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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Are You As Happy As You Think You Are? — Black Couple Releases New Guide That Helps You To Identify, Achieve, Measure, and Optimize Your “Happiness Index”

Errol A. and Marjorie G. Gibbs, authors of Discovering Your Optimum ‘Happiness Index’ (OHI)

Errol A. and Marjorie G. Gibbs, authors of Discovering Your Optimum ‘Happiness Index’ (OHI)

Ontario, Canada — Are you as happy as you think you are? What is happiness? What does happiness mean to you? What is Optimum Happiness (OH)? There are many books, studies, articles, and international research projects on the subject of happiness, especially, as Happiest Nation and Happiest State polls have become a bigger part of the global conversation about well-being and happiness. There is now a revolutionary resource with an insightful premise supported by detailed research that analyzes and answers these fundamental questions.

Errol A. and Marjorie G. Gibbs introduce their new book Discovering Your Optimum ‘Happiness Index’ (OHI) to the world to fill a “gap in knowledge” about happiness. In the year 2000, after observing the fears and anxieties that underpin postmodern life, the authors began their inquiry into happiness. Their work is not principally a scientific treatise on happiness. Instead, they present a new narrative that will engage people in everyday life, as well as researchers in the fields of social science disciplines such as psychology and sociology, likewise, those who make policies that influence people’s lives.

The Gibbs’ contend that “Optimum Happiness” (OH) underpinned by “Joy,” which is a higher value than people’s common notion of happiness. They further put forward that everyone has a “Happiness Index” (HI), regardless of his or her station in life. Whether people live on the North, South, East, or West side of a city, whether they are wealthy or poor, academic or layperson, religious or irreligious; irrespective of race, color or status, every individual could benefit from this “ground-breaking” study. Their proposal for OH should inspire you to rise to a “higher depth” — to live a life with purpose and contentment.

The authors put forward that meaningful friendships, faith, family, education, career, and marriage contribute to social, economic and material well-being, and happiness. Conversely, poor leadership, discrimination, unjust laws, social and economic inequity, chronic unemployment, financial failure, and marriage breakdown contribute to instability and unhappiness. The book is a storehouse of interactive tools and techniques to help identify, achieve, measure, and optimize your HI. It also provides numerous resources to enable your “search for happiness” such as the example of seven Optimum Happiness (OH) resources below:

Example of Seven Optimum Happiness (OH) Resources:

  • 10 Key Happiness Indicators (TKHI)
  • 12 Most important questions and answers about happiness (Reference: Book Trailer video)
  • 15 Pledges for a happier life
  • 20 Key points of dialogue for a happier marriage
  • 20 Activities that actually make people happy
  • 25 Optimum Happiness (OH) findings
  • 102 Optimum Happiness Index (OHI) Quotes

The visible benefits of these seven OH resources are in self-improvement, self-growth, better relationships, greater community advocacy, transformational leadership, improved interracial harmony, and greater family stability underpinned by marital happiness. They are not overnight claims by the authors. Their respective backgrounds are similar to yours, with the same challenges for recognition and acceptance by the mainstream culture, conformity to the ‘culture of marriage,’ the cost of raising children, managing family crisis, and balancing career and family life.

For more details about the book, visit www.gibbshappinessindex.com

Watch the Book Trailer on YouTube at:


“A potentially life enhancing, life changing read, “Discovering Your Optimum ‘Happiness Index’ [OHI]” is exceptionally well written, organized and presented, making it very highly recommended for personal reading lists, as well as both community and academic library, Self-Help/Self-Improvement collections.” — Julie Summers, Reviewer, Midwest Book Review.


About the Authors:
The authors are avid readers, self-inspired researchers, writers, and mentors. Their multicultural background, multigenerational family life, nurturing child development, community, and business and corporate experience underpin their research. Aggregate travel on four continents – Africa, Europe, North America, and Oceania, afforded the Gibbs a panoramic view into a small window of the human landscape to observe how people in some parts of the world experience happiness and unhappiness, co-existing in a cultural mix of wealth and poverty. In 2002, Errol relinquished his technical career to research, study, write and speak on issues regarding human development, and offer strategies to help people to live a happy life — notwithstanding daily challenges.


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Errol A. and Marjorie G. Gibbs