Friday, August 3, 2012

Review: A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness

Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo,
 PhD, MS, PT
 

Being a parent definitely has some stressful moments. For some, the stress seems constant. Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, PhD, MS, PT offers her top tips for happier moms. And if you're like me, I need all the help I can get to ease mine. As they saying goes, a happy mom means a happy family (for the most part.)
  1. Jump on the bed: dance around the house, race your kids to the car.  Any type of exercise will boost your happiness
  2. Be assertive: don’t wait for your children or partner to ask how they can help.  Delve out the responsibilities
  3. Be grateful for all that you do and all the positives in your life.  Research shows that gratitude is the quickest and longest lasting way to achieve happiness

I was so intrigued by these tips that I reached out and requested to review her latest book, "A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness." This best selling book aims to help not only moms who are struggling, but everyone who is struggling with happiness. So dads, you haven't been left out! Dubbed the "Head Coach for Happiness," she's received praise by Shaq, and it's right there on the front cover (sports fans can appreciate this. We did!)


Synopsis: Wish you had more happiness in your life? Imagine being less stressed and happier right now.  Finally, you can make this dream a reality! Based on scientific research and real life stories, here is your ultimate prescription to a joyful, fulfilling life, and it is a lot easier than you might think. Get ready to transform your life.
You will discover:
  • Quick steps to generate greater happiness despite challenges you may be facing
  • Why finding positives in your life can not only improve your mood but also enhance your health, relationships, work and even bank account
  • Easy skills to boost your self-confidence 
  • Way to better your relationships: with friends, family, co-workers and even yourself
  • Effective approaches to let go of regret and worry that prevents you from enjoying life"

In a combination of  great stories, inspiring quotes and easy to read charts Dr. Lombardo gives a thorough and practical approach to genuine happiness.  Not the fake it to you make it resolution so many of us resort to. Just by reading her words in this book and viewing her interviews, I feel the genuineness towards our happiness. 

The book is written in an A-Z format of ways to maximize your happiness. I love this because many self-help books fail to make this easier for us to go back to for reference. Each topic is a few pages each ending with Dr. Lombardo's prescription for you. Another thing I love about this book is the fact that there's not a bunch of hard to understand terms. It's written in a very down-to-earth manner. It's almost like talking to a friend with a lot of wisdom. I can and will be rereading this book often. I recommend this to everyone experiencing the negative effects of stress in their life and well as gifting this to new parents, newly weds or anyone you know that is potentially dealing with stress.

You can sample part of her book here. It includes the Happiness Assessment from the book! Be sure to join her site for additional free resources!

"A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness" is available at many major retailers in book and ebook format and retails for $16.95 US.

“This is a great book. It combines inspiring stories, documented research and practical strategies for creating real happiness in your life. I highly recommend this book.” ~ Jack Canfield, Co-Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul®


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Disclosure: I was provided a copy of this book without charge by the author and PR company. All opinions contained in this review belong solely to me and were not subject to editing. 



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