From Publishers Weekly
Gisonni, founder of a company dedicated to "personal well-being, spiritual growth and business success," chose to cope with losing four family members within a four-year period by adopting a sunny optimism. Her book of 44 easily digestible essays encourages other women to do the same—whether they're dealing with the ho-hum round of everyday life or with unexpected stress. More than anything, she reminds readers of things they should already know, but have lost in the shuffle of life: live with integrity; indulge yourself once in a while; give up control, guilt and noise; rediscover joy. Gisonni follows each essay with an affirmation and gives readers room to create a few of their own. The handful of references to specific classic goddesses—Pele, Demeter, Isis, Quan Yin, Lakshmi—is far outweighed by allusions to pop icons such as Julia Child, Hillary Clinton, Goldie Hawn, Cyndi Lauper, Maria Shriver, Mother Teresa and Vanessa Williams. The subtle notion that women are all goddesses in their own right plays out a bit too subtly, as merely substituting the word "goddess" for "woman," "her," "she," or "you" fails to drive home the point in any original or lasting way. However, the short-attention-span format makes this a perfect gift for girlfriends on the go. (Apr.)
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From the Author
If I asked you what you wanted most out of life, chances are youd say "happiness", although like many women (including me), after juggling work, family and home, and making sure that everyone else in your life is happy, theres little time left to think of yourself.
But what if I told you the real purpose of your life is to BE HAPPY. How would it change the way you think, act, look, live, and work? How would it change your life?
If youre a woman, you must believe that you are not only a goddess, but that its your birthright to be a happy goddess! Happy in your life, your relationships, your family, your home, and your work. Thats why I wrote this bookto help you re-acquaint yourself with the powerful goddess you already are. And because life should be simple, I made this book simple too. You can easily read and digest all of it in one sitting. The chapters are short but meaningful, and can be read in any ordereach one containing practical suggestions and affirmations for real women living real lives. Thats you and me!
The Goddess of Happiness makes your life easier and happier. Its a great gift to give yourself and all the women in your life. So, if youre ready to put yourself first and choose happiness in your life, go for it! After all, you are a goddess, and youre worth it!