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–
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
I love Mark Twain. Here’s what he had to say about Life Purpose, “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out WHY.” Some people know their whole lives why they are here. Some are still trying to figure it out at 50 or … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #62– Find Your Life’s Purpose
I began teaching the Living Lightly Series through Community Education programs in and around San Antonio in 2000. Since that time over 2000 private clients and students in group settings have benefited from it. I recently rolled out an alternate updated version called Living Lightly Detox. The Detox version uses the principles in Dr. Mark … More Weight Loss Groups
In Step 25: I gave you some pointers about how to think like a kid. Kids take life as it comes. Most importantly they live in the moment. If I could give you only ONE bit of advice on how to be happy, it would be: Learn to live in the present moment. So here is … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step 59-Think Like a Kid Again
“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” – Agnes Repplier I quit smoking about 7 years ago. It wasn’t that big a deal since I started at age 30 and had only smoked 11 years. The biggie for me happened this past October. I … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step # 58- Let Go of Addiction
I googled Live Delicious when I started to write this post. There are some great sites out there that talk about health and wellness, eating healthy One of them is called Live a Delicious Life with Jo Another is about finding the perfect relationship and is called Liv Delicious. My concept of Living Delicious is … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #54– Live Delicious!
Many years ago, I stood up to Goliath and triumphed. Later, my mother would say, “I bet if you had to do it all over again, you wouldn’t.” (because it was an exhausting and soul-wrenching experience which she thought I would have rather avoided.) I can’t promise you that you will win if you stand up … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #55- Stand Up for What You Believe In
The next four steps (52-55) are intricately tied together and directly positively impact each other. If you have one, you will have them all. And if you have them all, life will NEVER be dull. In fact, you will come to realize that you are deep down happy even when you are arguing with someone, … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step 52- Be Authentic!
So you’ve made the decision to focus on being happier. Great! Having been a happy person for over a half-century, I can tell you that you’ve made a wise decision. The moment you DECIDE to make happiness a way of life, literally everything gets better: your health, your stress level, your relationships…everything. But you know … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #50– Make Happiness a Family Project