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Happy: Simple Steps to Get the Most Out of Life

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  • Posted March 26, 2010

    This book CHANGED my life!!

    I got this book from a friend in the publishing industry before it was released. I read the entire book in one sitting. I couldn't stop reading and realizing how much all of the information applied to my life. Just reading the book was making me happier as I realized all of the things I've been doing wrong and how easy it was to do things right to make me feel better. This is a MUST have book. It's easily written. Well-researched and gives you great advice on how to boost your happiness. I plan on buying several copies and giving them to my friends who need a boost in these tough times. Dr. Smith, thanks so much for this book and changing my life.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2010

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    All of us go through a time in our lives when being happy just doesn't seem realistic. When I was going through my divorce, I wasn't even able to remember what that five letter word meant. I wish that I would have had a copy of this book back then.

    Ian breaks the emotions down for you in an easy to understand manner that has such a positive feel to it that you can't help but feel better. Here is what you will learn from reading this book:

    --How to be optimistic

    --Why optimism and realism are not opposites

    --How to get outside yourself

    --The importance of family and community

    --Why involvement leads to contentment

    --Shedding the treadmill mentality of getting and spending

    --Tapping the power of simple pleasures

    --Mastering modern life to live in the moment

    --What we can learn from the Danish people

    --How to be, not just to do

    Ian is a natural writer who motivates and reassures readers that they are capable of happiness by setting their mentality and not giving up. This book would make a great graduation gift. I really enjoyed this book and all the lessons it taught me.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2010

    Anyone who has ever been depressed should read this book!

    It makes you realize that simple everyday things can change your life!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Everyone Needs A Little "Happy"

    I'm a HUGE FAN of Dr. Ian Smith and I have to say that this one is the icing on the cake. This book teaches you to take a good look at your life and the things that are important to you. These important things that we take for granted, are probably the simple things that make us really.....Happy.

    For anyone who feels bound by their anger, guilt, hurt or pain, I also recommend "When God Stopped Keeping Score." I thought that "When God Stopped Keeping Score" was just about overcoming forgiveness, I soon learned, it was about so much more than that. The author actually pulls back the curtain to his own life, to offer an intimate look at the true power of forgiveness and reveals the emotional price that you must be willing to pay to live without it.

    All of this, while still offering up interesting and often tear worthy stories that showed you just how you should deal with friends, family and more importantly, yourself when things do go wrong. The author more importantly reveals the key to keeping these relationships strong even in the face of adversity.

    Having read it, I feel like a better person. Maybe that's because this book spoke to me and not down to me. I have read a lot of books that was written like I didn't know anything. What the author of "When God Stopped Keeping Score" does is talk to you like a friend. I needed that. You will understand why when you read it for yourself. It is on sale here on BN.com.

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