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Blessed are the Stressed: Secrets to a Happy Heart From a Crabby Mystic

Blessed are the Stressed: Secrets to a Happy Heart From a Crabby Mystic

By (author): Mary Lea Hill FSP
SKU/EAN: 12293
ISBN: 9780819812292
Publisher: Pauline Books & Media
Format: Paperback / softback

Blessed are the stressed, grouchy, and grumpy—for they too can learn the secrets of a happy heart! Best-selling author Sr. Mary Lea Hill helps you delve deeper into the beatitudes, our special passageways to joy, and unlocks their secrets for a happy life. You will find yourself smiling, if not laughing out loud, at her unique insights into the would-be blessings often hidden in the ups and downs of our everyday lives.
  • Mary Lea Hill, FSP Sister Mary Lea Hill has been sharing her dry wit and offbeat wisdom with the Daughters of St. Paul since 1964. An experienced writer and editor, she has written a number of books including Prayer and You: Wit and Wisdom from a Crabby Mystic and Blest are the Stressed Secrets to a Happy Heart from the Crabby Mystic. Sister Lea currently carries out the Pauline mission in St. Louis, Missouri, and shares her signature humor with the rest of the world on Twitter @crabbymystic.


Review by: Melanie Rigney, author, Blessed Are You: Finding Inspiration from Our Sisters in Faith - January 1, 2015
Feeling stressed instead of blessed? Here’s the perfect antidote. These short essays will make you nod your head in recognition—and maybe giggle—as they help you grow closer to the Lord.
Review by: Mark Shea, author, Mary, Mother of the Son - January 1, 2015
Who cannot love a crabby mystic? Mary Lea Hill, FSP, takes a warm and human approach to the Beatitudes with the clear-eyed recognition that, so far from being warm and gooey platitudes, they are the same road to happiness that Jesus walked. That is, they are part of his counter-intuitive call to find our life by losing it. The thing is, that really works and Blessed are the Stressed shows us how. Here is a book about finding joy in real life, not cloud cuckoo land. Read it and find happiness.