In 2008 I started the How Happy is column for The Huffington Post, where each week I gave tips to help readers have a happier life. We then did a weekly series of video's called Ask Sophie where people could come on line to ask their personal questions. As a result of our work together the How Happy is books were born and it is really exciting to finally see them in print after putting so much thought and time into them.
That's why The Huffington Post is dedicating space this December to my new book series called How Happy is. Officially on sale this month, the series kicks off with four books focusing on your love life, marriage, health and home. Each book has 50 actionable happiness-boosting tips that are easy to implement, with a fun and revealing quiz at the beginning that will really help you to get to the heart of the matter and direct you to the tips that are going to benefit you the most.
My personal happiness journey began at a very young age, when I struggled to heal from a sports injury. I hurt my back while playing competitive tennis at 14 and went to a host of medical doctors who could not help, so took my healing in to my own hands and spent the next number of years participating and training in many different mind, body and spirit therapies and disciplines, believing as I always have in their intertwining influence. Over time, not only did my back heal, but I also became happier and consequently felt that the injury had become the catalyst for identifying my life's purpose, which was to help others find happiness in their lives as I had. I am an expert in human behavior and communication skills, as well as a Master Practitioner and Trainer in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a Feng Shui practitioner and a qualified Yoga Instructor. And now I have written these 4 How Happy is books to make it easier than ever to create a happier and healthier life.
Every Monday we will feature an abbreviated quiz, followed by exclusive tips from the books Tuesday through Friday. We'll be featuring "How Happy Is Your Love Life?" Starting December 5, "How Happy Is Your Marriage?" Starting December 12, "How Happy Is Your Health?"Starting December 19 and "How Happy Is Your Home?" Starting December 26.
I hope you'll join me this month as we celebrate happiness, one tip at a time. Because no matter how happy we might think we are, there is always room to be happier.