J Morris Hicks

J Morris Hicks

Posted December 23, 2011

Published in Health

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Happiness = Healthy Body + Healthy Mind

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And this post is all about the "mind" part of the equation.

While visiting in Florida last week, my girlfriend Ruth shared a book with me that I read while I was there: What Happy People Know, How the new science of happiness can change your life for the better; by Dan Baker, PhD, Director of the Life Enhancement Program at Canyon Ranch. The book leads off with a quote by Aristotle from the Nicomachean Ethics:

Happiness is the whole aim and end of human existence --- Aristotle

by Dr. Dan Baker of the Canyon Ranch

In a nutshell, it all boils down to fear and love -- and neither of them can happen at the same time. Fortunately for us, love is stronger and can squeeze out the fear factor anytime we choose.

Whereas our book describes how one can easily take charge of their own physical health, this powerful book outlines how many of us can take charge of our happiness. And like our book, his simple and effective concepts are not widely embraced by the mainstream psychological community -- YET. Just like in the medical field, there's not much money to be made in people becoming healthy.

Also like our 4Leaf approach of focusing on the positive, Dr. Baker pretty much ignores the horrid memories of your past and delves right into building on the positive things in your life -- the people and things that you love. I just ordered three copies this morning (will make a good companion gift with our book); there is a link for you to do the same at the end of this post. Click here to continue reading this post.

—J. Morris Hicks…blogging daily at