101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #71– Be Silent for a Day


Just see if you can do this for 5 minutes. Go somewhere like a library or far out in nature. Make sure all electronic gadgets are turned off. Steer clear of conversations. If you are at the library, perhaps you can use one of their private meeting rooms for 5 minutes. Go to the silent … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #71– Be Silent for a Day

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #70– Get Back to Nature


One of my favorite happiness steps is one I practice on a daily basis: getting back to nature. Since I live 3 minutes from the San Antonio River, I like to walk my dogs there. We get quality-time together; we all get exercise; I frequently meet nice folks (either tourists or natives) and the scenery is … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #70– Get Back to Nature

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #69– Play More


Step 69 is the one I am currently focused on: Play More. Play is important for many reasons, not the least of which it releases serotonin into your body, your very own internally-produced, feel-good drug. There are lots of ways to get more Play time into your life. The route I chose currently is dancing. … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #69– Play More

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step # 68– Make it a Game


Back when I first started my business, I did some stage hypnosis, mostly for Project Graduation. The thing I really like about doing stage games with kids is that they don’t take themselves too seriously. Life works better that way, too… when you don’t take it too seriously. So a long time ago, I figured … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step # 68– Make it a Game

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #67– Celebrate Life!


Here are Simple steps to celebrate life every day. Clean up your act: Pick your favorite cleanse and do it. You will be amazed at how much you feel like celebrating with a body that is void of impurities. Enjoy the good and the bad: Remember what a friend once said to me, “All sunshine … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #67– Celebrate Life!

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #66–Go With the Flow


I tell my hypnosis clients all the time: Emotions are not good or bad as long as they are not stuck. They are meant to flow through us like water. It’s okay to feel your feelings. After all, that’s what feelings are for. The problems occur when the emotions get trapped in our bodies, a condition … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #66–Go With the Flow

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #65–Practice Synesthesia


From Literarydevices.net: Generally, the term “synesthesia” refers to a certain medical condition in which one of the five senses simultaneously stimulates another sense. A person with such condition may not only see alphabets but also associate them with particular scents. This happens when the different parts of the brain that are responsible in identifying color, … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #65–Practice Synesthesia

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #64–Keep It Simple–


Remember in school we were taught the KISS principle? Keep It Simple, Stupid. This truism is TRUE in every aspect of life. AND, Simple actually translates to Happy, too. I started working on this post to see if I could find some research on the topic to support my long held personal beliefs. Here is what Harvard … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #64–Keep It Simple–

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step # 63– Don’t Think Too Much


This step comes from my oldest and dearest friend who used to tell me all the time, “Don’t think too much.” It’s true. You can run into analysis paralysis by mulling things over and over and over. My best advice when you have a complicate decision to make: Sleep on it or go and do … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step # 63– Don’t Think Too Much