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A Grief Observed by C. S. Lewis

A beautiful yet honest account of C. S. Lewis' grief and slow recovery following his wife's tragic death.

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Authentic Happiness

Positive psychology founder Dr. Martin Seligman's homepage. Here you'll find questionnaires, surveys and scales for deeper self-insight. Of particular note, the VIA Character Strengths survey.

Visit www.authentichappiness.org

Changing for Good by James Prochaska

Pioneering change researcher explains the stages of change for humans.

Visit www.prochange.com

Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Professor of Medicine Emeritus, Kabat-Zinn has helped people the world over cope with stress, anxiety, pain and illness. The YouTube link below will take you to a 70-minute mindfulness session led by Kabat-Zinn.

Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nwwKbM_vJc

Lip Service: Smiles in Life, Death, Trust, Lies, Work, Memory, Sex and Politics

Nonverbal communication expert, Marianne LaFrance, focuses on the various consequences of a smile.

Visit www.mariannelafrance.com

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

This legendary work is a guide to finding meaning in difficult times. Frankl, a Holocaust-survivor and psychiatrist, could not have anticipated the power of his book which has sold more than 3 million English language copies. The link will take you to a Ted talk dating back to 1972.

Visit http://www.ted.com/talks/viktor_frankl_youth_in_search_of_meaning.html

Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson

In Fredrickson's book and on her website, you'll find the laboratory-tested tools a healthier, more vibrant and flourishing life.

Visit www.PositivityRatio.com

Science of Success by Heidi Grant Halvorson

From 9 Things Successful People Do Differently to Succeed, Halvorson delineates the steps to success.

Visit www.heidigranthalvorson.com

Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath

Gallup, the research organization that has studied human nature and behavior for more than 75 years, offers a strengths test you can do on your own. It requires purchase of their book.

Visit http://www.strengthsfinder.com/home.aspx

The changing world of work as seen by Dan Pink

Ahead of the curve, Dan Pink writes about today's working world. His four books are: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us; A Whole New Mind: Why Right Brainers Will Rule the Future; The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need; and, Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself.

Visit www.danpink.com

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

In her book, The Happiness Project, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun, Gretchen Rubin shares her path to happiness.

Visit www.happiness-project.com

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