101 Ways to be Really Happy: Step #41–Tickle Someone’s Fancy


Be mysterious or eccentric for a day. Or flirt outrageously. And see who you attract. If you need to do this at a costume party, that’s ok. Sometimes it is easier for folks to be outrageous or intriguing if they are wearing a mask. That’s ok. The point is to take a spin at bringing … More 101 Ways to be Really Happy: Step #41–Tickle Someone’s Fancy

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #40–Take a Leap of Faith


Sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and dive off the cliff. Whether it’s a new job, new city, new friend, new experience or new relationship, sometimes you JUST have to try it on faith. Half the people who come to see me for hypnosis, have never tried it before and are skeptical … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #40–Take a Leap of Faith

101 Ways to be Really Happy: Step #39– Re-enjoy your happiest memories


Let’s play a game. I’m going to list a word. Don’t spend too much time thinking about it. Off the top of your head, list the fondest memory you have associated with that word. Ready? Here we go: Dog Green Water Smile Hugs Sweating Peace OK, what did you come up with? Now take each … More 101 Ways to be Really Happy: Step #39– Re-enjoy your happiest memories

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #38–Just Let Go


I’ve told this story many times in many settings, out loud and in writing. A child once cried out repeatedly to God to fix a favorite broken toy. Finally, the child begged, “God, I’ve prayed so many times for you to fix this toy. Why have you not heard my prayers?” To which God replied, “How … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #38–Just Let Go

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step # 37–Give Back to the Planet


I can honestly tell you that the happiest times I’ve ever had in my life are the times I am giving back. And there are a zillion ways you can do that. Find ways that interest you and (a)schedule them on your calendar or (b) do them as random acts of kindness. Here are 10 of … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step # 37–Give Back to the Planet

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #35–Realize That Things Can Always Be Worse Than They Are


Step #35 comes straight from my totally rad friend, Sadaf, otherwise known as Boo. What I really admire about Sadaf is that she is the most caring person I know. Even when Sadaf is complaining about someone she manages to come across as caring about that person’s well-being. Her tip for happiness is to realize … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #35–Realize That Things Can Always Be Worse Than They Are

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #34- Stumble Upon Something Unexpected


Stumbling Upon cool stuff is one of the coolest ways to have fun and be joyful that I do on a regular basis. There are lots of ways to stumble, but by far the easiest for the computer literate is to visit the Stumble Upon Website. According to Wikepedia, StumbleUpon is a discovery engine that finds and … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #34- Stumble Upon Something Unexpected

101 Ways to be Really Happy: Step #27–Surround yourself with color


I’ve always been a sucker for color. Everywhere. I learned a long time ago that color makes me feel good. I think I connect to color at a very deep level, the way most people connect to music. The more the better. I once had a shaman friend tell me he knew when he was … More 101 Ways to be Really Happy: Step #27–Surround yourself with color

Help for Highly Sensitive People: Part Two The Response


My Response   Hi, Mary: Find an art therapist to work with. Read the older tips in my blog atwww.mooreinspire.com. There is a tip for connecting left and right brain– doing cross crawls, yoga twists, sit in whole brain posture. Sounds like your hemispheres are at battle. Take a Nia dance class. You can search … More Help for Highly Sensitive People: Part Two The Response

Help for Highly Sensitive People– Part One The Request


My primary client base as a hypnotist are people with anxiety, otherwise known as Highly Sensitive People. The blog post below is an email from one of them who sought me out based on an article I wrote almost 15 years ago. She has graciously allowed me to post this anonymously. I get emails like … More Help for Highly Sensitive People– Part One The Request