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PERSON OF THE DAY: Author Kristi Ling’s 3-Step Plan To Being Happy

 

Kristy Ling, author Operation Happiness/Photo: Wally Hawkins

Kristi Ling

By Stacey Gualandi/April 21, 2016
Photos: Wally Hawkins

TWITTER: @kristiling

When I sat down to read Operation Happiness: The 3-Step Plan to Creating a Life of Lasting Joy, Abundant Energy, and Radical Bliss, it made me happy. And it was not because it promotes the “11 Habits of Happy People,” or that it comes with a “happiness tool kit.”

This part memoir/part self-help book made me happy because my friend Kristi Ling wrote it. I’ve known Kristi for many years. She was always a bubbly, positive, glass half-full kind of gal, but I never realized during that time, she was also on a mission: to help others find true happiness that had eluded her for years.

“I never gave up. When you’re on a path to giving and sharing whatever it is you have to share with the world, the doors will open.”  Kristi Ling

Over the past decade, Kristi endured a devastating divorce, a soul-sucking corporate position and, most frightening of all, a rare illness that left her unable to use her left shoulder, arm or hand for over a year. But instead of wallowing in self-pity, she got to work.

Kristi poured over happiness research, scientific brain studies and other books on “how to be happy” full-time. Four years ago, she was “heartbroken and thought her life was over.” She says now of those difficult and painful years, “It was a means to get to where I am today along with everything else I’ve been through in my life.”


Kristi’s Book Trailer

This is her first book and after its release last month, she was overwhelmed by the positive response from “old and new friends and many, many, many people she never met before.” She says she invested countless hours into getting her message out.  [Read more…]

Roz Savage, Champion Ocean Rower and TEDx Speaker, On Saving the Planet

By Stacey Gualandi/February 26, 2013

Wherever Roz Savage’s adventures take her, The Women’s Eye is sure to follow. We have been covering Roz ever since she became the first woman to successfully cross three oceans in a row boat. When her plans for a fourth trip rowing across the North Atlantic was derailed by icebergs last year, one door closed but another one opened.

She became a Yale World Fellow, one of only 16 individuals selected from 13 different countries to do so. It was, as she describes, a crash course in global affairs. It’s a subject that has become near-and-dear to her heart, as she has seen the effects of humanity on our planet first-hand.

Well, TWE wanted to know first-hand how the recent graduate is doing, so we just caught up with Roz via Skype following her appearance at a TedX Yale event in Connecticut … it’s just the beginning of a whirlwind schedule that will have her speaking on a variety of topics across the globe.

To learn more about Roz Savage’s whereabouts, and what is driving her passions, check out the video!

Follow Roz Savage on Twitter: @rozsavage