Happiness Is a Choice

Happiness Is a Choice Don t let depression steal your joyDepression strikes nearly everyone at one time or another But even in the midst of struggle and pain there is hope Drawing from their professional training counsel

Happiness Happiness Is a Practice, Not a Destination Psychology Today Perhaps the biggest misconception about happiness now is the belief that happiness is a destination or that happiness can be bought It all sounds trite and a bit corny, but it is our journey through life and Happiness Psychology Today Ah, happiness, that elusive state Philosophers, theologians, psychologists, and even economists have long sought to define it, and since the s, a whole branch of psychology positive psychology has been dedicated to pinning it down and propagating it. Happiness Definition What Is Happiness GGM Oct , Most of us probably don t believe we need a formal definition of happiness we know it when we feel it, and we often use the term to describe a range of positive emotions, including joy, pride, contentment, and gratitude But to understand the causes and effects of happiness, researchers first need to define it. What is Happiness Learn About a Better Definition of Happiness is a feeling of contentment, that life is just as it should be Perfect happiness, enlightenment, comes when you have all of your needs satisfied While the perfect happiness of enlightenment may be hard to achieve, and even harder to maintain, happiness is not an either or case. Happiness is a state of mind HowtobeHappy Happiness is a state of mind Quotes Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be Abraham Lincoln Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind Daphne du Maurier Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality It is a state of mind If your mind is at peace, you are happy. Happiness Quotes BrainyQuote To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one s own mind If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

  • Title: Happiness Is a Choice
  • Author: Frank Minirth Paul D. Meier
  • ISBN: 9780800788278
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Don t let depression steal your joyDepression strikes nearly everyone at one time or another But even in the midst of struggle and pain, there is hope Drawing from their professional training, counseling experience, and biblical knowledge, Drs Minirth and Meier walk you through the symptoms of depression the primary sources of emotional pain personality dynamics thatDon t let depression steal your joyDepression strikes nearly everyone at one time or another But even in the midst of struggle and pain, there is hope Drawing from their professional training, counseling experience, and biblical knowledge, Drs Minirth and Meier walk you through the symptoms of depression the primary sources of emotional pain personality dynamics that lead to depression how to effectively deal with anger and anxiety medication and treatment optionsWith up to date research, Happiness Is a Choice explains the relationship between your spiritual life and your psychological health It offers basic steps toward recovery from depression so that you can enjoy a happy, fulfilling life.

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    1. In the event that a family member is depressed, and he doesn't feel bad enough already, recommend to him this book to add to his feelings of guilt and failure. This book basically says that if you are a Christian (not if you're a non-Christian, mind you; non-Christians are pretty much written off as hopeless by the authors) you can CHOOSE not to be depressed, and if you ARE clinically depressed, well, it's because you're a self-absorbed sinner who is not choosing not to be. "Happiness is a choic [...]

    2. This book pissed me off in the begining, so I stoped reading it. It is now on my shelf. I think he is to hard and critical on people who are depressed. Religion is not the only reason people get depressed. This book did not help me at all, in fact it made me worse. I do not recommend this book. His religious views outweight his medical views. I am a Christian, but I disagreed with what he was saying Jesus came to save the lost. Nobody is good enought to sve themselves. The Bible say if you commi [...]

    3. Someone told me once that you choose to be happy or not, and I thought they were full of it. I thought if it was that easy, I'd have done it by now. So I run across this crazy-titled book which happens to be by authors I respect. I was skeptical but willing to hear them out. I realize now what is meant by "Happiness Is A Choice." It is a series of choices, and a commitment to stick to the changes you've chosen, which will ultimately lead you to happiness. Will this be easy? Absolutely not. But t [...]

    4. This book was given to me by my family back in the days when we weren't getting alongobably about 1992-3. It is a horrendous book that gives long lists of all the 'unladylike' or 'unfeminine' things a woman could be doing that would make her 'unhappy' o firm a handshake, too independent, not cooking dinner for her husband.s like that. It refers a lot to women being 'hysterical' and the like. Sini Anderson stole my copy (borrowed, but then wouldn't give it back) and I would really like it back be [...]

    5. This book is extremely beneficial for everyone to read. Everyone has either been depressed or knows someone who struggles with it and this book does a wonderful job of breaking depression down to all levels of humanity. They talk about dpresion from every possible angle. However, you must read this book with an open heart and open mind, willing to see areas within yourself which need improvement. We all need help with life challenges and this book points attention to all the little things that d [...]

    6. This book was extremely helpful on the topic of NON chemical Depression. What I mean is depression that has been caused by a situation like a death or breakdown of a relationship. It highlights and discusses the types of emotions a person goes through to get to the other side and learn to enjoy life again.This book is NOT for those who have been diagnosed with clinical depression whose levels of Serotonin are out of whack.I'd recommend this book to a friend or family member who know someone go t [...]

    7. This is actually a pretty old-time book on depression and other mental illnesses. Alot of research and new practices and medications have been on the scene since this book was published. However, despite the old-fashioned views of the writer/s, I found the book to be basically sound and generally helpful. The only real objection I had to the book, was the conversations regarding women. Someone needs to tell the author/s that women are equal to men, not their inferiors.

    8. Not a light read or fluff book. Fairly in-depth look at depression and anxiety - what causes it, what are some options -- but with a twist. An interesting blend of Christianity and psychology written by two medical doctors.This was a giveaway.

    9. I thought this book was a great balance of information and readability. It never bogged down with too much medical terminology. It is a very helpful resource for anyone dealing with depression. I will say that it is geared toward believers. I did think at times the authors were a bit harsh but I truly believe their hearts are in the right place and they genuinely care about their readers. However, if you are not a believer but are open to Christianity and battling depression, this book will help [...]

    10. This book blames women and children for sexual abuse done to them and even warns that women are out to trick men into sinning so that the man's reputation and good name will be ruined. This is the worst book I have read in 40 years as a sexual abuse survivor and even just for helping with the pain depression causes. I think this could be a dangerous book for an abuser looking for an excuse for what he has done, because this book gives it to him in spades.

    11. This had very little information I have not heard before. The main problem is the book is showing a lot of problems that do not relate to me, making it hard to read as it is non-relatable. The book has old ideas, and was written as if speaking to a large audience, rather than in a one on one situation. There has to be better books out there on this subject. period.

    12. This book is great if you're reading these books (self-help) with a very open mind.if not, then it's not for you. But I did get more positive energy from it. It did open my eyes a little wider and helped motivate me a tad more. (I'm sorry to say, I failed to take notes for my review, so I will skim through quickly and hopefully give a better review in a day or two)

    13. It is a rather intense coverage of psychiatry for Christians who often beat themselves for not being good enough. It is very helpful for unravelling many insecurities and emotional problems and growing as a person. It is very balanced and has good medical backup.

    14. There are a few parts of this book I found useful, but overall it was extremely "Christian" including remarks about choosing to be homosexual as well as choosing to be depressed. There were lots of Biblical quotes. I was looking more for a book on how to have a more uplifting attitude on life.

    15. Another library book from this past year. Don't remember much on it. I believe there was some good info I came away with.

    16. This book was also recommended by a friend. Too much emphasis on depression and not enough about the "happy".

    17. I read this quite a long time ago and it was awesome from what I remember. I have quite a bit highlighted.

    18. Ok, it met a lot to me at the time! Basically, the title says it all. It didn't really cure my depression, which was largely biological, but it really helped!

    19. I abandoned this book about chapter 4. It was sexist and overly Christian. I quit when they explained how suicide is a sin! Yuk.

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