The Art of Living with Peace, Confidence, and Joy
Douglas A. Smith
White Pine Mountain
In the midst of a successful business career, Doug Smith received life-altering news that set him on an entirely new journey to understand what leads to truly joyful, meaningful living-in other words, what leads to happiness. Through research and study, he began to understand that what the most joyful among us have in common is that they remember the past with peace, anticipate the future with confidence, and live in the present with joy and exuberance. Additionally, he discovered that what gives them this perspective is a set of skills that they consistently, even if subconsciously, practice. He also realized that he is not particularly good at several of these skills. In Happiness: The Art of Living With Peace, Confidence and Joy, the author recounts, with insight and humor, his journey to better understand and practice the skills of happiness with the goal of helping others on their own path to joyful, meaningful living.
Douglas A. Smith is a teacher, consultant, and coach to business leaders. He has an MBA from Dartmouth College and a BA and honorary doctorate from DePauw University, where he teaches a course titled the Skill of Happiness. He is a frequent lecturer at Canyon Ranch and at various corporate and educational events throughout the country.