By Eric Barker
June 10, 2014

Excerpts from my interview with Oliver Burkeman, author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking.

 

What The Ancient Stoics Can Teach You About Happiness

Oliver Burkeman:

Eric:

Oliver Burkeman:

Why Thinking Positive Fails

Oliver Burkeman:

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How To Set Goals That Work

Oliver Burkeman:

 

Related Books Oliver Recommends

 

Another Immediately Useful Happiness Technique

Oliver Burkeman:

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