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Find YOUR Happiness

Do you sometimes just get sad?  I think we all do ... Sometimes we need a good kick in the backside to get out of it -- but sometimes all it takes is a little pick-me-up.  The latest edition of Chicken Soup of the Soul -- "Find Your Happiness" is the perfect little nudge we all sometimes need.

I was delighted when the publishers asked me to contribute the foreward to Happiness because having had my own bouts with the blues -- sometimes pretty serious -- I have learned just how vital it is to have strategies to cope.  I think this little jewel of a book would have been a real lifesaver during those times!

Here's bit of the press release they've done on it ... I think whether you -- or someone you care about -- needs a little boost, this is a wonderful way to do it.  Chocolate chip cookies are good too -  but they've got too many calories! 

Forget fad diets, holistic remedies and meditation, veteran journalist Deborah Norville says the key to good health and longevity is happiness. “Research has found being happy adds about nine years to your life!”says Norville, who has written the foreword for Chicken Soup for the Soul’s new book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Happiness, a book filled with personal stories that will encourage and inspire readers to find their purpose, passion and joy.

In her foreword, Norville recounts a time when she felt profoundly unhappy and possibly depressed. She says she was too blue to seek professional help, her telephone had quit ringing and she didn't think she'd ever work again. Her happiness therapy? She pulled out her sewing machine and started making curtains and slipcovers.

“That long-ago search for happiness led me to reconnect with a long-ignored passion,” says Norville, who has since launched a line of fine yarns for hand knitting and crocheting. “That I was happy after returning to my long-lost hobby was an unintended consequence of engaging in something that I had once enjoyed. Without expecting to, I had createdmy own happiness.”

Norville says we often put our energy into being happy but frequently end up frustrated. But, when we turn our attention to the “right” things, happiness has a way of finding us.

Inside Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Happiness, readers will find 101 stories chosen to show there are many roads to happiness. From finding your purpose and counting your blessings to discovering the joy of giving and pursuing your passions, these stories explore how people from all walks of life have found happiness by looking at their lives with a new eye.

“After you read these stories, you’ll be much better equipped to find the path—and the destination—that’s right for you,” Norville says.

Click HERE for a link to BUY THE BOOK.

I had the pleasure of chatting with Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly of New York's Fox 5 Good Day NY show ... all about finding YOUR happiness.  Click HERE to see the interview!