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
“To get happy, you have to give happy!” so says my delightful friend and Angel on Earth, Sadaf (center left). Sadaf’s mission in life is to make other people happy. She always has a kind word, a birthday gift, a smile, a word of encouragement, or a favor out of the blue for friends and … More 101 Ways to be Really Happy: Step #21 Give Happy
I have two collages in my office bedroom. The first one was designed by me in 1995. Wow, seems like only yesterday. One of the snippets on that collage says, “7th Heaven: A place only family can take you.” I put that snip on my collage because I wanted to learn to appreciate my biological … More 101 Ways to be Really Happy: Step # 15 Enjoy Having Your Family Around You (Kay)
So one of the things I like most about my dentist is that we get into these great philosophical discussions. He’s also slightly crazy which I enjoy. When I started this blog, I said, while in his chair, “You’re always posing these questions to me. I’ve got one for you. What’s your secret for being … More How to be Really Happy: Step #14 Pay Attention to Your Filters (Dr. Fikes)
Not everyone is born happy like Goldie Hawn. Some people have to work really hard at it, but I think they are sometimes the happiest of all. My friend, Cynthia, is one of those people. She, like many people, had to overcome many difficult situations and experiences to get where she is today. Cynthia’s happiness … More How to be Really Happy: Step #13 Get Over It (Cynthia)
“Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.” Karl Marx Karl Marx said it best. When you surround yourself with happy people, the odds … More 101 Ways to be Really Happy: Step #11 Surround Yourself with Happy People.
Once you DECIDE that you are going to be happy, you can turn the next 5 steps and the first one into an acronym from DECIDE to help jump start your journey to happiness. D Decide to be happy. E stands for live each and every day as if it were your last. C … More 101 Ways to be Really Happy: #2-7 D-E-C-I-D-E