101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #76–Free Yourself from Limitations Placed on You By Others


I frequently have a pep talk with clients that goes something like this: Your beliefs are just what you believe right now. They are not the Truth. If they are limiting you in any way, let them go. Here is a short list of some of the limiting beliefs I have shed during my lifetime: … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #76–Free Yourself from Limitations Placed on You By Others

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #75– Focus on Someone Else


Milton Erikson, the father of modern hypnosis, gave his patients homework assignments all the time. To one woman with depression, who could grow really beautiful orchids, he said, “Take orchids to shut ins, people in nursing homes, and anyone who needs cheering up.” He always gave people assignments to stop focusing on their own problems … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #75– Focus on Someone Else

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