Choosing Happier
Transforming the World - 1000 smiles at a time!
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Would you like to be able to choose to be happier?
Did you know that scientists and researchers have discovered: 
- Why some people are much happier than others? 
- Happier people are more successful, resilient, creative, productive, kind and energetic, plus they have better health and relationships? 
- We all have a happiness set point (a level of happiness that we keep returning to)? 
- That this set point can be raised just by learning some simple habits and new ways of seeing the world?
This book busts the modern happiness myths that assert that we can find lasting happiness through having more money, buying more things, or being famous, successful or powerful. Instead, it provides science-backed, actionable, effective, and simple practices that can make being happier a whole lot easier whoever and wherever you presently are. Choosing Happier will teach you the skills, mind-sets and habits that will make it easy for you to live with more contentment and joy on a daily basis.

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Jem Friar is a Health and Well-being Coach, Naturopathic Consultant and the original Personal Detox Coach. He has trained in many forms of bodywork, yoga instruction and meditation. He presently lives near Dartmoor, in Devon, UK, where he is able to enjoy the luscious, green, rolling hills and a slower pace of country life.

Jem has a unique and fascinating perspective on life due to having spent 14 years living and working in over 50 countries around the world. When he can, he still loves to travel to explore different cultures, meet interesting people and appreciate the beauty of this amazing world. He has also spent over 28 years working directly with individuals and groups as an alternative therapist and coach, supporting them to live in a more balanced, healthy and happy way.

Apart from his focus on self-growth and healing work on the individual level, Jem is passionate about humanity’s need to evolve and have a more benign impact on each other and our planet’s biosphere. To this end, he created the “Happier Planet Mission Statement” which lies behind everything that he now does:

"To inspire and enable people to live more content and happy lives so that we all express and experience a greater level of kindness, care and consciousness. In this way, humanity as a whole will be able to thrive in an environmentally sustainable, benevolent, socially just and peaceful way on planet Earth."

When not writing, Jem is either coaching individuals and groups online or running detox retreats. His coaching is either focused on supporting people to improve their health and well-being or to live more happily and in alignment with their purpose. He is particularly passionate about coaching anyone working in the field of creating positive planetary change i.e. with change makers who are attempting to make this world a better place.

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Publisher’s Notes
The Happier Planet Mission Statement
Why You Should Read This Book
Why I Wrote This Book
How To Read This Book
A Special Invitation
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Understanding Happiness
Chapter 2. Gratitude And Appreciation – The Foundation Stones Of Happiness
Chapter 3. Meditation
Chapter 4. Acknowledging Your Strengths Of Character
Chapter 5. Exercise, Diet And Sleep
Chapter 6. Random Acts Of Kindness
Chapter 7. Social Connection
Chapter 8. Using Your Physiology
Chapter 9. Create A Supportive Environment
Chapter 10. Having Downtime And Not Multitasking
Chapter 11. Jumpstart Your Joy
Chapter 12. Guidance By Joy
Chapter 13. Having Purpose
Chapter 14. Self-Compassion
Chapter 15. Practice Optimism
Chapter 16. Being Human – Embracing All Of Our Emotions
Chapter 17. Developing Resilience
Chapter 18. The Butterfly Effect – Impacting Your World
Chapter 19. Conscious Happiness At A National Scale
In Conclusion
One More Thing…
A Special Invitation
Bonus Chapter: How to Improve Your Sleep
Appendix 1. Happiness Tools And Resources
About The Author
Other Books By Jem Friar


"This is such a great and useful book, full of interesting and inspiring facts and exercises. Anything that stacks the cards in the direction of genuine happiness is good for people and planet and this book is a wonderful contribution. Enjoy!" - Ya'Acov Darling Khan (Author & co-founder of Movement Medicine)
"It seems crazy that we need to be reminded that happiness is an option, but we do, and this book helps you to stay on track and keep choosing to become happier." - Midi Fairgieve (Author)