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  • I can honestly say that everyone will relate to the positive messages in this book. The narrative format of this unusual how-to book makes the reading experience interesting, understandable, and comfortable. You are invited to share a very personal conversation, and then grow and learn alongside the main character. Rita Issa uses everyday examples of behavior and dialogue, which are common to people of all ages and situations. It is a warm-hearted journey into your soul, offering what may be the first true understanding of the voices in your head.

    - Joanne Shwed, Editor & Interior Designer

  • A sympathetic and understanding book with success in mind working with the small and big to give your life back to the real you. When you read Rita's book you'll have the good feeling she's sincere and genuine in her wish to help you achieve happiness. The positive energy you feel and the great advice you receive can help you reach this all important goal.

    - Brian Mcdougall, B.A. Philosophy and English Literature, Associate Director, Wealth Management & Wealth Advisor

  • In her book, Rita Issa turns to the universe for answers about how to be happy, and the universe answers back! Filled with practical exercises, with humour and compassion How to be Happy reveals the keys to a more centered and serene way of living.

    - Robert Blais, L.L.B., D.D.N

  • How to be Happy is a brilliant way that guides you through a self discovery journey. It is an eye opener. You will better understand your thoughts, feelings, actions, and reactions. Everything will make more sense. This book will raise your awareness, and change your life perspective.

    - C. Bruce Gordy, DMD, FACD, FICAD

  • A gripping book about love, life, and hope. Compelling and enchanting, it offers a fascinating glimpse into the intriguing world of emotions, how to release the past, be open to the present and travel light. This page-turner will definitely touch your heart ... just like the stars!

    - Antoinette Layoun, Author, Therapist, Yogacharya (Yoga Master) and Founder of The Center Universcité Antoinette Layoun

  • No matter where you are on the path of personal growth and search for happiness, How to be Happy will surely help you take a step forward. This book will inspire and motivate you to make the changes to be happier.

    - Robert Salois, BA, DDS

  • If you feel that something is missing in your life for you to be happy, then this book is for you. If you want to know what more you can do to be happy, then buy this book and start reading and learning from Starry and Shooter. You will feel your life transform instantly!

    - Susan Matthews, Life Coach

  • It's all about awareness and thought control. This book explains in a unique, entertaining way, how our thoughts affect our daily life—home, work, relationships, health—and how they can influence us to be happy. It will change the way you look at life, turning daily obstacles and challenges into learning experiences and growth opportunities. It will help you observe your thoughts and free yourself from their grip, leading you straight to happiness.

    - Gail Davidson, Wife, Mother, and Teacher

  • Reading How to be Happy gave me the same warm feeling I got while reading "The little prince". Rita describes every day common scenes and situations to which anyone can relate. She genuinely shares her personal thoughts, honest feelings, and authentic actions and reactions, as well as the way she's still learning to use the how-to tools, and apply Starry and Shooter's teachings to find happiness. You will not feel judged. Instead, you will be encouraged to discover and improve yourself. The positive messages are transmitted in a loving way, leaving you feeling great! It is a soothing and inspiring book. Every morning, I now start my day with "Ready, get set, glow!

    - Naghmeh Sabet, B.Sc., FCSI, Associate Director, Wealth Management, Portfolio Manager

  • Dr. Issa's honest and straight forward look at life and one of its most important motivators, happiness, is thought provoking and enriching. She presents her various ideas on how to best find our own happiness in an easy to understand and flowing dialogue. She is able to guide each reader along their own path of self discovery.

    - Dorrett Williams, Educator

  • This book is one of a kind. The narrative format is unique and original. The mixture of fiction and non-fiction scenes and teachings is fascinating. You will quickly develop a personal relationship with Starry and Shooter. Genius' honest display of true thoughts, feelings, and reactions will make you feel connected to the author. Starry's wise words and Shooter's affirmations will empower you. This book is simply enchanting. A must read for everyone.

    - Pascale Charland, DMD

  • A positive and affectionate self-help book, filled with love that is mysteriously transmitted to the reader. How to be Happy is written with simplicity, clarity, and power that deliver the positive messages in a friendly and loving fashion. The story quickly captures you. It is engaging from beginning to end, you don't want to put the book down. The reading is easy, entertaining, witty, and fun, leaving you feeling serene and happy.

    - Max Ramos, B.A. Economics, Real Estate Broker and Mortgage Originator