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The Happy Place [Kindle Edition]

Lori Gosselin
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Book Description

Do you ever wonder…

Why we continue to have the same problems, deal with the same issues, and experience the same hurts over and over again? What do we do when the pain seems ridiculous or embarrassing but it still casts a shadow over our lives? We may even know why we hurt, where it all originated, but we can’t seem to make the hurting stop. What do we do when we don’t want to go for counseling - we want to clear it ourselves - but we just don’t know how?

I’d been asking these questions for years. The answers came to me while I was travelling in Europe with my daughter. With the answers I found, I was able to take control of my life and understand why, up to then, I never really had control. Using the profound and simple system I discovered, I was able to heal my emotional hurts – one by one.

This is the story of what I discovered.

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About the Author

Lori Gosselin has a Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. After graduating from Dalhousie, she operated a number of different businesses ranging from calligraphy to Internet marketing, with Reiki energy healing work in the middle. Finally she returned home to the place where her passion lived. By then there were two passions beating within her heart – helping people to be happy and writing. The Happy Place was not the kind of book she dreamed of writing all those years when she was too busy raising a family and running a business to write anything longer than a short story. But the muse comes in mysterious ways. And when she calls, a writer answers. She lives with her husband in the country outside of Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Connect with her at her blog: She hopes this book will help you to find the Happy Place in your life.

Product Details

  • File Size: 225 KB
  • Print Length: 155 pages
  • Publisher: Lori Gosselin (September 10, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #286,489 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome in every sense of the word! September 11, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I'm getting to know Lori Gosselin over at her blog Lifeforinstance. I knew that she was a real quality thinker, someone who was willing to pay the price to find a gem in her quest for truth, but I'm just learning how deeply she travels! She's relentless! I read her book, "The Happy Place" in just a couple of hours. Every bit of it touched my heart because of the vulnerability with which she writes. As I neared the end I was taken aback by the overwhelming emotions I felt when doing the "Visit Meditation". It was so powerful. When I feel calm, warming chills, I know I've hit on something good! Follow Lori down the Path to Peace. You'll be pleasantly rewarded. Amazing.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A friendly and useful read September 12, 2011
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As a healer, I really enjoyed Lori Gosselin's new book which condensed and distilled useful elements from multiple experiential, philosophical and psychological angles into an individualized healing tool.
And it was fun to read too!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I enjoyed dipping into this over the holidays. Everyone possesses unrealised potential--that's a fact--and the writer's optimism in being able to tap into this was contagious. The author's reminder, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery in 'The Little Prince', that it's the hidden well that makes a desert beautiful represents a simplest reason why this book is a treasure. The narrative of her personal path to peace is engaging and I am sure a good starting point for others wanting to reach that destination too. Haven't had much exposure to this type of literature and I'm happy to have encountered it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Review of THE HAPPY PLACE September 28, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
By Lori Gosselin

After reading this book, what strikes me about Lori is that she refuses to live an ordinary life, fraught with disappointment and frustration. Furthermore, Lori learned that the only thing between her and buoyant happiness is her own unconscious resistance, and she learned how to overcome this resistance. Lori does a wonderful job of sharing her personal life experiences to teach you what she learned.

Lori offers a powerful underlying message in her book. The message is this: no matter how important things may seem in your life, take the time to explore yourself.
Lori does not say this specifically, but she makes it clear in a thousand different ways.

What I love about the book is that Lori not only explains how she stripped away layers of self-harming patterns, she offers concrete methods that enable anyone to do it.

It is clear, that Lori values doing what her heart points to, not what others tell her to do. Moreover, she has learned how to be gentle with herself when it is time to make changes. Lori demonstrates this powerful lesson in several ways throughout the book.

I recommend this book to anyone who wants to liberate themselves from their mechanical lifestyle so they may experience their unrealized potential. It is clear that one of Lori's chief aims was to get her `old self' out of the way so she could allow something incredibly new to shine through. I like how this unfolds in the book.

There is no adventure in life as wonderful as discovering a new world for yourself. Lori loves discovering more and more of this new world. Once on the path, Lori has never relaxed her guard against self-delusion. She offers wonderful advice on how to seek clear self-understanding that will strengthen you.

Do you really want to turn your life in a new direction? I suggest reading Lori's book.

Rob white /
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Renew Your Mind with The Happy Place September 11, 2011
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Lori has put together a real page turner of a book. With great humility Lori has woven together a very insightful personal story of transformation. What is really great about this little book is that she has brought the reader along for the ride and in the process has put together a doable set of steps that anyone can do and follow to their own happy place. I loved here insights and believe that she has put her finger on a real key to personal transformation.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy I Read This Book! March 9, 2012
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The Happy Place is part poignant memoir, part self-help. It's a quick read, but can have profound long-term effects on your life. What Gosselin does so well in her book is to take the most recent neuroscience research confirming that the brain is capable of change, tell us how she changed her own brain circuits, and then simply explains how the reader can too.

Gosselin recounts how her expectations were creating her reality and how we're all doing that every day. Once she realized that she was programming her mind with her "words" or "feelings" every morning, she learned to correct the negative programs she was running in order to lead a more happy, healthy and fulfilling life.

"Don't live as if the present is the past," she writes. Instead, check in with yourself every morning, asking "How do I feel?" Then she explains how to follow the feeling to its root - usually in childhood to the first time you felt this way. Once you become aware how your brain was "wired" early in childhood and became addicted to certain feelings, you can then choose a better feeling and change your words. Doing this every day for 28 days will rewire your brain, explains Gosselin, so it's a good daily practice.

Taking Gosselin's journey with her as she discovers why she is unhappy, or always feels second-best, and then dramatically changes her life by processing her own feelings, is very inspirational and can guide anyone along the same beautiful path.

Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The happy place- yes!
This book sounded very familiar to my life- I related to it very strongly. I now know how to fix my life!
Published 8 months ago by Renee Larrivee
5.0 out of 5 stars The happy place
I chose this book because many of us search for consistent happiness. It gives an unusual formula for resolving and discovering unpleasant feelings.
Published 12 months ago by Jan Atkins
4.0 out of 5 stars When you don't want to accept the status quo
I really liked this book and the courage the author shows in looking so deeply into past events. Many of us just accept our reactions as an adult as 'being me' but Lori has... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Sandra L. Perkison
5.0 out of 5 stars The Happy Place is a winner!
This is a beautiful, thoughtful, genuine book which will benefit all who read it. Lori Gosselin is a writer you definitely want to spend time with!
Published 18 months ago by Reba Linker
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Inspiration!!
Love this book! I loved how she was openly honest with the human nature struggles we all face and how she was able to let go of those beliefs. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Sophie
5.0 out of 5 stars Life changer
At least it is for me.
This book deeply resonated with me and it perfectly described what I was feeling. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Rose Marjn J Eckett
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Book!
I loved this book from the beginning to the end!!! It was very enlightening and held my attention at all times.
Published on May 4, 2013 by Desiree Siegel
3.0 out of 5 stars Too Repetitive.
Although I like the writers style, I feel the whole book could have been one chapter long. It seemed like the entire book was written with one idea in mind and each chapter... Read more
Published on February 21, 2013 by Sheila
5.0 out of 5 stars I will keep this simple!
I find this book to be one of, if not THE, most powerful mental health manuals I have ever read, professionally and personally! Read more
Published on January 12, 2013 by StudMuffin'sGal
5.0 out of 5 stars An inspiring story of overcoming self doubt and finding self-love
Lori Gosselin's book drew me in from the very beginning. I easily related to her personal stories from childhood and the hurts she so openly shared. Read more
Published on January 23, 2012 by Angela Artemis
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