Waking Up Happy: A Handbook of Change with Memoirs of Recovery and Hope
Powerful, absorbing, and beautifully written, this first-of-its-kind book of transformation and healing includes memoirs of people who have recovered from addictions, harmful habits, and intolerable situations, along with exercises readers can do to make the same transformations in their own lives. More
No matter what kind of change you want to make in your life, Waking Up Happy: A Handbook of Change with Memoirs of Recovery and Hope holds the keys. As inspirational as it is practical, this first-of-a-kind handbook focuses on the positive steps of recovery and change.
Powerful, absorbing, and beautifully written, Waking Up Happy tells people’s stories, the turning points that changed their lives, and their secrets to waking up happy. Whenever a storyteller learns a new life lesson, you’ll find exercises you can do to put that lesson to use in your own life.
In Waking Up Happy, Jill Muehrcke tells her true story. She also includes the stories of her daughter and granddaughter. Together, these memoirs shine a light on three generations struggling with similar problems and offer clues to how to break the legacy of addiction.
In addition, Jill includes the memoirs of over 30 others recovering from addictions, harmful habits, and intolerable situations. Brave and honest, these stories are filled with triumphs and epiphanies, as well as concrete, step-by-step advice and guidance.
Lessons learned are summarized into secrets you can use to forge your own life-changing journey. The book ends with 365 Steps on Your Journey – one simple step for each day of the year. If you do just one thing from this book every day, you’ll see dramatic growth.
Waking Up Happy is the first book ever to combine memoirs with exercises in a way that ignites change in an almost magical way. Readers say that the combination of true stories and concrete exercises has helped them change their lives as nothing else has been able to do. The memoirs inspire them and the to-do lists prompt them into action.
The exercises are based on decades of research into how people transform their lives. The memoirs provide hope. They show that change really can happen.
Ideally suited to people recovering from addictions or self-defeating habits, Waking Up Happy is also for anyone who has watched a loved one struggle and felt the anguish of not knowing how to help. Indeed, it’s for anyone who longs to move past fear to joy.
One reader calls Waking Up Happy "a treasure trove of delight. It's like a work/play book in the style and spirit of the Motherpeace books. You can read it straight through or just open it at random and find wisdom."
Half of all proceeds from Waking Up Happy will go to the Recovery Foundation (recoveryfoundation.net), helping people lead new lives.