ISBN 9781683641100, 1683641108
Hardcover with dust jacket | 256 pages
In Happier Now, nationally recognized happiness expert Nataly Kogan teaches readers how to stop searching for that elusive “big happy” in the future and start finding more joy in everyday moments. Drawing from her own search to find happiness, Nataly shares simple, science-based practices for living happier and having greater resilience when times get tough. Experience more joy and meaning, boost your emotional immune system and embrace challenges with compassion and confidence.
Experience more joy and meaning each day—and have greater resilience when times get tough.
What if you could be happier, right now, without radically changing your life? As nationally recognized happiness expert Nataly Kogan teaches, happiness is not a nice feeling or a frivolous extra. It’s a critical, non-negotiable ingredient for living a fulfilling, meaningful, and healthy life—and it’s a skill that we can all learn and improve through practice. In Happier Now, Nataly shares an illuminating, inspiring, and science-based guide to help you build your happier skills and live with more joy, starting now.
Nataly’s own journey from Russian refugee to successful investor, tech executive, and founder and CEO of Happier taught her an important lesson: no matter how much you accomplish, how much you live the “right” way, or even how much gratitude you practice, life won’t always be smooth. “We experience genuine and lasting happiness when we stop trying to turn the negative into the positive,” Nataly writes, “and when we embrace the full range of our human emotions with compassion and strength.”
Throughout this engaging guide, Nataly describes how she went from being cynical and resistant to the ideas behind self-improvement and spirituality, to studying everything she could on the science of happiness, to completely shifting her mind-set. You’ll learn five core practices for building your happier skills—acceptance, gratitude, intentional kindness, knowing your bigger why, and self-care—along with the scientific research that supports each one.