Today the human spirit cries out for help. Anxiety levels are rising to new heights. Depression strikes one in four of us. But in the midst of these tensions, there is a growing hunger for a happier life. Millions are now asking themselves, in the words of Mary Oliver, ‘What is it you plan to do with your one, wild and precious life?’
The Happiness Habit is written for all who believe in humanity – its promise, its passion, its power – and for those who are ready to nourish the divine beauty of their hearts. Beautifully crafted and lovingly presented, it is the perfect gift to give yourself, or someone you care about. The Happiness Habit is your angel in disguise.
Daniel O’Leary is grateful for the glimpses given to him about living life to the full. Every day he relies on one or other of these to keep him authentic and free. He is delighted to gather these glimpses together between the covers of this small book and to share them with you.
All royalties for the sale of this book will go to CAFOD and Trócaire.
See also: The Healing Habit and The Heavenly Habit
Daniel O’Leary was originally from Rathmore in County Kerry. He worked as a priest in the Diocese of Leeds and was known across the world as a bestselling author, inspiring speaker and retreat facilitator. He worked in parishes for almost 30 years and for another 20 years he taught Theology and Religious Education at St Mary’s University College in London. He became chair of its Religious Studies department, before being appointed Episcopal Vicar for Christian Formation in Leeds until 2000. Over many years his theology and spirituality were a source of inspiration and solace to countless people. Daniel was diagnosed with cancer in the summer of 2018 and died on Monday, 21st January, 2019, aged 82.