The Author presents a tried and true formula for what he describes as Deep Down Forever Happiness. He suggests that one, basic change in a person’s approach to living is all it takes to make the difference – forever. He goes on to provide and demonstrate seven corollary secrets that help define and implement the main formula. Fun, entertainment, pleasure, and the like, although held as important parts of life, are shown to never be the sources ...
The Author presents a tried and true formula for what he describes as Deep Down Forever Happiness. He suggests that one, basic change in a person’s approach to living is all it takes to make the difference – forever.
He goes on to provide and demonstrate seven corollary secrets that help define and implement the main formula. Fun, entertainment, pleasure, and the like, although held as important parts of life, are shown to never be the sources of true, Deep Down Forever Happiness.
The book demonstrates quite convincingly that the acquisition of stuff, money, power, prestige, and fame can never be a source of thorough-going, permanent, happiness. The author’s suggestion: First create happiness within yourself and then decide what ‘extra’ trappings you may want in your life. Some rich folds are truly Happy, but NOT because they are rich.
The book is sprinkled with wonderful examples and illustrations, mostly drawn from the author’s lifetime of helping others. This is clearly intended to be a concise, to-the-point, how-to manual and as such, it provides step by step instructions rather than the hard to pin down generalizations and platitudes so often found in books on the topic. The proof of the pudding, here, is not page after page of reverences and supporting studies, but rather the single, indisputable fact that it works – forever!
The reader is taught how to find mental directives that are guiding his or her life down paths toward unhappiness and how to relatively easily replace them with those that allow and promote forever happiness.
In the end, the reader will understand exactly what the author has learned about happiness from his life-long, personal, experiences, and from working as a clinical psychologist with thousands of less than forever happy people of all ages. Then, it becomes your decision whether or not to implement his suggestions in your life and the lives of your loved ones.
An excellent approach to finding happiness and fulfillment. The author's background in education and psychology combined with his his pleasing, helpful style make this a must read for those who are not as happy as they wish to be.
Writing under seven pen names, by genre*, the author has written over 80 books and novels and many hundreds of shorter stories. With an academic background and decades of hands-on experience in education and clinical psychology, he brings a sensitivity and understanding about the human condition, which supports believable characters and helps develop important story lines with which readers can immediately identify. In his novels, he chooses to write about teen life and struggles, fostering mutually productive relationships between youngsters and older adults, mysteries, action/adventure, and mainstream adult fiction. His several personal improvement books evolve from his lifelong involvement in the process of helping folks improve the quality and focus of their lives. He lives his life and writes from a base of positive social values (not to be confused with a religious point of view). He speaks widely on topics related to his books and stories, the process of writing, and living mutually facilitating lives.
*Tom Gnagey, Garrison Flint, Gary (GF) Hutchison, David Drake, Marc Miller . . .