In case you didn't notice, there is a tremendous overlap between philosophy and living a good life. Philosophy forms the foundation for a healthy psychology and for a happy life. See Life - Philosophy section for a discussion about this.l Philosophy also overlaps and is connected to "peace of mind", which in turn overlaps with certain physical techniques that affect the mind and emotions. See under psychology, Peace Of Mind and also Managing The Mind, along with Managing Emotions. All of those three have similarities, you will find, as you learn more and find it becomes a part of you.
Context Institute - Though focusing on "sustainable culture", it has many deeply philosophical pieces that lead to solid philosophies of life.
The Essential Laws Of Fearless Living , Guy Finley, ties together in depth, in a medium size
book all of life and how to view it.
The Joy Of Living, Unlocking The Secret and Science Of Happiness, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Very practical, includes the science findings at the conference sponsored by the Mind And
Life Institute with the Dalai Lama and all the scientists
Understanding Buddhism, The Complete Idiot's Guide To, Gary Gach - A very good coverage of
what is the most practical "philosophy" (it's not a religion), with some great guides for how
to live one's life.
Building Self-Esteem, L. S. Barksdale - Really about straight thinking and never having to
criticize yourself or anyone else. Essential to have this view in life! Excerpts, and can link
More difficult, to read or in complexity:
A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle - His best book, includes a lot of good practical, quotable
See the training and interview sessions (webcasts) on www.oprah.com
Philosophies In Action
Winners Never Cheat, Jon Huntsman, Sr. (father of the Presidential candidate) - A man to emulate.