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Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the 3 to 1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life - Barbara L. Fredrickson

This was a quick read for me. I always like reading these type of self-help books.  I am a firm believer that taking control of your emotions and concentrating on what you can control leads to a happier life. I used to place so much blame at the feet of others, this realization was a game - no life changer for me when I accepted it years ago.


A lot of this book was nothing new, but it's laid out in such a practical way making it easier to apply.


What I enjoyed about this book were the studies about "positivity", the tie-ins to cognitive behavioral therapy and the success stories. Also the clarification on what "positivity" is, as it is so often confused with a 'Pollyanna' type response to bad situations. That is not what it is. 


I would recommend this book.