Book Review: Happier Thinking by Lana Grace Riva


Happier Thinking by Lanna Grace Riva

Author: Lana Grace Riva

File Size: 135 KB

Print Length: 42 pages

Publication Date: December 31, 2017

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC


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Source: I received this book from the author with the intention of receiving a fair and honest review of the book.



Changing how you think is possible. I wasn’t always so sure that was true until I experienced it myself, but I know now we don’t have to just accept unhappiness. Not always anyway. This book is my collection of tips and suggestions that have helped me achieve happier thinking. It’s sort of a gym for my mind. I’d love to tell you it was easier than the real gym but well… it’s not really. It takes time, effort, and practice but it’s absolutely well worth the rewards.

My Thoughts

I was excited to receive this book as it came at a good time for me personally. It was around the time my oldest was heading back to college and my youngest was heading off to high school.  It’s always a hard time for me when the kids go back to school.  I tend to get into a rut, and all the worrying and “what-ifs” start running through my head.  This book was a nice reminder on how to rein it back in. I need to be aware of my thoughts, both positive and negative, as well as remembering that no matter how much I worry the outcome remains the same.

I was also excited that this book was written from a personal perspective about mental health, versus the clinical perspective.  Happier Thinking is to the point and solution oriented. It incorporates the author’s own experiences and suggestions that worked for her.  But ultimately she encourages you to find what works for you. It’s a light, quick read that includes quality information that is simply put.

As a conclusion, mental health is always a work in progress.  Never stop working on yourself.  You are SO worth it!

If you would like to read an interview with the author on a fellow book blogger’s site, Linda’s Book Bag, check it out here.


“Happier thinking involves opening your awareness up to noticing good things at all times…Keep reminding yourself that there is always the possibility of good appearing no matter the time, no matter the day, no matter what has gone on before it. So don’t write off the day along with the possibility of noticing any good.”

“So you can’t force others to be kind, but you  are responsible for your own actions so being a kind person yourself is a good start to fostering kindness and a great feeling in itself.”



About the Author

Lanna Grace Riva author of Happier Thinking


Lana Grace Riva has always loved reading but is new to writing. Her book Happier Thinking is based on her personal experience of investigating how the mind works and finding ways to maintain good mental health. She loves to learn about mindfulness, meditation, and any new approaches to keeping the mind healthy. She is currently based in the UK.

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One thought on “Book Review: Happier Thinking by Lana Grace Riva

  1. Happier thinking is very important for mental health. This sounds like a great book from the personal experience perspective. The clinical books get too hung up vocabulary, my opinion. Good luck with the new school year! Empty quiet houses are stressful, but also useful. Think of all you can get done!

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