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“Kristen does a great job of identifying the stress areas that are sabotaging your life’s energy, and she provides simple and effective steps for demolishing your stress. Kristen’s Life Map is a simple, easy-to-use aid that helps you visually transform your life from where it is to where you want it to be. If you were to get only one book this year on ridding your life of stress and finding a much better road map for life, this should be the one!” ~Randy Ganther, speaker and author of The Little Book for Huge Success

“Kristen does an excellent job as she uses her experience and expertise to lay out the tools and techniques to help you manage your stress and reach your goals. It’s like having your personal coach with you every step of the way. Kristen wants to see you succeed.” ~Ornella Grosz, CFEd, personal finance expert, keynote speaker & author of Moneylicious: A Financial Clue for Generation Y

“Looking for a stress-free hour? Spend it with The Happy Hour Effect: Twelve Secrets to Minimize Stress and Maximize Life, by Kristen K. Brown. Her casual, friendly writing style makes reading this insightful and practical book feel more like having a chardonnay and flannel pajama conversation with your best girl friend. Filled with novel and imaginative ideas for living a happier, less stressful life, Kristen’s advice is bound to educate and motivate you. And her candid portrayal of her own personal challenges will inspire you to leave your whining behind and create your own best life.” ~Diane Keyes, home staging expert and award-winning author of This Sold House: Staging Your Home to Sell in Today’s Market

“As a weight loss and wellness expert, I see stress as the number one barrier for people getting their health and weight on track. With Kristen’s expertise, readers will be able to change their response to stress to make it a launch pad for a better life instead of dragging them further from their goals. This book is a must-read. It is a key to your energy and success!” ~Jina Schaefer, founder of

“The first time we met Kristen (at the Academy Awards), we already knew she was a superstar of energy, vitality, and positivist. She shines! Her work on life balance helps the rest of us learn to do the same.” ~Max & Ally Sinclair, Cocopotamus by NYDC Chocolate

“Implementing Kristen’s Happy Hour Effect strategies literally changed the way I moved in the world. Thanks to her valuable insights and proven techniques, I am now happier, more balanced, and more successful than ever before! I highly recommend her teachings for anyone who is seeking more out of life than a never-ending to-do list.” ~Theresa Rose, national motivational humorist and award-winning author of Opening the Kimono: A Woman’s Intimate Journey Through Life’s Biggest Challenges

“Sometimes it takes a tragic event to alert us to a problem. Becoming a widow at age thirty-one with a small child and a demanding job led Kristen K. Brown to discover how stress was affecting her life. She sought to find ways to alleviate this stress. The results are compiled in this book. Along with providing twelve secrets to understanding stress factors, she offers suggestions as to what you can do to reduce stress by changing your thoughts and behavior. Kristen does not deliver fool-proof answers, but gives us tools and points us in the right direction so we can take the lifelong journey into a more peaceful life.” ~Kathryn Holmes, inspirational speaker and author of I Stand with Courage: One Woman’s Journey to Conquer Paralysis

“The Happy Hour Effect was a joy to read and chock full of common-sense strategies to cope with stress. Kristen Brown’s tell it like it is approach makes it easier to understand stress and the impact it has on us. The Life Map is a framework to recognize areas of stress and strategies to cope with these areas. The Chapter Action Guides are quick reference guides that offer practical, doable solutions. As a human energy consultant, I will definitely recommend The Happy Hour Effect to my clients.” ~Debra Safyre, human energy consultant and founder of Safyre Catalyst

“The Happy Hour Effect by Kristen K. Brown gives you the tools you need to eliminate stress from your life using her flexible plan. From goal setting to a life map, you will learn to simplify your life and attain what makes you happy while eliminating those things that add stress to your life. Everyone needs a copy of this training manual before setting out on the road of life.” ~Darlene Arden, certified animal behavior consultant and author of Rover, Get Off Her Leg! and The Complete Cat’s Meow

“Kristen Brown’s The Happy Hour Effect has completely changed how I look at stress and its effects on my life. Brown’s GOALS-oriented approach, reassuring tone, expert background, and personal anecdotes helped me better understand the roots behind my own stress challenges, while her concrete, customizable, step-by-step suggestions provided precisely the guidance I needed to start making positive, stress-busting changes in my life today. Here’s to Happy Hour Cheers!” ~Julia Tagliere, busy mother of three and author of Widow Woman

“Is stress preventing you from living the life you desire? Then Kristen Brown has a message for you: it doesn’t have to! The Happy Hour Effect demystifies stress by providing practical, sound advice for overcoming life’s little, and sometimes not-so-little, challenges. Honest, engaging, and humorous, The Happy Hour Effect is going on my must recommend list.” ~Michael Mapes, spiritual coach and motivational speaker