Being familiar with and a fan of Karen Salmansohn’s work, I thought I knew what I would be getting when I requested a copy of her book Think Happy.

The book arrived, however, and it was not what I expected. It was even better!

In Think Happy, Salmansohn provides, as the subtitle promises, pep talks for individuals facing 10 common stressful situations. In turn, each of the 10 chapters offers and then discusses 5 things individuals can say to themselves so they can handle that situation in a positive, healthy way.

Salmansohn offers more than the oft-heard phrases offered in conversation and seen ad nauseum in Facebook memes. In her discussion of what people should say to themselves when dealing with toxic people, for example, she advises they say, “You are a fine piece of china. Don’t let anyone treat you like a paper plate.”

She also goes on to expound on each of the 5 pep talks one in her trademark warm and engaging style. This book is filled with countless helpful nuggets the reader can put into practice right away.

Of course, Salmansohn’s artwork is always beautiful, and the illustrations that permeate this book are no exception.

In short, this is a wonderful book for personal use and would make a fantastic gift!

I was provided a free copy of this book to provide a fair and honest review, which I have shared above.