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Livehappy.com’s Top 10 Stories of 2017

Catch up on Livehappy.com’s most popular stories of the year, including the best books about happiness and tips for beating anxiety and depression.

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These inspiring articles made readers the happiest over the past year.

This has been a year filled with lively, uplifting articles and plenty of recommendations for books filled with tools and tips for living a happier life. Here are our 10 most popular stories of the year.

1. 10 Books for Depression and Anxiety

We interviewed experts in the field of mental health and combed through the shelves to find the most recommended, helpful and varied list of titles about overcoming depression and anxiety. From straight-ahead workbooks by psychiatric specialists to literary memoirs, the books on this list are intended to make those who are suffering know that they are not alone.

2. Top 10 Books About Happiness

Looking for an uplifting read over the holidays? This list will take you all the way to next year, with can’t-miss recommendations such as Brene Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection and Gretchen Rubin’s best-seller, The Happiness Project.

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3. 9 Best Books for Spiritual Enlightenment

If you have been feeling a little mired down in the material world, try picking up one of these books—by authors such as Deepak Chopra, Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama. They are sure to transport you to a higher plane.

4. Top 10 Books That Will Change Your Life in 2017

In 2017 we recommended exciting new titles from digital happiness expert Amy Blankson, hygge writer Meik Wiking and grit guru Caroline Miller.

5. Sharing Brings Happiness

Though published on Livehappy.com back in 2013, this article on the importance of sharing continues to please.

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6. Ditch These 5 Habits to Find Happiness

This feature story, originally published in the print edition of Live Happy, highlights several people who drastically changed their lives to follow their dreams and discover true happiness. What would you give up to find happiness?

7. Top 10 Books That Will Change Your Life in 2016

This article topped the chart in 2016 and 2017. The list includes groundbreaking books such as The Happiness Equation by Neil Pasricha and The Happiness Track by Stanford researcher Emma Seppälä.

8. 10 Best Books to Help Achieve Your Goals

It can be hard to get motivated and stay committed when we set goals for ourselves. Luckily, we can learn from the pros when it comes to motivation, productivity, goal-setting and time-management. This book list has it all.

9. 12 Top Positive Psychology Courses You Can Take Online

Anyone interested in studying the fascinating science of happiness can now do so at the click of a keyboard. Whether you want to take a casual class or earn a certificate, there are several great options to choose from, taught by some of the biggest names in the field.

10. 3 Expert-Tested Tips to Tackle Anxiety

Alice Boyes, Ph.D., is not only a psychologist and expert on crippling anxiety, she has also experienced it. Read some of the main tips for overcoming the racing heart, nausea and obsessive thoughts that are included in her book, The Anxiety Toolkit.

 

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