Feelings like anger, boredom, guilt, and anxiety might be uncomfortable, but they are also incredibly useful. In this ground-breaking book, acclaimed psychologists Dr Todd Kashdan and Dr Robert Biswas-Diener explain why positivity and mindfulness can only take us so far. To live life to the full, we need to cultivate 'emotional agility' - the ability to access our full range of emotions (not just the 'good' ones). Find out why:
* Anger fuels creativity
* Guilt sparks improvement
* Self-doubt enhances performance
* Selfishness increases courage
Drawing on years of scientific research and a wide array of real-life examples from sports, parenting, relationships, business and more, The Power of Negative Emotion is a bold handbook for a more fulfilling and successful life.
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
'[A] well-researched and highly fact-based read'.* The Glass House *
'A really cleverly packaged, quite brilliant idea... the ultimate end of January read'-- Alexandra Heminsley * Radio 2 *
'Entertaining and informative'* Press Association *
'Rather good.. may entice you into reclaiming your dark side'* The Times *
'A new way of thinking'* The Sun *
'The perfect manual for someone waking up on a January morning'* Independent on Sunday *
'A highly refreshing alternative to the idea that one must pursue happiness at all costs.'-- Kelly McGonigal, author of The Willpower Instinct
'Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the hidden elements of a happy, fulfilling, engaged life.'-- Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author of The Happiness Project
'I feel like I have five new superpowers after reading this book. The dark side does indeed have an upside - and this book teaches us how to harness it, so we can truly lead more heroic and purposeful lives.'-- Jane McGonigal, author of Reality Is Broken
'With verve, humour, solid research, and lots of examples, the authors cut through prevailing myths about happiness to show what actually creates a fulfilling, contributing life. Brave, bold, and brilliant.'-- Rick Hanson, author of Buddha's Brain
'At long last, here's a book on why happiness can make us sad and mindfulness might be overrated. If you haven't read it yet, you should feel guilty - and it turns out that will be good for you.'-- Adam Grant, author of Give and Take
'Full of scientific research yet laugh-out-loud funny, this book is a must read. The authors turn everything on its head - questioning the wisdom of positive psychology and the pursuit of happiness - all in order to help us flourish and be happy!'-- Kristin Neff, author of Self-Compassion
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