Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

With New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Hanson's four steps, you can counterbalance your brain's negativity bias and learn to hardwire happiness in only a few minutes each day. 

Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated? Because your brain evolved to learn quickly from bad experiences and slowly from good ones, but you can change this.
Life isn’t easy, and having a brain wired to take in the bad and ignore the good makes us worried, irritated, and stressed, instead of confident, secure, and happy. But each day is filled with opportunities to build inner strengths and Dr. Rick Hanson, an acclaimed clinical psychologist, shows what you can do to override the brain’s default pessimism.
Hardwiring Happiness lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures full of happiness, love, confidence, and peace. You’ll learn to see through the lies your brain tells you. Dr. Hanson’s four steps build strengths into your brain to make contentment and a powerful sense of resilience the new normal. In just minutes a day, you can transform your brain into a refuge and power center of calm and happiness.

Rick Hanson
hr min
October 8
Random House Audio

Customer Reviews

LittleTanner ,

Great content

Lots of helpful content but slightly repetitive. I would recommend getting the book version over the audiobook because it was hard to consume in audiobook format without track names or a pdf table of contents. There are a lot of references throughout the book to check out more in another chapter but with all the audio files just being named track 2, track 34, etc. it’s hard to follow.

hjchoe07 ,

R E : view of physical and inter -logical modem intriguing &’ -able ‘ @—-// “ productivity

A w e ‘_s o m e review of help ful ideas instead of procrastinating Also simply — just instead of reviewing of dialogue and symmetry distinction —‘/ Pro longing Associated : __\ % ^ communication ! “

Steve Ols ,

Missing essentials

Diagrams/Tables essential to the book do not appear to be avialable. Most books that have tables important to the subject have then available online. Perhaps the thought is that if you buy the more expensive audiobook you'll end up buying the less expensive book to get the tables. That will tend to make some people unhappy.

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