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Ed Feyereisen, Ph.D. Author- LIVING LIFE WITH NO REGRETS: YOUR GUIDE TO LASTING HAPPINESS

LIVING LIFE WITH NO REGRETS: YOUR GUIDE TO LASTING HAPPINESS

by  Ed Feyereisen, Ph.D.

LIVING LIFE WITH NO REGRETS reveals how we all have the choice to experience more happiness on a daily basis, despite trying times.  It offers insight and simple, proven techniques to achieve an inner shift that enables people to reduce stress and achieve important goals in both business and personal life.

ISBN978-1-58985-154-2

$19.95   Paperback

Five Star Publications

http://www.LivingWithNoRegrets.com

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Diarmuid Hudner Irish Author- I’M HAPPY NOW.COM

      I’M HAPPY NOW.COM
      by Diarmuid Hudner
      HOW TO BE HAPPY
Im happy now.com” is a gripping tale of our times. The author tackles highly sensitive issues such as bullying head-on while weaving three separate lives into one convincing thread. If you buy one book this year make it Im happy now.com” (Dan Binchy, author.)

   Renowned author and cousin of Maeve Binchy was referring to Diarmuid Hudner’s first novel Im Happy Now.com

   It comes at a time in which such a book was never more needed. Society has at last woken up to the fact that bullying, in any shape or form, can have a devastating- often fatal- effect on both the victim and the perpetrator.

  It is the story of three young people who are the victims of bullying and how they came together to change their lives through a website called www.imhappynow.com. Emmet from Ireland, a self confessed masternerd, isolated by his own idiosyncrasies, finds a friend in alcohol until it too becomes a friend no longer. Ralph from the USA, born grossly overweight suffers from a crushing lack of self esteem and sees the only release from his torment is to attempt suicide. Ming from China, who looks different to other girls uses this the only way she can, becoming a bully herself until she resorts to self-harming to punish herself from her wrongdoings.

   The following is a excerpt from Emmet’s “story.”

“Life is better because I am happy. It is because I am happy that I have a life. What makes me happy might make you happy, it might not but that is also life. My name is Emmet. I have been spat upon, sneered at, laughed at, beaten and ridiculed. I have lived in hell for most of my life but I do no longer. My crime: I am a nerd. I have no hatred for those who have bullied me because deep down I know they are not happy doing it. To hurt another is to hurt yourself. I am a nerd but that is not all I am. The best of me is under my skin. I am no longer a slave to other people’s thoughts because no one but me controls what I think.

No one knows you but you.  You may be rich, you may not. You may be healthy, you may not. You may be married, you may not. You may never find a partner, you may never be looking. You may have children, you may never have. You may have everything everyone thinks they should have. You may have everything but what you want. A great number of things may or may never happen to you. Life decides those things. Only you decide whether you are happy with what life gives you. I am not religious but I am spiritual. I can be whatever I want to be at any given moment because no moment can be repeated. Happiness is available in abundance; it can never be bought, can never be sold because your happiness is unique to you and you already own it within you. I am happy now because I have chosen to be happy and only I have the power to make that choice. This site is for those who have chosen to be happy now too.”

 This work is a novel but were the words of Virginia Woolf ever more apt? “Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so slightly perhaps but still attached to life at all four corners.”

   This is not just a story about bullying; it is the story of everyone’s quest to be happy and the realisation that you and only you are in control of your own happiness. It weaves the emotions and feelings of insecurity that all of us experience with the freedom that can be achieved from making the decision to take control of one’s own life. Though quite a harrowing tale, this is a story of immense hope, dexterous wit and passionate perseverance with acorns of wisdom that will linger in your mind long after you thought you had gathered them all.

    Quotes from start of each Chapter

1.       Always take the chance to laugh at your own expense before everyone else does

2.       HARD is only Happiness At a Remote Date

3.       You can’t be all things to everyone so be something to someone

4.       When you make the decision to change you already have

5.       No moment can be repeated so I can never make the same mistake twice

6.       Humans don’t have eyes on the back of their heads for a reason: you can’t go forward if you are continually looking back

7.       Accept the Good for what it is whenever it happens because you will be forced to accept the bad anyway

8.       You are not what you eat, You are not what you wear, You are not what you do. You are You.

9.       Be honest with yourself: If you want the harsh truth, ask your enemies not your friends.

10.   Intelligence has no bearing on your level of happiness because happiness doesn’t have an IQ.

11.   What a difference a day can make when you’re not counting the hours.

12.   The only questions worth answering are those you ask of yourself.

13.   You don’t have to be SOMEBODY to BE somebody.

14.   HURT is only Happiness Undoubtedly Returns Tomorrow.

15.   If you can’t trust yourself, trust your instincts.

16.   You have the same number of hours, minutes and seconds in your day as everyone else: therefore you stand the same chance of achieving happiness.

17.   Coincidences are too random for random things to occur.

 About the author: Diarmuid Hudner is a native of Limerick, Ireland. A former Headhunter in the City of London, he was a regular contributor to financial magazines such as the Financial Times, Investment Week and Money Marketing. Upon returning to Ireland, he became the founder and chairman of the Doneraile Literary & Arts Festival, the only free literary festival in Ireland. This is his first novel.

   It became apparent to the author whilst writing this book that there was a genuine need to make this fictional website a reality. Thus the website www.imhappynow.com was born. He told me , “ The world today has never in its history been so full yet it is very easy as an individual to feel empty. We are all seeking happiness and by helping each other, we are not alone. This website is a work in progress and will develop organically over time with the help of the readers.”. 

The book is available from the website as an eBook or hard copy.

Shared by Mattie Lennon mattielennon@gmail.com

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Shannon Cain Author- THE NECESSITY OF CERTAIN BEHAVIORS

THE NECESSITY OF CERTAIN BEHAVIORS

by Shannon Cain

Shannon Cain Book Signing

Monday October 17th 2011

7:00 PM at the Harvard Coop

THE NECESSITY OF CERTAIN BEHAVIORS Cain’s debut collection of nine short stories adroitly navigates the tenuous waters of human relationships. Her quietly august characters struggle to come to terms with the unpredictable nuance of tradition, sexuality, and happiness. The event consists of both a reading and a signing.

http://www.Harvard.BkStore.com

Organizer(s): Harvard Coop

Venue: Harvard Coop

Taken from the Irish Emigrant

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Carol Costa Author- HAPPINESS AWAITS YOU! 68 True Stories, Written by 44 Authors

HAPPINESS AWAITS YOU!

68 True Stories, Written by 44 Authors

HAPPINESS AWAITS YOU! began with one woman’s desire to bring more happiness into the world. She realized loss and other life changing events often cause us to lose sight of the people and things that bring us joy. 68 true stories, written by 44 authors who have overcome adversity or found hope by exploring the mystical aspects of life, have been gathered to help readers find the peace and contentment that awaits them.

$17.00

Available online at: Open Books Press, Amazon & Barnes and Noble

Other Books by Carol Costa

Mysteries

ASK ANN EMMA
INVISIBLE FORCE
THE MASTER PLAN
A DEADLY HAND
UNDER SUSPICION

Romances

LOVE STEALS THE SCENE
LABOR OF LOVE

Nonfiction

MY BARGAIN WITH GOD
VIDEO POKER: PLAY LONGER WITH LESS RISK
TEACH YOURSELF ACCOUNTING IN 24 HOURS
TEACH YOURSELF BOOKKEEPING IN 24 HOURS
THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO STARTING AND RUNNING A THRIFT STORE
THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING BANKRUPTCY

Plays Published

THE LAST DECENT CROOKS

Contact Carol by email: ccstarlit@aol.com

Website:

http://www.carolcostaauthor.com

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Authors Carol Costa, Liisa Kyle & Maggie TerryViale- HAPPINESS AWAITS YOU!, a new anthology

      HAPPINESS AWAITS YOU! 

      Carol Costa, Liisa Kyle and Maggie TerryViale have a new anthology called HAPPINESS AWAITS YOU!   It is inspirational and contains 68 stories from 44 authors.  It all began with Maggie TerryViale’s desire to bring more happiness into the world.  She realized loss and other life changing events often cause us to lose sight of the people and things that bring us joy.  She has gathered a diverse blend of people who share their personal journey to happiness.  Many Society of Southwestern Authors member contributed to it.  You can read samples and get the book at www.happinessawaitsyou.info

      Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 39.  No. 3.  June/July 2010

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Lisa Kyle, Carol Costa, & Maggie TerryViale Authors- HAPPINESS AWAITS YOU, 68 Inpirational Stories

      Happiness Awaits You

     authored with Lisa Kyle,  Carol Costa and Maggie TerryViale is

      now available at  http://amzn.to/happiness-awaits-you !

      This self-help compilation features practical advice plus 68 inspirational stories from 44 authors including expert Susan Jeffers (Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway), actor Dee Wallace (E.T.), expert M.J. Ryan (Attitudes of Gratitude), financial wellness expert Julie Murphy Casserly, designer Antonio Ballatore (HGTV’s The Antonio Treatment) & more! 

      For those who get the book, please consider leaving feedback on our Amazon page:
http://amzn.to/happiness-awaits-you

      Here is some info about the book:

      Do you know how to be happy?  

      Or are you looking for joy in all the wrong places? 

        People often seek happiness in personal relationships, careers, and material possessions, not realizing that true happiness comes from within.

      This book will show you how to nurture your inner joy and share it with others while handling life’s challenges with humor and courage.

      Inside each chapter you will find Stepping Stones — practical guidelines and activities to help you foster the  happiness within you — plus insightful, inspirational stories by contributors such as:

      * Susan Jeffers, Ph.D. (author/expert, Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway series)

      * Dee Wallace (actor, ET:  The Extraterrestrial, The Howling, Cujo, Sons & Daughters)

      * MJ Ryan (author/expert, Attitude of Gratitude, Happiness Makeover

      * Antonio Ballatore (designer/host, HGTV’s The Antonio Treatment)

      * Carol Kline (co-author, Happy for No Reason)

      * Barry Goldstein (Grammy-winning musician/producer)

      * Bill Pelke (founder, Journey of Hope…from Violence to Healing)

      * Julie Murphy Casserly 
(financial wellness expert/ author, The Emotion Behind Money)(world renown choreographer/performer/master instructor of Middle Eastern Dance)

      * Fahtiem

      * Gwen Kenneally (chef/caterer/food writer)

       & more!

       BOOK NOW AVAILABLE at  http://amzn.to/happiness-awaits-you

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Curt Stubbs Poet-ONE OF THE GOOD TIMES

ONE OF THE GOOD TIMES

The morning sun stutters

through the blinds,

the cat sleeps behind my knees

forcing me into a fetal position.

The dog snores gently

beside my bed and it seems that today

is a day good for living.

Even the morning paper

with its stories of war and pestilence

doesn’t bring me down.

I hang around the house too long

and the afternoon sun shouts

hello at me as I start my daily walk. 

The birds mark my passing with a cacophony

chirps and twitters.

It sounds like the roadside trees

harbor each a different species.

As I walk the pigeons try to out run me

rather than take flight. 

The gravel crunches beneath

my outsize feet,

orange blossoms blanket the

area with their heavy scent. 

The twilight shadows chase my dog

across the yard as she

runs and rolls and leaps

at the bats who are chasing

down their breakfast. 

As the sun goes down

I can feel the temperature do the same. 

The shadows extend into night

And again I feel that this is one of the good ones.

 

Curt Stubbs

3880 N. Park Apt.  A

Tucson Az  85719

(520) 293-8401

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