Happiness Begins With You

Happiness is a state of mind

There have been countless valuable lessons that I have learned in life, so this book contains what to me, are the most crucial lessons which have impacted my life for the better .  These lessons have molded me into the person I am today, and will continue to shape my future in the many years to come .

I find myself wandering into deep thought ever so often,but amongst this plethora of seemingly pointless thoughts,the one truly meaningful question repeatedly emerges. I think about this as i drift into peaceful slumber, and as bright light of the morning shine peek through my eyelids. This question , so broad yet so significant, appears once more ” what is the most important thing in my life ? “

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Live life with no regrets

Datin Sharel Tan-Ho is Managing Director of DeFRED Jewellers and a mother of 2 beautiful teenage daughters. Sharel is an alumnus of Singapore Management University, where she received her tertiary education in Business Marketing and Psychology.

Sharel was crowned Mrs Singapore in 2007 and represented Southeast Asia in the Mrs Globe pageant in California.  Where she was awarded Mrs Integrity for Mrs Globe Pageant Year 2007.

Other accomplishments:

  • Recipient of “2009 Singapore Tatler Leadership Award, for Style” and an honoree of the “Spirit of Enterprise 2011”.
  • Guest speaker for Alpha Asia, Asia’s Premier Investment Forum in 2012.
  • Top 300 list of Singapore Tatler for 5 consecutive years since 2010

Courage, determination and perseverance are key values to accomplishing our goals 

Sharel was amongst the 25 Women Entrepreneurs of Singapore featured in the Book “巾帼容颜”. She was awarded the “Most Inspiring Woman of the Year” in  Asia Pacific Queen of Substance Award 2015 . This prestigious Award was crowned and presented by the Honorable Princess Tunku Tun Aminah of Johor Bahru Malaysia.

Sharel believes in sharing her blessings and is an avid supporter of various charitable organizations such as Community Services Society, Homes for the Aged, Fei Yue Family Services, Marsiling Old Folks Home, Breast Cancer foundation , The Riding for the Disabled Association Singapore, Spirit of Enterprise, Sian Chay Medical Institution and Under Cover Happiness programme at channel 5.  She also regularly supports fundraising charity galas and Balls .

Sharel also volunteered  at the Outreach Program of Singapore Polo Club and voluntarily organised fund-raising activities for the under privileged.

More about Sharel……

When I was a little girl, my mother called me an “iron girl” because I was a tough little girl. I was cheeky, active  and independent. I always ran around playing with my neighbors’ friends, and even when the weather was hot I would hardly fall sick.

Today, l have grown up to be an “iron woman” who is determined, tough and weather proof against all odds…..

I dress up in the image of  “Mulan” because I was once advised by a well know Taiwan Feng Shui master that my “Ba Zi” has a strong characteristic of  “Hua Mulan personality” although I look soft and gentle from outside.


Happiness is a “choice” of life. It's how we process our thoughts, how we interpret situations and the way we behave and translate our thoughts into actions and responses. They turn out to be harmonious or negative energy that controls and manipulates our inner and outer world. Physical health is as important as mental health, but the ultimate goal is to have a happy and healthy body, mind and soul.
Ms Sharel Ho Childhood

Life is a series of experiences, some chapters are sad, some happy and some exciting.  For the goal was built to develop character and we must learn that setbacks and grieves that we endure help us in our marching onwards.  Life is a difficult game.  Our goal in life is to live each day fill with positive energy and to live happily.  If you never turn the page, you will never know what’s in the next chapter has for you.  Life is never easy.  Whether you are poor or rich, everyone has their own sets of problems.  Poverty or wealth are in our mind and our wisdom, if we know how to manage them well and see things from different perspectives.

“Happiness Begins with You” is an essential guide packed full of mindful wisdom and practical tips, to share with you how to still “smile” and remain composed when we face challenges.  How to Relax, find a happier path fill with joys, peace of mind and live with a wholesome heart fill with love.  This Book explains simple “philosophies of life” of how we search for happiness within ourselves and enjoy this elusive state of mind.  Being happy is a choice of your life.  Happiness begins with you!  Make this magical moment happen in your life NOW!

Start each new day with a grateful heart no matter what happens the night before.  Practise each day to live with joy, hopes, encouragement and positive-lifting energy.  Every day is a new day, new hope, new energy.  Happiness will never meet you if you stay where you get stuck and never take any action to move on in life.  Things always happen for a reason, what meant to be will be always finds its way.  We will always learn from each experience if we choose to see things from different angles and perspectives.

Live each day as if it is going to be your last’s because tomorrow may never come.  Never simply judge nor criticize others because we are not in another person’s shoes.  Learn to walk our journey and respect the differences of others.  I know it could, sometimes, be easier said than done…We all can do it once we set our minds to it right, and if we are willing to put what we have learned into practice.

A lot of efforts, time, heart and soul have been put in writing this book.  I wrote it through my own real-life learning experiences of how I emerge out even stronger, wiser, amidst many obstacles and struggles that I faced in my daily life.  I don’t have the best of everything, but I am grateful for what I have.  I am happy because I never compare nor compete with others unhealthily, and I always live in a blessed and thankful heart and strive to become a better version of myself and live happily.

I sincerely hope and believe that the contents of my Book will make an impact in your life and help you lead a happier life.  Put what you have learned into practice and enjoy your journey of transformation!

Part of the sales proceeds of this Book will be donated to Charitable Organizations to help the sick, the poor and the underprivileged. Sian Chay Medical Institution will be the beneficiaries.

Thank you so much for your kind support. Wishing all my friends and readers an abundance of happiness, great health, and a life fill with joyous and success!












Book Launch

DATE: 2020