101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step # 58- Let Go of Addiction


“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

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #54– Live Delicious!


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!

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #55- Stand Up for What You Believe In


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

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #50– Make Happiness a Family Project


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

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #48- Create More Happiness Receptors in Your Brain


People who are happy tend to have more happiness receptors (serotonin, among other chemicals) in their brains. Here is a link to a great article about the happiness, motivation, anti-anxiety and anti-depression chemicals we can produce for ourselves. Exercise is one way to increase these receptors and I talk about some ways to get more … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #48- Create More Happiness Receptors in Your Brain

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #46B–Favorite Things continued


Here are more of my favorite things: Water: I have had so much fun in the water it is hard to narrow it down to just one memory. In fact, when I think of the word “water”, a zillion happy memories flood my mind. Could it be because hypnotists use a little post-hypnotic suggestion called the water … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #46B–Favorite Things continued

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #46–Focus on Your Favorite Things


One of my favorite songs from the classic musical “The Sound of Music” was Julie Andrew’s “My Favorite Things.” As the lyrics say, ” I simply remember my favorite things and then I don’t feel so bad.” I learned a long time ago that being happy is a choice. Happiness doesn’t magically happen to people. … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #46–Focus on Your Favorite Things

101 Ways to be Really Happy: Step #45–Go to Your Happy Place as Often as You Can


If you have ever been to a hypnotist, you know what a happy place is. Your happy place is the place you go to in your mind to relax, unwind, feel safe and happy. Your happy place can be absolutely any place you want and it can change from time to time. If you’ve done … More 101 Ways to be Really Happy: Step #45–Go to Your Happy Place as Often as You Can