Every day and every minute, we make a choice. And in this beautiful, uplifting book of real talk and real truth, Brave Girls Club founder Melody Ross makes a compelling case to make the choice for happiness. Happiness isn't what happens to us, or what anyone or anything can give us. Rather, it is something we must choose. Whatever our circumstances and challenges, happiness is up to us.
And that's great news. Because if no one can give it to you, no one can take it away. Whatever life throws your way, whatever has come before, whatever stands before you now, nothing and no one can take away your power to Choose Happy.
Famous worldwide for her gorgeous trademark art, Melody Ross has become just as beloved for her very personal voice, the voice of someone who has earned life's wisdom the hard way, and has learned to treasure its joys all the more. In Choose Happy, Melody speaks soul-to-soul, with the profound and joyful message to make choices with our bravest, strongest selves. Choose Happyis a book to keep and to give, a gift for yourself and anyone you love who is looking ahead with dreams and hopes, struggling through the thick of it, or facing transition and change.
Melody Ross is a world-renowned artist, author, and entrepreneur. In her twenties she built one of the most collected and sought-after brands in the designer paper industry, and has gone on to design licensed products for leading scrapbooking, home decor, giftwares, and textile companies. Melody's story and products have appeared in many magazines, books, and TV programs, and received awards from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the National Association of Women Business Owners, and the Craft & Hobby Association. It was a very personal trauma, however, that put her on the path to her life's work. In 2004 her beloved husband sustained a debilitating brain injury. During the time Melody devoted herself to his recovery, they lost nearly everything, including the successful company they had built together - but they managed to keep their marriage and family intact. In 2009, Melody started Brave Girls Club with her sister Kathy; every day since has been a beautiful wild adventure of doing everything she loves most with the people she loves most. Melody hosts Brave Girl Camp art retreats at her ranch in Idaho and hugely popular online art courses subscribed to by students from around the world - in both she teaches everything she knows about art and the healing power of happiness and unconditional love.