'A Short Course in Happiness: Practical Steps to a Happier Life,' Hits No. 1 on Amazon for Self-Help

'A Short Course in Happiness: Practical Steps to a Happier Life,' Hits No. 1 on Amazon for Self-Help

Lynda Wallace's "A Short Course in Happiness: Practical Steps to a Happier Life," has become a No. 1 best-seller on Amazon in self-help, offering pragmatic steps for happiness from her perspective as a life coach and career coach.

"It's easy to be confused about how to live a happier life, but the research makes it clear that it's largely a matter of what we do on a daily basis, of how we spend our time and where we put our energy," says Wallace, a certified positive psychology coach who left a high-powered executive career with Johnson & Johnson to pursue her passion - helping individuals and groups achieve greater happiness and success through her work as a career coach and life coach.

"Research shows that the happiest people actively choose to do four important things that make the difference: they focus on what is good and positive in their lives; cope effectively with life's inevitable challenges; develop strong relationships; and pursue meaningful goals." Wallace's book details practical steps we can all take in each of these areas to make our lives happier, our relationships better, and our work more rewarding.

Reviews of the book have been uniformly positive.

"Lynda Wallace has performed a seeming miracle here, taking something as complex as happiness and making it accessible to each of us in our daily lives," says reviewer Lee Truesdell, who gave the life coach her highest recommendation.

"Her writing is crystal clear, elegantly combining scientific data with heartfelt wisdom and compassion. It's delightful to read, easy to digest, and organized so well that I can imagine using it as a sort of 'desk reference for happiness,' consulting it whenever difficulties arise in daily life."

About Lynda Wallace

After 20 years as a highly successful executive with Johnson & Johnson, where she was responsible for a $1 billion portfolio of businesses including Band-Aid, Neosporin and Purell, Lynda Wallace changed careers to pursue her passion. She now helps individuals and groups apply proven insights and techniques to achieve greater happiness and success in their lives, families, careers, and businesses. She meets with local clients in her office in Montclair, NJ, and with clients from around the world by phone or at in-person engagements. Lynda holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is a certified positive psychology coach. She is also a sought-after speaker and the author of the No.1 Amazon Self-Help Best Seller "A Short Course in Happiness: Practical Steps to a Happier Life." More information is available at her website: http://www.lyndawallace.com.