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Most people consider happiness the most important pursuit in life, yet few seem to find it. Women, in particular, face a constant internal battle between finding their own happiness and ensuring the happiness of others. Debbie Gissoni, aka The Goddess of Happiness, shows that happiness is a choice that anyone can make, anytime and anywhere. In 44 dynamic entries the author shares her stories, insights, humor, and simple suggestions to bring out the radiant Goddess in every woman. Each entry includes meditations and journaling ideas to help readers transform the pursuit of happiness into a tangible, everyday practice. Gissoni teaches that all women are goddesses --- they just need to tap their innate power and reacquaint themselves with their own magic; and that life is meant to be enjoyable --- not to be taken so seriously or made too complicated. Each of these chapters ends with five simple ways to have an easier and happier life.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.8" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Mar 10, 2005
Publisher New World Library
ISBN 1930722486 ISBN13 9781930722484
Availability 0 units.
More About Debbie Gisonni
Debbie Gisonni is an author, speaker, and business leader who spent fifteen years in corporate executive positions in the high-tech industry. During her corporate career, her personal life was shattered by the unexpected loss of four family members in four years-one from suicide. Shortly thereafter, Debbie embarked on a mission to help people navigate the ups and downs of life and work-from the tragic to the trivial-by connecting them to their inner spirit. She inspires people to make simple changes that radically increase their self-awareness, happiness, well-being and success. She is the author of The Goddess of Happiness: A Down-to-Earth Guide for Heavenly Balance and Bliss and Vita's Will: Real Life Lessons about Life, Death & Moving On. She is an experienced speaker and media guest who has addressed audiences from corporate executives to women's groups to teens. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications worldwide including a "Health and Happiness" column in the San Francisco Examiner.com and a blog on Huffington Post. Her advice ranges from healthy lifestyle and work tips to meditation practices. Debbie holds a B.S. in Business Administration and a Certification in Hypnotherapy. Originally from the Bronx, New York, Debbie lives in Silicon Valley, California with her husband and Siberian huskies. Her life-long passions include food, fitness, fashion, health and wellness. Visit Debbie's website: www.debbiegisonni.com
Reviews - What do customers think about The Goddess of Happiness: A Down-to-Earth Guide for Heavenly Balance and Bliss?
Easy Ways to Get You some Happiness. Jun 1, 2008
The author, Debbie Gisonni, a fifteen-year veteran of the high-tech industry had it all. Then she lost her mother, father, sister and favorite aunt, all within four years. After four more years of ever-increasing success and responsibilities, Gisonni quit her job and spent some time soul-searching.
The end result is that she started Real Life Lessons; her own company devoted to making life easier and happier for women and became the goddess of happiness. With this book, she shows the rest of us how we are our own goddess of happiness and how we can be more happy.
Your journey to happiness begins with a quiz to determine your current level of bliss. Then, in very short, 1 or 2 page chapters, Gisonni shows you how to capture even more happiness for yourself. Each chapter ends with five ways to practice the chapter's lesson or skill and space for writing your own related affirmations.
Gisonni has some great suggestions for all of us. Much of it is what you've probably heard before, but she presents it in a straight-forward, simple, easy-to-incorporate way in just a few short pages. For example, in the chapter on Play, she shares with us how her husband encouraged her to swing in the park and she had a great time rekindling a childhood joy. Then, she encourages us to play--buy a hula hoop! Her "five ways to play" list includes revisiting your favorite childhood games and do one each week. For me, that would probably include swinging, lip-synching to The Partridge Family, climbing a tree, making mud pies, and jumping rope. I might need to train for a few months first!
The Goddess of Happiness has so many ideas for us: slow down, stop the noise, choose joy, lighten up, indulge, simplify, accept your life, be rich, ask for help and many more. I read through this book all at once first, and now I re-read chapters every day, sort of as happiness reminders. Because I know happiness is a choice, and yet, sometimes, life makes you forget for a minute. With this handy little guide, you can build your own happiness from the ground up, or renovate what you already have.
The Goddess of Happiness Mar 26, 2007
THE GODDESS OF HAPPINESS is a treasure...easy to read, inspirational and it constantly reminds me...that I am a Goddess with all my happiness right inside of me ready to share with those around me. This book is every bit as delightful as its author. Last fall, I had the pleasure of meeting Debbie! THE GODDESS OF HAPPINESS exudes her warm, charming and optimistic outlook on life. I bought this book for my two daughters and hope to gift it to all of my dear friends on their birthdays.
2 brain cells or less required Jan 5, 2007
This book is trite, full of cliches, and has nothing new to offer an intelligent reader. If you seek inspiration in your daily life, check out "Living a Beautiful Life" by Alexandra Stoddard.
Awaken Your Spirit Nov 3, 2005
Reading the Goddess of Happiness is like sipping chocolate in the morning. The texture of Debbie Gisonni's stories (you can almost see her writing with a smile) bring out the spirit of indulgence we feel and often submerge due to the pressures of the day. She'll show you how to enjoy chocolate without the guilt, how to get moving without a big exercise commitment, and how to count your blessings even when you face stumbling blocks. A quick read, a fast way to smile.
Even a cynic like me loves it Aug 16, 2005
I'm a pretty cynical (but content) person in general and tend to pooh-pooh the "how to be happy" genre of books probably because of my gritty, punk rock past, but, darned if The Goddess of Happiness didn't help me get through a really heart-wrenching breakup. I'm forever grateful. Now, whenever I need a little lift, I simply open the book to any page and read a little bit. I haven't lost my edginess, but my heart's a little softer. Go figure.