Book Club: Spontaneous Happiness by Dr. Andrew Weil

March 20, 2013

Spontaneous Happiness by Dr. Andrew Weil

We all seek to find it, or be it. Happiness. It is something to be desired. It can seem unreachable for some and more difficult at certain times for others. Did you know: millions and millions of people are diagnosed with depression at some point in their life? Sometimes it is only for a time, but so is life. Wouldn't you like to know how you can help yourself find happiness?

I know it is easier said than done. It is all too easy these days to rush and forget about the little things that truly bring us happiness. Like a smile. Have you noticed that when we see people smile, we cannot help but smile ourselves? It is contagious, and so is happiness.

This is my first introduction to Dr. Andrew Weil. I thought his words were well spoken and I followed it quite easily. I appreciated his desire to find solutions to depression without prescriptions, something he finds we turn to all too easily and is only needed for the really down and out depressive type.

Dr. Andrew Weil does not claim to have all the answers to find happiness. He does however, offer some fantastic suggestions to help us find it for ourselves: suggestions like exercise, vitamin D and Omega 3's. He also spoke about how a gratitude journal has been very helpful with his clients.

I enjoyed this book and Dr. Andrew Weil's reminders to appreciate the small things in life. Something I needed reminding of this time of year, as we dig out more snow in New England. Do you have any tips for happiness?

Smiles, a thank you, little hand written notes, appreciation toward others and a few good close friends are my humble suggestions for happiness. No matter who you listen to for tips on happiness, may you find it soon and may it last a lifetime.

"Rules for happiness: something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for." - Immanuel Kant

Disclaimer: I received this book complimentary as part of The Book Connection Book Club. All opinions expressed are 100% mine.

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