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The How of Happiness
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By Melissa Bess
My name is Melissa Bess. I am a Nutrition and Health Education Specialist with University of Missouri Extension. This health and wellness blog started as a way to help improve MU Extension faculty and staff wellness but has grown to a much larger ...
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MU Extension Health and Wellness
My name is Melissa Bess. I am a Nutrition and Health Education Specialist with University of Missouri Extension. This health and wellness blog started as a way to help improve MU Extension faculty and staff wellness but has grown to a much larger audience. Follow me, share with others, bookmark this page, leave comments, and enjoy.
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Sonja Lyubomirsky has a book called The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want. The How of Happiness offers a new and potentially life-changing way to understand our innate potential for joy and happiness as well as our ability to sustain it in our lives.

The website also a section on discovering happiness. Did you know?

  • Our happiness peaks around age 65.
  • Hugs really do make people feel happier.
  • The practice of replaying our happiest events can make you happier.
  • Rich people aren't as happy as we would expect.
  • Religious people are happier, healthier, and cope better with trauma.
If you didn't know those things and/or want to learn more about happiness, check out the section on Discovering Happiness. If you are looking for a new book to read, this one would be beneficial to most anyone.

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