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How To Be Happy: How Developing Your Confidence, Resilience, Appreciation and Communication Can Lead to a Happier, Healthier You [Kindle Edition]

Liggy Webb
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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Book Description

We all have the capacity to be happy. There may be occasions in your life where this seems a challenging concept, however there are some very definite things that you can do to make sure that you are happy more often than not. After all, happy people get sick less often, they have more energy, are more creative, sustain more positive relationships and are more fun to be around.

With the help of Liggy Webb, you can create your own personal happiness toolkit! How to be Happy will help you feel more self-empowered and in control of any situation, helping you progress in your work and personal life.

You will learn how to:
• Build your self-confidence to make the best of who you are
• Be open to learning new things, to become more effective and creative
• Develop an attitude of gratitude to appreciate life more
• Encourage and sustain positive relationships
• Build your resilience and emotional strength to cope with stress and manage change
• Foster a healthy attitude and get fit for life

You can make the decision right now to be happier if you really want to be. Life is what you make it - so learn how to be happy, effective and energetic - and watch how it inspires those around you.

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Full of helpful advice, inspiring quotes and positive suggestions A perfect travelling companion to brighten your day and build a positive approach to life. Highly Recommended! (, August 2012)

This book helps people become happier, healthier and more effective. (Entrepreneur Country, September 2012)

A reminder that it s the little thinks–smiling at strangers, say–that make you feel energised and that then inspire those around you to feel likewise. (Heallthy Magazine, September 2012)

this book teaches readers how to be happy, effective and energetic, and encourages you to watch how it inspires those around you (Flybe, December 2012)

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More About the Author

As a behavioural skills specialist, presenter and author I am passionate about improving the quality of people's lives. I have researched and developed a range of techniques and strategies to support individuals and organisations to cope more effectively and successfully with the demands and challenges of modern living.
I also work as an international consultant for the United Nations and travel extensively working in a variety of worldwide locations. I am also the founding director of The Learning Architect ( an international learning and development organisation that specialises in behavioural skills, based in the UK.
E mail for a free mini eBooks and toolkits.
Visit to view my latest TV interview.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zest for Life 27 Nov. 2012
Action-based happiness is a marvellous concept. With a superb array of stories, anecdotes, quotes, experiences, definitions, recommendations, tips, Liggy shows that happiness is something we have control on. We spend indeed an inordinate effort making ourselves unhappy. Next time we are paid a compliment, instead of politely declining it as our parents taught us to do, why not acknowledge it, relish it, roll ourselves into it? In the patchwork of our lives, a small grey square will become vividly coloured; a bit like the transformation of Pleasantville. Splendid!
My favourite chapter is Bounce Ability. Many authors write about resilience but this is the first time I read about bounce ability; something that really speaks to me. As my years passed by, I never had a difficulty with resilience but I had a strong feeling that I was not bouncing as high as I used to. And it was not improving. It is probably just an impression; I certainly can bounce over that wall that looked far too high.
I like the way the book is written; it packs a lot in 200 pages. I like the great optimism that does not forget reality. The format is also convenient to refer back to a specific subject. How to be Happy could actually be a handbook for Zest for Life.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Unexpected Joy 5 Nov. 2012
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I came across this book unexpectedly. I have been fortunate enough to never suffer from depression. I grew up in a supportive & loving environment & have always considered myself to be blessed with a happy nature. So I was not expecting to find so much of value and interest in this wonderful book.

If, like me, you are leaving the relatively carefree days of your youth behind, no doubt you will find middle & later life brings with it far more complex issues that need to be faced, like illness, bereavement etc.

This book is easy to read and well structured into 12 interesting & far reaching chapters, each of which begins with an amusing story. It is full of good ideas & great quotes ranging from Aristotle to Tolstoy and beyond. It has plenty of humourous & uplifting anecdotes and is engaging and enlightening. It shares Webb's own personal experiences, including tales from her work with the UN, travelling to places like Afghanistan & Ethiopia, along with the wisdom of others & plenty of positive psychology.

I found this book to be a timely & realistic reminder of all the basics that add up to the heart of what we are ultimately striving for - a happy and meaningful life.

Buy it and enjoy it yourself before passing it on to someone you care about. It's also great for angst ridden teenagers, struggling to be at ease with themselves in the fast paced, consumer led society we live in.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Happiness is ... 24 Jan. 2013
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How to Be Happy as a self-help book is not unique in the advice it gives, however, this book is far more than that and from page 1, reading it is like a breath of fresh air.

The subject matter in itself is intriguing, as happiness is not easy to define unlike, wealth, health or material success. Most people when asked what happiness is have no idea and it is a subject that has exercised the minds of philosophers over the ages. The answer is not all that clear but has a lot to do with having a balanced approach to life.

The author reflects and considers just how people's emotional well-being is affected on a daily basis by outside factors such as work, relationships, life, love, drama and trauma. The book gives useful tools and helpful hints on how to deal with what everyday life throws at you.

This is may not be the answer to all your problems but gives food for thought and consideration to strategies that may improve your all round well-being and therefore improve your chance at being happy. Definitely worth reading.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile Read for Just About Anyone 7 Nov. 2012
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I have read a lot of self help books over the years - I think it is fair to categorise How to Be Happy as a self help book. I must confess to being something of a cynic where they are concerned. So often they are restating the obvious, going over old ground, or just beating out one or a very few points at length. However, this book is far more than that and from page 1, reading it is like a breath of fresh air.

The subject is intriguing. It is not nearly so easy to define happiness as, for example, wealth, health or material success. The author starts off by considering what exactly it is, which is a subject which has exercised the minds of philosophers over the ages. The answer is not all that clear, but has nothing to do with the pursuit of material goods and a lot to do with having a balanced approach to life.

The author goes on to consider various factors which may contribute to the happiness of the individual. These are, for example, De-stress, Managing Change, Positive Relationships and Life Balance. It is easy to see that if we do not get these areas in balance, they are likely to inhibit our search for happiness. The presentation is very clear, the message is split down into bite sized chunks, and the key points are reiterated at the end of each chapter. There are also some nice thought provoking examples along the way.

I thought the content was very comprehensive and there was plenty of food for thought. This is not a book which ends with a series of conclusions. It is more a detailed consideration of strategies to improve mental and physical well being and hence improve one's chance of being happy. The author herself has suffered the occasional bout of depression and has clearly made an in depth study of the subject. This is a worthwhile read for just about anyone.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant and well meaning guide to happiness. Combines useful tips...
This is a nice and well intentioned book on happiness. If you want a relatively easy read, that will not challenge you much beyond common sense, but which provides some useful tips... Read more
Published 14 months ago by R. Newton
4.0 out of 5 stars Book on How to be happy
Hopefully the book will be informative but haven't started to read it yet Unable to make any further comments now
Published 15 months ago by Anne Bunce
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, seems to be very helpful.
Bought it for my girlfriend, I haven't read it but she said it was a good read and very helpful!
Published 20 months ago by Blew1
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent inspiring read
Well done Liggy another excellent book. Having watched Liggy at a couple of lectures I was intrigued to read one of her books to see if was as inspiring g, well I am pleased to say... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Bob
5.0 out of 5 stars Life is definately what you make it!
Life is not a dress-rehearsal - as Liggy says in this book - life it is definitely what you make it! Read more
Published on 4 Jun. 2013 by Richard Nichols, Professional Development Manager
5.0 out of 5 stars Happier already...
A well laid out, informative and inspirational book. Each chapter is introduced with a short, often humorous, fable and ends with a list of useful tips. Read more
Published on 21 May 2013 by Bassbabe
3.0 out of 5 stars How to be Happy: Step One
Put down the book, turn off the internet, go outside and take in a deep lungful of reality.

I lost patience a long time ago in self-help books of such unequivocally... Read more
Published on 9 May 2013 by southcoastreviewer
5.0 out of 5 stars An inspiration for life
Liggy's book is a great resource for dipping into for the inspirational quotes and stories for the challenging times as well as how to make the good stuff better. Read more
Published on 15 Mar. 2013 by Julie Christie-Webb
3.0 out of 5 stars Reiterating common sense
Nothing wrong with reiterating common sense and that catalyst may be sufficient for many to address some basic ways to mitigate unhappiness e.g. Avoid negative thoughts. Read more
Published on 15 Jan. 2013 by Cheshire Cat
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
This is a very basic book , stating it will give you ways to achieve happiness in your life. As a counsellor when I ask people want they want from life or counselling they state to... Read more
Published on 25 Dec. 2012 by pepemia
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