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Dr Tim Lomas is one of Europe's leading experts on positive psychology and the programme leader a... Read More

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Dr Tim Lomas is one of Europe's leading experts on positive psychology and the programme leader at the University of East London's MSc in Applied Positive Psychology (one of the most highly respected post-graduate courses in Europe). He has written for the Guardian and has published numerous academic papers in high-profile journals, including Psychology, Public Policy and Law, Mindfulness, Psychology and Health and the Journal of Happiness Studies. His first book The Positive Power of Negative Emotions was published in 2016.

'A delightful compendium' - Evening Standard

Have you ever had a feeling that you couldn't quite describe, because no English word exists for it?

Indeed, without such a word, it's difficult to remember or understand the feeling, and to talk about it with other people. This applies to all aspects of life, but most of all to that most sought-after of feelings, happiness, where our ability to both experience and understand it is limited by the words at our disposal.

However, all is not lost. Even if English has not created a word for a specific feeling, another language probably has. These are known as 'untranslatable' words, because they lack an exact equivalent in another language. By discovering and learning these words, the boundaries of our world expand accordingly. These words allow us to give voice to feelings that we've probably experienced, but have previously lacked the ability to conceptualise. They may even allow us to encounter new feelings that we hadn't previously been aware of or enjoyed.

This book will introduce you to a wealth of untranslatable words relating to happiness, from languages across the world. Reading it will enrich not just your understanding of happiness, but also the way that you experience it.

Discover a treasure trove of words from languages across the world, that will enrich not just your understanding of happiness, but also the way that you experience it.

Have you ever had a feeling that you couldn't quite describe, because no English word exists for it?

Indeed, without such a word, it's difficult to remember or understand the feeling, and to talk about it with other people. This applies to all aspects of life, but most of all to that most sought-after of feelings, happiness, where our ability to both experience and understand it is limited by the words at our disposal.

However, all is not lost. Even if English has not created a word for a specific feeling, another language probably has. These are known as 'untranslatable' words, because they lack an exact equivalent in another language. By discovering and learning these words, the boundaries of our world expand accordingly. These words allow us to give voice to feelings that we've probably experienced, but have lacked the ability to conceptualise. They may even allow us to encounter new feelings that we hadn't previously been aware of or enjoyed.

From tarab, the enchanting ecstasy produced by beautiful music, to selah, a quiet, reflective pause in the usual hustle and bustle of a working day, The Happiness Dictionary will introduce you to a wealth of new words that will enhance your emotional vocabulary and cultivate your understanding of happiness.

How to harness the power of 'untranslatable' words to help you live your best possible lifea delightful book[a] delightful compendium

Product Details

Title: TheHappiness Dictionary
SKU: BK0453412
EAN: 9780349417172
Language: English
Binding: Paperback

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