The Happiness Hack
In this groundbreaking, actionable book, Ellen Petry Leanse takes neuroscience out of the lab and brings it to everyday life, guiding new paths to increasing focus, reducing stress, and building true satisfaction.
The Happiness Hack explores the deeper meaning of human "happiness" and how modern life – and the brain's response to it – can compromise our natural set-point of connectedness, purpose, and satisfaction. This book challenges assumptions about what it means to find happiness and awakens new ways to connect with what really matters and resist the impulses that draw us away from a sense of well-being.
With a friendly, readable style and lively illustrations that explain how different parts of the brain process the thoughts and actions that help shape our sense of life mastery, this book helps readers begin to train their brain, increase mindful action, and "hack back" at the noise and distractions that draw us away from a sense of happiness.
About Ellen Petry Leanse (San Francisco, California Author)
Innovation coach and tech pioneer Ellen Petry Leanse has spent 35 years working with extraordinary leaders at Apple, Google, Facebook, and with dozens of tech startups. In her nine years at Apple she served on the Macintosh launch team (1984) and led the company's pioneering work in creating digital communities (1985). Her work since then has spanned entrepreneurship, investing, and strategy consulting. Today, combining decades of perspective with insights from neuroscience, design, and mindfulness practice, Ellen guides companies and individuals to “think different” about life satisfaction, relationships, impact, and the paths that build them.
An author, Stanford instructor, and respected Silicon Valley influencer, Ellen is passionate about intentional living and how our brains can shape or interfere with our sense of purpose. She's been featured on CNN and in publications including Time, Vogue.com, Forbes, and Business Insider, where her essay on the world "Just" has received nearly five million views.
Her book “The Happiness Hack" offers brain-aware paths to bringing more focus, calm, and life satisfaction in everyday life.