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Ten Keys Book

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What really makes us happy?

Ten Keys to Happier Living is a fantastic book from psychology expert Vanessa King, which reveals how we can unlock the science of happiness to lead happier lives and create a happier world.

How can we improve our relationships? What helps us cope well with adversity? How does physical activity affect our mood? What makes life meaningful? The book explores these and many other questions, all based on the latest research about what really works.

What's inside the book:

  • Why each key matters - the science behind it
  • Reflections - To help you think about each key in your own life
  • Actions you can take - lots of evidence-based ideas to try

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The book is written in a friendly and approachable style. It's a great read and a resource you'll likely keep coming back to throughout both the ups and downs of your life. 

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"A wonderful menu for living a happier, more fulfilling and caring life. Strongly recommended"
  ~ Sir Anthony Seldon

"This brilliantly researched book gives you the cutting edge science and practical strategies to put a smile on your face"
  ~ Suzy Greaves  (Psychologies)

"While an eminently practical book, it is also wise and compassionate. Teaches us how to slow down and see the world anew"
  ~ Rachel Kelly  (best-selling author)

"Very informative guide to living a flourishing life. There's something in here for everyone"
  ~ Scott Barry Kaufman  (Imagination Institute)

"A beautifully compiled and very approachable book supported by high quality evidence. I warmly recommend it"
  ~ Prof Felicia Huppert  (University of Cambridge)


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About the author

Vanessa King is a board member of Action for Happiness and one of the UK's leading experts on positive psychology. In this groundbreaking new book she draws on the latest scientific research to lay out Ten Keys that really make a difference to our happiness, sharing ideas for practical actions and how to apply them in our daily lives - at home, at work and in the world around us.

After taking a degree in psychology, Vanessa completed her Master's degree in Applied Positive Psychology under Martin Seligman at the University of Pennsylvania. She led the development of the Ten Keys for Action for Happiness and regularly advises organisations and speaks at conferences, events and workshops all over the world.

She has written for the Guardian, been featured in the Sunday Telegraph magazine and supports Psychologies magazine as their Happiness Clubs expert. She's a two time TEDx speaker and has spoken at conferences on happiness and positive psychology in Australia, Bulgaria, Chile, China, the Netherlands, Romania, Turkey, UK and USA as well as festivals including the South Bank Summer of Love, Innocent Unplugged and Wilderness.

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Book details:
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback (336 pages)
Publication Date: 10 March 2016
ISBN: 9781472233424

You can order the book from Hive, Amazon, Book Depository or other bookshops

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New Happiness book for children based on the Ten Keys to Happier Living, packed with fun activities to learn and try out.

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