About Open When
Happiness expert Karen Salmansohn presents a unique interactive book that invites readers to literally open letters of encouragement, wit, and wisdom whenever they need a boost.
Inspired by the trend of “open when” letters sweeping the nation, Instant Happy author Karen Salmansohn has created a bound collection of 12 notes for readers to flip open whenever they need a pep talk. With categories like “Open when you need a laugh,” “Open when you’re feeling stressed out,” and “Open when you need courage,” these little happiness-boosters are based on Salmansohn’s viral posters that combine witty sayings with colorful graphics.
About the Author
KAREN SALMANSOHN is the best-selling author and book packager of more than 25 books for adults and tweens with more than 1 million copies sold. She has worked as an image consultant, serving clients such as MTV, Nickelodeon, Oxygen Media, and L’Oreal. She has been a featured happiness expert on the Today show, The View, CNN,Fox News, and Real Time with Bill Maher, and has written for Psychology Today, Mind Body Green, Positively Positive, and Huffington Post. She and her work have been covered by the New York Times, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Time, Marie Claire, Fast Company, InStyle, Self, ELLE, and the New Yorker. She speaks widely on how to increase happiness, creativity, and productivity, most recently in a TEDx talk, “Fun Is a High Performance Fuel.”
I don’t know about you but I love positive things including books, journals, words of wisdom anything that helps keep my faith and motivation growing in my life!I have found that so many people live in a world where negative energy is the plan of the day. I am a very optimistic person to a fault, so when I find something useful that creates a space of happiness, I just have to dive right into it.
In this emergency inspiration kit designed to lift the spirits, twelve insightful messages are tucked away inside beautifully illustrated envelopes for me to “open when,” I need them most. Featuring happiness expert Karen Salmansohn’s pithy advice. Open When is the perfect going-away gift, token of support, or reward to myself after one of those days. I am actually going to gift this wonderful book to one of my best friends in a care package for her birthday.
I think that it will motivate her journey of happiness too. We discuss very often how people do not write or send letters in the mail anymore, and how some messages should be more personalized to loved ones everyday. I love that this “little gem,” covers all areas of emotional stress, and finding that inner peace, that most of us so desire, but rarely achieve because of life circumstances when it is time to tap into our inner strength through the year. These optimistic letters are the very thing needed to do just that, and to pay it forward to special people in your life along the way. I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.