Over the past decade, neuroscience, positive psychology and lifestyle medicine have exploded as areas of cutting-edge study, research and healthcare. The research indicates that almost half of our enduring happiness can be influenced by our daily choices and habits—and this is how we do it. Wherever you are on the feelings scale, you can lift your mood and you will likely lift your wellbeing in the process.

“Want to ramp up how much you get out of life? This engaging book can lift your mood and save your life! Based on the latest scientific evidence, the practical tips are desperately needed by all those trying to discover purpose and find happiness in this modern world.”

— Dr Sue Radd, Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian, speaker and author, Food As Medicine

Buy Book Buy Pocket Edition Pack References

Meet Darren Morton

Dr Darren Morton is an internationally recognised wellbeing researcher and educator. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and Director of the Lifestyle Medicine, Health & Wellbeing Research Centre at Avondale University College, NSW, Australia. He is the creator of wellbeing programs—including The Lift Project—that are used in over 10 countries and has presented to hundreds of corporate, educational, community and academic audiences around the world. His research has been published in leading medical and scientific journals, and this is his third book.

To learn more about Dr Darren Morton and his books, go to www.DrDarrenMorton.com.

Other resources for happiness, health and wellbeing

Unfortunately, while most of us have been taught we should forgive, we’ve never been shown how or why to forgive. In this revised and updated edition of Forgive to Live, Dr. Dick Tibbits demonstrates that understanding and practicing forgiveness can literally save your life!


Wow! A cool and exciting teen story, by a teen for teens, that relates to the stresses of everyday teen life. Derisa's story grapples with real teen issues like dating, parents, fear, jobs, grades, suicide and grief. This book is priority reading for every teenager.


This award winning 400 page recipe book is not just an exciting cookbook, it is a blueprint for eating your way to good health. Featuring 150 plant-based recipes developed for their health-promoting properties, as well as their amazing taste appeal, it guides users toward safer cooking methods, showcases everyday medicinal ingredients and reveals how to set up a wellness kitchen to make it easier — and exciting — to eat well at home.


This recipe book is simple. A collection of recipes that are plant-based, taste great, and quick and easy to make from everyday ingredients.


We are made to move — and things go wrong when we don’t. Live More: Active brings together the latest scientific and medical research regarding our inactivity crisis and, importantly, how to beat it.


A personal and practical guide to making the most of the exciting opportunities of retirement and meeting its inevitable challenges. While life is uncertain, planning for this stage of life gives the best possibilities for living well in retirement.