Book Review: Chicken Soup for the Soul - Simply Happy
October 24, 2016
Disclosure: I received this book for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.
Prior to becoming publisher and editor-in-chief of the iconic series Chicken Soup for the Soul, Amy Newmark sat down and read more than 100 Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She says that her "crash course in Chicken Soup for the Soul advice and wisdom" left her happier, more relaxed, more compassionate, and more grateful for the blessings in her life. And she reports that her education has continued as a result of the tens of thousands of additional revealing, personal stories she has read since that initial immersion.
Life Changing Tips from Chicken Soup for the Soul - Simply Happy
The latest Chicken Soup for the Soul book: Simply Happy provides simple ways to create a happy, confident, and positive life. Most of the tips are easy to implement, just by deciding to view something differently. Newmark recounts examples from her own life and more than 60 Chicken Soup for the Soul stories that she found particularly influential. There are 25 chapters with a wide-ranging selection of Newmark's best stories and tips, including chapters on:
the life-changing impact of something as small as getting in the habit of smiling
using thankfulness to change relationships at home, at school, and at work
easy time management tips
having fun while raising responsible kids
using the power of no to make time for what matters
making a habit of stepping outside your comfort zone
harnessing your dreams to discover what your subconscious already knows
changing your life forever through forgiveness
six easy ways to reduce stress and keep it away
why you need to eliminate toxic people from your life
how to get the best out of everyone - family, friends and strangers
why you should strive for excellence but not perfection
why you should treat yourself as well as you treat your guests
This was my first Chicken Soup for the Soul book and it has started a fire for more. All stories are upbeat and positive and Amy offers easy tips and tricks we can incorporate daily for a happier being. I loved it! It references a lot of previous Chicken Soup for the Soul books, includes stories from Amy and often adds a great quote that left me simply happy and smiling!
Most books I will gladly pass on for others to enjoy, yet I may keep this one to refer to often and hopefully add many more Chicken Soup for the Soul books to start a collection! This would be a great gift for everyone! Treat yourself and your best buddy. :) Or try to win a copy below.
About the Book - Chicken Soup for the Soul - Simply Happy:
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Lifestyle Pick for Fall 2016. "Amy Newmark distills advice and wisdom from her life and more than 20,000 Chicken Soup for the Soul stories into this crash course in how to be happy. You'll be entertained, energized, and enlightened by dozens of practical, simple tips that work instantly to improve your everyday life and your future."
About the Series - Chicken Soup for the Soul:
With well over 100 million books sold to date in the U.S. and Canada alone, more than 250 titles, and translations into more than 40 languages, "chicken soup for the soul" is one of the world's best-known phrases and is regularly referenced in pop culture. Today, 23 years after it first began sharing happiness, inspiration and hope through its books, this socially conscious company continues to publish a new title a month, but has also evolved beyond the bookstore with super premium pet food, television shows and movies, podcasts, and a variety of other digital content and licensed products, all inspired by stories, as it continues "changing the world one story at a time."