Bestselling author, Marci Shimoff, shares a conversation with Melanie about living a life with happiness and trust.
Marci Shimoff is a #1 New York Times author, a world-renowned transformational teacher and an expert on happiness, success, and unconditional love. Her books include the international bestsellers Love for No Reason and Happy for No Reason. Marci is also the woman’s face of the biggest self-help book phenomenon in history, as co-author of six books in the Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul series. With total book sales of more than 15 million copies worldwide in 33 languages, Marci is one of the bestselling female nonfiction authors of all time.
Life is Here to Enjoy (Opening) – Marci talks about her personal story as a young woman growing into a spiritual seeker.
“I started reading this book, Siddhartha, and I had no idea what it was about. I would say 20 pages into it, I was crying. I was crying because I realized that this spiritual search I had, someone else had as well. I was not the only person on the planet feeling this longing for what was meaningful in life.” – Marci Shimoff
Nourishing the Soul (12:50) – From a young age, Marci knew that she was meant to communicate with others in an impactful way. She talks about what inspired her to focus those communication skills towards helping women who struggle with self-esteem, which led Marci to study under self-esteem expert and author of Chicken Soup for the Soul Jack Canfield. Marci shares some of what she learned from Jack and how she helps other women find love for themselves.
“If children could learn at a very young age the habit of appreciating themselves, rather than consistently criticizing themselves, I think it would do more for creating a healthy society than about anything else we can come up with.” – Marci Shimoff
Inner Home for Happiness (16:20) – Marci talks about taking a holistic approach to happiness. She and Melanie discuss the practices and habits that make up a happy life and the work we have to put in to make that happen.
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Trust and Faith (30:10) – Having faith in a bigger plan and trust in herself was not easy for Marci. She shares the mindset that made this possible and emphasizes the importance of self-love.
“Self-love is both appreciation for your strengths and also compassion for your challenges; that to me is the ultimate tool for us each to develop in life.” – Marci Shimoff
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Voice of the Soul (47:55) – Marci offers a piece of advice for women and girls on the spiritual path.
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