Think Happy by Karen Salmansohn

Book Review

 


Think Happy: Instant Peptalks to Boost PositivityBook Genre: Self Help, Non-Fiction

Book Series: N/A

Released: 8/9/2016 by Ten Speed Press

Pages: 128  Price: $12.99

Links:  Goodreads, Author’s SiteMore Info

Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Blogging for Books for an honest review.

 

Book Synopsis:

Stay happy—no matter how much life throws at you!

Happiness expert and Oprah columnist Karen Salmansohn presents a collection of 50 inspirational inner peptalks to boost your confidence, attitude, and mood. These peptalks are different than affirmations because they’re feisty, fun and memorable–and will thereby stick in your brain like a catchy song. You’ll naturally want to keep repeating them, thereby changing your neural pathways so you’re inclined to think positive thoughts, which lead to positive habits, which lead to a positively happy life!

Whether you’re feeling stressed, need motivation, are dealing with haters, or need to turn your tale of woe into a tale of wow, THINK HAPPY’s instant peptalks and whimsical illustrations will grump-proof your brain so you can move forward with optimism, resilience, and plain ol’ fabulousness.

My Review:

Due to events in my life this summer I have found myself missing my happiness.  Now grief is a process that is different for everyone and is going to take as long as it takes but I thought this book might be helpful.  Might give me some perspective and ideas on how to find my way out of this depression I’ve become trapped inside.  Now I knew this book wasn’t going to magically solve all my problems but I think it will be useful for not only myself but my husband as well.

This is a fairly short book and first impression was that it was just going to be a coffee table decor piece that had some inspirational and up lifting phrases to ponder.  It is actually so much more.  There are a series of sections that begin with 5 things to say; if you are trying something new, when feeling grumpy, when faced with failure, when dealing with toxic people, etc.  What follows each statement is five different phrases accompanied with a little peptalk.  This is quite helpful actually it makes you think a bit more about the affirmation and gives support or encouragement or simply something else to ponder to help with the issue at hand. The book is beautifully illustrated with soft water-color artwork in calm pleasing tones and is the perfect size to carry with you in a purse or suitcase if you are currently struggling and need some extra motivation.

The only complaint I have about the book is I wish it were longer.  I wish it covered more issues, for example death, that bring us down and suck our happiness away.  I also think the price is a tad high for such a short and small book as lovely as I think it might be.  I think somewhere under $10 would be a more reasonable price point.  Otherwise I’m glad I requested this book and I plan to hang on to this title to revisit when I am facing a situation that was covered.  This book could be quite helpful in putting perspective on issues that bring us down.

My Rating: 5 Stars

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