Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
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
“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
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
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
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
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 am continuously incorporating the various techniques and even researching some that I see work better for me than others to ensure that those are truly part of my everyday rituals so that like the Happy 100, I am Happy for No Reason.
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
I will try to Breath deeply more! And remember it's ok to stop being SO busy and remember on Page 189 by Mother Teresa, "God ...more
I had the opportunity to meet Marci through our appearing together in The Keeper of the Keys, a documentary also starring Jack Canfield and John Gray. I liked her just as much in person as I do in writing. I included this book in the recommended reading section of my book: The Upside of Down Times: Discovering the Power of Gratitude whic ...more
as with any self-help book, i feel that it should still be taken with a grain of salt, and lots of skep ...more