Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out

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Thorndike Press, Jul 1, 2008 - Self-Help - 551 pages
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What would it take to make you happy? A fulfilling career, a big bank account, or the perfect mate? What if it didn't take anything to make you happy? What if you could experience happiness from the inside out -- no matter what's going on in your life?

In "Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out," transformational expert Marci Shimoff offers a breakthrough approach to being happy, one that doesn't depend on achievements, goals, money, relationships, or anything else "out there." Most books on happiness tell you to find the things that make you happy and do more of them. Although there's nothing wrong with that, it won't bring you the kind of deep and lasting happiness most people long for -- the kind you'll never lose, no matter what happens in your life. Based on cutting-edge research and knowledge from the world's leading experts in the fields of positive psychology and neurophysiology, plus interviews with 100 truly happy people, this life-changing book provides a powerful, proven 7-step program that will enable you to be happier right now -- no matter where you start.

Studies show that each of us has a "happiness setpoint" -- a fixed range of happiness we tend to return to throughout our life -- that's approximately 50 percent genetic and 50 percent learned. In the same way you'd crank up the thermostat to get comfortable on a chilly day, you can actually raise your happiness set-point! The holistic 7-step program at the heart of "Happy for No Reason" encompasses Happiness Habits for all areas of life: personal power, mind, heart, body, soul, purpose, and relationships.

In these pages you'll discover moving and remarkable first-person stories of peoplewho have applied these steps to their own lives and have become Happy for No Reason. You'll read phenomenal tales from a former drug dealer turned minister, a hit filmmaker, and a famous actress who escaped a "family curse," as well as stories from doctors, mothers, teachers, and business executives. You'll learn practical strategies that will help you experience happiness from the inside out.

You don't have to have happy genes, win the lottery, or lose twenty pounds. By the time you finish this book, you will know how to experience sustained happiness for the rest of your life.

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Review: Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out

User Review  - Francie - Goodreads

There is a ton of good information and helpful tips in this book. But maybe there is too much -- it was kind of overwhelming. Perhaps if I were to read it again, one little section at a time ... Read full review

Review: Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out

User Review  - Ina Kulczynska - Goodreads

A fantastic read. Marci Shimoff has a great way of presenting life in such a way that it puts your own in a different perspective. Huge picker-upper, great motivational book. Read full review

About the author (2008)

Marci Shimoff is the New York Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out and Love For No Reason: 7 Steps to Creating a Life of Unconditional Love, as well as coauthor of six of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, including Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul. Marci was also a featured teacher in the movie and book, The Secret.

Carol Kline is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and the coauthor "of Happy for No Reason "and five books in the "Chicken Soup for the Soul series".

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