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The Happiness Quest

  • What would happen if a CLINICALLY DEPRESSED person embarked on a quest to not only overcome her condition, but discover the key to SUSTAINED happiness?

    Well, Lana Penrose did just that. After going through a divorce and moving countries three times, Lana returned home to Australia and buckled like a soldier on a battlefield. The black dog bit, and it bit hard. Lana was diagnosed with major depression. Finding herself at a desperate crossroads, she took a sharp left and chose to fight for her happiness, star-rating her experiences along the way.

    The Happiness Quest is a self-help memoir that is raw, real and funny, and covers what the journey of tackling depression is really like. Using herself as a human guinea pig, Lana tries almost every conceivable therapy: CBT, schema psychology, EMDR, acupuncture, meditation, medication, mindfulness, naturopathy, compassion, forgiveness, NLP, EFT, kinesiology, gratitude, visualisation and shamanism. If it was legal, Lana tried it, including pit-stopping for a fireside chat with a close associate of the Dalai Lama.

    Unbelievably, it worked, and the results were beyond even Lana’s wildest imaginings. Open, warm and wise, The Happiness Quest is for all depression sufferers and happiness seekers alike.

    Hilarious, insightful and helpful, The Happiness Quest is a great tool for anyone suffering with or trying to understand depression.’ – CELIA PACQUOLA, comedian and actor in Offspring, Utopia and Laid

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  • Lana Penrose chats to Biance Dye on i98fm's breakfast program