Who's happy? Truly, down-deep-in-the-soul happy? Maureen Cronin weaves the tale of her journey to real happiness - but not before sitting in the "in the fifth ring of my inner hell" - with honesty, humor, and thought-provoking context.
First she had to get past the anger and disappointment about not being able to be a mother - she had anger at God, the world, herself - and it was not a smooth or easy journey. It took practice.
Frustrated with failed attempts to meditate, as she could not sit still for 40 minutes or chant as practiced meditators can, she coined her own one-minute meditation and found that it was actually re-training her brain. That's when everything started to change for the better. She sought out many forms of healthy happiness, like helping others through Reiki and guided meditations, increasing her meditation times, random acts of kindness, and finally scientific research that proved the positive effects on the brain - and the heart - through regular meditation and practicing happiness.
This book is meant to inspire and bring hope for anyone struggling with challenges in their personal lives.