Want to know how to be happy?

This little book is an appealing guide to living a life full of joy, even when things aren't going so well. "Happiness and joy," says the author "can be practiced." Learn how to live more vibrantly, more creatively and more joyfully by practicing seven techniques, some as simple as paying attention, saying thank you and being quiet. Warm and engaging, this book offers plenty of examples and exercises, always offered with an invitation from the author to try it and see for yourself what happens. Described by one reader as 
"same information as Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now but much easier to understand."
Born in Boston, I graduated from Albertus Magnus College and earned an
 MBA from Yale University. After fifteen years in the corporate world focused
 on strategic planning and marketing, I closed my consulting practice to begin
 a new adventure - home-schooling my three sons, then ages 8, 6 and 3. For
 the next decade, we learned and grew together, exploring all our Santa 
Barbara, CA neighborhood had to offer, traveling around the U.S. and living
 in both Mexico and France. 

Later I lived in southern Arizona where I taught finance & management at the University of Arizona South and yoga in my home studio. Most recently I've become 'happily homeless,' exploring parts of the U.S. and Latin America as I continue to grow my publishing services business, www.DudleyCourtPress.com. Thanks to technology, I'm always in touch with my clients and team, as well as with family and friends, around the globe.

As publisher and author coach at Dudley Court Press, I help authors clarify and achieve their publishing goals. My way of living a joyful life today is to assist business and wellness professionals get their books done, and done right. Using technology and taking advantage of all the offerings within the publishing industry today, my team helps authors make the right strategic choices for writing, designing, publishing and marketing meaningful books. If you've got a book project in mind, or if you've got questions about living your live more joyfully, please visit www.DudleyCourtPress.com and drop me a note.

Life on this Earth is short - why not make it sweet? Here's to your joy! -Gail Woodard


Favorite book to read and reread
By cincip 
I love this book so much that it has a permanent place on my bedside table. Gail's style of writing and wisdom is a guide to becoming a better person.

​Great Insight
By Hugh W. Jory 
If you want to be a happier person this is a must read. I keep a copy with me to keep me turned up to better my relationship with people as well I myself. We tend to take ourselves very seriously at times and this book has helped me become happier and take life more in perspective . We do have choices in life and this books gives a great insight

Hidden Jewel in Arizona
By Marianne M. Kaestle 
What a surprising treat! I have read many books of this "self-help" type, but this one was different. Gail Woodard's style is charming and her path to a happier life is clear, believable and easy to follow. When you finish the book, you know that you can have what she has AND, more importantly, you want it. A pleasure to read and keep close to you!

I love the world and everything in it...
By Ly-Ann Rock "Alphazulutango" 

This is such an excellent little book! Never thought, when I started reading it, that I could REALLY learn something. I mean, something I could use in my everyday life. I liked the title... and found that Gail Woodard's analysis of what simple rules of life (that we take for granted or that we don't think much of), can bring to you is wonderful! It is never written in a negative motion but, in the contrary, tries to show you good ways to re-think things and make you feel more comfortable with yourself. It makes you aware, and focused and it brings you... joy. The whole book should make you feel on top of... your life"! Happy reading!

Read quickly to make rapid, small changes in your life; read again for more profound changes; and keep it on the shelf for times when you question your job, relationships, and other issues. 

-Jean English, editor, The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener

This book is an offering to whoever feels attracted to it. Not everyone wants to live a thoroughly joyful life, but if you do - give these seven practices a try. None of what's in the book is particularly original. Great spiritual teachers, philosophers and religious leaders have said much the same in far more eloquent terms. I've simply tried to lay out the rules, or practices, as I have experienced them and to encourage anyone who's interested in living a full, joyous, love-filled, almost magical life, to give them a try.

Nothing in the book is esoteric. You don't have to start wearing orange robes or shave your head or give up Big Macs. You just start by Paying Attention and then you start Saying Thank You - a lot! Keep up with those two, add a bit of Being Quiet, and you're on your way.  
I hope you'll give this little book a look. One reviewer called it 'tiny...but potent' and I think she's right.

Being happy and living a joyful life is fantastic...
and it's not rocket science. 
 It just takes practice.