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Starting with the first time they turned on a television or saw a billboard, this generation of teens, more than any generation before, has been inundated with the message, "If I can have that or look more like that, then I will be happy."Get Happy
is a breath of fresh air for teenagers to help them become happy with who they are and what they have today rather than waiting for the next big thing.
Teen advocate and author Kimberly Kirberger, along with her son, Jesse, enlightens readers with the idea that happiness is a choice, and it is available to us whenever we decide we want it. Kirberger uncovers the lies the media, our educational system, and even our well-intentioned friends and family tell us about happiness. Happiness can only be found in the here and now, not in what the future may bring. Get Happy Guideis all about letting go of our past and stepping into our present. It's about not being a victim and about learning how to gain control over our emotions. Poems, cartoons, and insightful stories are peppered throughout with examples of how other teenagers have found their own sense of happiness.
Teen advocate and author Kim Kirberger and her son, Jesse, show teens what it means to be happy and how to achieve this through easy-to-understand steps and a fresh way to view life. Includes poems, cartoons, and insightful stories.
Teen advocate and author Kimberly Kirberger along with her son, Jesse, enlighten readers with the idea that happiness is a choice, and it is available to them whenever they decide they want it. Poems, cartoons, and insightful stories are peppered throughout with examples of how other teenagers have found their own sense of happiness.
Happiness is a choice available to you whenever you decide you want it.
If your outlook on life has become a continuous 'whatever,' if you think of your life as a 'hit-and-miss' game that you mostly 'miss,' if you are tired of feeling like a victim of your own negativity, you're not alone! I don't know what I want but I want to be happy is about learning how to find the happiness that you think is missing from your life. It's about deciding what you want, setting goals, and then going about achieving them. It's about really examining yourself and turning everything upside-down and inside-out so you can find the parts that work for YOU.
Now, get happy by:
- getting rid of negative self-talk
- finding creative outlets
- feeling healthier
- having a 'gratitude attitude'
- telling the difference between want and need
- making happy time...and so much more
About the Author
Kimberly Kirberger is the coauthor of the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, Chicken Soup for the College Soul, and Chicken Soup for the Parent's Soul. In addition, she is the author of the Teen Love series, which includes Teen Love: On Relationships; Teen Love: A Journal on Relationships; Teen Love: On Friendship and Teen Love: A Journal on Friendship. She is also president of Inspiration And Motivation for Teens, Inc. (I.A.M. for Teens), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and helping teens, and cofounder of the Teen Letter Project, a nonprofit organization developed to handle the overwhelming outpouring from teens in response to the books in the Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul series.Jesse Kirberger is a happy twenty-two-year-old. He plays guitar, sings, writes, and makes people laugh; really laugh. He also flips sausages, cleans buildings, serves a mean Italian ice, and can make the most incredible guitar you have ever seen or heard. Jesse is wise beyond his years and humane to a fault.