The Secret of Authentic Happiness

An eye-opening shift of perspective on the secret of authentic happiness: how surprisingly simple, everyday acts lead to lifelong joy and fulfillment, from the experts at Live Happy magazine.

We are all increasingly hungry for soul-deep happiness. All over the globe, from the hallways of Harvard, where the university’s most popular course is a class on positive psychology, to the United Nations’ resolution naming March 20th the International Day of Happiness, the question of how to be authentically happy concerns millions of lives today.

But what if the secret of lasting happiness is actually . . . simple? Now, in Live Happy, the editors of Live Happy magazine, the first lifestyle publication dedicated to the timeless quest to achieve authentic happiness, reveal that true happiness is all about the big impact of small acts of everyday happiness.

Organized around the key components of a happy life, from gratitude to attitude and play to purpose, Live Happy brings together illuminating real-life happiness stories, eye-opening examinations on the science of happiness, and simple and inspiring everyday “happy acts” to empower readers to achieve big happiness breakthroughs.

Authentic happiness is within reach—and Live Happy shows readers how they can manifest it not only in their own lives but also make a positive and lasting difference in the world.


“Here is a well-written and insightful book that puts happiness within our grasp.
Live Happy offers the science of happiness as excellent guided practices
as well as compelling human stories.”

— Fred Luskin, Ph.D., 
Director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project and author of Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness

“With its lively tone and riveting stories, Live Happy’s book makes accessible the profound research being done all over the world on what makes people truly happy. I recommend it highly!”

— Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D.
Co-founder of the Wholebeing Institute and Happier.TV and author of Choose the Life You Want: The Mindful Way to Happiness


"Full of practical wisdom, sound science and beautiful stories, I can't think of a better prescription to connect the dots between health and happiness than reading this book."

— Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Author of Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness

"Live Happy's book about choosing joy is the perfect combination of science, heartwarming stories and important, helpful guidance. The reader gets swept up in the touching, educational and entertaining content while finding ways to make his or her own life more joyful in the process. Live Happy knows how to spread the happiness message!"

—Stacy Kaiser
Psychotherapist, advice columnist for USA Today and author of How to Be a Grown Up: The Ten Secret Skills Everyone Needs to Know


"Although I've been a student of positive psychology for over a decade, there is so much that is new in this book--illustrated with terrific personal stories that bring theory to life--that I think it ought to be among the top 10 books anyone has in a happiness library. It is comprehensive, proactive and relevant to everyone, and I can't recommend the book highly enough."

—Caroline Miller, MAPP
Best-selling author of My Name is Caroline and Create Your Best Life: The Ultimate Life List Guide

"What a wonderful read! Every story--we mean EVERY story--is engaging. We read most of it in one night. Kudos to the Live Happy folks for giving people a book they'll want to come home to!"

—Margaret H. Greenberg and Senia Maymin, Ph.D.  
Executive consultants and authors of the bestseller Profit from the Positive: Proven Leadership Strategies to Boost Productivity and Transform Your Business

“In the last 20 years scientists have begun to confirm the wisdom of the ancients: We can become happier, more fulfilled people by introducing a set of practices and habits into our daily lives. Live Happy’s book makes this wisdom accessible to everyone, and should be read and enjoyed by anyone who wants to change for the better."

—Lord James O’Shaughnessy
Chair of the Steering Committee of the International Positive Education Network (IPEN) and Founder of Floreat Education, United Kingdom