'I Don't want to be happy'

- said no one, ever!

The Art and Science behind developing one of life's most important skills - in 5 Simple Hacks!

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"This fast-moving, enjoyable book shows you how to be a happy, busy, self-fulfilled person – in every area of your life."

Brian Tracy,  International Bestselling Author, www.briantracy.com

"WARNING: this is not your typical cheesy, preachy how-to book. It’s so much more. Shadé has created a remarkably simple, insightful book that is delightfully different, infused with humour, sensitivity, warmth and a great deal of value. If you care about your relationships and want to be more successful in work and life, put this book on your required reading list."

Dr Ginni Mansberg, GP, Medical Journalist & Channel 7 Presenter, www.drginni.com.au


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"If anyone has insights into being happy, it’s Shadé”

 Adam Spencer, Author, Comedian and former Triple J radio presenter, www.adamspencer.com.au


Andy Bounds - endorsement

Andy Bounds

Award winning sales expert and best-selling author

"This book will transform how you think. More importantly, it will transform your life. A revelation." 



Sue Langley endorsement

Sue Langley

Neuroscience expert & CEO of Langley Group

“Full of personal anecdotes and stories, it covers the basics that we need to put into practice to deliver a happier, more fulfilling life. She brings critical research to life in a fun and engaging way, helping you realise that happiness is your choice - you are the architect!"


Jack Delosa endorsement

Jack Delosa


Founder and CEO, The Entourage, Young Rich Lister & best-selling author of UnProfessional

"Shadé stylistically guides us through utilising effective ideologies, methods, anecdotes and research, toward becoming the decider, the architect and the captain of your life. A Fantastic and important book to read no doubt!"



Hi Griffith Honours College students!

How happy would you say you are? And please don’t give the type of response you usually give – the standard, unemotional and somewhat scripted, “I’m fine thanks” that you share when someone asks, “How are you?” I want you to really think about how you feel day in, day out.

My desire for this book is to provide a glimpse into how easy it is to transform your life. Seriously, it’s remarkably simple! But first, you need to understand the basics of neuroscience and psychology and how it applies to our brains. Once you get this part, it makes it all seem so much easier. Trust me on this. You had a taster in my keynote presentation, but now take it to the next level and learn the 'Why' behind the 'How.'

I Don’t Want to Be Happy - said no one ever! invites you to explore the science behind how to transform your mind and life for the better. It aims to teach you how to train your mind and heart towards greater happiness and wellbeing in your daily life. It all starts with your mind. 

Your greatest and most precious resource is, without any shred of a doubt, your mind. Just as you’d go to the gym to keep your physical body in top condition, you should also be exploring ways to keep your mind in the best possible condition. Why? Well because (as some of you can surely relate) your mind can be the source of immense trauma, emotional baggage, or the darkest depression. Or, it can be a light – a source of positive energy, of motivation, of joy. When in this state, it becomes a resource for your deepest and most lasting happiness, which leads to greater fulfilment, life satisfaction and (wait for it…) success. It improves the quality of your relationships, changes your perspective and helps you continually grow and develop.

This book will help  you to:

  • Understand that psychological blocks could be holding you back from living an authentic life that is aligned with how you want to live.
  • Learn the brain science behind how you can rewire your brain to gear it towards a more positive approach to living.
  • Discover just how simply you can implement positive practices each day that will heal and reinvent your relationship with happiness.
  • Be empowered to take greater control over your present, and your future.
  • Receive the 5 Hacks you need for enhanced living that awakens your positive growth mindset and enhances wellbeing.

I'll keep you posted when the pre-release version is ready - you'll be the first to get your hands on a copy. My gift to you! 

Yours in Happiness, 



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Stacey Copas - book endorsement

“In this warm and engaging book Shadé demonstrates that happiness is a choice… A rare mix of wisdom, fun and proven research, offering you an easy guide to lead a happier, more fulfilling life!”

Stacey Copas, Author &  Australia’s #1 Keynote speaker on Resilience, www.staceycopas.com

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“Shadé makes the complexity of creating a fulfilling life very simple by using science, wisdom and her own personal stories. …a must read for anyone who wants to take charge of their life to live abundantly and happily.”

Tom Cronin, Speaker, Coach, and Founder of The Stillness Project, www.tomcronin.com