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The Happy Medium: Swap the weight of ‘having it all’ for having more with less


05-01-2017 14:43
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Swap the weight of ‘having it all’ for having more with less


The Happy Medium is a self-help guide to swapping the weight of ‘having it all’ to having more with less. Bestselling author, Annmarie O’Connor, a self-styled ‘inexpert expert’ on the subject of mindfulness, will help you gain perspective on your personal satisfaction by using positive psychology to clear unsustainable expectations of what constitutes a life well-lived.


In a culture bent on personal agency, enough is never enough. We’ve been primed to expect more, aspire to better; accept nothing less than the best. The speed of modern culture and technology has shifted our perspective from “good enough” to “never enough”. Our lives are carefully constructed; edited with social media tools to create blemish-free narratives that always end in a happily ever after… In reality, it’s making us miserable.


With no beginning, no middle and no end in sight, the pressure to be more has left us feeling less. What if the top wasn’t the story we wanted to tell? What if our story was somewhere in the middle? What then?


Annmarie O’Connor firmly believes that happiness is found on your own terms – not the dictates of the masses or the validation of a crowd. In The Happy Medium she aims to help readers navigate choice, make better decisions and swap the weight of ’having it all’ for having more with less. It isn’t a mantra of mediocrity. Rather, it’s about finding balance in a full-throttle culture, discovering what it is you need so you can get more of what you want, your very own happy medium.


With chapters on how to do undergo a Digital Detox (with options for the master cleanse and the mini cleanse!), recognising when you are anti-social networking, the psychology of selfies, finding JOMO (the joy of missing out) and finally the 12 Steps to Finding Your Happy Medium.

 

Keep up to date with Annmarie O’Connor on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and her website.

 

Also by the author: The Happy Closet

 

‘A well-written guide to balancing how you look and how you feel,’ Irish Times Magazine
‘A brilliant book delivered with O’Connor’s trademark wit,’ Sunday Business Post Magazine
‘This book will transmogrify your wardrobe and your mind to a Zen, clutter-free zone,’ Irish Tatler

 

About the Author


Annmarie is an award-winning fashion writer, stylist and author of The Happy Closet – a self-help guide to balancing well-being and being well-dressed.


Her editorial and styling work has appeared in publications such as the Irish Examiner, Sunday Times Style magazine, The Irish Times, Irish Tatler, Image and The Gloss. She has also styled for London Fashion Week, The Voice of Ireland and clients like LVMH, Harvey Nichols, Brown Thomas and BT2. On air, she is a regular contributor to The Dave Fanning Show, The Ryan Tubridy Show; TV3′s Xposé and RTÉ’s Today show. She is editor of the Louis Vuitton City Guide to Dublin 2012. She is a self-styled inexpert expert on the subject of mindfulness.



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