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Happiness is in your Hands - Resource Guide

Updated: Apr 14, 2022

In her inspiring speech regarding happiness and how to find it even through the darkest moment, Barbara LeVeque referred to a few authors that she leaned on as resources. During the time of her 60th birthday, Barbara dived into happiness and the science behind happiness. She vowed she would live a life of happiness moving forward.

Here are a few books (and moving authors) from her arsenal.

Dr Joe Dispenza { author | lecturer | chiropractor }

Dr Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree and is a Doctor of Chiropractic. His post graduate training includes the fields of neuroscience and neuroplasticity, quantitative electroencephalogram (QEEG) measurements, epigenetics, mind-body medicine, and brain/heart coherence. As a researcher, lecturer, author, and corporate consultant, his interest lies in demystifying the mystical so that people have all the tools within their reach to make measurable changes in their lives.

Dr Joe works on being the living example of everything he teaches. He also appreciates good food and wine, communing with nature, and being around highly creative people.

Barbara referenced Dr. Joe's research in neuroscience and the placebo effect his books Evolve Your Brain and You are the Placebo.

Shawn Achor { author | speaker | CEO of Good Think Inc}

After spending twelve years at Harvard University, Shawn Achor has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. His research on mindset made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the most popular of all time with over 13 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions. Shawn has lectured or worked with over a third of the Fortune 100 companies, as well as the NFL, the NBA, the Pentagon and the White House.

Shawn is the author of New York Times best-selling books The Happiness Advantage (2010) and Big Potential (2018). He has now lectured in more than 50 countries speaking to CEOs in China, doctors in Dubai, schoolchildren in South Africa, and farmers in Zimbabwe. His Happiness Advantage training is one of the largest and most successful positive psychology corporate training programs in the world.

Using Shawn's work as an anchor, Barbara was able to turn her learning into a lifestyle and live what she had learned.

Gretchen Rubin { author | influencer | researcher}

Gretchen Rubin is one of today’s most influential and thought-provoking observers of happiness and human nature. She’s known for her ability to distill and convey complex ideas with humor and clarity, in a way that’s accessible to a wide audience.

In her work, she draws from cutting-edge science, the wisdom of the ages, lessons from popular culture, and her own experiences to explore how we can make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative.

Leaning into her book, The Happiness Project, Barbara was able to take one day at a time and find happiness everywhere she looked.

These authors and countless others have so many powerful books, podcasts, and courses. If you wish to find happiness inside each day - start searching. Remember, happiness is in your hands.


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