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Will Jelbert had what many people would consider the ideal life: a well paying job, a beautiful wife and a great apartment, but he still wasn't happy. One day the life he knew came to an abrupt end when he was thrown from his bike, face first into the sidewalk of a Sydney street. After a year in recovery and a divorce, Jelbert decided to dedicate the next three years to a happiness psychology research. The result: The Happiness Animal. The world's first dedicated exercise guide to happiness condenses the latest applied positive psychology research into a guide to five muscles. For each muscle, Jelbert first narrates his own personal struggle, and then provides five simple exercises that he uses to find the elusive 'happy' in his everyday life.
* * * * * "Jelbert has an incredible ability to say things that are logical and obvious, although without somebody pointing them out in the clear way he has done, most of us don't ever think them. He identifies the power of awareness, but before I read his book I was not even aware of many of my own thoughts''
- Danny Lawrence, BBC
* * * * * "Jelbert has captured an immense understanding of the inner workings of society's struggle to find happiness with a whole hearted and honest truth. The exercises explained are an excellent route back to the inner being of happiness. A must read for everyone!"
- Sadie Oliver, LIFE magazine
* * * * * "Jelbert writes with honesty, authenticity and animation that allows the words on each page to come alive and live within the reader"
- Lucy Proud, The Art of Being
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September 26, 2014
In The Happiness Animal author Will Jelbert displays a remarkable facility with the English language while drawing on his own compelling life story and an obvious depth of reading on the subject. The book approaches one of the most significant subjects in the human experience - happiness. Everyon...
September 26, 2014
I've just finished reading "The Happiness Animal" by Will Jelbert and found it to be an excellent read. I've always been interested in applied psychology and found this book to be full of great principles and useful exercises about being true to yourself, finding piece within yourself and discove...
February 20, 2015
I enjoyed the book at first as it started off as a personal journey from the authors perspective but then I was put off by the introduction of a trademarked happiness system. Not to say there isn't any value for others as the system is logical and easy to follow and raises some good points about...
December 20, 2016
Good ideas overall, but the writing style lacks conciseness with lots of repetitions, spelling out the obvious and giving oversimplified examples. The exercises the author offers didn't seem particularly helpful or practical to me.
January 08, 2017
While I loved the concept of the book and the authors perspective... the voice felt rather jumpy at times. Some of his applied ideas to examples listed fell short. The best writings were the quotes. You might be better off reading the published works that he references through out the book.
August 22, 2017
As the title says, we each have a happiness animal within us that we must nurture. Understanding that the way we live our lives cannot determine how we can be happy but by changing the way we think and do, in order to be happy. Change is good and it is necessary to get more improved results. In “...
September 03, 2017
The advice in this book is too generic to apply to a topic as broad as happiness. It felt more like a guide on how to change your life without offering any real concrete plans or steps. There were a lot of references to the author's own terms such as "exercising your happiness animal" that I neve...
July 07, 2017
While not my usual mystery and thriller type books I read, there were some profound words in this book about respect, happiness and kindness. Wish the whole world would read it and be able to draw something from it.
Profound words "You become happy by existing well. You are well when you are kind...
July 30, 2017
3.5 stars. A few good nuggets.... liked the part about "to-do" lists and link to character strength quiz. Format uneven for me and mostly not to my liking. However, did enjoy the "Sen Says" quotes and exercises (esp the last one).
June 04, 2017
I just couldn't get excited about this read. A book really needs to grab me in the first pages for me to continue reading
I just could not get excited about this book. If it doesn't command my attention in the first chapter I rarely finish the read.