Saturday, 7 July 2018

Book Review: 365 Days of Happiness (Self Help)

Title: 365 Days of Happiness
Author: Jacqueline Pirtle
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 28th February 2018
Pages: 385
Format Read: eBook
Source: Copy courtesy of Book Publicity Services


Do you have fun with your own life?

How often do you really pay attention and choose things to improve your day?

In 365 Days of Happiness, author, energy healer, and mindfulness teacher Jacqueline Pirtle has created daily inspirations that help you mindfully work towards living a more vivid experience of daily happiness. Showing that you can put in work to change your life while having fun, the practices are full of whimsy and delight.

Jacqueline decided to spend every day of 2017 devoted to her own happiness. She wrote every single day about the things she does to honor her joy, and used these writings to create this 365 day step-by-step guide, so she could teach you how to shift to BE and live in a “high for life” frequency of happiness too—no matter where you are at in your life right now. She started writing these for herself, but has a little sneaky intent to touch your heart every day and initiate new learning, understanding, knowledge, and wisdom for you to get closer to your true, authentic happy self.

Through light, bubbly, cheerful passages, each day teaches you to find happiness, use those sour lemons, and shift yourself into a “high for life” frequency where you can reach happiness anywhere at any time.

          My thoughts

We find throughout our life there are times when we are always putting others’ happiness before our own. Tired, stressed and overworked? Happiness can be yours 365 days a year with this step by step guide to being truly happy. Every day!

Jacqueline Pirtle spent every day of 2017 devoted to her own happiness, writing down every single day things that honoured her joy.

365 Days of happiness is not a book to be read in one sitting (although I did just that so I could write my review) but to be used each and every day just like your morning coffee to get you going and perk you up to start each day on a positive note.

I’m such a cynic when it comes to self help books but hey, who doesn’t want to be happy each and every day. I actually really enjoyed this book and I hardly even did an eye roll. It espouses things we take for granted. Yes, I love my friends and family but expand that to love the food you eat, the sounds you hear and the ground under your feet.

The author uses the power of imagination to get her message across, each day imagining some wondrous new thing.
Each page is short, only about 2 minutes to read, an every day reminder about being happy, a new exercise and affirmation.

Can I never be angry again? You ask. Pirtle tells us to feel our anger, it is ok. Then let it go. Never stay long on a negative feeling.

I read this book a few weeks ago but it stuck in my mind. Situations arose that were difficult, disappointing and I immediately thought back to the book. How can I change my present state of mind and be happy? Having your mind set to being happy also has a roll-on effect to those around you.

365 Days of Happiness is a perfect bedside companion. Why not make this year your year of happiness.

*I received a review copy through Book Publicity Services

4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟

       About the author

Jacqueline Pirtle is an energy healer, mindfulness teacher, and author of ‘365 Days of Happiness: Because happiness is a piece of cake!’

Connect with the author at the following sites 


  1. Thank you for these kind and wonderful words Veronica :) You nailed my "why" I wrote this book :) Have the best day ever!

    1. Thank you Jacqueline. Your words echo in my mind at the most fortunate times.

  2. Great review! I love the cover!

    1. Me too! How could you not be happy thinking about cupcakes.

  3. An admirable goal to strive for - well done!

  4. What an interesting book! Great review!

    1. I'm very cautious of self help books but this one resonated with me.

  5. I'm not a self-help book lover. I'm sure there will be plenty of people who will love it though.

  6. First, I need a cupcake now. Wish I could have the one from the cover!

    Second, great review! I like the idea of this book, I may need to pick it up one day.

  7. This sounds a lot like Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project - have you read it? Do they differ in any significant ways?? A friend sent me Rubin's book a few years ago and forced me to read it immediately, promising it would "completely change my life", which it did... for a week or two ;) I'm notoriously bad at self-help books as well hahaha.

    1. I haven’t read a The Happiness Project so can’t compare. Self-help is sometimes a little too navel gazing for me but this one is good. A book I need to have in physical form ( not on my kindle) so it doesn’t get forgotten.

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