The folks who bring us a “daily dose of research based happiness,” Senia Maymin and Kathryn Britton, the senior editors of the Positive Psychology News Daily (PPND), just released their book picks for the holidays which include the incredibly rich Creating Your Best Life: The Ultimate Life List Guide by Caroline Adams Miller and Michael Frisch. I interviewed both Maymin and Miller, who added their positive psychology perspective to my book, Self-Promotion for Introverts®.

Maymin and Britton also just announced the release of Resilience: How to Navigate Life’s Curves, a book they co-edited. Here’s how they describe the book:

“Do you ever lie awake worrying at night? Do you worry about how your boss is unhappy with your work or how you failed an exam or how your son may get swine flu or how your parents are old and need attention?” While it’s written for a broad audience, Resilience is of particular appeal to introverts since we tend to have no shortage of chatter in our heads.

Maymin and Britton continue: “The biggest misperception about positive psychology is that it is positive thinking. It is not. Positive psychology is the study of what makes people grow and flourish, no matter what circumstances surround them.

“Worrying about things that may never occur takes a huge toll on people.” Maymin and Britton conclude their description of Resilience with an important question: “What tools and techniques emerge from research that can help all of us deal more effectively with the challenges of our time?”

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