Toward Thriving

Thanks for your interest in learning more connected to the Toward Thriving keynote/workshop. Below you will find a list of the books that I mentioned and some videos as well. I even included some I didn’t mention directly. If you are interested in a bit of a deeper dive on content briefly mentioned you can scroll through my posts related to this topic which are compiled at this link.

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Books Referenced

Achor, S. (2010). The happiness advantage: The seven principles of positive psychology that fuel success and performance at work. New York: Broadway Books.

Ben-Shahar, T. (2007). Happier: Learn the secrets to daily joy and lasting fulfillment. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Brach, T. (2004). Radical acceptance: Embracing your life with the heart of a Buddha. New York: Bantam Books.

Bstan ʼdzin rgya, m., Dalai Lama, Tutu, D., & Abrams, D. (2016). The book of joy: Lasting happiness in a changing world. New York: Penguin Random House.

Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1990). Flow: The psychology of optimal experience. New York: Harper & Row.

Dweck, C. S. (2008). Mindset: The new psychology of success. New York: Ballantine Books.


Fredrickson, B. (2012). Positivity: Groundbreaking research reveals how to embrace the hidden strength of positive emotions, overcome negativity, and thrive. New York, NY: MJF Books.


Heath, C., & Heath, D. (2007). Made to stick: Why some ideas survive and others die. New York: Random House.

Heath, C., & Heath, D. (2010). Switch: How to change things when change is hard). New York: Broadway Books.

McKeown, G. (2014). Essentialism: The disciplined pursuit of less. New York: Crown.

Rath, T. (2007). Strengths Finder 2.0. New York: Gallup Press.

Seligman, M. E. P. (2011). Flourish: A visionary new understanding of happiness and well-being. New York: Free Press.

Siegel, D. J. (2010). Mindsight: The new science of personal transformation. New York: Bantam Books.

Related Videos

Here is Mindsight author Daniel Siegel sharing the hand model of the brain we discussed.

One of the keys to helping others with their transformations is understanding the concept of neuroplasticity.

Here is a short summary of Mindsight by Daniel Siegel.