Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out Summary

The SQUEEZE: Marci Shimoff is by far the best-selling co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, a book that offers a practical program for discovering and maintaining personal happiness. In Shimoff’s new book, Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out, the author suggests that personal health problems can be changed by adopting a method for cultivating happiness. Achieving inner happiness is important and should be a goal for anyone to reach. It is important to turn down the volume on chaos and stress and develop ways to become deeply happy. In the book, Shimoff emphasizes a holistic approach, offering insight on the mind, heart, body, and soul. Shimoff concludes that defining your own true happiness will help to alleviate and prevent further problems that contribute to personal, psychological, and financial dysfunctions.

Notable Endorsement: “The personal stories of happy interviewees prove enlightening, and the princples they support are sound and commonsensical ("Focus on the solution," "Make peace with yourself," "Question your thoughts," "Practice forgiveness"), if not exactly groundbreaking. Exercises and quizzes give readers practical steps toward their goal, such as breathing exercises (Spring Forest Qigong) and writing assignments ("Write a letter to your Higher Power").—Reed Business Information

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About the Author: Marci Shimoff is a transformation leader and a New York Times bestselling author. Shimoff is the author of the greatest self-help book titled Chicken Soup for the Soul (series). Shimoff is a teacher and the president of The Esteem Group, through which she delivers keynote addresses and seminars to corporations and organizations. Shimoff has inspired millions of people to reach towards personal fulfillment and professional success. For more information, visit: http://www.happyfornoreason.com/home.asp.


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Publisher: Free Press (March 2009)

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