7 Lively Sins

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Are you struggling to enjoy your life?

If so… it might be because you have negative beliefs around “sins” like sloth, pride, greed (etc) which are causing you to feel guilt around self-care, relaxation, confidence, money, success, relationships, etc!

  • Well…what if there were “7 positive benefits” to embracing specific aspects of those so-called 7 deadly sins – which lead you to greater fulfillment?
  • And…what if there were “7 spirit enliveners” you should be focusing on instead – so you can enjoy life more?
  • Plus… what if there were “7 far deadlier sins” for you to avoid – so you feel a lot less anxious and depressed?
  • Well, there is, there are, and you should be!

7 lively sins

In the runaway bestseller HOW TO BE HAPPY, DAMMIT best-selling author Karen Salmansohn showed even the sourest cynic how to lighten up and take those first baby steps on the road to spiritual happiness.

In this sequel (and also HUGELY bestselling) book, THE 7 LIVELY SINS turns those 7 familiar sins on their heads – and dares you to re-explore them with gusto in a thought-provoking and life-changing way.

THE 7 LIVELY SINS insightfully points out that there are “7 positive aspects” to be found in these 7 baddies – rather than totally, completely shunning them!

Best of all… not only can you remain a good person by embracing these “7 positive aspects”…you can even become a far better person!

Plus…THE 7 LIVELY SINS goes further – sharing how there are a range of far deadlier sins – that you really should be dodging instead!

These 7 so-much-deadlier sins:

  1. emotional masochism
  2. guilt
  3. fear
  4. repression of self-expression
  5. need for speed
  6. worry
  7. apathy

These 7 are the real spirit-killers!

Whenever you invite these these truly deadly seven into your life – then you’re guaranteed to suffer major life enjoyment problems!

So, what to do?

Inside THE 7 LIVELY SINS you’ll find 44 practical life lessons to help you to drop self-sabotage, self-shame and self-flagellation (aka guilt) – so you can live with far more contentment, fulfillment, success, money, love and happiness!

Plus THE 7 LIVELY SINS is presented within a wide range of beautiful interior spreads – all of which makes learning how to boost your happiness a joy to read!


  • easy to read on any phone, tablet, laptop or computer! NO Kindle needed!
  • a truly empowering, life changing book – which has sold over 75,000 copies!
  • highly recommended on Oprah’s site!
  • an Urban Outfitters number 1 bestseller – for a few years in a row!
  • promoted and featured in a wide range of design magazines and design organizations (like AIGA, HOW, etc) – because of its unique, stylish, kinetic graphics!

The ebook is set up on advanced “Teachable Software” – which does NOT require a Kindle.

It’s your choice….

  • You can easily read each of this book’s 44 lessons – one at a time – on your laptop or computer – as if you were doing a course! In this way, you can keep track of your progress – as you read each lesson – and quickly re-visit favorite sections for a re-read. Students love this option!
  • Or simply download the entire PDF of the book – and you can easily read the entire ebook via your phone or tablet or on any PDF reader like Nook, iBook, Kindle etc!


Patricia Mendelsohn

I just wanted to thank you for your amazing messages. My boyfriend is currently in a recovery treatment program for alcohol and drugs and your life lessons from "How to be Happy, Dammit" have kept us learning and smiling (at the same time) throughout this difficult time. You have a wonderful way of making these messages relatable to everyone.


How To Be Happy, Dammit listed in Glamour's "7 Breakthrough New Ways to Beat Stress."

Jamie Neil, Sacramento, CA

Dear Karen, I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your book, "how to be happy, dammit." After I lost my mom the year before last, I was devastated! I was so depressed one night and looking for something to bring me insight and I picked up this little paperback...and could not put it down. I finally cried like I should have for my mom and myself. I have told so many people about this book Every single page spoke to me regarding every single part of my life! How did you do that???

Darla Cohen

Karen, thank you so much for your lively, inspiring words!!! I was divorced a year ago...and have been trying to claw my way out after 14 years of being married alive. I was delighted to find How to Be Happy, Dammit! As a single mom working two jobs, I don't get to read nearly as much as I would like, but it is perfect for smuggling to work in my purse, to sneak an encouraging life lesson in the midst of chaos. I am wildly jealous of new yorkers every time I see the calendar of activities...I hope to attend one of your events someday, if I ever escape from the wretched midwest (where I am surrounded by hicks, many of whom have mullets). Anyway, thank you again!

Addiction Today

How to Be Happy, Dammit mae me laugh and smile. The photographers are witty and the readings – dare I say – made me feel happier.

Total Health Magazine

What do you get when you cross Bridget Jones with Deepak Chopra? How to Be Happy, Dammit.

Chicago Tribune

Want to be happy? Want to enjoy life? Maybe you have to create your own rules: live your life the way you want to live it, dammit. A new book, How To Be Happy, Dammit taps in on that yen we all have to get out of the ruts in our lives and do something that's different.

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