Happier Thinking by Lana Grace Riva

The Synopsis:

Changing how you think is possible. I wasn’t always so sure that was true until I experienced it myself, but I know now we don’t have to just accept unhappiness. Not always anyway. This book is my collection of tips and suggestions that have helped me achieve happier thinking. It’s sort of a gym for my mind. I’d love to tell you it was easier than the real gym but well… it’s not really. It takes time, effort, and practice but it’s absolutely well worth the rewards.

I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.


Happier ThinkingHappier thinking goes hand in hand with kindness. Kindness to all, including yourself.” – Lana Grace Riva, Happier Thinking

Resetting the way we think, act, and react to situations can actually change our outlook on life. It can take the situations that may very well be overwhelming and give us the strength to keep it from crushing us. Happier thinking allows us to reduce the mountain back into a molehill. So why not try to dwell on the better things in life instead of the bad things?

Lana Grace Riva is no “expert” on psychology, and she doesn’t claim to be, but her tips to Happier Thinking truly are groundbreaking for those who struggle with “stinking thinking”. She writes as if she were just having a conversation with you and giving you advice from her own experiences, and I think that makes it easy to read and understand. She’s not preachy or telling you what you’re doing wrong, she is simply talking, and I like that a lot.

Her tips are super simple and easy to accomplish, though they may be more difficult to put into action, as is any exercise. The chapters are short and sweet, filled with examples to drive her points home, and easy to follow. I really enjoyed this quick read and give it 5 out of 5 stars, and recommend it to anyone who wants to think happier throughout their day.

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Rayleigh is a Freshman in college with a major in Accounting and long-term goal of being a CPA. She is an avid reader of all genres, and just as much of her time is spent writing as it is reading. She is the Associate Editor and Web Manager for PURSUE Magazine, in addition to posting her monthly articles on their blog. Rayleigh interns for Hartline Literary Agency where she advises authors in the best way to market their books. She is also a Social Media Manager for various businesses.

Her writing pseudonym is Rae Leigh and she is in the process of seeking publication for her Dystopian novella, Program MIRA.