The journey toward happiness can be helped tremendously by skilled guides like a good therapist, a loving and wise parent, a member of the clergy, or a good friend. But I believe the voyage starts deep inside yourself.

It's funny, but for me, writing this book is like good therapy.

It's making me happy by helping me better recognize, and understand, and savor the moments of happiness in my life. It really is a glorified personal journal. It's like a therapeutic exercise.

And it's helping me understand that maybe it's okay for me to be many things emotionally. Maybe it's okay for me to be sometimes sad, sometimes depressed, and other times very happy. Maybe it's okay for me to be all of the above more or less simultaneously.

You know what?

Maybe I'm just human!

How can you and I discover the keys to live well emotionally and start building a life of happiness?

A wonderful place to start is deep within our own minds, where we can explore the ancient question of what happiness is, and what it really means.

Montel Williams' battle with multiple sclerosis

Dr. Oz's 5 signs of depression
Excerpt from Living Well Emotionally by Montel Williams and William Doyle. Copyright © 2009 All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.


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