A Toolkit For Happiness: 53 Ways To Feel Better by Dr Emma Hepburn

Book Review Apr 18, 2022

My review

4/5 stars

I had come across the author of this book on Instagram and really liked the images she was using to discuss mental health on her feed. After following her for a few days, I found out that she had a book (or two) full of the same kind of content and knew that I wanted to read it asap.

There's nothing particularly groundbreaking in this content unless you're new to the genre, but the way that it's packaged makes it feel fresh and digestible. Brian the Brain is a great tool for making information feel easy to understand and fun to take in.

The exercises are very easy to follow and it strikes me that this book would be great to pick and put down as and when you need it. If you're finding a day challenging for a particular reason, you could just open the book to that particular challenge and do one of the exercises quickly. It works as a read all-in-one-go book as well though, as I did.

A great tool and well-packaged.

Book blurb

From clinical psychologist and author of A Toolkit for Modern Life, Dr Emma Hepburn, comes A Toolkit for Happiness - the ultimate guide to long-term and sustainable happiness.

Using her much-loved trademark illustrations, Dr Hepburn arms us with 55 accessible and easy-to-use tools to boost our moods and feel better. She teaches us that happiness is as much about weathering the storms of life, accepting its natural ebbs and flows, as it is about enjoying the sunny weather - and that by implementing small and simple changes we can build a more compassionate brain that carries us through our daily lives, no matter the weather.

From practical tools to aid you on those extra stormy days to thought-provoking exercises for your day-to-day mental wellbeing, A Toolkit for Happiness will you to cultivate positive habits, better understand your emotions and put you on the path to a healthier and happier you.


You can buy the book here now. It was published by Greenfinch.

For more on the author, you can follow her on Instagram (which I seriously recommend), or check out her Goodreads page.