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"I loved “Crafting a Happy Life” until the very last page. Not only did it have valuable advice but it was a delight to read. It was so authentic and written with humor, (it had me laughing out loud). It includes principles such as enjoying life’s delights, giving gratitude, living in the present moment and being your own best friend through unconditional self-love. It also contains practical tools to try along the way that were very uplifting. The author writes in such an engaging way that it felt like we were sitting in the same room chatting over a cup of tea.
I highly recommend “Crafting a Happy Life”. It has a lasting impression.
From now on I’m going to throw away the last crust of old bread sitting on my counter, (or maybe make a stew out of it). It is liberating!"
"Henry India has a great (and easy) outlook on how you can improve your life. This quick read will not only be a "Pick me up" but following their suggestions is an easy way to keep your spirits up. I often give this book as a gift to people I know and care about. Sometimes I even pass my copy or give a new one to other people I think can use some suggestions for their search for a little happiness."
In Crafting A Happy Life, writer, divine guidance life coach and Reiki master, India Susanne Holden, sweet-talks the reader into taking a journey to happiness down the river of life. In a kind, easy-going and endearing manner they (the singular pronoun India, who describes herself as of non-binary gender, prefers) show that it's easier than you might think to craft a happy life and overcome obstacles that might get in the way. Readers are given the opportunity to try out specific tools as they read along. In each Short-Read India presents a stand-alone, essay-length, complete idea, thought, or teaching that can be read in one sitting, yet delivers a lasting positive effect. Short-Reads are meant to uplift and inspire, as well as serve as tools for making life good and delicious.
"The steady flow of grim news can be overwhelming. We're fascinated by train wrecks, and sensationalist media are more than willing to spoon-feed us a daily dose of them. With this book, you'll learn that it's possible to build defenses against the effect of all that negativity on your psyche. More importantly, you'll gain a more realistic perspective of all the good things that are happening right under our very noses, mostly unnoticed in the din of bad news and unavoidable stressors. The result of the practices this book recommends is a more realistic and appreciative perspective on life that doesn't ignore the "bad," but helps you bring more "good" into the picture so your view of life and the world you live is better balanced.
Holden's advice is straightforward, practical, and charmingly delivered. Her book is a quick read, but it isn't fluff -- they cite some of the science behind their approach. Spend a couple of hours with [Henry India] Holden, and you'll feel better. And then invest some time in the practices they recommend. You won't regret it."
"I loved The World Is Better Than You Think. I was really impressed with this book. We need more thinking like this in this world. Most importantly we as individuals need to do this and hopefully spread the thought on a more universal level. This book has confirmed some of what I already believe. If one person is kind or considerate (or realizes that others are) it can carry that kindness on to the next. I am already following some of the program. It’s amazing how much more I now notice.
I really see a future for this message if the author chooses to write more books taking the concept even further. A series could take people to a better realization one step at a time. A series could give people a chance to absorb the ideas in between books. If this is what they have in mind, it may work better than overwhelming people with one big book that may be too much to take in all at once.
I will follow the seven steps. I feel this book and these steps will definitely make a difference in my and some other people’s lives. This (and maybe follow up books) could make a difference worldwide.
I will watch for more (hopefully a series of this) from this writer."
Do you long to live in a beautiful world that is kind, loving, and caring, yet, you feel the world is too selfish, and cruel. What if both were true? Author India Susanne Holden shows us how to find the loveliness in life without the need to deny the ugly. She asks the reader: What if developing an eye for the good that surrounds you could change your life? Would you want to try? If the answer is yes, this book could change your life. Includes the 21-day program: 7 Steps to Noticing Good.
In our modern times, when we are constantly made aware of life's brokenness, it is all too easy to lose sight of its beauty. Now a small book has come along to remind us of the big picture: The world is dynamic—at once cruel and heartbreakingly beautiful. Additionally, in her 21-Day Program, 7 Step Program to Noticing the Good Around You, she gently guides the reader in reshaping the habitats of the brain with the growth of a new habit, that of noticing the good that surrounds us.
In The World is Better than You Think, India Holden takes us on a journey to discover the good that can be found in likely and unlikely places. She makes a convincing case that human beings are better than we think, reminding us that it is our willingness to cooperate with one another, rather than a brutal fight to the top of the food chain, that has assured our success. And, finally, Ms. Holden lovingly makes the case that what makes the world go round are the uncountable interactions humanity conducts each day with honor, integrity, and often with love.