About the Books
If you’re tired of just trudging through another day, if you’re looking for more from life than the daily grind, if you’re seeking ways to get out of that rut or helping someone else get out, you've come to the right place. Get Happy, Dammit and Get Happier, Dammit provide a pathway to greater happiness by helping readers build inspiration and motivation, two elements that can lead to a more fulfilling life.
"I didn't write these books because I take happiness lightly or because I think getting happier is easy by any means," says author Katherine Gotthardt, M.Ed. "I wrote them because I wanted to share what has helped me gain inspiration and motivation. If I can encourage someone else to get happier by discovering or rediscovering the power of these tools, then the effort has been worthwhile."
Each short chapter provides simple, proven exercises that allow readers to develop skills like mindfulness, time management, reframing, critical thinking, goal setting and more, all designed to boost inspiration and motivation. Get Happier, Dammit, an extended version of the original book, includes insights from readers, teachers, writers, managers and others.
"The exercises are ones I used in the classroom and in life," says Gotthardt, who has facilitated adult education and corporate programs. "I've had many mentors and advisors over the years, and they have all contributed to my ability pen these books. And in the case of Get Happier, Dammit, I was blessed to have readers with their own insights to offer. That they were willing to share their wisdom...that's something to be happy about."
Creatives, teachers, parents and coaches especially will discover or rediscover new ways to approach problems that plague us all and get in the way of progress. Individuals committed to improving their lives will find a DIY manual for enjoying a higher quality of life.
Proceeds from both books benefit community giving back projects and gifts. Current proceeds support Specially Adapted Resource Clubs - SPARC, which provides quality day programs for adults with disabilities. Other non-profits that received monetary and book donations include Trillium Center, David J. Cobb Foundation and Rise Phoenix Rise, Inc.