Happiness & Health: 9 Choices That Redefine What it Takes to Create Lifelong Vitality and Well-being
We all want to be healthy. In fact, in a recent national mega-study, declining health ranked as our greatest fear, far surpassing anxieties about finances, relationships, terrorism… or even spiders! Clearly it’s our #1 priority. Yet, we’ve chosen to control our health by focusing almost exclusively on low fat diets, exercise programs, and trips to the doctor. As important as these are, we haven’t tapped into our most powerful and available route to good health, what scientists refer to as the New Frontier – our positive emotions. New research shows that they are a root cause of good health, high immune function, and better healing.
Rick Foster and Greg Hicks, national best-selling authors of How We Choose to Be Happy, have spent over a decade studying happiness and its relationship to health through their research with The Mayo Clinic and hundreds of interviews. Along with Jen Seda, MD, a founding member of Mayo’s Department of Integrative Medicine, Rick and Greg present their revolutionary system of 9 choices in Happiness & Health. The first practical guide to how anyone can create the positive emotions medically proven to make you healthier, they are truly breaking ground.
Having trained over 10,000 doctors, nurses, patients, and people from all walks of life, they’ve discovered that, when you follow the 9 choices, you live in a state they call “Brilliant Health.” Brilliant Health is a deep feeling of vitality, wellbeing, and a sense that you’ve achieved the highest possible quality of life. You have a healthier body down to the cellular level, you have better brain function, you recover faster from illness and injury, your organ systems work better, and you can even look forward to a longer, and definitely better life.
How We Choose To Be Happy: The 9 Choices of Extremely Happy People, Their Secrets, Their Stories
When Rick and Greg set out on a three-year voyage to study extremely happy people, their travels took them to a corporate manager in Seattle balancing her career and family, a retired doctor and holocaust survivor in Amsterdam, a hardware store owner in rural Alabama — and more than three hundred others around the world.
Regardless of your genetic makeup, personality, or background, you can learn to make these choices. Insightful, intimate, and inspiring, this book will show you, in practical terms, how to harness the power of your intentions, “recast” stress and problems, live authentically — and ultimately join the ranks of extremely happy people.
“LeaderShock” describes what’s happening to leaders everywhere. Faced with the chaos, demands and difficult relationships in business today, leaders in all walks of life feel overwhelmed, frustrated and ineffective. As a management consultant with clients in over 30 industries, I’ve watched LeaderShock grow more debilitating each year — registering on the workplace as slowed growth, low morale and lack of confidence in management. In short, LeaderShock now affects everyone — employees, companies, stockholders — but most of all the leaders themselves who are searching for a new brand of leadership that will give them the powerful effectiveness they need and the personal exhilaration they want.
Unlike other leadership solutions which prescribe generic traits and competencies, my program offers a radically different solution: a practical roadmap of eight behavioral rules you can use regardless of your personality, experience level, organizational culture, gender or age. Mix all eight rules together and something amazing happens: all those outside forces you can’t control, no longer control you. You become the masterful and invigorated leader you want to be.
Whether you lead a three-person team or a multinational conglomerate, you will learn how to:
- Activate and express “Intentions” to create extraordinary relationships and get the outcomes you really want.
- Use “Recasting” — a surprising and acutely analytical new way to convert stress and problems into strength.
- Create a uniquely accountable and truth-driven culture that excites and motivate your people.
- Become proactive and forceful without overpowering others.
The Martha is Mine…An Almost True Story
This is a new book for children by Rick and Greg filled with vivid watercolor illustrations.
Then one dark day The Martha disappears from the Marina under mysterious circumstances.
Find out what happens to us all in this whimsical and enchanting fable about false blame, ownership, the power of community, and, finally, happiness.