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People are talking about The Nine Rooms of Happiness!
Paperback of Nine Rooms of Happiness hit stores today. Funny review by Psychology Today contributor answers question: What do Women Want? If only I'd known the answer when we'd written the book! Now we do, thanks to his 9 year old daughter.
Catherine appeared on the Today Show this week to discuss a new study that said, you are happier in your later years than you were in the middle ... in fact the arc of happiness looks a little like a U shaped graph (or a smile!) since younger people, in their school years, through the end of college, are fairly care free, and then the stress of adult life comes to bear: money and income and career and family, the question of how to juggle it all becomes so intense that some women forget to really enjoy their 30s and 40s! Then when you are a bit older, like at 50, the uptick starts and the happiness graph moves up again, until in your 70s you are fairly happy, despite the idea that getting older is grim because of illness or loss of loved ones. You literally forget the bad things and remember the good. You stop sweating the small stuff. You appreciate your days. Your accumulated years of wisdom and emotional intelligence pay off. Here is the link... We think that if you could know now what you learned by then, you'd be happier, this very day.
Come share your "mess of the day" and figure out the strategy to fix it at the JCC in Manhattan on Monday, April 26 at 7:30pm. Catherine and I will help you approach old patterns in new ways, using one of the nine key processes in the book.
As for me, I recently blogged about what room I'm in at Self.com. Check it out!
We are about to do some in person appearances. Yup ... taking this house on the road!
Our next event, in NYC is:
The JCC in Manhattan
Mon, Apr 26
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
And a Few More Notes From Friends
The three most convincing statements so far are from Dr. Mehmet Oz, author and TV host; wellness expert Jillian Michaels of TV’s “The Biggest Loser” and her own show; and ABC correspondent and working mom Deborah Roberts.
These three sources praise the book for the simple reason that in today’s stress-filled times, mental health and physical health go hand in hand, and to be healthier, you have to first try to be happier. Author and Self Editor-in-Chief Lucy Danziger herself lost 25 pounds through the simple shift of stopping stress eating and turning instead to stress-relief by using the strategies in this book. And while The Nine Rooms of Happiness isn’t a weight loss book or a “healthy living” guide, it recognizes that how you feel, the inner self, is a key component to getting your outer self together, the self you present to the world.
Confidence and calm, inner-strength and emotional awareness, are part of being a happier, healthier, productive and satisfied person. The strategies the authors teach in The Nine Rooms of Happiness will help anyone feel better about themselves and their relationships, as well as how they function in the larger world, within their emotional house and outside it. Listen to praise for the book:
By helping you find grace in the metaphorical emotional rooms of your life, The Nine Rooms of Happiness walks you through the lifelong process of finding joy and health.
–Dr. Mehmet Oz, bestselling author and host of The Dr. Oz Show
You can be happier every day, and this book shows you how. Plus, once you are, you can also be healthier and fitter. Using the strategies within these pages, Lucy stopped stress eating and lost 25 pounds. The Nine Rooms of Happiness will help you achieve your most personal goals.
–Jillian Michaels, health & wellness expert on The Biggest Loser and the upcoming NBC show Losing It with Jillian
In our hectic lives, it's too easy to get bogged down sweating the small stuff and lose track of happy moments. The Nine Rooms of Happiness reminds us to focus on the big picture and find simple pleasures every day. I recognize myself in some of those cluttered rooms. Now I'm ready to create my own happier emotional house.
–Deborah Roberts, ABC News correspondent