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by Todd B. Kashdan

  • Author: Todd B. Kashdan
  • ISBN: 0061661198
  • ISBN13: 978-0061661198
  • ePub: 1387 kb | FB2: 1114 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Happiness
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (December 7, 2010)
  • Pages: 336
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 907
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Curious?: Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life ePub download

And the journey can be as happy as the destination. -Marci Shimoff, author of Happy for No Reason). They happen when we are mindful, when we explore what's novel, when we live in the moment, when we are open to new experiences and relish the unknown.

They happen when we are mindful, when we explore what's novel, when we live in the moment, when we are open to new experiences and relish the unknown. Using science, story, and practical exercises, Dr. Kashdan offers a blueprint for building lasting, meaningful relationships, improving health, increasing creativity, and boosting productivity.

This book hits on the missing ingredient in so many lives, which I also believe is the cornerstone of happiness.

What is essential to creating a fulfilling life? . This book was assigned to me as part of a cutting edge professional wellness coach training program.

What is essential to creating a fulfilling life? The answer i. eing curious. And the journey can be as happy as the destination. One of the things that make this program so cutting edge is that it teaches an evidenced based coaching method that enables practitioners to guide clients toward healthier and more fulfilled lives.

Xii, 336 pages ; 24 cm. Far from killing cats, curiosity breathes new life into almost everything it touches

Xii, 336 pages ; 24 cm. Far from killing cats, curiosity breathes new life into almost everything it touches. They happen when we are mindful, when we explore what's novel, and when we live in the moment and embrace uncertainty.

Curious? is one of those rare books that can make you rethink how you see the world

Curious? is one of those rare books that can make you rethink how you see the world. Arianna Huffington This is the perfect book to read when you are having second thoughts about challenging yourself to explore that next step in life! -Stephen Post, P. coauthor of Why Good Things Happen to Good PeopleDiscover the missing ingredient to a fulfilling life with Curious? In this fascinating, enlightening volume, renowned psychology professor Todd Kashdan reveals how cultivating curiosity is the road to happy, healthy, and meaningful living and the true key to falling in love with life.

Kashdan has written two books for the general public titled "The Upside of Your Dark . Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life.

Kashdan has written two books for the general public titled "The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why being your whole self - not just your good self - drives success and fulfillment" and "Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life", given a TEDx talk, writes regularly for Psychology Today and The Huffington Post,. He has given more than 300 national and international talks and published more than 175.

Curious? is one of those rare books that can make you rethink how you see the world

Curious? is one of those rare books that can make you rethink how you see the world. -Arianna Huffington "This is the perfect book to read when you are having second thoughts about challenging yourself to explore that next step in life!" -. -Stephen Post, P. coauthor ofWhy Good Things Happen to Good People

Discover the missing ingredient to a fulfilling life with Curious? In this fascinating, enlightening volume, renowned psychology professor Todd Kashdan reveals how cultivating curiosity is the road to happy, healthy, an. .

Discover the missing ingredient to a fulfilling life with Curious? In this fascinating, enlightening volume, renowned psychology professor Todd Kashdan reveals how cultivating curiosity is the road to happy, healthy, and meaningful living and the true key to falling in love with life. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life. To the five women in my life, Sarah, my best friend and life partner. Raven and Chloe, my little beacons of curiosity and exploration.

“Curious? is one of those rare books that can make you rethink how you see the world.”—Arianna Huffington

 

“This is the perfect book to read when you are having second thoughts about challenging yourself to explore that next step in life!”—Stephen Post, Ph.D., coauthor of Why Good Things Happen to Good People

Discover the missing ingredient to a fulfilling life with Curious? In this fascinating, enlightening volume, renowned psychology professor Todd Kashdan reveals how cultivating curiosity is the road to happy, healthy, and meaningful living and the true key to falling in love with life.
Dyni
Great read! Makes some great points and how we should approach our daily lives. Some are obvious but often ignored by the human mind.
Onaxan
There are hundreds (if not thousands) of books on the subject of happiness. Many of them focus on the moment-to-moment elements like gratitude, joy, hope, etc. Of course, these positive emotions have incredible value to us all and they can be seen as the foundation of lasting happiness, but they are fleeting.

Kashdan is masterful in his taking his research and that of his colleagues to teach us how simply being interested in our surroundings can lead to more meaning & purpose, improved relationships and lower levels of anxiety (that's one of my favorite chapters!). Kashdan is committed to science AND having us take a different look at happiness.

I like to refer to "curiosity" as a first cousin of mindfulness. I'm not sure that you can label this book as "self-help," but there are plenty of nuggets to help you lead a life of greater well being and satisfaction - I've read dozens of books from all the stars in positive psychology, this is usually the one that I recommend to friends and colleagues.
Jonide
Overall, I found the book very helpful to my practice as a weight loss coach. I would also imagine that it would be a beneficial read for teachers, lawyers, marketers, psychologists, counselors and any professional that seeks a deeper understanding of human behavior. Furthermore, I think it would be an outstanding book for people searching for happiness as it may help them discover more meaningful destinations like fulfillment and significance.

This book was assigned to me as part of a cutting edge professional wellness coach training program. One of the things that make this program so cutting edge is that it teaches an evidenced based coaching method that enables practitioners to guide clients toward healthier and more fulfilled lives. The developers of this methodology have painstakingly pulled together a reading list that represents the finest, most provocative thinking within the human potential movement. After reading Curious?, I believe including this particular book was a choice well made.

To begin, Dr. Kashdan confronts the popular notion that the relentless pursuit of happiness will eventually result in fulfillment. While he acknowledges the role of happiness in the creation of a creation of a fulfilling life, he remarks that when we focus on it, we lose out on experiencing the elegance and complexity of being human. He cautions that this monocular search for happiness could lead to us missing "the other important pieces of the puzzle, such as meaning in life, maturity, wisdom, and compassion. " He later posits that happiness is rather an elusive concept and that we humans are generally not happy simply being happy. According to him and the body of research that he presents, people need more. They also need challenge, variety and engagement. He then goes on to make a very compelling argument that curiosity is a vehicle that can transport us to true fulfillment.

While it can be argued that this book is a monocular look at fulfillment through the lens of curiosity, I would have to disagree. I found it intriguing to spend time looking at my work as a specialist in human motivation through this lens. I found the work specifically helpful to my practice as a weight loss coach and took away many lessons and practical applications which I have already incorporated into my coaching system.
What I found particularly enjoyable was how the book was able to connect a wide variety of research and other books in the genre with curiosity while still honoring the essence of the original work. I saw connections to Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath, A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink, Positivity: Groundbreaking Research Reveals How to Embrace the Hidden Strength of Positive Emotions, Overcome Negativity, and Thrive by Barbara Fredrickson and The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch to name a few. As I read, I felt that by connecting the lessons I had learned from these other authors with curiosity helped deepen my understanding of how to apply those lessons in the real world.
I appreciated how Dr. Kashdan demonstrated real world examples of how cultivating curiosity leads to better communication, improved work environments, stronger marriages, deeper friendships, more favorable first impressions and, yes a more fulfilled life.

Since I was reading this on my Kindle, I noticed that I was using the Kindle's connection to social media often while reading this book. Members of my network were frequently treated to snippets of wisdom from the book and I received many positive comments about the passages that I posted on Facebook and Twitter.
Global Progression
One of my favorite pop psychology books. Have read the book at least 3 times now--gives me a surge of positive energy when I embrace the ideas. In addition to the hard copy, I purchased the kindle version, and have even listened to the audio version. He goes into too much detail about his personal life, but that's too be expected with pop. self-help books.
Ndyardin
After hearing Kashdan on NPR shortly after the release of his book, I was looking forward getting a copy in my hands to read. I thought the book would be a validation for those described as inquisitive at best, nerdy at worst. It was that, and much more. Regardless of whether you consider yourself a curious person, or the idea of incorporating more exploration into your life is intriguing, the book has immediate and accessible appeal. In reading the book, I was struck by how easy it was to connect with Kashdan's theories and outlook on the concept of curiosity, and how to constructively incorporate more of it into one's life. Of particular interest was the concept of using curiosity to enhance interpersonal relationships, and the role that curiosity can play in counterbalancing anxiety.
From my perspective, a large part of Kashdan's success with this book is that he does not come off as a fusty academic, despite having a PhD after his name. His demeanor comes off as hip and contemporary without really trying (the guy admits he listens to Tool at high volume when he does his most productive writing) He is a self-described curious person, and the enthusiasm he brings to researching the subject shows. The result is a enjoyable read. Lastly, I appreciated that Kashdan chose to include sample personality inventories and exercises at the end of the book, rather than throughout - ensuring its place as an easy to use tool for enhancing one's life....
Glei
This book is a fantastic read. Very simply, it offers an enlightened view on how being curious may be the most important characteristic for someone to have in order to lead a happy life. And I think it does a wonderful job of making it's point. So much so, that after reading it, I've actually made a concerted effort to be more curious and I have to tell you, it really does work. I VERY highly recommend this for everyone. You need to give it a read.
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