The Happy Me Project: The no-nonsense guide to self-development: Winner of the Health & Wellbeing Book Award 2022 (Paperback)
A no-nonsense guide to personal development, with real-life advice, for the skeptics of self-improvement.
Self-development used to be something confined to a very particular sect of society and it all seemed a little outlandish for a huge chunk of the population, but now it's time for self-development to stop trying to be fancy and start becoming the norm.
Fed up with your daily routine? Crippled with self-doubt? Exhausted from people-pleasing? Or simply facing a particularly challenging time? Whatever your circumstance, Holly Matthews has friendly and accessible advice on how to face life's challenges head-on and find the moments of joy again. It's a light-hearted approach with a powerful message behind the words.
Holly shares her own stories of triumph over adversity. In 2017 Holly became a widowed mom of two girls when her husband Ross died from brain cancer. Before this, Holly worked as a television actress for years and experienced the emotional ups and downs that come with growing up in the public eye. By opening up about her own vulnerabilities, Holly hopes to give others the confidence to face their own bumps in the road, big or small.
The Happy Me Project is 60 short, powerful chapters of straight-to-the-point self-help that you can dip in and out of as needed. Each page gives you practical guidance from someone who lives and breathes what she teaches, with real-life examples and actionable techniques to test out at home.
“What I love about what you do is that it's not hippy-dippy nonsense – you're a northern girl, it's proper down-to-earth advice that will see you through times of trouble.” —Lorraine Kelly
“A brilliant companion of a book that makes you stop and think about who you are, what you actually want and how to be the best you. So many takeaways and golden nuggets of advice from these pages'” —Giovanna Fletcher
“The Happy Me Project is the perfect go-to if we ever catch ourselves at a low moment or in need of inspiration. Holly's practical, step-by-step guide gives direction and clarity delivered in an accessible way.” —Jeff Brazier
“The Happy Me Project gives me simple ways to get maximum effect. My go-to when I need a reminder of what I need to pull myself from the dark times. It's just so good. Thank you, Holly, for writing this book, it will help many, many people.” —Michelle Heaton
“Holly is the most wonderful human with such rich life experience for someone her age. I've had the joy of being one of her clients and this book is her through and through. I hear her voice in every page and her life lessons are so valuable, poignant and easy to take on board. I've recommended this book to every person I know! We thank you Holly, the book we all knew we needed!” —Becky Hill, BRIT Award winning artist
“Holly offers such straight forward support with her unique blend of blunt honesty with no judgement. She never asks you to push down difficult emotions and gives simple steps to move to towards a happier state of mind.” —Stacey Heale
“Human, relatable and powerfully uplifting. Zero fluff, just pithy wisdom and actionable tips” —Suzy Reading, author and psychologist
“Holly's book is a book we all should read! The amount of lightbulb moments you will get from reading this book are life changing! Success to me is leading a happy life, and The Happy Me Project really helps you to see patterns in our lives that throw us off!” —Jess Impiazzi
“Practical, inspiring, honest and a total joy to read, The Happy Me Project is as comforting and calming as a perfectly made cup of tea, the kind of book that makes you feel it's all going to be ok in the end.” —Emily Dean