YAKIMA, Wash. - Author Shawn Achor ended the 2010-11 season of Yakima Town Hall spreading his message about positive thinking and how it can improve your life, as covered in his book, "The Happiness Advantage."
"You can't snap your fingers and you'll be happy," said Achor before his session inside The Capitol Theatre.
The Harvard University professor and consulting firm CEO has researched the topic for years. His work has shown more productivity and success in people with more positive moments in their life.
"Happiness to me is a work ethic," he said. "You have to work towards it like you exercise your body."
Achor wraps up another season of Town Hall as tickets and the new list of speakers are released for the 2011-2012 season.
Chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall will kick off the next set of sessions that will also include Dr. Michio Kaku, physicist from City University of New York.
Posted April 14, 2011
"This has been an extremely gratifying trip. If you'll have me back again, I'll come back.This is what's really happening in our country, not the gloom and doom coming from our politicians.It's a great relief to be here in Yakima, really to see and be a part of something like this It's refreshing to come to a pace where people still come together for a true town hall. " - Frank McCourt- Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angela's Ashes