From the authors of Change Your Underwear, Change Your Life, this is a concise and well-documented roadmap for achieving an optimistic attitude and a happy and successful life. Spontaneous Optimism is a secular and contemporary self-help manual somewhat reminiscent of Norman Vincent Peale's popular counterpart, The Power of Positive Thinking. Drs. Mercer and Troiani provide specific practical guidelines in each chapter for achieving a positive outlook and ultimate success. They rely strongly on relaxation techniques, visualization, brief introspective quizzes and the writing, verbalizing and recording of "affirmations" (upbeat phrases) as foundation pieces in a proactive response to life. The authors are professional psychologists who have regularly appeared on national television shows such as Oprah and Jenny Jones. They have presented workshops in Canada, the United States and Europe and boast over 100 professional engagements each year. In a culture where so many individuals are overworked and undervalued, over-stressed and under-confident, over-extended and underpaid, this kind of book provides practical, relevant and straightforward suggestions for coping with and overcoming personal and professional frustration to attain happiness and success. -- From Independent Publisher
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About the Author
Dr. Michael Mercer and Dr. Maryann Troiani are speakers, authors, psychologists, and a loving couple. They regularly appear on national television shows such as Oprah, plus hundreds of radio talk shows. They are frequently quoted in national magazines such as Redbook, Self, Fitness, Wall Street Journal and many others. Dr. Mercer and Dr. Troiani deliver speeches and workshops all over the world.