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 #56- Eat an Apple a Day


Not only can eating an apple a day keep the doctor away, but new studies show it can also improve your mood as well. A study published in the British Journal of Health Psychology found a strong day-to-day relationship between more positive mood and higher fruit and vegetable consumption, but not other foods. “On days when … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #56- Eat an Apple a Day

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 #51- Invent Your Own Holiday


Turn the happiness dial of your imagination to the maximum by inventing your own holiday. Think of all the fun things you could do with your own private holiday–fun for you and for all your friends and family. Every holiday needs to have some sort of Food Celebration. Yummy! Some of the really cool holidays have a sport … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #51- Invent Your Own Holiday

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