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Happiness Rehab: 8 Creative Steps to A More Joyful Life [Kindle Edition]

Jennifer Archer , Mary Schramski Ph.D.
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Maybe you've asked yourself: Where can I find happiness?
Or perhaps you've wondered: How can I be more creative?

What if the answer to both questions is intertwined?

What if happiness awaits you if you choose to be creative? What if you discover a creative passion that forever changes your life for the better? In Happiness Rehab: 8 Creative Steps to a More Joyful Life, experts Jennifer Archer and Mary Schramski guide readers through an innovative yet practical workshop to discover their creativity/happiness connection. This fun and challenging program asks participants to trust in their innate ability to reclaim their childhood imagination, curiosity and enthusiasm for life, and answers the questions: What is innovation? Can it help me find happiness? Artists, writers and virtually anyone wanting to tap into their imaginative power will benefit from this step-by-step journey toward inspired fulfillment:

Step 1: Understanding How the Creative Mind Works
Step 2: Reconnecting With Your Creativity
Step 3: Reengaging With Your Happy, Creative World
Step 4: Deepening Your Creative Happiness
Step 5: Group Creativity
Step 6: Conquering Creative Challenges
Step 7: Creativity When Crisis Strikes
Step 8: Continuing Your Creative Life

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About the Author

Mary Schramski, Ph.D., is the author of fourteen published novels, among them "Jason:Gatsby, A Novel," and one non-fiction book, "Love Letters." She has developed numerous creative writing courses and workshops, including Poetry for Adolescents, Group Dynamics, and Sensory Creative Diving (SCD). As a thirty year professor, Teacher of the Year and thoughtful creative coach, she enjoys watching people’s creativity blossom. Mary is dedicated to helping others enhance their lives with joy. She lives in Nevada where she writes and conducts creative workshops. Jennifer Archer is the author of numerous fiction and non-fiction works. Her novels have been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Rita Award, Romantic Times Bookclub’s Reviewer’s Choice Award, and the Texas Library Association selected her as a featured author for their first Spirit of Texas Reading Program for her young adult novel "Through Her Eyes." A true believer in the creativity/happiness connection, Jennifer enjoys teaching creativity and creative writing workshops and blogging at her website She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs.

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  • File Size: 296 KB
  • Print Length: 136 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009GN597Q
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For Writers Who Have Lost Their Way September 27, 2012
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Just what I needed to reconnect with my passion for writing. The exercises were especially helpful for discovering how creativity can bring happiness, and I am happiest when I am creating!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars simple helpful guide.... highly recommended September 29, 2012
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Happiness Rehab is a delightful and helpful short guide to being more creative. This book is excellent for anyone that wants to be more aware of life's surroundings and wants to get back to their youthful, creative self. You see all of those 150-200 page books about Psychology and how the brain works.... many of which make the same case as this one and try to explain to you how your thought life and such are connected to your overall happiness and creativity. Well this book has hit the nail on the head in less time and in easy to read simple language.

Just the way I like it! Thumbs up all the way.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reading this book made me HAPPY beyond words! September 28, 2012
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This book is a bible for true happiness. What a brilliant book written so beautifully to inspire creativity! I am overwhelmed with how easily the authors motivated me to start my creative project. I began as soon as I read the last page of this book and I've never been happier. Long live HAPPINESS REHAB, a sure best seller by all accounts.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book to kick start creativeness September 26, 2012
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This is a very good book. I LIKE the section on hitting low points in our lives and creating through them.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book to help regain your creative self October 15, 2012
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This book can help you regain and enhance your creativity. The exercises lead you through a step by step process that is enlightening and fun. The authors participate in the exercises to help you focus on the true meaning of each exercise.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unlock your creativity October 14, 2012
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Creating and happiness really do go hand in hand. The simple exercises in this book will help you regain your creative spirit and unlock your imagination. It is an excellent read for anyone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not What I Was Expecting November 6, 2013
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OK, I buy that creativity can break you out of ruts and make life more fufilling. Got it. But I was expecting a book about creative problem-solving--they really should have thought harder about the subtitle because its very misleading.

As for the suggestions, meh. Pretty obvious "exercises" will impress no one who has been through basic workshops, psychotherapy or training from a teacher on selected art form.

I lost interest and quit reading it, and I'm a hobbyist in music, acting, and writing--so its not as if I think creativity is stupid!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Precious Gems September 30, 2012
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Happiness Rehab is filled with priceless exercises and advice that helped me and will help me when I'm in a slump, as a writer or as a person. The authors focus on simple objects, such as an egg or pepper, and sounds of nature to help draw out creativity in the reader. The workbook format worked for me and doing the exercises helped me evolve as a writer and creative person--my imagination filled with great ideas for the future.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Creativity and happiness go hand and hand
An excellent book in rediscovering that creative side that might have took off and left you high and dry. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Dennis Waller
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful!
Easy to read and understand. I found this book to be very helpful on refocusing and getting in touch with what is really important in life. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Patricia L Parsons
2.0 out of 5 stars DNF
I did not finish this one...I guess it was just not what I was expecting from the title. -- just not my thing.
Published 17 months ago by MoIsMe
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book but not extraordinary
The book concentrate more on writings and other time killing hobbies but does not tell anything about the real world problem and how to resolve them. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Ashish Tyagi
4.0 out of 5 stars NANO
Published on January 30, 2013 by Nano
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
It seemed less about enjoying life than I had hoped, and seemed more targeted to creative writing. Didn't enjoy this book.
Published on January 26, 2013 by Goldiroxz
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book on boosting creativity
This book is full of fun activities to help you recharge your creative battery. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to improve themself.
Published on January 23, 2013 by Robin
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes me think
Excellent suggestions that lead to creativity. I enjoy repeating some of the chapters. It is well written and the authors are great teachers
Published on January 11, 2013 by S. D. Nichols
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
This is a book of how people can ignite their creativity and also does
exercises that you can do yourself as you read along. Read more
Published on November 23, 2012 by Kat
5.0 out of 5 stars Happiness and Creativity - A workshop in a book
This book is fabulous for reconnecting with my creative side. As they said in the book, I too am happier when I am creating something. Read more
Published on October 29, 2012 by Kathleen A. Wheeler
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