The Happiness Quest: A Depression Survivor's Journey from Misery to Joy (Paperback)
What would happen if a clinically depressed person embarked upon 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 to her home country of Australia and buckled like a solider on a battlefield. Finding herself at a 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, she tried it, including pit-stopping for a fireside chat with a close associate of the Dalai Lama. Surprisingly, it worked, and the results were beyond even Lana's wildest imaginings. Open, warm and wise, 'The Happiness Quest' is for all depression sufferers, therapists and 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 resources. Five stars" - Books & Publishing Magazine. "Hilarious, insightful and helpful, 'The Happiness Quest' is a great tool for anyone suffering with or trying to understand depression." Celia Pacquola, comedian and actor.