The Pleasant Path
A Better Journey
About the Book
The Forty Percent
Is it possible to become happier? Believe it or not, the answer is yes—and the great news is that we have forty percent control over our happiness. If we think of our lives as a pie chart in which our circumstances represent ten percent, and our set point—our genetically determined predisposition for happiness or unhappiness—represents fifty percent, that leaves us with forty percent of intentional activity. What makes up that forty percent? Our behavior does. Besides our genes and the situations we encounter, the way we choose to think and behave is the one critical thing left. We can see that the key to happiness lies in our daily intentional activities—not in changing our genetic makeup or life circumstances. All of us could be happier if we scrutinize what precise behaviors and thoughts happy people naturally and habitually engage in.
About the Author
Juana Cantador holds a BA and a PhD in psychology. She is a board certified PhD in positive psychology, as well as a certified life coach.
Originally from Madrid, Spain, Juana briefly attended journalism school and afterwards worked in the corporate arena for companies like Coca-Cola and Iberia Airlines, and at the pharmaceutical company, Merck. In 1995, Juana moved to the United States, where she has lived for nearly 20 years. She had the privilege to return to college in the United States to pursue her true longtime passion for psychology.
Since obtaining her degrees, Juana has been putting her knowledge obtained from the universities she attended for her psychology courses to work.
Juana has a passion for life and believes that there is always plenty of room for improvement in how we journey through our paths. She is already working on her second book. The author’s life coaching web site is: www.happierpositivepsychologycoaching.com.