Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
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
“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
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
Through the seven areas of personal power, mind, heart, body, soul, purpose and people Marci Shimoff walks you through happiness habits you can work into your daily life to help you achieve a state of inner peace and well-being. She sh ...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
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
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
"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'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.
It was positive, and the basic message was happiness is attitude. So 3 stars.
Marci who also co-authors Chicken Soup for the Soul says don't wait for x or y to be happy. It's a choice and you have to choose to be happy for no reason now. Some points that I liked:
Happiness first, money will follow.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
Happy people knew the what and why about their purpose but not the how
The myth of now!
Anchor yo ...more
live life with intention and to pay attention to things that really matter.
Who knew Goldie Hawn has been meditating since the '70's?
Quieting the mind, sending lovingkindness to the world, loving yourself.
That about covers it.