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Lost and Found : How to Wander Your Way to a Better Life - Tim Sharp

Lost and Found

How to Wander Your Way to a Better Life

By: Tim Sharp

Paperback | 2 July 2024

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Dr Tim Sharp has been researching, writing and speaking about happiness for decades, as one of Australia's leaders of the positive psychology movement. But in recent years, he's realised that maybe he's been a bit more lost than he wanted to admit. And that might actually be a good thing.

A large and growing body of research highlights the value of getting 'lost' to improve our resilience and our mental health. That could mean literally wandering outdoors in nature or letting our minds do the wandering by sitting with negative thoughts and unpleasant emotions, rather than constantly trying to fight or push them away.

Packed with psychological insights, practical tips and personal stories from Tim's life, Lost and Found is a new kind of self-help book that invites all of you to the table: the bad and the good, your failures and your successes, challenges and breakthroughs. By sitting with discomfort, we allow ourselves to become more authentic and vulnerable - and by becoming lost, we find our true selves.

'Dr Happy's book is like having a friendly tour guide: he's been to the dark places, he's been lost and found his way home again. Tim sharing his experience and wisdom in a relatable way made me feel okay with the days I have felt profoundly lost in my own life. It's beautiful.' - Alison Daddo

'Lost and Found is bursting with enough lightbulb moments to power a city. Buy a copy for yourself and your loved ones. This is the path to a life well lived.' - Tracey Spicer

'Dr Tim Sharp is the living embodiment of blazing an authentic trail through the forest of life. These pages are profoundly transformative.' - Dr Rebecca Ray, bestselling author of Setting Boundaries

'As a person who spent many of their early years lost, I can fully appreciate the potential of this wonderful book to change many lives for the better. Tim's combination of personal and professional experience, innovative analytics and wide-ranging research weaves a powerful narrative that is as compelling as it is practical.' - Dr Paul Callaghan, bestselling author of The Dreaming Path

'Dr Tim Sharp's new book encourages you to take the road less travelled. He explains through story and science how, when we detour into the unknown, we grow stronger and flourish.' - Sophie Scott, broadcaster and journalist

About the Author

Dr. Tim Sharp is Australia's very own 'Dr Happy', at the forefront of the positive psychology movement and founder of the Happiness Institute. He has run one of Sydney's most respected clinical psychology practices, a highly regarded executive coaching practice, has taught at most of the major universities in Australia and is currently Adjunct Professor at both UTS and RMIT. He is also the bestselling author of a number of books, including The Good Sleep Guide, The Happiness Handbook, 100 Ways to Happiness and 100 Ways to Happy Children, and the popular Habits for Happiness audiobook series with Audible. He regularly appears on Australian TV, featuring on Today, The Morning Show, Studio 10, The Project and many other programs.

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