s based on research that is being done in the field of happiness and well-being, but is different to other books because it is entirely graphical (okay, there are lots of words in the graphics, so sue me).

I decided to make it graphical to differentiate it from the million other books about happiness.  I started on the project when books on happiness were all the rage and I joined the herd. Not being a professor or researcher in the field I needed something to differentiate it, so I decided to go with a graphic-based approach rather than straight text. It’s been fun, I’ve done a lot of reading, learned a lot, changed a little, but now, if I never read another blog about happiness or life hacking again, it will be too soon.

I’m happy to receive feedback.

Introductory

The Happiness Dance
Introduction 1
Introduction 2
Introduction 3
Recommended Books
Key Points
The Numbers
Understanding Your Needs
Intentions
Measure
Change
Change 2
Change and Fear
Courage
Honesty
Happiness Traps
Accountability Traps
Happiness is Contagious

The Science

Evolution
Wanting and Needing
Fear
Fear 2
Elephant and Rider
Our Brains
Our Brains 2
Neurogenesis
Beliefs
Beliefs 2
Memory
Memory 2
Emotions

Doing

Doing
Engage with the World
Mind Body
Growth
Options
Time
Procrastination
Tasks
Helping Others
Work
Purpose
Purpose and Fear
Resistance
Say Yes More
Variety
Boredom
Excitement
Choices
Decisions
Losing Weight
Losing Weight 2

Thinking

Quotes about Thinking
Changing your Thinking
Dissatisfaction
Six Happiness Tools
Center of the Universe
Center of the Universe 2
No Man is an Island
No Self
Having to be Right
Emotional Reactions
Emotional Reactions 2
Empathy
Empathy 2
Arguing
Curiosity
Mindset
Mindset 2
Rock Piles
Stories
Stories 2
The Work
Cognitive Therapy
Cognitive Therapy Distortions
Money
Money 2
Money Fantasies
Status
Status 2
Envy
Envy 2
Learned Helplessness
Meditation
Letting Go
Letting Go 2
Letting Go 3
Being in the Present
Attention
Attention to Thoughts
Awareness
Appreciation
Gratitude
Optimism
Anticipation

People

The Golden Rule
Friends
Friends 2
Being with Others
Being with Others 2
Intimate Relationships
Intimate Relationships 2
Intimate Relationships 3
Intimate Relationships 4
Addressing Issues
Addressing Issues 2
Apologies
I-Messages
Non Violent Communication
Non Violent Communication 2
Sex
Sex 2
Women
Men

Words from Researchers

The Happiness Manifesto
Maslow’s List
What Researchers Say

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1 Comment »

  1. Wow…congrats! Are you officially done and going to try to get it published?? Do you have the book in a pdf file or something that’s continuous reading, rather than clicking through the pages on the website?

    Comment by nikki — May 13, 2010 @ 1:39 am


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