July 2012

Trade cloth
ISBN 978-1-57344-391-3
5 x 7, 220 pages

Self Help
Viva Editions

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Happiness Habits

52 Ways to Live with Passion and Purpose

Change your habits and your life will follow—a book of 52 ways to get happy now!

Happiness Habits is an inspirational guidebook to help readers achieve the life they have always dreamed about. A little book with a big idea, this helpful how-to features assessments, stories, and practices for inner exploration and expansion. Each of the 52 topics ushers readers from a just extra ordinary existence to an extraordinary life, with inspiring stories from real people.

The first decade of the 21st century has turned out to be tougher than anyone could ever have predicted. Millions of people today have turned to survival mode just to get by. Now, more than ever, people need to be inspired to live their best life in which each day is a growth opportunity. Let’s learn happiness habits that we can share with our friends, family, and community. Filled with encouraging quotes, moving examples, tips and tools, this book reminds us all that we must keep exploring ourselves and our world to live to our fullest potential.

Selected chapters:
Daydreaming is Essential (And Makes Your Smarter!)
Remove the Word “Embarrassed” From Your Vocabulary
Stand for Something
Your Differences Are Your Greatest Assets
Live With No Regrets
Love With No Regrets
Be a Great Friend
The Tao of Dishes
Inoculate Yourself With the Positive
Listening - The Quality of Our Attention
Forgive, Forget, and Delete
Find a Mentor, Be a Mentor
What Would You Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?

BRENDA KNIGHT is a publisher and editor who writes about women's history and issues affecting women's lives today. The author of Sheroes, Wild Women and Books, and the American Book Award-winning Women of the Beat Generation, Brenda also does volunteer work with women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Brenda believes everyone does have the inalienable right to the pursuit of happiness and lives in one of the happiest places on earth, the San Francisco Bay Area.

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