Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Happiness 101 with Tal Ben-Shahar|
Actor: Tal Ben-Shahar
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Documentary
Grounded in the positive psychology movement, Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar combines scientific studies, scholarly research, self-help advice, and spiritual enlightenment to teach people how to learn to be happy. In a WGBH Boston and... more »
Butterscotch | USA | 12/31/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Tal Ben-Shahar's book, Happiness, is wonderful. It's filled with helpful information and actual 'trick's' you can use to increase your level of happiness. In the era of positive psychology it is well worth your time to read, if you haven't done so already. My expectation was that the DVD would expand upon the book and offer new and different information. Unfortunately, the DVD was a major disappointment. It is about 40 minutes long (with a 15 minute counseling session tacked on at the end); basicially, Ben-Shahar highlights 5 or so points from his book and talks about them to a small audience. His writing is far better than his speaking ability - I found him to be a really boring presenter and was glad I'd read the book first. The DVD was pointless, to be honest. It doesn't offer the same insights as the book and it doesn't come across as helpful, informative or interesting. It would have been a better idea to have him put his book on audio CD for people to listen to. Watching him and listening to him wasn't good at all."
Charming, intelligent & practical
academic monk | Ohio | 03/10/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is easy to see how this was the most popular class at Harvard. It is not all that common that information as solid and useful as this is presented with such genuine compassion and charm. I have read many books and heard many lectures on the subject and this is easily one of the very best offerings in the field. Excellent in technical quality, content and presentation. A genuine gift to us all, my heartfelt thanks to the author/presenter."