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Color Your Life Happy: Create Your Unique Path and Claim the Joy You Deserve is a motivational self-help book written by Flora Morris Brown, Ph.D. The author, a Professor Emerita of Critical Thinking, is an author, speaker and publishing coach. She’s also the mother of four children, who she had and raised while she was working and going to school to pursue her academic degrees. Brown got her idea about writing this book while listening to televangelist Joel Osteen exhort his audience to claim their joy. It started her thinking about how we should proceed to make our lives happy ones. She began writing a blog where she’d invite her readers to ask questions, and she’d share stories from her life, including how the choices she made led to a happier life. As her blog grew, she began to research the growing trend of positive psychology and the sudden interest in happiness. It hadn’t always been a popular topic; happiness, and the children of parents raised during the Great Depression were pushed into careers and life paths that were not necessarily conducive to that state. Brown’s book shows readers how to understand what happiness is, how to embrace it and how to make it their own. There are often lifestyle changes one has to consider in the quest for happiness. Some are simple, like getting organized or finding a new passion, but others are more challenging as Brown discusses in her work. She includes an appendix with an extensive list of recommended readings and an index.
Flora Morris Brown’s motivational self-help book, Color Your Life Happy: Create Your Unique Path and Claim the Joy You Deserve, had me thinking of the author as a friend, mentor and confidant by the time I had finished her opening chapters. Brown is honest, outspoken and extremely generous in sharing her life stories with her audience. As a fellow baby boomer, I wryly smiled at her references to the rather grim parenting methods of the 1950s, and I applauded her efforts to be one of those parents who did not continue the trend of harsh child-rearing, opting for a more joyful and humane approach. Her book is filled with ideas on how to start adding happiness to your life, from tiny steps to whopping big life-changing ones, but they’re all sound and quite inspiring. You might want to bear in mind that the author had her fourth child while working on her Ph.D., giving her nearly super-human stature in my mind, but I think that’s part of the magic in this book. You can color your life happy, and you can do it relatively easily. First step is reading this engaging and beautifully written book. Color Your Life Happy: Create Your Unique Path and Claim the Joy You Deserve is most highly recommended.