Coverbild Contentment von Christina Berndt, ISBN-978-3-423-34929-1


Contentment is a pretty reliable emotion. It may be less thrilling than the euphoria of happiness, but it has the advantage of being a great deal more stable and enduring. Rooted in in a basically positive mindset – a fundamentally life-affirming attitude – contentment is governed more by the mind than the heart; it is the result of cognitive processes. This gives it an unbeatable edge: we can influence our sense of contentment far more than the inherently transient feeling of happiness. What’s more, contentment is a wellspring of creativity – and it is a strategy we can learn. It’s just a matter of occasionally dropping some of our aspirations or adapting them to our individual preferences. The central question is: what really matters to ME?
Based on sound scientific evidence, this book shows us how to work on our contentment by way of case studies, self-tests and checklists.

Press acclaim for Resilience:
…a fascinating, comprehensible textbook which encourages us to start thinking about our own mental hygiene.
Der Tagesspiegel

…Drawing on cutting edge-research and many case studies, science journalist CB explains why some of us seem to come equipped with a tougher carapace that sees them through times of crisis.

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256 pages, ISBN 978-3-423-34929-1

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About the author
Portrait von Christina Berndt

Christina Berndt

Christina Berndt was born in 1969, studied biochemistry and obtained her doctorate at the German Cancer Research Institute in Heidelberg. As a science journalist she reports on medicine and research for Spiegel, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa – the German Press Agency), the Süddeutsche Rundfunk broadcasting station and Süddeutsche Zeitung, where she has been working as editor since 2000. She was awarded the European Science Writers Junior Award in 2000.
Buchspecial, Belletristik/Sachbuch

Christina Berndt: Resilienz - Zufriedenheit - Individuation

Christina Berndt geht psychologischen Themen unserer Zeit auf den Grund: Wie man seine psychische Widerstandskraft stärken kann, warum Zufriedenheit lohnender ist als das flüchtige Glück und wie wir eigentlich werden, wer wir sein wollen.