Happier Now

This isn’t a book about positive thinking, silver linings, or always being happy. This is a book about living fully in good times and bad, and enjoying life more because of it.

Happier Now: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Embrace Everyday Moments (Even the Difficult Ones)

nataly on stairs_smallIn her debut book, nationally recognized happiness expert Nataly Kogan teaches readers how to stop searching for some elusive “big happy” in the future and start finding more joy in everyday moments. Drawing from science, Eastern traditions, her experience as a refugee, and her own failing search to find lasting happiness through career success, Nataly shares simple practices to help readers live happier and have greater resilience when times get tough.

Readers will learn how to experience more joy and meaning, boost their “emotional immune system,” and embrace difficult times with compassion and stability.

It’s time to stop saying, “I’ll be happy when . . .” and start saying, “I’m happy now because . . .”

Some insights you'll gain from the book:

  • Why learning how to be unhappy is crucial to being happier.
  • How to enlist the help of your invisible ally: the emotional immune system.
  • The way out of the Valley of Suffering and into the Valley of Joy.
  • The key to embracing our “negative” emotions to help us to feel them less intensely.
  • How self-compassion increases motivation to improve.
  • The bridge of resilience and how to lighten our to-do lists with our Bigger Why.

Praise for Happier Now:

Small feel what you feel card"In HAPPIER NOW, Nataly discovers that chasing one big goal rarely brings an end to self-doubt, fear, and unhappiness. Instead, true satisfaction is more often found in facing our negative emotions, cultivating self-care, and finding purpose in life. This book can be guide to a life of genuine happiness."

 -- Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind

"Nataly's passion is contagious and persuades us that happiness might be possible even when life is hard. By making habit changes practical, by helping us reconnect to the meaning in our lives, and by opening up about the challenges she's overcome, Nataly's hopeful optimism is indomitable, inspiring and life-changing."

 -- Shawn Achor, New York Times bestselling author of Big Potential and The Happiness Advantage

Through doable, accessible practices, Nataly teaches us how to find joy in everyday moments, rather than hanging our happiness on the next big milestone, and how to avoid being guided by our ego and remember that we’re a being, not a doing. As a mom, my biggest takeaway was the importance ofteaching my kids that it’s okay to not be happy sometimes instead of giving them a distraction to make them happy.”

 -- Fran Hauser, startup investor, former president of digital at Time Inc., and author of The Myth of the Nice Girl

Take a peek inside Happier Now

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Gratitude affirmations that will change your life

Could the little things that annoy you be your path to happiness? 

In this video, Nataly shares a surprising technique from her book that will help everyday annoyances and stresses be your stepping stones on the way to feeling happier.




What Happier Now readers are saying:

"Nataly’s book is like having a best friend who’s impeccably researched, and ready to help you change your life. She’s the most authentic cheerleader I’ve seen, and her honesty in her own journey will motivate and help you to find yours. Buy it, read it, and pass it on."
- Chris Stevens


"I just finished this book yesterday and absolutely loved it. The advice, the lessons, Nataly's story... it's all so real and so relevant. I have already started making many of these practices part of my daily life and absolutely feel happier now! I'm just sad that I'm done reading it, may have to read it again!"
- Rebecca Provitera


"As a perfectionist who is always looking for the next thing to work toward, I found this book full of authentic and genuine ways to help me be present."
- Molly Beck

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