How to be Happy (No Fairy Dust or Moonbeams Required)

How to be Happy (No Fairy Dust or Moonbeams Required)

by Cara Stein
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How to be Happy (No Fairy Dust or Moonbeams Required) by Cara Stein

Discover the secrets to true, lasting happiness

Imagine going through life with confidence and deep satisfaction, knowing that you’re making the most of your time, talents, and abilities.
Imagine waking up every morning, feeling good about what your day will bring.
Imagine being your own best friend instead of your own worst enemy.
Imagine truly enjoying your life on a daily basis!

This book contains 10 steps on how to be happy. By following these steps, you will learn how to have a happier life. And it’s probably a lot easier than you imagine.

A lot of people think that happiness is something you have to be born with. Don’t fall for that happiness myth! With a few simple actions, you can increase your life-satisfaction and create a life of joy.

How do I know? I could tell you that I have a Ph.D. (true) or that I’m a Certified Professional Coach and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (also true). But what really qualifies me to write this book is that I’ve been there.

I used to be a miserable person: depressed, victimized, apathetic, and going through the motions in life. At the end of a bad marriage, I realized that I was not willing to live this way forever. Something had to change.

I started therapy. I got to work reading self-help books and trying out their advice. I studied what worked and what didn’t work. And over time, I succeeded: I made myself happy!

I was so excited that it worked—I felt like I had solved the greatest mystery of life. I just had to share everything I had learned with the world. That’s why I wrote this book. The techniques in this book are exactly what I used to transform my life.

Here are a few of the things you’ll learn in this short, simple book:
-The top 4 myths about happiness—and the real truth about what you need to know to be happy in your life
-The definition of true happiness, and how it’s different from what most people think
-The real cause of unhappiness: once you understand it, you can overcome it!
-One essential change in mindset that can help you stop taking things personally
-The fastest way to shift your mood when you’re feeling bad, so you can feel good any time you want
-A simple technique for reprogramming the voices in your head, so they stop making you miserable and start helping you live a better life
-Four common, insidious happiness-blockers—and how to defeat them for good

Get this book now so you can start being happier today! Just click the BUY NOW button at the top of this page.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011279317
Publisher: Cara Stein
Publication date: 04/20/2011
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 345,212
File size: 951 KB

About the Author

I’m Cara Stein. I’ve always wanted to be a writer, but I took a roundabout way of getting here. Among other relics of career change and self-reinvention, I have a PhD in computer science, assorted programming skills, several years’ teaching experience, and advanced skills in wasting a whole afternoon surfing the internet. I’m the founder of 17,000 Days, a blog about remembering that life is short and making your best days a common occurrence. Whether you're stuck, lost, or just looking to enjoy your life more, I’ve been there! I can provide advice, guidance, and vision.

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How to be Happy (No Fairy Dust or Moonbeams Required) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay, to be perfectly honest, I pictured the author cheery faced, smile from ear to ear, overly caffeinated and typing away into the wee hours of the morning. Optimism has always annoyed me, as I favored realism - but that sure hasn't made me happy! I'm a stickler for grammar and the typos bothered me a bit, but there are best sellers out there chock full of typos (does ANYONE use editors abymore?). What matters is, this book has some valid points and great ideas. I am as depressed as they come, with a slew of trauma and chemical imbalances all working against me - this book got me through a night that may have otherwise landed me back in the ward. Yes, it is quite idealistic - if you have severe trauma like me, this book will not replace your therapist or meds. However the author doesn't claim it will. The part about the neocortex containing the human spirit is of no factual evidence and thus makes me question the validity of any of the medical parts mentioned - but from what I do know, the explaination of the rest made a good amount of sense. Also I can't leave out a certain Esquire employee mentioned sounds like a total selfish jerk, but what the author took from the story about said Esquire employee can be quite useful. All in all, this book has a lot of methods that could greatly reduce ones stress if applied consistently, and I definitely plan on using many of them. I wouldn't have regretted paying for this book, but clearly the authors selflessness is just another testament to how her knowledge and creativity really did pay off in her life - and she is offering that to the world for free. That's enough to make me question my misanthropic lifestyle and wonder if happiness isn't a lost cause for me afterall.
Valter Viglietti More than 1 year ago
The author knows the topic, and her advice is quite useful (although, at times, a bit generic). If you ponder about your life and values while reading it, and you apply at least some of the content, you're very likely to get an improvement in your life. It takes effort, though - reading is not enough!
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There is so much good information.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really interesting book, i found it to be helpful and will tell other to give it a try!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very clear and concisse. Easy to understand. Practical things you can apply in your life without much effort.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written. Practical advice. I love the critical vs advocate me and the take on caring about multiple life issues like relationships giving and health. I am keeping this one. Wonderful and bravo to the author!
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