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Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
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Binding: Hardcover
Dewey Decimal Number: 158
EAN: 9781416547723
ISBN: 141654772X
Label: Free Press
Manufacturer: Free Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 336
Publication Date: 2008-01-01
Publisher: Free Press
Studio: Free Press

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What would it take to make you happy? A fulfilling career, a big bank account, or the perfect mate? What if it didn't take anything to make you happy? What if you could experience happiness from the inside out -- no matter what's going on in your life?

In Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out, transformational expert Marci Shimoff offers a breakthrough approach to being happy, one that doesn't depend on achievements, goals, money, relationships, or anything else "out there." Most books on happiness tell you to find the things that make you happy and do more of them. Although there's nothing wrong with that, it won't bring you the kind of deep and lasting happiness most people long for -- the kind you'll never lose, no matter what happens in your life. Based on cutting-edge research and knowledge from the world's leading experts in the fields of positive psychology and neurophysiology, plus interviews with 100 truly happy people, this life-changing book provides a powerful, proven 7-step program that will enable you to be happier right now -- no matter where you start.

Studies show that each of us has a "happiness setpoint" -- a fixed range of happiness we tend to return to throughout our life -- that's approximately 50 percent genetic and 50 percent learned. In the same way you'd crank up the thermostat to get comfortable on a chilly day, you can actually raise your happiness set-point! The holistic 7-step program at the heart of Happy for No Reason encompasses Happiness Habits for all areas of life: personal power, mind, heart, body, soul, purpose, and relationships.

In these pages you'll discover moving and remarkable first-person stories of people who have applied these steps to their own lives and have become Happy for No Reason. You'll read phenomenal tales from a former drug dealer turned minister, a hit filmmaker, and a famous actress who escaped a "family curse," as well as stories from doctors, mothers, teachers, and business executives. You'll learn practical strategies that will help you experience happiness from the inside out.

You don't have to have happy genes, win the lottery, or lose twenty pounds. By the time you finish this book, you will know how to experience sustained happiness for the rest of your life.


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Summary: Happiness Detailed
Comment: It makes me unhappy to read a book this lengthy about how to be happy:-)...but the exhaustive detail of the book's contents is impressive...WOW! Was anything left out? I think not! Perhaps the book's message can be summed up in the words of a colleague, who reminded me again just yesterday..."Let's remember the good news: Anything that ever bothers you is in your mind; and anything that is good for you is in your mind. Being happy is all about reframing...CONTINUALLY." For those who want/need/like more, Shimoff's book gives the reader a truckload of excellent tools to get the reframing job done over and over and over...and over. She has generously included something here for all shapes and sizes of minds.

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Summary: BEING A HAPPY BEING
Comment: There are many viewpoints on how to achieve and live in a happy state. In Marci Shimoff's 7 steps to "Being Happy from the Inside Out", she focuses on making adjustments to our "happiness set-point" to achieve a state of being happy on the inside. She discourages us from having our happiness directed by external experiences such as personal achievement, reaching goals, obtaining money, etc. She believes that lasting happiness must be independent of what is happening in one's life.

The book presents researched, practical information with the 7 steps to follow, illustrations, exercises, important points to remember, and the stories of 100 people. The author reports that scientists have identified that we each possess our own happiness set-point, which is described as our genetic and learned tendency to be at a certain level of happiness. Just like any "set-point" theory, the good news is that it is possible to adjust our individual happiness set-points. The book provides specific exercises that can be employed to raise our happiness set-points. The book's stories from happy people describe how they learned be grateful, happy people. These inspiring stories show people overcoming difficult and would-be devastating circumstances. Are you unhappy, happy for a good reason, happy for a bad reason, or in a neurophysiological state of happiness that is independent of your circumstances? The author advocates the latter. She also says happiness is a choice, which I agree with. Author of THE 3:00 PM SECRET: Live Slim and Strong, Live Your Dreams

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Summary: Great tips in Happy for No Reason
Comment: As a teacher of Laughing For No Reason I loved the practical tips and strategies in the C D set of Happy For No Reason. The information was well researched and the personal stories were relevant and inspiring and illustrated the points raised in the CD set.There were practicla exercises for each of the steps to being Happy For No Reason.The CD set mentioned PDF files which I was not able to locate or access which was disappointing as they were the worksheets for the very valuable exercises.

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Summary: Becoming Happier - A Good Starting Point
Comment: Happiness is a core state we all seek to achieve. Thanks, in part, to the Positive Psychology movement, happiness has taken center stage and is now the focus of a significant amount of attention. On a recent visit to a large, chain bookstore, I noticed one whole table devoted to books related to happiness. It appears that a happiness movement is underway.

If you are just starting out on your happiness journey, or you would like additional guidance in this area, this book would be a good book for you to read. This book is both engaging and easy to read. The authors combine research findings, tools and techniques and stories to introduce the reader to the concept of happiness and more importantly, the steps you can undertake to achieve greater internally driven happiness and therefore, unconditional happiness in your life.

The seven steps to being happy and the happiness habits laid out in this book are certainly a good place to start. Read this book and get started towards developing a happier you. You will be happier and so will those around you.



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Summary: From Inside You!
Comment: I found this book to be easy reading. What I particularly liked was that the author says that happiness must come from within and gives you a step-by-step approach. This theme is similar to one of my favorite books on The Law of Attraction, Living The Secret Everyday: My Secret Workbook which aims to also give you that joyful, abundant life.
Read both and they will open up your eyes.


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