The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky PhD

Drawing on her own groundbreaking research with thousands of men and women, research psychologist and University of California professor of psychology Sonja Lyubomirsky has pioneered a detailed yet easy-to-follow plan to increase happiness in our day-to-day lives. The How of Happiness is a different kind of happiness book, one that offers a comprehensive guide to understanding what happiness is, and isn't, and what can be done to bring us all closer to the happy life we envision for ourselves. Using more than a dozen uniquely formulated happiness-increasing strategies, The How of Happiness offers a new and potentially life-changing way to understand our innate potential for joy and happiness as well as our ability to sustain it in our lives.

For those interested in a step by step guide to connecting with and developing their innate ability to be happy, this is proven to be a good place to start.  Sonja Lyubomirsky is also interested in how gratitude has proven to be a fast track to happiness and she has become (along with Professor Emmons) one of the front runners in this field.