You can't buy happiness, so why not grow your own? All
you need is a piece of fertile ground (your beautiful mind)
plus some hardy seeds of wisdom, creativity, and plain good
sense. In this inspiring new collection from the pages of
O, The Oprah Magazine, more than 75 warm, wise, and
insightful contributors write about beating the blues,
dropping the weight, kissing fear goodbye, making your
dreams real, and putting your best face forward (with a
little help from the right haircut, of course).
O's Big Book of Happiness offers you
more than 100 wonderfully written, empowering articles that
will turn your life around, whether you're fighting
loneliness, illness, self-doubt, or a crisis of faith.
World-class writers, artists, entrepreneurs, and political
leaders, such as Alice Sebold, David Sedaris, Elizabeth
Swados, Richard Branson, and Barack Obama, open a window on
the life lessons that have galvanized them and set them on
the road to joy. Among the in-house experts offering advice
and comfort, financial adviser Suze Orman defuses the
minefields of money management, and life coach Martha Beck
clues you in on how to handle your most intractable
critic—you!—while Dr. Phil sheds light on the
push-me-pull-you confusion of intimate relationships. Be
prepared for unconditional honesty and reality-based
solutions, even if you think you've hit bottom and there's
no place left to go. As Oprah writes in one of her essays,
"Everything in life happens to help us
live."Have you ever wondered :
What's the secret to
getting in shape—and staying that way? Rebecca Skloot tells
you how to trick your brain into actually craving
diet and exercise (page 10), while O's Mental Health
Kit offers therapist-tested techniques for getting your life
back in balance (page 46), and Oprah discusses how the best
healthcare begins with self care (page 61).
worst-case scenario finally happens, how do you carry on?
Onetime war correspondent Geraldine Brooks writes that a
diagnosis of cancer, which she once feared more than
terrorist bullets, proved to be a path to grace (page 36).
Beverly Donofrio tells how she endured a rapist's violent
attack by refusing to say yes to despair (page 74), and
meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg explains how to make
those crucial human connections that are guaranteed to melt
away loneliness and refresh your faith (page 149).
Are there any
surefire ways to sidestep relationship pitfalls? O's
writers investigate an exciting new therapy that could keep
you from falling for that bad-news guy—again (page
172)—and a nontalking cure that just might save a
compassion-starved marriage (page 180). Lauren Slater
explores the price some of us are willing to pay for
love—even when it has four legs and a tail (page 214).
brilliant career going? O's in-the-trenches experts
tell you how to soothe the savage boss (page 226) as well as
take a risk, reconnect with your wildest ambitions, and
embark on the professional life youÕve always dreamed about