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Add More ~Ing To Your Life: A Hip Guide to Happiness

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  1,261 ratings  ·  69 reviews
A young, hip Marianne Williamson for a new generation, self-help guru Gabrielle Bernstein offers up a fun, active, self-affirming 30 day method for discovering true happiness through affirmations, physical activity, and meditation.
Hello, my new friend. I m super-psyched that you dug the cover of my book enough to pick it up! Right now I bet you re thinking, Who the heck i
Paperback, 219 pages
Published January 12th 2010 by Qny
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Jun 06, 2013 rated it did not like it
***Composed on my nook***

I couldn't, for the life of me, finish this book. And I hate leaving books unread. I heard really good things about this book and wanted to like it, but I just can't. As others have said, Gabby, talks to the reader a though he or she is a teenager. I've read the concepts in this book a million times over, but the way she presents them in this book makes me want to, like, gag myself with a spoon. I'm super happy that the author has found the peace she needed in her life,
Jul 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I can read this book over and over. The way that Bernstein eases you into meditation and describes it is very simple and very effective.
I found this book randomly and though it looked like something that could help me in my career.
Little did I know, it helps in every aspect of my life, and she has become one of my role models.
I highly recommend this book to anybody who needs a little pick me up and positive reinforcement added to their lives. It lifted me from a dark place, and I know it will
Morgan Renee♥︎
Jan 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: did-not-finish
2.5 Star's

DNF @ 70%

I love Gabby Bernstein books so much, and have read every other one she has ever written and have fallen in LOVE! This is her first book that she ever wrote, and I hadn't read it before because it's very hard to find in bookstores. So when I FINALLY found it, I was pumped... However, this book just didn't speak to me like all her other one's did. Maybe it's because this was written so long ago that her teaching and writing style has changed, and I gravitate towards those new
Nov 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fav-self-help
Fantastic!! If you do the work in this book, you're life will change! She puts her principles of A Course of Miracles in a comprehensive manner which I found spoke to me.
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
Beware of anyone who is self-proclaimed "hip." Started this book at home and discovered I couldn't justify reading it all the way through so I skimmed the rest during downtime at work. I've been on a self-help kick for a while and got "Add More -Ing" at the recommendation of Gala Darling, but I just couldn't get into it. It's written — as other reviewers have mentioned — at a very basic level that felt like an insult to my intelligence and life experience (I'm Gabrielle's age). She tries hard to ...more
Mar 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I found this book by accident at Barnes and Noble. Gabrielle's new release "May Cause Miracles" was on display, but I didn't want to shell out money for a hardcover book, not knowing if I would be in to the material. I decided to check the shelves for other books by Gabrielle to see what she was about. I found this book - the only book by Gabrielle on the shelf. After flipping through it for a few minutes, I knew I had to get this book. I have been reading through the book slowly, as some of the ...more
Jul 02, 2013 rated it liked it
I am very glad I read spirit junkie first. The writing and message came across much more maturely than in add more ~ing. I still liked it, I really just love the message and that Gabrielle Bernstein is trying in many ways to bring it to the younger generation. In some ways it can seem a bit condescending or like trying too hard when the concepts keep getting referred to in a way that makes you feel like you're reading Cosmo for teens -- but if you're truly on the path... None of that matters and ...more
Omar Taufik
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the first book written by the author, but is the third book of her's that I read after reading The Universe has your Back & Spirit Junkie ..
The book was great full of inspiration but after reading " Spirit Junkie" it served more of a very useful simple toolkit with the greater depth and insight in Spirit Junkie.
The main idea of the book is what the author calls The ING Equation where ING stands for Inner Guide.This equation is a tool to be applied to the various aspects of life in order
Stephanie Thoma
May 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
After reading "The Universe Has Your Back," I decided to embark upon all of Gabrielle's books, and this one delivered. The themes of choosing love vs. fear and honing and owning a desire before letting it go, to then receive it are still present with some meditations that lend a new way to frame things. I appreciate how candid she gets about her own not-so-zen moments and how she bounced back from them.

A couple of the takeaways:
- Exploring any limiting beliefs you have through meditation, ackno
Kat Jacobi
Feb 27, 2017 rated it did not like it
Well... where do I start? I guess I'll start with something nice. The author seems to be very sweet and driven, she read a lot about self-help and - that's what she tells the reader - changed her life for the better.
But... how? I had an enormous laughing fit when she mentions angels and how they help us. I am really not into religion but can absolutely tolerate other people's beliefs, this was too much. I felt as if trapped in a slapstick comedy or some tv show with hidden cameras. Everything s
Kasia Koziara
Mar 03, 2019 rated it liked it
I have read all of Gabrielle’s books and they’ve all inspired me in some way, but I can tell that this was her first book she’s ever written as I felt it was written at a lower level of writing and it felt more like I was reading an argumentative essay than a book. Don’t really recommend this book but you should give her other books a try!
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was one of my very first "self-help" books in my early twenties. I loved it! I do remember flagging and highlighting the whole damn thing. If you are early in your spiritual journey, this is for you!
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
“Add more ~ing to your life” was an inspiring read. Reading other people’s stories about manifesting and guides for how to make manifesting work for you was informative and filled with great practices to apply to your daily life. Another great book by Gabrielle Bernstein!
Melanie Josephine
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is for a young reader- I really enjoyed it!
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
A good book but more fluffy than her others
Boomers Gems
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
loved it
Debra A Geiger
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really great book.
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book!!! I enjoyed reading it so much.

Love the way Gabby writes, I feel very identify with the subjects in this wonderful book. I broadly recommend it to everyone.
Dec 20, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Great as a light beach read, I wouldn't recommend purchasing it though...
Oct 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction, favorites
When I first saw the title, I was a bit confused (what the flip is "~ing"?). But then I read Gabrielle's other book, "Spirit Junkie", and I loved it so much I knew I had to read this one, too! I am a full-fledged ~ing-addict now. This book is INCREDIBLE. The amount of spiritual wisdom that she packed between these pages is amazing, and everything is clearly described in such a succinct and clear way. If you are feeling at all lost in your life and not sure what to do, this book is for you. If yo ...more
Jun 26, 2012 rated it did not like it
I failed to read this all the way through. I'm a bit of a self help junkie and had heard good things about this book, but was very disappointed. I did not like being spoken to like a teenager with no grammatical skills. To make old ideas more modern does not mean it is necessary to add the words "rockin!" to every other sentence and to purposely miss the letters off the end of words to make them sound more "straight talking" like - "Hanna dug my metaphor but I could tell she wasn't totally buyin ...more
Apr 01, 2010 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
Another book I don’t know exactly why I finished, other than I just have a compulsion to finish books I start, even if they really aren’t that good. The author had a very little bit of good advice in the first couple of chapters in this book. But there was just so much that I can’t overlook. First of all I am not at all a believer in the whole ‘law of attraction’ thing or hijacking quantum physics for new age explanations. Honestly, there’s a load of crap here. There is always some scapegoat to ...more
Jan 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014, for-fun
I have recently discovered Bernstein's books, and found this a useful guide to incorporating some of the lessons from A Course in Miracles into my personal spiritual practice. While Bernstein occasionally comes off as a bit too hyper, I didn't feel that this detracted much from her ultimate message, and I would highly recommend her other books, in particular, her most recent, May Cause Miracles: A 40-Day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts for Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness. ...more
Nov 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
This is the first book of Gabby's that I read (since, I figured, I'll start with her very first book). This one was okay. It's not really a "sit down and read" kind of book. It's more of a "these are activities to use to help yourself". It's more of a pocket guide than a book in that way. Which is fine... it just wasn't what I was expecting since I haven't read many books like this. But, I will say that it was a good introduction to her as an author because then I didn't find myself disappointed ...more
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was ok
Annoy-ing (too easy, I know)

while the principles she is trying to teach come from some interesting sources, I found the writing, tone and photos to be very condescending. I am obviously interested in the subjects of religion, spirituality, self help etc, and read a lot of different authors and beliefs. I appreciate that she is trying to write this for the young masses, but, as with most of the self professed spiritual gurus out there, way too much focus on herself (it's helpful to know how a pra
Dec 14, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: spiritual
I've previously taken a class with Gabrielle Bernstein so I'm familiar with her message, but I still enjoyed this book. I like her three-step plan while looking over things in your life. Reflect/re-think, motion, and write. If you follow her steps, which may seem kooky to some, it does have you looking at things differently because you are acting differently and it kind of unlocks some creativity that gets in your brain and loosens things up. I was a bit turned off about her strong references to ...more
Dec 27, 2011 rated it it was ok
I love a good self-help book, especially ones about happiness & the law of attraction... but this one just didn't align with me. Here & there I found some gems (I actually typed a few of the phrases from the guided meditations into the notepad on my phone), but overall I wasn't as excited. Maybe it's just not the right time in my life? I'm one of those people who feels like books "find" you, so it's entirely possible I could re-read this in a few years and love it... but right now, not so much. ...more
May 09, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: self-care
I just could not get into this book and finish it. I finally gave up trying. It was a chore to keep reading.
I really wanted to like this book, but the writing style really started to bug me. I think she has a lot of really good things to say, and I plan to use some of her ideas (like rebounding), but the way they were presented was just not my cup of tea. It was too new agey, even for this "hippie". If I saw ~ing one more time I was going to throw something.
A book I did like along these lines wa
Emily Crow
Aug 05, 2014 rated it did not like it
DNF about 50% of the way through. This book was just too frothy to be helpful. Bouncing on a trampoline to release negativity? No, not for me. It was also very repetitive (every chapter a variation on the same formula), and worst of all, kept mentioning one of self-help's silliest notions, the so-called "Law of Attraction." Sure, our thoughts influence our reality (our perception and behavior), but that's about as far as I can go with it.
Jan 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Gabrielle BVernstein, is definetely the new it girl when it comes to motivational speaking, positive thiking and all that good stuff.

What I loved about this book, is that I could definetely relate to many of the scenarios and I loved the fact that she guides you thru each chapter.

The main lesson I took from this book: "The Key to happiness is the decison to be happy"- Marianne Williamson.
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Gabrielle Bernstein has been labeled by the New York Times as the next-generation guru. A motivational speaker, life coach, and author, she is expanding the lexicon for the seekers of today and tomorrow. She gives talks and leads seminars throughout the country, is on the Forbes list of the 20 Best Branded Women, and has been featured in media outlets such as Oprah Radio, Marie Claire, Health, Sel ...more

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