Open When. . .Letters to Lift Your Spirits by Karen Salmansohn



I have to admit, I love "real" letters--letters from friends and family delivered by the post-person. I think it says something about how special you are when someone takes time to actually write out their message to you. Most days in our modern world, though, messages come by email and text. This new book, Open When. . .Letters to Lift Your Spirits by Karen Salmansohn, offers readers a chance to "open" optimistic letters when they need to be encouraged.

This small book, with it's cheery, bright cover, measures just 7.4 by 4.2 inches. There are twelve letters to Open When. . .You've had a bad day, you feel out of place, you're doubting yourself, and more. The back cover describes this book as "an emergency inspiration kit designed to lift the spirits." The designs are cheery and I think this book would make a nice gift for someone. However, I would mention that it is not geared to the Christian audience as there are references to Buddha and Karma in some of the letters.  Aside from that, I do think they are uplifting and encouraging. I was genuinely inspired by the "Open When. . .you need a booster shot of motivation" and "Open When you need to find your happy place." I also liked that each letter had it's own sort of cheery stationery background.

I received Open When. . .Letters to Lift Your Spirits from Blogging for Books for this review. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for the book.

About the Author


KAREN SALMANSOHN is the best-selling author and book packager of more than 25 books for adults and tweens with more than 1 million copies sold. She has worked as an image consultant, serving clients such as MTV, Nickelodeon, Oxygen Media, and L’Oreal. She has been a featured happiness expert on the Today show, The View, CNN,Fox News, and Real Time with Bill Maher, and has written for Psychology Today, Mind Body Green, Positively Positive, and Huffington Post. She and her work have been covered by the New York Times, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, TimeMarie Claire, Fast Company, InStyle, Self, ELLE, and the New Yorker. She speaks widely on how to increase happiness, creativity, and productivity, most recently in a TEDx talk, “Fun Is a High Performance Fuel.”

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