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Book Review: Happier Thinking by Lana Grace Riva

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.

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The brilliant Lana Grace Riva recently reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in reading her book. After reading the summary above I was instantly intrigued.  I am not a naturally positive thinker and am always in admiration of those who are and wonder how they do it! So I was excited to find out what advice Lana has. I was instantly gripped, so much so that I accidentally missed my tube stop!

Lana opens the book by discussing her own struggles with happiness which allows me to see how her advice has helped her on her journey to being happier. The language used in this book is easy to understand with dashes of relatable humour. Lana’s writing is informative without making you feel guilty and instead leaves you to feel encouraged. As you have gained a set of tools you can use every day.

She emphasises that this book is not a quick fix but instead provides you with the tools to practice positive thinking. Each chapter is focused on one piece of advice, including the reason why it supports happier thinking and a real-life example to provide some context. Some of the real-life examples felt like she was reading my mind, which not only made the book more relatable but also reminds me I am not alone in my struggles!

I won’t spoil the advice for you, but the last few chapters centred on thinking patterns which I strongly relate to, I have a habit of over thinking and dwelling on the negative. Her book reminded me that I have slipped up with that recently and need to be more engaged with my thinking.

This book is the perfect read for when you need some self-care and encouragement! I plan to dip into this book occasionally to remind me to practice positive thinking.  I have a few people in mind to give this book as a gift too.

Why not give this book a go? I promise you won’t regret it.



The book was gifted to me by Lana Grace Riva but all opinions are my own.