September 14, 2016

Think Happy By Karen Salmansohn - Review

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review

Published: August 9, 2016
Number of pages: 128
Genre: Non-Fiction

Stay happy—no matter how much life throws at you!

Happiness expert and Oprah columnist Karen Salmansohn presents a collection of 50 inspirational inner peptalks to boost your confidence, attitude, and mood. These peptalks are different than affirmations because they’re feisty, fun and memorable--and will thereby stick in your brain like a catchy song. You’ll naturally want to keep repeating them, thereby changing your neural pathways so you’re inclined to think positive thoughts, which lead to positive habits, which lead to a positively happy life!

Whether you’re feeling stressed, need motivation, are dealing with haters, or need to turn your tale of woe into a tale of wow, THINK HAPPY’s instant peptalks and whimsical illustrations will grump-proof your brain so you can move forward with optimism, resilience, and plain ol’ fabulousness

What did I think of this book:
I liked this book from the introduction - words have weight, they can drag you down - words have weight, they can lift you up - words have length, they can last a lifetime. This is very true if you stop and think about it. How many times have someone's words brought you down or lifted you up? This book is broken down into different categories and within each of them they give you five ideas on what to do in different situtations. For example in the five things to say when dealing with a major challange it says " when you world gets turned upside down view it from a new perspective". Along with this saying it gives you a page where it goes more in depth about this. In this in depth page it tells us that sometimes shake-ups can force us to let go of what we've been holding onto too tightly (negative relationships, unhealthy habits, unloving beliefs etc.) freeing us to reach for something far better. So in a sense this bad luck event was really a lucky turnaround. Makes sense doesn't it. Another one I liked was "celebrate efforet, not outcome" or how about this one "you are a fine piece of china, don't let anoyone treat you like a paper plate" and one more for the road "don't look for a partner who is eye candy, look for a partner who is soul food". The sayings alone in this book make you stop and think and then when you add the in depth page with them it really make sense. This is a book that I will be looking and reading through more than once. I am happy that I decided to take a chance on this book. 

About the author:
KAREN SALMANSOHN is the best-selling author and book packager of more than 25 books for adults and tweens with more than 1 million copies sold. She has worked as an image consultant, serving clients such as MTV, Nickelodeon, Oxygen Media, and L'Oreal. She has been a featured happiness expert on the Today show, The View, CNN,Fox News, and Real Time with Bill Maher, and has written for Psychology Today, Mind Body Green, Positively Positive, and Huffington Post. She and her work have been covered by the New York Times, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Time, Marie Claire, Fast Company, InStyle, Self, ELLE, and the New Yorker. She speaks widely on how to increase happiness, creativity, and productivity, most recently in a TEDx talk, "Fun Is a High Performance Fuel."

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