Happiness Comes in Waves

Life Lessons from the Ocean

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Pub Date 10 May 2022 | Archive Date 26 May 2022

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Happiness Comes in Waves provides life lessons filled with inspiring stories and quotations from ocean advocates—illustrated with gorgeous photographs of the ocean, shorelines, and beaches.

Rise like a wave and live a life full of happiness!

Above all, the ocean teaches us this: we are all connected. Everything we do echoes into the universe and even the smallest changes can build into positive life momentum. Life is like the sea—it moves us, shapes us, supports us, and awakens us to new shores. And ultimately, life teaches us to be like water ourselves—strong yet calm, steady yet yielding, subtle yet beautiful.

Each chapter is dedicated to a theme of life lessons to inspire you to live your most fulfilling life. With chapters on being free, courageous, purposeful, peaceful, and harmonious, you’ll have words of wisdom to carry with you everywhere you go.

Learn to move like the ocean with uplifting sand stories from beaches around the world meant to motivate you for your next great adventure. Splash your way through each page as you learn about sand textures from Dune Jewelry's one-of-a kind Sand Bank. This amazing nightstand book also includes an index, so you’ll be able to identify where each featured sand texture comes from.

Happiness Comes in Waves is an ideal gift book for water lovers and aspiring entrepreneurs alike who want to brave new shores with a life full of intention and courage.
Happiness Comes in Waves provides life lessons filled with inspiring stories and quotations from ocean advocates—illustrated with gorgeous photographs of the ocean, shorelines, and beaches.

Rise like...

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Happiness Comes in Eaves is a beautiful little book that will have you longing to be beside the sea. It is full of beautiful pictures and artwork all based around the sea, just opening the pages will make you feel good. The book is full of quotes, stories and anecdotes all related to the ocean. It is a self help good with built in meditative feel, just like that magic that you feel when you are beside the seaside.

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This would make a great end table or nightstand book. It would also make a beautiful little gift. Not only is the appearance beautiful it is full of beauty inside. I think we all know an ocean or water lover or maybe by reading this you may grow your own love of water and gain some joy at the same time.

I live in Michigan so while I have been to Oceans I found this equally as relatable in terms of the Great Lakes we are surrounded by. I was able to apply everything in the book to my own experiences with fresh water which was kind of neat. As a matter of fact walking the beaches of The Straits over the weekend I was reflecting on reading this book and I found more beach glass than I ever had before in one hunt. I also took the time to listen to the waves more. To feel the sand and rocks shifting under me. And to be present in the moment.

I especially loved how this book not only had the authors own writings it provided meditations, quotes and other people sharing their own relationships to Oceans. It included tips for self love and positivity and how we can better serve and preserve our own Mother Earth.

With the introduction to our author we learn about her business and how well it ties in with the theme of the book itself. She proves that each of our pasts do not necessarily mold or define us as individuals which is always a beautiful reminder. She helps us understand how similar we are in terms of our moods to the ocean and the tides. Sometimes calm and sometimes stormy, sometimes high and sometimes low. She also explains how the ocean relates to our own body, our brain, and our ebb & flow. It’s a beautiful feel good book.

My thanks to Quarto Publishing Group - Rock Point, for providing me with an advanced eGalley/PDF copy of the book on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This will be published on May 10th, 2022.

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I love how lush, beautiful and real this book is.

Thank you, Quarto Publishing Book Rock Point, for the advance reading copy.

This collection with lush illustrations, real outdoor pictures and inspirational speeches make it so worth having and reading the book.

The book will motivate you and at the same time will bring you calm and comfort.

Absolutely in love with it.

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This is an absolutely gorgeous, richly woven book, full of beautiful photographs and quotes and stories about the ocean, as well as the author’s thoughts about broader concepts like abundance, relativity, living authentically, adventure, and more. I will be buying this for myself and as a gift for all the ocean lovers in my life!

Thanks to NetGalley, the author and publisher for an advanced reading copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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This is a beautiful book and the pictures are amazing makes me wish I was at the sea. There is mediation, quotes and personal stories that all relate to the sea. I think anyone that likes the sea will love this.
Thank you NetGalley for letting me read this book.

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I love the ocean, so reading the stories and inspirational quotes in Happiness Comes In Waves was a nice change of a book.

I too find inspiration from the water, (maybe it’s my inner Pisces, I don’t know) so hearing of others doing the same felt like a connection.

I enjoyed reading this at a slower pace that I normally consume books in order to soak it all in.

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This is a gorgeous book! The photos are breathtaking!
The author breaks down the book into chapters that include personal stories, quotes, and a meditation.
I would absolutely buy this as a gift!

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Absolutely gorgeous book to have for yourself or give to others! Beautiful photos, quotes, and stories inspired by the ocean. Very calming to read and would be perfect as a coffee table book around the home or office.

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This is a beautiful little book filled with soothing photographs of the ocean and cheerful stories, quotes, meditations, and life lessons to inspire you. I didn’t find any deep psychological insights here, but it’s a lovely reminder to live with more peace, love, and authenticity.

The back matter includes tips on ocean conservation and a “sand bank” featuring pictures of sand from different beaches around the world.

At a little over 7 by 7 inches, you could keep this attractive little hardcover book on a desk or bedside table and reach for it whenever you need a break. Turn to any page and enjoy a lovely meditative moment recalling all the best aspects of time spent at the beach. Although it was clearly intended for women, I think it would make a nice gift for anyone who loves the ocean and craves a respite from stress.

Thanks to Rock Point and the Quarto Publishing Group for providing me with an unproofed ARC through NetGalley. I volunteered to provide an honest review.

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A serene gift wrapped up in a book. We all have that aunt, grandmother or friend that shares their wisdom that heals, and we are comforted just being with them... this book is like that person you just adore spending time with and feel renewed after visiting.

This book could not have come to me at a better time with the return to the workplace after the pandemic and the world again in seeming chaos. Happiness Comes in Waves has been an honor to read and review. While out on an evening walk my mind drifts to one of the scenic beach locations in the book and the calming feeling it evoked.

Learn of the healing powers of the sea, expand the love of the water and connect more deeply with ourselves. Through the peaceful oceanic images, sea-based quotes, short stories of connections to the sea and ocean-based mediations readers are transported to a safe, calming space.

This would make the perfect gift for beach lovers, water fairies and those that need a bit of respite in their lives.

Grateful to have received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley & The Quarto Group.

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A delightful book that is a love letter to the sea/ocean. The photography is stunning and the book includes a mixture of advice from the author along with quotes from contributors and ideas for meditations. I wouldn’t say I learnt anything new in this book but parts of the book resonated with me and made me pause to think. If you love the water/ocean, you’ll enjoy reading this short and inspiring book.

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I have a love affair with pretty much anything that Quarto Publishing Group prints and this book is no exception. I love the ocean and I can't wait to pick up a few copies of this book to give away as gifts. The pictures are beautiful and will lead you to a place of calm. I enjoyed reading the stories and quotations as well, but the pictures are the best part.

Thank you to Quarto Publishing Group – Rock Point and NetGalley for the opportunity to review this free e-arc in exchange for an honest review.

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