Operation Happiness
Kristi Ling

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Narrated By: Kristi Ling

Duration: 7 hours and 49 minutes

What to expect

In Operation Happiness, happiness strategist and life coach Kristi Ling teaches you how to create immediate, positive shifts in your life by proving that happiness is a skill that can be cultivated, learned, and mastered—much like playing an instrument.

After experiencing a long-term illness, a divorce, and the sudden deaths of loved ones, Ling spent years studying the science of happiness. She focused on identifying and testing specific emotional support tools. During this process, she discovered something that goes against everything we’ve been lead to believe about happiness: it isn’t just something you feel, it’s something you do. Based on this discovery, Ling outlines the three foundational principles that lead to a life of joy: change your view, make over your mornings, and create new habits.

Part memoir and part how-to guide, Operation Happiness combines compelling personal stories, inspiring perspective shifts, and clear actionable steps to help you create a solid foundation for sustainable happiness that will propel you into a new, light-filled way of living.


Assertiveness, motivation, self-esteem and positive mental attitude, Self-help, personal development and practical advice, Psychology: emotions, Mind, body, spirit: thought and practice

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“A powerful and potentially life-changing book.”

Peggy McColl, New York Times bestselling author

Authentic, practical…This is a fantastic guide for anyone looking to create a happier, fuller life in today’s busy world.”

Marci Shimoff, New York Times bestselling author

“Ling covers…foundational principles to transform one’s viewpoint and take greater pleasure in everyday life. Blending elements of memoir and self-help guide, Operation Happiness outlines straightforward steps that anyone can take to permanently improve their outlook.”

Midwest Book Review

“I enjoyed this inspirational and uplifting book…The book was narrated by the author…Her cheerful, uplifting tone is very listenable, and her enthusiasm for the subject is inspiring. ”