A compact, accessible, life-changing book, internationally bestselling Walking on Sunshine offers fifty-two tips and tools (one for each week of the year) to increase your happiness year-round and help you manage the mood-altering pressures of everyday life.
In the form of weekly journal entries over the course of a year, journalist and mental health activist Rachel Kelly shares the fifty-two strategies that have helped her cope with depression and anxiety and maintain a calm, happy lifestyle. There’s no complicated program involved, no overhaul of your current way of life: just simple shortcuts to lighter, more conscious living—tangible rituals you can use to care for your body and mind. In the pages of this engaging, user-friendly book, you’ll find breathing techniques, poetry, prayer, philosophical nuggets, and meditations, all of them lovely, gentle suggestions designed to bring more ease and equanimity into your daily life.
Whether you’re going through a particularly emotional time or you’re just trying to figure out how to achieve balance and moderate your reactions to conflict, there's something for everyone in this encouraging, comforting book. Written in the candid, conversational style of a good friend and accompanied by delightful cartoon illustrations, Walking on Sunshine is a portable, supportive companion that will see you through your ups and downs.
Reviews and Endorsements:
"Beautifully and truthfully written."
— Daily Telegraph
"Small, simple steps to a happier life."
— Daily Mail
"Kelly writes with charm and kindness about overcoming depression."
— Evening Standard
"I absolutely LOVE this book. It's so gracefully accomplished and full of hope and practicality. Stretches out a hand to the lonely, the lost and the exhausted. It's a great gift of hard-won wisdom."
— The Guardian
"The new Chicken Soup for the Soul."
— BBC Radio Leeds
"With philosophical gems, comforting poetry and breathing techniques, this inspirational read will bring brightness to the darkest of days."
— The Lady
About the Author:
Rachel Kelly began her career as a journalist at The Times of London. She is the creator of two poetry apps and gives talks and workshops across the UK on the therapeutic value of the arts. Her memoir Black Rainbow on the healing power of the written word was a Sunday Times bestseller and won the Best First Book prize at the Spear’s Book Awards. Rachel is an ambassador for SANE and Vice President of United Response and campaigns to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. Follow Rachel on Twitter @RachelKellyNet or visit Rachel-Kelly.net.