Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
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 exp ...more
She provides 21 "happiness habits" that can be practiced by anyone to help them achieve deep and lasting happiness, rather than the fleeting kind based on external things that so many people experience today. Some of my favorites are:
- Focus on solutio ...more
“According to the World Health Organization, the year 2020 will see depression become second only to heart disease in terms of the global burden of illness”. I was shocked by this statistic, and was anxious to learn more. The book combines research studies with the case histories and practices of many individuals and cultures
Studies show that each of us has a " ...more
When I came home from school, my mother was reading this on the couch.
I anounce my return and head for my room, my mom calls me so I turn around to look at her.
"I LOVE YOU SWEET HEART"
that was just odd in a non-flatering way
she giggles in my response, which makes the hair on my arms to stand up.
Whats gotten into her?
Is she sick? Did she just lose it while I was at school?
I ask her and she goes on about ho ...more
Strike one: I REALLY don't like seeing the authors' faces on the covers of their books. For some reason it seems completely feigned.
Strike two: She's got some connection to the chicken soup for the soul books which I despise. AND
Strike three: She likes the book "The Secret" - a book that's full of...malarkey.
Anyway, I bought it because she has some great insights into ...more
As hard as it is to believe, I was suffering from severe depression. No, it was not your typical "teenage blues". It wasn't just a "phase" instigated by hormones and other bullshit that adults tried to drill into my head...I just felt like my life was lacking meaning and purpose, and well...who doesn't want to be ultimately happy?
So I checked this book out from the ...more
Marci wrote this book to try to coach people to find happiness in life.
For no reason.
Many of her suggestions I took to heart and it helped me through a heard time. She co-authored “The Secret” and “Chicken Soup for the Women’s Soul”.
Her advise taught the reader to find good in bad situations, how to NOT be the friend who complains constantly and the power of attraction. You attract people like you. If you are a downer, d ...more
Then, something happens. The moment fades. We are back to just being ourselves. The joy is quickly forgotten. We go back to our mundane lives.
I think we've all wondered what life would be like if we managed to keep that wonderful feeling. We know, of course, that happiness brought o ...more
I loved it because Marci used research to make her point. She interviewed 100 people she determined to be happy from the inside out to learn their secrets to success. She then summa ...more
Some grandiose parts mixed in with material that actually antagonized me…but hey! We need to be positive and be “merit finders, not fault finders”
- “An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He ...more
I've just skimmed the beginning, but so far this lady REALLY wants you to know that she was a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Women's Soul and that she had something to do with the book The Secret. Oy... not a good way to build credibility with me. At least it's a library book. But, it got such good reviews that I'll give it a little longer.
"Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out" by Marci Shimoff is one of the better self-help books that I’ve read (although, I’ll confess, I really haven’t read that many). She’s down to earth, funny, and self-deprecating. She even uses cartoons...Click here to continue
Η συγγραφέας δεν είναι επαγγελματίας της ψυχολογίας αλλά επαγγελματίας συγγραφέας και έτσι το βιβλίο έχει το τυπικό ύφος ενός συγγράμματος της pop psychology και της "προσωπικής ανάπτυξης". Απευθύνεται στο ευρύ κοινό, αλλά νομίζω ότι θα αρέσει περισσότερο στις γυναίκες παρά στους άντρες. Το βιβλίο διαβάζεται πολύ ευχάριστα και ως προς αυτό θα άξιζε 5 αστέρια, όμως όσ ...more
I am not up to date on my book list, but I wanted to take a moment to recommend this book. I really enjoyed focusing more on happiness. I think the author is right in that we can become happier just by studying the topic. I am looking forward to doing some of the exercises on her website. I have incorporated some of her ideas in my life already, and I think it is changing me for the better. I lov ...more
This inspires me! I couldn't be more grateful for a book I've found. It's really started me on a journey (with some natural pitfalls) over the course of the past 4 years. This being my second time reading this book it's only expanded my happiness habits further and I can't wait to discover more. Thank you Marci Shimoff and everyone who wrote books that you referenced as well.