Books On Happiness
That Will Give You The Tools And Resources You Need

Authored by William G. DeFoore, Ph.D.

New books on happiness get published every day, and here's where you'll get only the best recommendations, including books (not authored by Dr. DeFoore) for purchase through, where we get a commission.

Discover the keys to deep and lasting happiness, as well as tools and techniques for creating daily, moment-by-moment joy and well being.

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Let's start with Dr. DeFoore's latest book, which provides an overview of Goodfinding and how you can put it to work in your life.

A User's Guide to EQ and Your Brilliant Mind
By William DeFoore

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You’re born with a brilliant mind, but it doesn’t come with a user’s guide or an on-off switch. Left to its own devices, it can feel like your worst enemy when its survival-based default program keeps you focused on what is wrong with you and your world.

This book is the user’s guide that puts you in charge of how your mind works. With positive psychology and emotional intelligence working for you, you will become the conscious creator you were born to be.

Video Overview of the Goodfinding book

Goodfinding activates your brilliant mind with gratitude, appreciation, and optimism for your past, present, and future, deriving value and opportunity from all of your life experiences.

William G. DeFoore, Ph.D., a mental health counselor for more than fifty years, shares this roadmap to help you achieve your desired outcomes. The premise of the book is that you have a good heart, and when you use your brilliant mind effectively, it will be in direct service to that inner goodness.

Goodfinding will become your manual, guide, and companion as you expand into the best version of the person you choose to be. What you pay attention to grows, and finding the good helps the good find you.

What Others Are Saying About Goodfinding

Goodfinding offers several lifetimes of wisdom on each and every page. There are so many engaging ideas and tools for readers to live their most present life, in mind, body, and spirit. The entire book is a well-informed and life-giving workbook, and a therapy book for a doctorate level course in Awakened Living!

Carolyn Craft, PsyD. Unity Minister, Pastoral Counselor, Coach, and media executive

Dr. William DeFoore’s book, Goodfinding, is inspirational. It manages to describe important, complex systems in easily understandable terms. The basic principles outlined in Goodfinding are laid out in very practical vignettes that make them immediately accessible to the person ready to put them in practice. Most impressive is Dr. DeFoore’s ability to put into practice, through his easy manner of relating to the reader, the very principles he describes in the text designed to promote self-confidence, self-acceptance, compassion, and optimism.

Larry J. Benoit, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist

In Goodfinding, Dr. William DeFoore has made available to all of us a path, a way of using our mind and heart to make a positive contribution to life, starting with our own. It’s so clear: If we are likely to find what we are looking for, why not look for what is ‘good’? And when we truly appreciate people and things, we live up to the original meaning of that word: we see the positive value and quality of what is there.

Dr John. J. Scherer, author, leadership development facilitator and online resource

The Goodfinding practice of gratitude, appreciation, and optimism changed my everyday life immediately.  The whole book is a resource of practical self-care I’ll come back to regularly.  

As a professional in the financial planning industry, I find that people seem to worry about their money more than they give, invest, or spend it.  Dr. DeFoore’s chapter on finance empowers readers to take control of their financial story and begin to shape their dreams.


In this timely and pragmatic book, Goodfinding: A User's Guide to EQ and Your Brilliant Mind, William DeFoore provides an in-depth, essential and effective roadmap that leads us to discover, appreciate and fully realize our innate magnificence as conscious beings of love. This book excels in its deep wisdom shared in a practical and viable way. An invaluable and inspiring handbook for anyone truly seeking to enjoy their journey in life.

Harold W. Becker, Author and Founder of The Love Foundation, Inc.

William DeFoore’s Goodfinding presents a recipe for discovering joy and happiness in your life. And it does so by inviting the reader to directly participate in highly effective, efficacy-based strategies for positive change, presented in a beautifully flowing, profoundly engaging, grounded but succinct, and to-the-point tour of how to find the good in living. How can anyone join Dr. DeFoore on this virtual romp through the land of positivity, of possibilities, of Goodfinding without becoming overcome with the pure exhilaration of being alive? You will enjoy this ride.

Larry C. Stevens, Ph.D., Professor of Psychological Sciences, Northern Arizona University

As a mother and a Nurse Practitioner, it’s my joy and my job to help develop wellness in those around me. Incorporating the practical wisdom within these pages to find what is good, right and working will help readers develop happy healthy relationships with themselves and the world around them. Dr. DeFoore covers the gambit on how to physically, emotionally, and spiritually tap in to ‘The power of the positive’ fostering emotional maturity, confidence, and physical wellness. As we ask ourselves the introspective questions in these pages, we can avoid or overcome suffering, creating overall wellness and improved resilience for a fulfilling life.

Andrea Newman, APRN, CPNP/ACPNP 

Do you have an abiding sense there should be more to your experience of life? In your ‘heart of hearts’ do you know something is missing? This book provides numerous tools to help you unleash the life potential you know is possible. It is the operating manual you should have received long ago. Thanks to Dr DeFoore, it is in your hands now. 

Mark Sanders, D.C.

Goodfinding! What a refreshing idea, especially in the midst of our planet’s turmoil and the constant barrage of negativity coming at us from all sides. Goodfinding invites you to stop creating what you don’t want and choose possibility and positivity instead. Anchored in deep spirituality and practical tactics, Dr. DeFoore offers a clear roadmap to Goodfinding. If you had no other resource to create a vibrant life, this book would be plenty! A work of genius such as this could only come from the kind, generous, and expansive being that is Dr. Bill DeFoore.  

Chris Lucerne, Master Coach, San Antonio, TX

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Serai: Bringing The Children Home
By William DeFoore

This book will take you on a journey into the vast and mysterious world of your own inner self, where you will love what you find!

Based on years of research and experience, this story guides you through the archetypes of your subconscious mind, helping you to integrate the various aspects of your magnificent mind and emotions into a radiant, joyful whole.

Available in hardcover, softcover or ebook format, you have a full refund guarantee with this book as with all of our products. Of all the books on happiness you find, this one will take you deeper into the joy and depth of your soul and psyche than any other.

Comments From Readers Of Serai

"I've read Serai through twice now and started on a third time. Each time becomes more personally revealing and inspiring. The childlikeness of Serai is trustworthy and vibrant with colorful detail. It touches a lot of soul, real quick!"

Steve Wilemon, an avid reader

"Serai appeared at a point in my life where fear threatened to immobilize me. The courage of the main characters on their journeys to the underworld helped me to navigate my own inner journey, and to welcome back and heal parts of myself I had never known existed."

Margie Mahoney, BS, RDH, Life Coach

“The book Serai is written in such a beautiful, magical way, with warriors and wizards and many wonderful characters. I related to all of them. Best of all it teaches you, without teaching you, how to rescue the child that you were."


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Nurturing Your Inner Child

One of the greatest tools for your inner journey of self healing and self help motivation is imagery. The Nurturing Your Inner Child ebook guides you on this journey, using imagery and positive self talk to give you the positive relationship with yourself you have always wanted. While you will find many books on happiness available to you, this one will take you further into emotional healing than any other.

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Ocean Child
A Magical Tale of Gale and the Dolphins

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Ocean Child is a magical tale of one girl's adventure at sea. She runs away from a troubled home, dresses as a boy and stows away on a ship, She is finally fulfilling her dream of sailing the ocean, but she has no idea what lies in store for her!

She is discovered by the ship's captain and crew, who are actually good, decent men, and the ship sets sail. Finding that she has stowed away on a "Questing Ship," she then has an encounter with dolphins that changes her life

While swimming with the dolphins, she finds that she can not only understand them, but that they have a beautiful message for her to take home and share with the entire world.

Available in eBook format only, from your favorite online book source. Recommended for children of all ages!

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Learn to savor and relish each of your moments of joy and happiness, thereby enhancing their value in creating lasting well being. Dr. Hanson lays out your step by step guide to lasting happiness. Buy now!

The power of gratitude is greater than you have ever imagined. Sleep better, create better relationships, and bounce back faster from those annoying emotional setbacks. Buy now!

"This book will help you flourish." With this promise, esteemed positive psychologist Martin Seligman presents his dynamic new concept of what well-being really is and how to create it. Buy now!

Get The Science Behind True & Lasting Happiness

Bruce Lipton's research shows that it's not what's "in your genes" that determines your health and happiness. It's how you live and love your life. Learn about epigenetics now! Buy now!

The foundational work on emotional intelligence. Get the basic understanding of EI, and you'll want more and more. This is the key to success in life. Buy now!

Learn how the pursuit and creation of lasting happiness is the most important activity you can possibly engage in. And, the hero of this story is the science behind it. Buy now!

Books On Happiness Health & Healing

Is it possible to heal by thought alone—without drugs or surgery? The truth is that it happens more often than you might expect. Read about documented cases of healing and recovery. Buy now!

You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. Read about the new emerging science of personal health, healing & transformation. Buy now!

In this great book, you’ll discover how to put off 70 percent of the normal problems of aging—weakness, sore joints, bad balance—and eliminate 50 percent of serious illness and injury. Buy now!

Spiritually Oriented Books On Happiness & Well-being

Much more than simple principles and platitudes, this book takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light. Buy now!

Learn how we are quite literally supernatural by nature, with the right knowledge and instruction. With the tools in this book, you too can develop the skill of creating a more efficient, balanced, healthy body, a more unlimited mind. Buy now!

Tolle describes how attachment to the ego creates dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence. Buy now!

Positive emotions and creative expression may help to prevent Alzheimer's Disease, according to this ground-breaking research by Dr. David Snowden. Make up your mind to join with the millions who are aging with grace, love and joy. Buy now!

Promising to deepen and broaden the reader's perspective on his or her own life experiences, Moore creates this inspirational guide that examines the connections between spirituality and the problems of individuals and society. Buy now!

As prayer moves into the center stage of Western medicine Prayer Is Good Medicine acts as a modern-day prayer book as well as an ethical touchstone for healers and seekers. Dossey examines research on prayer, and what makes it really work. Buy now!

Continue your search for books on happiness, and remember that this is an ongoing process that will last the rest of your life. And, the more you use the skills you learn, the better they will work for you.

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