Think Happy: Instant Peptalks to Boost Positivity by Karen Salmansohn has just appeared on the horizon at the Ridley High School Library! Paging through this book will give you some of the positive peptalks that will help you stay motivated and upbeat throughout the school year.
With charming illustrations and watercolor washes, Karen Salmansohn presents the right words to say during a challenging time, either to yourself or to a friend. Her message sometimes pushes into eye-roll territory (like when she encourages readers to foster an inner voice that’s a cheerleader instead of a “fearleader”). However, she backs up her “mindfully crafted peptalks” with research that proves how they work: by wiring our neural pathways for positivity. My favorite anecdote? Before he crossed the bridge to the Land of the Highly Awesome, Michael Phelps was afraid to put his face in the water! Proving that … Another favorite provides some words to guide your school year. Take them to heart and THINK HAPPY! Karen Salmansohn speaks frequently on how to increase your happiness, creativity, and productivity. She showcases her philosophy on positivity in this 2013 TEDx talk, “Fun is Your High-Performance Fuel”:
Thank you to Blogging for Books for providing a copy of Think Happy in exchange for an honest review!