Walking on Sunshine: 52 Small Steps to Happiness (Hardcover)
A compact, accessible, life-changing book, internationally bestselling Walking on Sunshine offers fifty-two tips and tools (one for each week of the year) to increase your happiness year-round and help you manage the mood-altering pressures of everyday life.
In the form of weekly journal entries over the course of a year, journalist and mental health activist Rachel Kelly shares the fifty-two strategies that have helped her cope with depression and anxiety and maintain a calm, happy lifestyle. There’s no complicated program involved, no overhaul of your current way of life: just simple shortcuts to lighter, more conscious living—tangible rituals you can use to care for your body and mind. In the pages of this engaging, user-friendly book, you’ll find breathing techniques, poetry, prayer, philosophical nuggets, and meditations, all of them lovely, gentle suggestions designed to bring more ease and equanimity into your daily life.
Whether you’re going through a particularly emotional time or you’re just trying to figure out how to achieve balance and moderate your reactions to conflict, there's something for everyone in this encouraging, comforting book. Written in the candid, conversational style of a good friend and accompanied by delightful cartoon illustrations, Walking on Sunshine is a portable, supportive companion that will see you through your ups and downs.
About the Author
Rachel Kelly is the bestselling author of The Happiness Diet, Walking on Sunshine: 52 Small Steps to Happiness, and Black Rainbow. She began her career as a journalist in London at The Times. She is now an official Ambassador for SANE and Vice President for the charity United Response. Rachel lives in West London.
"Hard to argue with a woman who proposes poetry as a means toward calm, and therefore happiness. She quotes Yeats’s 'The Lake Isle of Innisfree': “And live alone in the bee-loud glade. . . .” Try it. I took my blood pressure before and after. It dropped."
— New York Times
International praise for WALKING ON SUNSHINE:
"Beautifully and truthfully written."
— Daily Telegraph
"Small, simple steps to a happier life."
— Daily Mail
"Kelly writes with charm and kindness about overcoming depression."
— Evening Standard
"I absolutely LOVE this book. It's so gracefully accomplished and full of hope and practicality. Stretches out a hand to the lonely, the lost and the exhausted. It's a great gift of hard-won wisdom."
— The Guardian
"The new Chicken Soup for the Soul."
— BBC Radio Leeds
"With philosophical gems, comforting poetry and breathing techniques, this inspirational read will bring brightness to the darkest of days."
— The Lady