The Happiness Quest
A depression survivor's journey from misery to joy
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What would happen if a clinically depressed person embarked on a quest to not only overcome her condition, but discover the key to sustained happiness?
Well, Lana Penrose did just that. After going through a divorce and moving countries three times, Lana returned home to Australia and buckled like a soldier on a battlefield. The black dog bit, and it bit hard. Lana was diagnosed with major depression. Finding herself at a desperate crossroads, she took a sharp left and chose to fight for her happiness, star-rating her experiences along the way.
The Happiness Quest is a self-help memoir that is raw, real and funny, and covers what the journey of tackling depression is really like. Using herself as a human guinea pig, Lana tries almost every conceivable therapy: CBT, schema psychology, EMDR, acupuncture, meditation, medication, mindfulness, naturopathy, compassion, forgiveness, NLP, EFT, kinesiology, gratitude, visualisation and shamanism. If it was legal, Lana tried it, including pit-stopping for a fireside chat with a close associate of the Dalai Lama.
Unbelievably, it worked, and the results were beyond even Lana’s wildest imaginings. Open, warm and wise, The Happiness Quest is for all depression suffers and happiness seekers alike.
‘Sprinkled with poignant details … and laugh-out-loud humour, Penrose’s story manages to convey the inner turmoil of a person suffering from depression while offering readers hope that she will find a reprieve. The Happiness Quest is an invaluable resource. *****’
- Australian Bookseller & Publisher
<Insert author pic, run text around> Lana Penrose is the bestselling author of To Hellas and Back, Kickstart My Heart and Addicted to Love. She is a Lifeline crisis support volunteer and speaker with the beyondblue Speaker’s Bureau. Lana lives in Sydney, where she can be found gazing through her window in between writing thought-provoking sentences and wishing that she had a cat. Discover more about Lana at www.lanapenrose.com.au.