Life Hack for Getting Suddenly Awesome: Don’t Try to Be Happy


In this blog, I go on and on about the importance of creating a strategy for happiness. But if you want to be successful in your search for this elusive prize, there’s one thing you might want to keep in mind: happiness isn’t the method. It isn’t the means. It is just the result. The method–the strategy–is the important thing. And the strategy has nothing to do with your feelings.

It only has to do with your actions.

So. My happiness tip of the day is a very simple one: don’t try to be happy. Make your life better.

Happiness will come pretty quickly after that.


Inspiration from the other side.

You’ve been on the spiritual path for a good while now. You’ve read the books. Maybe even met a guru or two. Sometimes, though, you need a different kind of inspiration. Inspiration from someone who knows how hard this inner peace stuff really is.

You’re Getting Closer and The Power of Acceptance. Get them for an uplifting price on Amazon.


More Stuff to Read:

Some Spiritual Practices Actually Work. It’s Amazing.

There are hundreds of spiritual techniques for overcoming depression and increasing inner peace. Here, stories about the ones that actually work. (In some posts, I rate the practices on a scale of 1-10, too. Sort of like county fair pumpkins, but more spiritual.)

These Are the Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday

Kids, here it is. Have at it.

I’m a Partner, a Mom, a Friend, a Mom, a Sister, a Daughter, a Businessperson and a Mom. Here’s What Helps.

Don’t read this section. It’s nonsense, mostly.



  1. How true! I have trouble *not* commenting on your good advice. Many of us can do more to help ourselves in daily life, rather than just concentrate on the negatives. The exception would be those who need professional help.

    Most cordially, Celia


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