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December 28, 2018
Books

A Life-Changing Book For the New Year

Richard has been working on this book for three decades, and it is finally being released on New Year’s day. It is a book with two front covers. The Happiness Paradox explores the problem that is created when we look for happiness in the wrong places and with the wrong attitudes. The paradox is that most of us pursue Control, Ownership, and Independence in the belief that the more of them we have, the happier we will be. But in fact, these are the three things that pull us away from true happiness. The first “side” of the book presents the problem, and when the book is flipped over to The Happiness Paradigm, the alternative attitudes of Serendipity, Stewardship, and Synergicity are suggested as the opposite approaches that can “turn our lives right-side up.”

Richard’s research for this book took he and Linda to the ancient manuscripts in the British Museum and the emerald jungles of Sri Lanka and changed the way they live their life and the way they raised their family. “Essentially,” Richard says, “This book chronicles my 30-year search for the true antecedents of lasting happiness, and what I found is that we have to get rid of the attitudes that bring unhappiness before we can discover the true paths to real joy.”

The book is released on New Year’s day because it forms the basic framework for what could be the most thorough and life-changing New Year’s resolution that you will ever make. For a limited time, you can buy the book for 30% off.

For additional information on The Happiness Paradox:

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December 6, 2018
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Top Ten Marriage and Relationship Tips Bonus #11: Elevate Your Marriage Goal

The problem with “equality” in marriage is that it can induce a kind of confusion with “sameness” and a constant awareness of who is ahead and who is behind. It may produce more competition than cooperation. A better marriage goal is “oneness” where appreciation and cooperation and compensation for each other’s weaknesses can produce a synergy where the total is greater than the sum of its parts.

Hydrogen, by itself, is a gas possessing many unique properties. Oxygen is another gas with its own set of qualities. But when they are combined, in a committed, fused sort of way, they become marvelous, clear, flowing, life-giving water. In a similar way, a man and a woman, involved in and committed to the Oneness of their marriage, can continue to each possess their own individual qualities even as they combine them into a wonderful, synergistic union where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

For additional insights on the idea of oneness in marriage:

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