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Is happiness a choice…….?

Is happiness a choice…….?


How to Retrain Your Brain to Overcome Pessimism and Achieve a More Positive Outlook

By Elaine Fox

The book is mentioned and Elaine is quoted in today’s Wall Street Journal, as part of story on self-compassion and cheering yourself on that’s featured on the cover of the Personal Journal section.

In addition, Elaine participated in a live online chat about the article, hosted by the Wall Street Journal’s “The Juggle” blog, from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern today.

To read the chat click hear:

“[A]n informative new book on the science of optimism.”

—Jane E. Brody, New York Times

“It’s worth sticking with the hard science of Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain. Fox offers persuasive arguments that ‘we are well on the way toward creating people and societies that will allow healthy minds to truly flourish.’”

Philadelphia Inquirer

“Fox brings to this book a wealth of knowledge and experience from her many years as head of the psychology department and Center for Brain Science at the University of Essex. She explains how the latest research in the areas of genetics, neurology, and psychology intersects and how it relates to optimistic versus pessimistic attitudes toward life…. Fox’s writing style will appeal to a lay audience with scholarly interests.” 

Library Journal

“A psychologist looks at the influence that outlook – a tendency toward optimism or pessimism – can play in shaping the events in our lives…. An insightful addition to the self-help bookshelf.”

Kirkus Reviews

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