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The Little Book of Happiness: Simple Practices for a Good Life

Miriam Akhtar

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Self-help & personal development

A fully illustrated pocket guide to happiness from leading Positive Psychologist Miriam Akhtar.

What is happiness? What can we do to be happier? Why does happiness matter?

In this beautifully illustrated little book, leading Positive Psychologist Miriam Akhtar introduces us to the key ingredients of a well-lived and fulfilling life.

Drawing on her expert knowledge of the Science of Happiness, the author shares 12 evidence-based Happiness Habits and the key practices that will help us obtain and sustain happiness in our daily lives - such as connecting with others, feeling gratitude, spending time in nature, being mindful, savouring the moment and practising positive emotion.

Bursting with practical, accessible tools and easy-to-follow exercises, this little book offers readers invaluable advice on how to create the best conditions for a happy life, well lived.

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Miriam Akhtar

Miriam Akhtar MAPP is a leading Positive Psychology practitioner and an expert on the science of happiness. She works as a trainer, coach and consultant, and is a highly engaging keynote speaker. She is also a visiting lecturer at a number of universities on MAPP (MSc Applied Positive Psychology) programmes. Miriam is the author of Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression and What is Post-traumatic Growth? and was one of 100 global experts invited to contribute to The World Book of Happiness. Her work has been featured in newspapers and magazines including the Telegraph, the Daily Mail, the Sunday Times, Psychologies, Top Sante and Men's Health and she has made many appearances on BBC radio, including on Radio 4's Woman's Hour. She lives in Bristol, UK.

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