Packed full of practical information and inspirational examples, Live Happier, Live Long will be the ultimate guide to achieving happiness for Australia's 3 million people over 65.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics there are more than 3 million Australians over the age of 65, and this number is only going to grow (in fact it's the fastest growing demographic in Australia). Thanks to compulsory superannuation many of these older Australians are relatively well prepared financially. However few, if any, are adequately prepared psychologically!
The good news is that many older Australians are well educated and keen to take the initiative in looking after themselves and keeping fit and healthy so as to continue living a full and rich life.
In Live Happier Live Longer Dr Sharp focuses on the key things people can do to increase their happiness and wellbeing as they get older, from emphasizing the importance of positive thinking and the benefits of physical activity, sleep and relaxation to the practical benefits of continuing to strive towards motivating goals. With loneliness a major issue amongst the elderly, he also provides tips on keeping in contact with family and friends, as well as making new friendships.
This is the perfect book for anyone over 50 who wants to live a long and happy life.
About the Author
Dr Timothy Sharp has three degrees in psychology (including a PHD) and an impressive record as an academic, clinician and coach. He runs one of sydney's oldest and most respected clinical psychology practices, a highly regarded executive coaching practice, and is the founder and CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) of the Happiness Institute, which is Australia's first organisation devoted solely to enhancing happiness in individuals, families and organisations (www.thehappinessinstitute.com).
Dr Sharp has taught at all the major universities in New South Wales and is currently an adjunct professor (in positive psychology) at both the School of Management, Faculty of Business at UTS in Sydney and the School of Health Sciences at RMIT University in Melbourne. His primary areas of interest include positive ageing, the promotion of health and wellbeing across all domains, enhancing happiness at work and consulting and researching in the areas of leadership, resilience and positive education.
In 2008 Dr Sharp's achievements were recognised by the Australian Davos Connection when he received a future leadership award. Dr Sharp is also the author of The Happiness Handbook, 100 Ways to Happiness: A guide for busy people and 100 Ways to Happy Children: A guide for busy parents. As well as being sought out as a public speaker by numerous organisations, his frequent appearances in the local and international media mean he's been read, seen and heard by millions of people
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st July 2014
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3
Edition Number: 1