Praise for 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness

"What a fantastic way to kick start yourself into happiness. Chapter by chapter of help to become happy and fulfilled in your personal and professional life."

Lucy Kreader

"I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Elia Gourgouris a couple of weeks ago. He was nice enough to lend me a copy of his book. It is a great read and the activity pages are very helpful. Some of the principals were ones that I knew but needed to be reminded of. Many of the principals however gave me a different perspective on topics of being happy and healthy! I think it is a great read for families as well as individuals"

Tricia Copeland Brzostowicz

"Dr Elia's book has become a tool that I keep in my office and ask my clients to read! I love the concept of turning our minds in to a "peaceful harbor." It is obvious that Dr Elia has several years of wisdom and insight all cleanly portrayed in his book. As a psychotherapist myself I am always looking for the best book to recommend to my clients and I found it! This is truly a special gift."

Dr. Drew Brazier, PsyD

"Great strategies for life!"

Sharon E. Trace

"As the father of a young family it is hard sometimes to find lasting happiness in a world where they are selling the exact opposite. I can truly say that as I read this book my perspective started to change and I started to see the joys and simple blessings that are very abundant in my own life. It was great to start to have a change of perspective especially when I am so naturally a pessimist. This book is a great way to start changing and start finding meaningful paths to lasting happiness."

Jack Cohen

"I had a wonderful time reading this book. I usually consider myself very happy and it validated most of my feelings. Even so, there was much to learn and apply in my own life. I especially loved the chapter on forgiveness! This book is great whether you are exultant or morose!"

M.J. Evans, Author "The Mist Trilogy" and "North Mystic"

"This book makes the steps to finding lasting happiness simple and achievable. Every time I picked the book up I was excited because I felt like I really could increase my level of happiness. It is written in a way that is easy to understand and personalize to your own need. I particularly like how the "points to ponder" and "questions to consider" section at the end of each chapter helps with personalizing the content read in the chapter. It is a book you can read over and over and improve each time. Well worth taking the time to read and to take the actions outlined in the book."

Amanda J Overson

"I just finished "7 Paths" and I want you to know that I thoroughly enjoyed it, that it was a most pleasurable read. I think it is a truly beautiful and inspiring book: so personal, yet universal, so positive without being inappropriately didactical, filled with simple, but eloquent advice and recommendations. In reading it, over and over I could feel your kindness showing through. I learned a lot from it, about many things that I want to do, or do better. I can't thank you enough for your efforts. I would recommend this book to anyone seeking happiness and joy!"

Dr. Richard Hart M.D.

"I wrapped up chapter 2 last night and have the 2x4 between the eyes feeling of an awakening of self that I have always wanted to experience. These are things I can do, not just sayings and feel good platitudes. The worksheets help me put words to my feelings and are the beginning of a plan that is going to change my life!"

Roger Clark

"Elia's book is all about hitting the pause button in our crazy, fast-paced world. It's about taking a look at what's driving your happiness and what's getting in your way. It's filled with easy to use ideas that you can begin using immediately! A must read for anyone who wants to get the most out of their life and relationships!"


"Elia gives you practical and tackle strategies to truly understand what may be holding you back from living your life to the fullest. Its full of easy to execute concepts and I LOVE the Take Action piece at the end of each chapter that helps you put a plan in place to succeed! Stacey C. Cunningham, Partner - Aegis Performance Group"

Stacey Cunningham

"I absolutely loved reading and studying the 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness. It was an easy read with good information. It was written as if the author was having a conversation with me. I made notes in the margins and copied down some of the most inspiring quotes so that I would remember them on my own path of happiness."

Kathlene Holman

"Rare to find such wise and profound truths interwoven with the humor and down to earth ways every reader can use to better their lives and be a happier person. Dr Gourgouris has perhaps discovered one of the 'Holy Grails' of our humanity. Our gift to ourselves and everyone in our lives stems from our willingness and capacity to embrace love, to be open to this happiness and to give aid to others along the path. In his book, Dr Gourgouris not only helps his readers see their own and others' happiness and potential, but also inspires us to change, to improve. Throughout his book there are hundreds of quotes.. I love them! They give the sense that many of our world's greatest thinkers throughout time had similar hopes for our happiness and were waiting for someone like Dr Gourgouris to put their voices together to be heard. This book definitely earns it's place on our shelf and in our hearts!"

Alissa W

"Dr Gourgouris offers an easy read that is both thoughtful and realistic. If happiness is one's goal, these "7 paths" offer a roadmap to a simpler mindset by clearing out the clutter. Taking this to heart and implementing it can lighten the weight on one's shoulders. Highly recommended!"


"What a great book - I loved all the quotes and example from various individuals. The concepts presented gave great insight in to finding true happiness with all the challenges, trials and hardships individuals face. I enjoyed this book very much. It is a great reference book to use with daily problems. I found it a most positive, upbeat book that helps the individual focus on important areas in life and to remain happy and positive."

Janice Eggett

"Wonderful book with great ideas!"

Sara Holmes

"I would highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone. Great ways to help jump start a new way (or in addition) to your happy life."


"What a fantastic book! I highly recommend it to all ages. It is an easy read, without the difficult to understand psychological jargon found in so many other self help books. Dr. Gourgouris gets right to the point in a clear, uncomplicated way, and offers simple solutions anyone can commit to. People are going to love this book, as well as the sincerity of the author. I give it 5 happy stars!"


"A superb and concise guide with specific tasks anyone can use to understand and achieve a centered life of happiness. Dr. Gourgouris presents a sensitive and scholarly book inviting us to all seek our inner desires and goals for a happy life. His professional expertise in this area is thoughtfully prepared alongside his natural empathy for all of us in search of purpose, a life of passion, and joyful relationships. "

Raffi Minasian, MBA Professor of Innovation and Design

"This book is lovely and amazingly insightful. 7 Paths presents simple to use concepts, coupled with step-by-step activities to make life a happy place. What I found nice about this book is that chapters identify thoughtful modes of thinking and acting that tend toward happy outcomes. This book helps develop an awareness of joy, and then a practice of reinforcing joyful living experiences. I needed to hear the book's message of hope. This book is a gift to read. Thanks!"

Chris Hill

"A wonderful read that should be in everyone's home. Dr. Gourgouris describes several different ways to find true, lasting happiness, despite what your circumstances are. There are "Take Action" sections at the end of each chapter that help you to actually apply what you have read. He includes many interesting experiences to illustrate his points. After reading it, I truly believe that anyone can change their life and find lasting happiness."

Jason Schow

"What an absolutely fabulous book! This is a MUST read for all age groups! It is a reality check that enables the innate positivity in all of us. I enjoyed it very much. And I can't wait to get copies for my children, family and friends. It is sure to be on Amazon's Best Seller List, because it is every bit of 5!"

Claudia Wendel

"This is a really wonderful book.It contains important insights and great stories to illustrate the principles being taught. It does an especially good job in helping to close the gap between what we know and what we do. We all "know" more than what we "do." I found the book very helpful in motivating me to try to close that gap."

Mark Willes, Former CEO, Times-Mirror Corp. and Former President, General Mills.

“Don’t miss this book! If you are looking for increased personal happiness, greater productivity and satisfaction in the workplace, and more fulfilling relationships in life, 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness is for you. Dr. Gourgouris not only lays out a roadmap to finding greater happiness, but more importantly, he provides the compass as well. This book is a gem!”

Captain Mike Abrashoff, bestselling author of It’s Your Ship

“What a great book! Dr. Gourgouris does an amazing job of clearly defining the true paths to lasting happiness with his simple and practical steps. 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness is an easy and enjoyable read, but the principles contained are timeless, profound, and incredibly valuable.”

Terry Lyles, Ph.D. “America’s stress doctor” and author of Good Stress

“I have often thought that it is easier to make nice people smart than it is to make smart people nice.  However, with this book Elia may have proven me wrong.  During my career I have learned that a truly engaged and happy workforce will increase productivity more quickly than anything else. Dr. Gourgouris’ principles can help everyone understand the key to their own happiness, and as an employer, the key to employee engagement. These 7 paths are easily followed and available to anyone - the result could very well be the personal success and happiness you have been seeking!”

Rulon F. Stacey, Ph.D, President and CEO Fairview Health Services

“This very informative and entertaining book exceeded my expectations. Dr. Elia Gourgouris illustrates through simple concepts, relatable stories and worksheets how one can walk through the 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness within their life. While many seem to be all too willing to point fingers at others for holding them back from being happy, Dr. Gourgouris provides a roadmap with which one can shift their mindset, become happy and, in the process, lead a more fulfilling life. I personally love “the NIMBI Principle.”

Silva Mirzoian, best-selling author of “Jump-Start Your Life” & “Turning Ideas Into A Profitable Business”

"I have known Dr. Gourgouris for over 15 years, during which I have both met with him personally and have attended many of his lectures. He is extremely knowledgeable, intuitive, and experienced - with over 25,000 hours of counseling and coaching clients which have come mostly through personal referrals. There is no greater proof of customer satisfaction than that! He is also one of the most engaging speakers I have ever heard; each workshop I have attended has been informative, entertaining, and presented in a thoughtful and interesting manner. As you can tell, I am an avid fan and admirer of Dr. Gourgouris and his work - he is one of the most gifted and talented people I have ever met"

Susanne P. Davis, MBA, Boulder, CO

"I am completely content and happier than I ever thought was possible. Dr. Gourgouris helped me to find who I am and the joy that I had always yearned for. My mind has been opened up to learning like never before, because Dr. Gourgouris has given me the invaluable gift of being able to find solutions for myself; he has helped me to see myself from a different perspective. The tools he gave me are priceless - they will help me throughout the rest of my life."

Amanda Overson, Gilbert, Arizona

"During the past nine years, I have referred more than 50 people to Dr. Elia Gourgouris for coaching. Without exception, the results have been superb. Dr. Gourgouris is a brilliant coach, an outstanding speaker, and a gifted professional."

Wayne Boss, Ph.D., Professor, University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business

“Dr. Gourgouris has helped me see my life in a better light, and I’ve found that I can now learn from any situation that arises. He has the ability to lightly tap me on my shoulder and help me discover a new and exciting direction. I now look at my life as a learning experience and not as ‘mistakes or failures.’ My life is less overwhelming and a lot happier – this is the gift that Dr. Gourgouris has given me.”

Lang Parker, Actress/Comic, Santa Monica, CA

“I have known Dr. Gourgouris for several years, and have found him to be of exceptional professional credentials and capabilities. I have sought Dr. Gourgouris’ professional counsel and advice on many occasions, and have also referred many individuals (and often their spouses) to him. He has a superb track record of client successes, requiring commitment, accountability, and honesty for them. I have also found him to be a superb teacher, and an excellent lecturer for both small and large groups. I recommend Dr. Gourgouris as a first-class professional with valuable insights, extensive clinical practice and a problem-solving aptitude.”

W. Kenneth Thiess, CEO, Parker, CO

“Dr. Elia’s warmth and humor put clients and colleagues at ease from the first meeting. Whether it’s his face-to-face encounters or through his writing, Elia’s professional insights are delivered with passion and compassion setting him apart from other relationship coaches.”

Julie de Azevedo Hanks, Therapist and Author