The Happiness Project
by Gretchen Rubin
Author Gretchen Rubin decides one day that she should be happier. The result? A methodical, year-long quest for happiness using a blend of research and common sense. This is the kind of book you’ll want to discuss with friends. If you’re inspired enough to undertake your own happiness project, you might also enjoy Rubin’s other books Better Than Before; Happier at Home; The Four Tendencies; Outer Order, Inner Calm.
by Shawn Achor
Author, speaker, CEO and former Harvard researcher Shawn Achor is one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. His entertaining TED Talk The Happy Secret to Better Work has more than 20 million views and is one of the top five TED Talks of all time (If you watch, you'll see why. It's the perfect antidote to a difficult day). Achor’s books (including The Happiness Advantage) offer powerful ways you can train your brain to be happier.
by Brene Brown
Dr. Brene Brown, speaker, research professor at the University of Houston and CEO of The Daring Way, is both brilliant and funny. Through entertaining personal stories and solid research, she encourages her audience to be courageous, strong and to never give up along the way. If you like this book, you may enjoy her other titles including: The Gifts of Imperfection; Daring Greatly; Dare to Lead; Braving the Wilderness and I Thought It Was Just Me.
Make Your Bed
by Admiral William McRaven
Admiral William McRaven shares ten principles he learned during Navy Seal Training that have helped him achieve success throughout his life. This short read is based on McRaven’s powerful commencement address to the University of Texas at Austin’s graduating class. You may be surprised to learn which small actions can add up to big change.