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Practical Happiness

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This book is short and to the point, which is a real plus for non-fiction/self-help. I don't need experts taking advantage of the page to sound important or knowledgeable! If you can accept the notion that happiness is both a choice and an intentional action/decision, then there is a lot to be gleaned here!
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• Happiness is personal

• Happiness Zappers can be managed

• Happiness changes as you change

• Happiness is bigger than you think

These all seem fairly simple and obvious but Practical Happiness really went into depth about how to truly believe these points and how to apply them to your life.
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This is a wise and helpful book which encourages the reader to think more deeply about finding happiness and getting through stressful situations. Pamela Gail Johnson deals with Happiness Zappers, how to handle change and deal with bad times and experiences, and lists ways in which we can turn our thoughts about our experiences around. She writes about specific ways to help us feel happier, such as gratitude and forgiveness.

There are many, many books about happiness, but this one was useful. I am now thinking about finding out more about the Society of Happy People, which the author founded!

I received this free ebook from NetGalley in return for an honest review.
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The book describes the science behind happiness.  It tells you what makes people happy.  It also encourages you to not take small things for granted.  All good things to know and think about.  Happiness is a personal thing for each of us.
Then the book goes into things that take away our happiness.  There are just things that happen in life that take away happiness for a period of time.  We cannot avoid these things, they happen to all people in life.  But we can still have moments of happiness during this time.  We can also reduce the time that these sad things take away our happiness.
Then we all have issues that can steal our happiness.  We need to anticipate these things and have a plan for them.  This will allow us to be happy more of the time.
Happiness is not something that I feel like I have a problem with, but I thought the title and description of the book were interesting.  I will use some of the tools I learned and recommend this book to others.
I listened to this as an audiobook.  Then I downloaded the book so I could read parts of it again.  I also wanted to see some of the recommendations in print.    If that would not have been an option I would have listened to parts again.  I usually do not listen to self help books.    It was nice that both were options on the book.
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“Happiness isn’t linear. It’s not a one-size-fits-all. It’s also not stagnant. Happiness is abundant. And it’s bigger than you think.”

An easy read on practical steps to happiness and managing ‘happiness zappers’.  Lots of anecdotes, stories on hardship, perseverance and finding happiness (it’s a personal thing!). Can’t say I was particularly enthralled, but a good book if you need some inspiration. Don’t we all!?

Thanks NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my views.
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Happiness for everyone, at any age. This book has implementable strategies, examples, and plenty of promise. I read a fair bit on happiness, and recommend this one. Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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LOVED loved loved this book.

The writing had me captivated from the start to finish, and I found myself reading it almost straight through one sitting. I look forward to reading more by this author.
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Love books like this and this one did not disappoint. Highly recommend to any professional or individual seeking advice or guidance on how to help assist with finding happiness.
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I was unaware that this book would be based around children and good. Not my jam, and not something I'm interested in learning.
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This was an interesting, fun, and fast-paced read. I originally wanted to get this simply because the cover is just, unbelievably serotonin inducing, but having read this book, I know I made the right choice picking it in the first place. Very helpful, jovial, and overall a nice book!:)
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