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14 June 2010

Book Tour & Review: Live Happily, Ever After... Now! by Terry M. Drake

Title: Live Happily, Ever After... Now!
Author: Terry M. Drake, LSW, NBCCH
Publisher: Lake House Publishing
Publication Date: May 1, 2010
Paperback: 210 pages
ISBN: 978-0615360867
Genre: Inspirational, Self-Help


About the Book:

Live Happily, Ever After… Now! uses age old, time tested secrets (found in NLP, Law of Attraction, Positive Psychology, and Hypnosis) to teach you how to create the life you want! Ask yourself: Are you in control of what you think, act and feel? Are you living the life you want? Would you like to be happy and successful in everything you do? The key is learning how much control you have over your life, your beliefs and attitudes about yourself, others and the world you live in. Once you understand that you are in control (and you will), then you can use the 9 simple steps to begin living the life you want.

My Review:

I am, by nature or environment, probably a mixture of both, a pessimist, so when I received a copy of Live Happily Ever After...Now! by Terry M. Drake I was, to say the least, extremely skeptical. Using his tools as a Life Coach and family therapist, Drake offers the reader nine clear and concise steps to help the reader achieve whatever goal he or she needs to realise a happier life. Each step takes the reader through a series of exercises filled with illustrations, quotes, and meaningful stories to help the reader along. Through extensive research, years of practise and his own personal experiences, Drake offers the reader a way to analyze their current situation and to learn why their behaviours are what they are and how to change one's perceptions. In one section of his book, Drake quotes a series of life's lessons as stated by an unknown author from age six to ninety-two, illustrating how we do not stop becoming who we are at some point in life, but continue to learn from birth to death. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed Live Happily ever After...Now! and the no-nonsense, non-preachy approach Drake chose to use. Did the book change me? Time will be the judge of that, but I am armed with the proper tools to achieve my goal. Live Happily Ever After...Now! is an excellent resource to help anyone achieve a happier life.

About the Author:

Terry M. Drake is a Licensed Social Worker, National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Trainer of Ericksonian Hypnosis and NLP. He has spent the last 15 years learning about himself and others, through his academic studies resulting in his MSW and his professional studies, as a family therapist, clinical supervisor and vast training and research into hypnosis, neuro-linguistic programming, the law of attraction and positive psychology. Terry is currently a Director of mental and behavioral health programs and a Life Coach, Hypnotherapist in private practice. He is also ready to put his skills to use as an author, speaker, consultant and coach. Terry lives in Wellsboro, Pa with his wife and children.

For more information about Terry M. Drake, please visit his website.

Terry M. Drake’s LIVE HAPPILY, EVER AFTER..NOW! VIRTUAL BLOG TOUR ‘10 officially began on June 1 and ends on July 30 2010. You can visit Kenny Luck's blog stops at during the month of June and July to find out more about this great book and talented author!

I received a complimentary copy of Live Happily, Ever After... Now! by Terry M. Drake from Pump Up Your Book Promotion as part of the tour. Receiving a copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned novel.


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