21 Days To Happiness By Ingrid Kelada

21 Days to Happiness by Ingrid Kelada.This book has some wonderful tips for becoming happier. Each one is backed up by lots of information from research, and each includes links to where you can find more information if you want to.

My favorite tip was to get enough sleep. I have been working on that one for a long time, way before reading this book. Because I do NOT function well at all if I don’t get enough sleep. I like winter because I can go to bed at 7:30 or so and get up early and I sleep really well. Summer is harder because of the days being longer.

Some of the other tips are to be grateful, to laugh more, to get outside more, to be kind, to eat properly, manage your time, and have good relationships. Each has several different things you can do. she recommends picking two or three to start with.

That time management thing is a really good one. Gave me some more ideas for how to get everything done, that really NEEDS to get done.

I liked this book and I am going to try a few of the things that I wasn’t already doing. There were a few ideas to help with the things I was already doing.

If you want to be happier, read this book, practice at least a few of the tips, and in a few weeks you will be a happier person.

Got to actually do the things. Just reading might help some, but it won’t help much.

 About the book:

Struggling to find work-life balance? Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed and frustrated or just want to increase your happiness, you can learn how in just 10 minutes a day!

For some of us, feeling busy or stressed has become the new normal. Others feel okay, but just want a boost to productivity, energy and motivation.

Instead of hoping for happiness, what if happiness is something you DO, something you CHOOSE every day? The good news: it is and the solutions are simple.

Psychologist and happiness expert Ingrid Kelada provides a practical, step-by-step guide to help you increase your personal happiness and feel more motivated. You can learn how with simple 10-minute strategies. Each day of the 21-day journey focuses on one key area of your life, including:

Time: how to break the cycle of chaos and manage your time effectively.
Body Language: exploring the surprising links between body language and happiness.
Relationships: how to make the most of the number one predictor of happiness.
Work: how to use your strengths and talents so that you are engaged and motivated.
Money: what you should spend your money on to feel most satisfied.

The book is interactive. Each chapter features resources like apps to try, videos to watch for deeper understanding, or tools to help you master these new habits. At the end of three weeks, along with increased happiness, you’ll find you’ve become more:

• productive
• focused
• patient
• energetic
• healthy
• motivated
• positive

Happiness is a choice. A daily decision to choose happy can be easy, fun and rewarding. With this book, in just a few minutes per day, you can practice one new happiness habit, add resources to your arsenal, and jot down your notes in the journal section.

Buy 21 Days to Happiness today to create a happier more satisfying life.

About the author:

Ingrid Kelada

Ms. Ingrid Kelada is an experienced psychologist and happiness expert. She is a speaker and has facilitated over 1000 workshops all over the world. People find her to be pragmatic, inspiring and funny! She has an online personality questionnaire store to help people identify their talents and interests. With over 25 years experience, she offers her expertise to a wide range of clients. She is bilingual and a member of the professional association of Psychologists of Quebec. Visit her online at www.keladacc.ca

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Check out the other stops on the Book Tour:

Nov 27 – Working Mommy Journal – review / giveaway
Nov 28 – Library of Clean Reads – review / giveaway
Nov 28 – Everyday Gyaan – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 29 – Books, Dreams, Life – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Nov 29 – The Autistic Gamer – review
Nov 30 – Travelling Through Words – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Nov 30 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 1 –   Simple Wyrdings – review / giveaway
Dec 4 –   A Mama’s Corner of the World – review / guest post
Dec 4 –   Stylish Brunette – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 5 –   eBook Addicts – review / giveaway
Dec 5 –   #redhead.with.book – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 6 –   Take It Personel-ly – review / guest post / giveaway
Dec 6 –   A Holland Reads – review / giveaway
Dec 7 –   Laura’s interests – review / guest post
Dec 7 –   alwaysjoart – review/ giveaway
Dec 8 –   NorthernMSW – review / author interview
Dec 11 – From Isi – review
Dec 11 – Writers and Authors – book spotlight / guest post
Dec 12 – JBronder Book Reviews – review / guest post
Dec 13 – Fur Everywhere – review / giveaway
Dec 14 – Wander Girl Life – review / giveaway
Dec 15 – One Frugal Girl – review / giveaway


One winner will get a signed copy of 21 Days to Happiness plus a $20 Amazon gift card (open to USA and Canada) and two winners will each get an ebook copy of 21 Days to Happiness (open to int’l) 3 winners total

(ends Dec 23)

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Take Those Negative Ions Everywhere

Energy Balance Bracelet.Negative Ions are believed to have a positive effect (on most people anyway).  According to WebMD there is some evidence to support that belief.

I have always believed it anyway. And even if the “evidence” ended up showing it didn’t I would still probably believe it, just because of how I have felt myself during storms, and from stories other people have told about thier experiences.

So, negative ions are A Good Thing.

The makers of the Energy Balance Bracelet say they have come up with a way for you to carry the power of the negative ions around with you.

Each of these bracelets has two negative ion enriched holograms on it. So wearing the bracelet lets you carry the negative ions with you and benefit from them…everywhere you go.

I have no idea if this actually works or not. Even after wearing the bracelet they sent me.

I really like the bracelet. It is the glow in the dark green bracelet, and it is really neat. Most kids (even grown up kids like me) would love it just for the glow in the dark part. I also like the color, because it is a happy color, and looking at it makes me feel good.

They come in lots of different colors, so you can get one to match any (or all) of your outfits, and they are flexible.

Buy your own from the Energy Balance Shop, and be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ too.

I received a free product to review.

The Swiss Cheese Theory Of Life Review And Giveaway

The Swiss Cheese Theory Of Life Review And Giveaway

Swiss Cheese Theory Of LifeThe Swiss Cheese Theory of Life by Judith A. Belmont, MS and Lora Shor, MSW is a fun book to read.  It has some cartoons and lots of quotes. Some are outright funny while others are just amusing. Some are serious.

The book is about getting through the “holes” in life without getting stuck. It basically says that if you are not as successful as you would like to be then changing the way you think could make a huge difference.

One of the first things they talk about it is not reliving the past. Going over and over something that happened and saying “what if” does no good at all. Past is past and can’t be changed. You have to go forward.

Another thing is that people often expect things to be perfect and think they can’t be happy until things are perfect. The authors say that you need to get over this. Perfection doesn’t exist in this world and if you depend on it for happiness…you will never be happy.

The book contains stories from real people as examples and the authors offer suggestions of ways to change things.  It is broken into 12 chapters so you can work on one section at a time.

I liked it. It has some great insights. I should have taken more time with it though. It is something you need to take the time and understand and practice the suggestions they give.

From the back cover :

Take the Swiss Cheese Theory of Life Challenge!
  • Are you trying to make changes in your life, yet you find yourself digging deeper into a hole?
  • Do you “know better” but still can’t seem to get out from under your unhealthy patterns and habits?
  • Do you often have “why does this happen to me”  thinking?
  • Are you looking for happiness in all the wrong places?
  • Are you ready to make healthy changes in your life … physically, emotionally, spiritually?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions – this book is for you!

The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life is a book about resiliency. Using Swiss Cheese as a metaphor for life itself, you will explore ways to get through the holes without getting stuck in them. Swiss is not like any other cheese – and neither are you!

About the Authors :

Judith A. Belmont, MS, is a national speaker and corporate wellness trainer, with over 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist. From teaching at the college level to working with Fortune 500 companies, Judy uses practical, action-oriented strategies to help people get through life’s obstacles. She is the author of two professional books, 86 Tips for the Therapeutic Toolbox and 103 Group Activities and TIPS.

Lora Shor, LSW, is a is a national health and wellness speaker, an international corporate work/life consultant to  Fortune 500 companies, and a psychotherapist. She has helped thousands learn and implement resiliency skills through her highly informative and entertaining seminars. Lora imparts relevant  transformation techniques and practical information for embracing an emotionally, physically and spiritually  healthier, balanced lifestyle.

You can follow The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life on Facebook and @judybelmont on Twitter.

The authors are very generously offering one of my readers the chance to win a copy of The Swiss Cheese Factory of Life.  They are also offering two other readers the chance to win a copy of  The Therapeutic Companion – Tips to Increase your Mental Fitness. These are all hard copies and will be shipped to the winners by the sponsors.

The giveaway will end on midnight January 16th. Enter on the rafflecopter form below.

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Mindfulness And The Art Of Choice Review

Mindfulness And The Art Of Choice Review

I won a copy of Mindfulness And The Art Of Choice by Karen H. Sherman, PHD a while back over on Sweepstake Lover.

It is a good book. The basic premise is that people tend to get caught up in their day to day lives and emotions and just react to things without really thinking about them. And therefore without actually making any real choice.  If we can learn to slow down and pay attention and not just react…then we can actually make a choice about what we want to do, say, and be. We can change our lives for the better.

The book contains a lot of exercises for helping you slow down, relax, clear your mind…and think. Some of the exercises are: noticing your body, observing your behavior, accepting your feelings, letting go of expectations, and feeling flow.

From the back cover:

Do You Have the Life You Want?

Each person is entitled to have “the good life.” Most don’t experience this because of getting caught up in reacting, continually recycling old patterns that keep you stuck and emotionally frozen. By practicing the simple tools in Mindfulness and the Art of Choice, you’ll learn how to live mindfully and create the great life you want.

The Art of Choice Will Make a Difference

Understand why you have not been able to achieve the life you desire

Become aware of the signals that indicate you are responding in an old “knee-jerk” reactive patterns

Notice and turn off old negative thought patterns

Learn ways to heal old leftover emotional wounds

Deal with specific everyday issues that get in the way of a satisfying, joyous life

What the Experts Say About Dr. Sherman’s book:

“If you’re carrying any hurt from your past, Dr. Sherman’s book will give you the power you need to banish that hurt forever.”

–Robert Epstein, Ph.D., Host of “Psyched!” on Sirius Radio; former Editor-in-Chief, Psychology Today

“Karen Sherman presents to the reader simple, yet profound ways to help people get unstuck from many of life’s daily issues.”

–Stephan Rechtschaffen, M.D., cofounder of OMEGA. Author of Timeshifting: Creating More Time to Enjoy Your Life and coauthor of Vitality and Wellness


Dr. Sherman is a Psychologist with more than 25 years of experience helping people in the process of attaining life goals. You can find more information on Your Empowered Relationship.

You can also read the review I posted on Goodreads back in March. And maybe friend me while you are there?

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