n.B. The below is a rolling list of resources concerned with ‘living better’. This is certainly not exhaustive, and will be continuously updated and maintained; please keep checking back.


Positive Psychology:
Happier, Tal-Ben Shahar
Happiness: Lessons From a New Science, Richard Layard
Flow: The Classic Work on How to Achieve Happiness, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Creativity, Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi
Stumbling on Happiness, Daniel Gilbert
The Happiness Hypothesis, Jonathan Haidt
The Art of Happiness, Dalai Lama & Howard C. Cutler
Beyond Happiness, Anthony Seldon
The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin
The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country, Helen Russell
Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman
Working With Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman

Psychology (general):
Thrive: The Power of Psychological Therapy, Richard Layard & David M. Clark
The Chimp Paradox, Dr. Steve Peters
Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice, Matthew Syed

The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, Ken Robinson & Lou Arnica
Drive, Daniel H. Pink
A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future, Daniel H. Pink


Richard Layard (Professor & Lord, Economist)
About: Wikipedia pageLSE CEP page (incl. publications)
TEDx Talk: Our basic purpose
Recommended reading: ‘Happiness: Lessons from a New Science’‘Thrive: The Power of Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies’

Barry Schwartz (Psychologist)
TED Talk: The paradox of choice (YouTube link – here)
Further TED Talks + info: here
Twitter: @BarrySch

Daniel Gilbert (Social Psychologist)
TED Talk: The surprising science of happiness (YouTube link – here)
Further TED Talks + info: here

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus (‘The Minimalists’)
TEDx Talk: A rich life with less stuff
Twitter: @TheMinimalists

Leo Babauta (Creator of ‘Zen Habits’)
Twitter: @zen_habits

Chris Reining (Creator of ‘Mr Everyday Dollar’)
Twitter: @MrEverydayDolla


Action For Happiness
About: helps people take practical action to improve mental wellbeing and to create a happier and more caring society. (Patron: The Dalai Lama)