Happiness is closer than you think, or so believes Tal Ben-Shahar, a Harvard University trained Ph.D. Ben-Shahar is a New York Times bestselling author, teacher and happiness expert who focuses on positive psychology, positive leadership, ethics, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting and mindfulness, all of which, in healthy doses, have the potential to lead to contentment and happiness.
“The number one predictor of well-being [and] of happiness is time, quality time we spend with our family, friends, people we care about and who care about us. In our modern world, unfortunately this quality time is eroding,” says Ben-Shahar. Doing simple things like spending less time on the phone and having what he calls “e-mail-free zones” can lead to a happier, more productive life.
Ben-Shahar spreads his happiness-related tips and tricks to the world through his books (Being Happy, Happier, Even Happier and The Pursuit of Perfect) and by utilizing web-based technology. His website, http://www.talbenshahar.com, provides online courses and resources that will help individuals and organizations flourish.
In a nutshell, “One of the most important things that we can do in our modern world is to simplify, to do less rather than more,”says Ben-Shahar. “The challenge is not to entirely get rid of have-tos but to reduce them and, as much as possible, replace them with want-tos” (Ben-Shahar, Happier p. 75).
See what else Tal Ben-Shahar has to say about happiness at the upcoming Atlantic Meets Pacific conference.
For more information about the upcoming Atlantic Meets the Pacific (TAMTP) Conference (October 7-9, 2012), contact information and list of speakers, please visit the following link: http://www.atlanticmeetspacific.com
To register for the event, please visit: http://atlanticmeetspacific.inticketing.com/events/202704