Awestruck: How Embracing Wonder Can Make You Happier, Healthier, and More Connected

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5.4 X 8.3 X 0.7 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

JONAH PAQUETTE, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, speaker, and author. A psychologist for Kaiser Permanente in the San Francisco Bay Area, he conducts group and individual psychotherapy, performs crisis evaluations, and oversees the mental health training programs across four medical centers. In addition to his clinical work and writing, Jonah offers training and consultation to therapists and organizations on the promotion of happiness and conducts professional workshops both nationally and internationally. The author of the professional books Real Happiness (PESI 2015) and The Happiness Toolbox (PESI 2018), his writing has been featured in outlets including MindBodyGreen, Conscious Lifestyle, and Psychotherapy Networker.


"Writing with grace and heart, Jonah Paquette brings together fascinating science and practical suggestions to help readers enjoy the benefits of awe in everyday life."--Rick Hanson, PhD, author of Resilient

"An awesome book! It will elevate your experience of day-to-day events and help live the ordinary as extraordinary."--Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD, author of Happier

"The emotional experiences of transcendence and vastness are absolutely essential to a rich and fulfilling life. Jonah Paquette teaches us why they're so important and how to find more awe in our lives."--Tim Desmond, author of How to Stay Human in a F*cked Up World

"As our lives become more hurried and hectic, it's so easy to get lost in all the doing and miss out on the magic of being--being in awe of so many small and huge, ordinary and extraordinary moments, sights, and experiences of life. Jonah Paquette's book is both a call to action and an inspiring guide to help you live with more awareness, gratitude, awe, and joy."--Nataly Kogan, author of Happier Now

"An eloquent call to restore more awe and wonder to our lives, and a powerful reminder of the potential for ourselves and our species when we give ourselves over to something larger."--Christopher Willard, PsyD, author of Breathing Makes It Better

"Jonah Paquette's wonderful book on the profound experience of awe brings together a rich blend of 'awestruck' stories with cutting-edge research. This book not only entertains but is also full of great insights from the new science of positive psychology."--John Arden, PhD, author of Rewire Your Brain and Mind-Brain-Gene

"Awestruck is an inspiring invitation to cultivate experiences of wonder as gateways to less stress and time pressure, and more gratitude, meaning, satisfaction, and well-being in our daily lives. The suggested practices are immediately useful; the effects are life-changing and lifelong."--Linda Graham, MFT, author of Resilience

"Jonah Paquette provides a map for us to cultivate the awe that is possible in our lives. He helps us understand it and keeps us wanting more. Awestruck is a true gift to us all."--David Kessler, author of Finding Meaning

"This smart work will appeal to any self-help reader."--Publishers Weekly