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Beyond Happy Cover SmallBeyond Happy: Women, Work, and Well-Being

Despite the strides women have made toward equality in the workplace, they are less happy today than they were 40 years ago. The difficulties of fulfilling their multiple, often conflicting, roles is negatively impacting women’s well-being. Progress is being made, but change isn’t coming fast enough. Women are tired of waiting for things to get better.

Beyond Happy: Women, Work, and Well-Being presents cutting edge research combined with personal stories to illustrate how women can thrive despite the challenges they face. After surveying and interviewing hundreds of women, Beth Cabrera has identified a simple, yet powerful model for enhancing well-being.

Beyond Happy outlines two critical dimensions on which our well-being depends: 1) being happy or feeling good and 2) experiencing meaning in life by doing good.

Beyond Happy describes how you can increase your happiness by becoming more mindful, grateful, and hopeful.

Beyond Happy provides strategies for creating a more meaningful life, including living your values, developing your strengths, and making a positive impact.

Beyond Happy explains why relationships matter for your happiness and describes how they contribute to your sense of meaning.

Beyond Happy is full of tips for reducing stress, increasing joy, and living a more authentic, purpose-driven life.

To order a copy of Beyond Happy click here!


Washington Business Journal – Chasing work-life balance? Stop it, says George Mason happiness researcher

Dialogue – It takes a nation of millions to hold us back

Northern Virginia Magazine – Work-life balance isn’t real

Radio Interviews

Here & Now on NPR – Strategies for women balancing family and career

With Good Reason Radio – Why work isn’t working and how it needs to change

Talks & Podcasts

Fall for the Book Talk

Mountain Mantras Podcast – Be Happier with Beth Cabrera

Government Executive – How to live a life that’s ‘beyond happy’

Reading Lists

Inc. – 10 great books all leaders should read this fall

Huffington Post – 7 new books to read this fall

Mappalicious! – 7 more essential books on positive psychology for 2015/16

Praise for Beyond Happy

“Instead of focusing on getting it all done, Beth Cabrera emphasizes the importance of feeling good along the way. Her insights are important, so much so that they should be aimed at all parents and caregivers, not just women!”

— Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America and author of Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family

“An enjoyable, evidence-backed, and actionable read on how women can improve the quality of their lives.”

—Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals

“Beth Cabrera’s book, Beyond Happy, is a must-read for both men and women who want to thrive. It is packed with science, yet has a level of depth and warmth rarely found in non-fiction.”

Tom Rath, author of six New York Times bestsellers, his latest Are You Fully Charged? The Three Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life

“Beth Cabrera has written a meticulously researched, eye-opening book that is at once a call to action to change outdated workplace and cultural norms that are out of synch with the way we live, and an inspiring and evidence-based roadmap toward discovering our true purpose. Beyond Happy: Women, Work and Well-Being is an essential guidebook for any woman, any person, who wants to understand not only why are things so crazy, but how to change that, and to begin to live a joyful, meaningful life.”

Brigid Schulte, author of the New York Times bestselling Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play when No One has the Time

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