Javy W. Galindo

College professor, published author, public speaker, trail running enthusiast, and semi-retired jazz vocalist. 

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Learn more about Authentic Happiness in Seven Emails and discover how to choose happiness.

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Listen to me interviewed on the LA Talk Radio program “On the Couch with Dr. Michelle.”

Speaking Tour Starting!
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Tour begins: Gilroy Library on Aug 9th. Learn more, read flyer or view events calendar for more talks.

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Read my short article on Choosing Happiness published on Time Magazine online.

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Summary

Javy Wong Galindo, M.A., M.Eng. is a college professor of philosophy, humanities, and psychology in Northern California. He has been a popular instructor at Heald College, John F. Kennedy University, and De Anza College. Javy is also a proud member of the American Association of Philosophy Teachers, the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, and the Western Positive Psychology Association. This former electrical engineer and performing arts instructor has had the privilege of working at several high-tech companies including Cisco Systems, Motorola, ViaSat, Tellus Technologies, and Northrop Grumman among others. Javy is now most well-known for his engaging college courses and public talks, his enthusiastic teaching style, and his ability to convey complex ideas in personally meaningful, simple terms. These characteristics are epitomized in his two books: The Power of Thinking Differently (2010) and Authentic Happiness in Seven Emails (due out in the Summer of 2014). Javy is available for talks and workshops on various topics including Creativity, Innovation, & Creative Thinking and The Non-Pursuit of Authentic Happiness.

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*Fri Jul 11 11:00am - 12:00pm "On The Couch with Dr. Michelle" LA Talk Radio program. (Listen Live)

*Sat Aug 9 1:00pm – 2:00pm @ The Gilroy Library. The Non-Pursuit of Authentic Happiness

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Authentic Happiness in Seven Emails

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“What a beautiful gift—four simple steps that can end what is so often, and for so many, a futile quest for a truly happy life…This is a simple, practical guide for anyone who’s searching for that elusive state called true happiness.” - John McGrail, Ph.D. Therapist and author of The Synthesis Effect

 “The discoveries contained herein will make an essential addition to the toolbox, of not only mental health clinicians, but to any individual who seeks the essentials of a happy life.” - Donald Lynch, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology at Unity College

 

Javy’s Public Talks & Speaking Proposals

authentic_happiness_circleHow to Make Happiness a Choice

A simplified approach to joy, satisfaction, and a meaningful life.

(Authentic Happiness Talk - Proposal)

POTD_Large_circleThinking Differently about Possibilities

How to Re-wire The Brain For Creativity, Innovation, and Perceiving Infinite Possibilities 

(Creativity Talk  - Proposal)

Javy’s College Courses

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Javy. W. Galindo has an eclectic teaching background that includes having instructed a diverse array of college courses including Critical Thinking, Neurophilosophy, The Psychology of Happiness, Knowledge and Reality, The Philosophy of Religion, Creative Minds, Popular Culture, Introductory Psychology, Statistics, and more. He enjoys incorporating humor, film, games, and various other teaching tools in class when possible. Additionally, Javy has a diverse educational background that consists of a master’s degree in consciousness studies specializing in East/West Philosophy and Religion from John F. Kennedy University, and both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from UC San Diego. When he is not grading papers or implementing schemes for raising the world’s happiness quotient, he can most likely be found running poorly on an uphill trail.

The Power of Thinking Differently

An imaginative guide to creativity, change, and the discovery of new ideas

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“This easy-to-read work presents instructions, anecdotes, and the findings from many fields to bypass the self-limiting notion that creativity only falls to geniuses and artists. Learn how to think not only more effectively, but altogether differently in service to your own spark of creativity.” Psychology professor and author Craig Chalquist PhD

Javy Galindo shows us how to… touch that place of wonder and curiosity so prevalent in childhood. He helps us find ways to interrupt the behavior patterns that have crept upon us as we have become properly socialized…This book gives us up to date tools and understanding…” Clinical psychologist and author Sylvia Lafair PhD

Free Gifts: Books, Updates, and More
I'd like to give you my new ebook. "Daily Happiness Habits: 30 Practices for 30 Days" should be completed in mid-August '14. Subscribe here and I'll update you on its status, along with giving you the heads up on other book giveaways and discounts codes when they're available.
We hate spam. Your email address will not be sold or shared with anyone else.