Happiness Hacks has been a pet project for YEARS. We realized we had posted a lot of simple, quick ways to increase your feel-good neurochemistry. Our goal has always been to share all the information we have on mental, emotional and physical well-being (not to mention amuse ourselves).
We had a brrrrrrriliant idea! Compile all the information in a book and amuse ourselves by drawing pictures.
First came the research to back up all the neuroscience . . . one year later . . . Amusement NOT.
Second came the pictures (they amused us and hope they amuse you)
Third came the formatting into a book (not so amusing) and another year later we gave up and Peggy put 12 of the hacks into a calendar – which is now available for 2021.
Fourth – 3 years later Peggy massaged the 21 hacks into a template on Kindle. We sent out some free PDF’s at random to get feedback before making it public. Take a LOOK below.Click here for Hack Your Way to Happiness, Kindle edition
P. S. Full disclosure:
- NO one (not one person) was paid for their comments
- NOT one of them is a relative of either Peggy or Judy
- Each gave us permission to share!
P.P.S. We are so stoked by the comments we received we’re compiling all 21 Hacks into a Workbook. Stay tuned
“This piece is beyond brilliant!!!! Thank you for sharing this.” Joshua Castillo, Parenting Coach & Early Childhood Consultant, Los Angeles Metropolitan Area
“It holds some terrific thought provoking ideas and action evoking concepts. I’ve smiled at the pics and engaged with the thinking, thanks for putting this together.” Lesley Forbes, Early Childhood Implementation Branch Manager at Department of Education and Training – Regional Victoria, Canada
Dopamine, Serotonin, Oxytocin & E The Happiness Quartet
“This book was so easy and fun to read. The illustrations are adorable. So many people, myself included, are depressed during this COVID pandemic and are stuck at home. This book contains so many useful “hacks” to help us all feel happier. I now sing and dance with my dog everyday and my mood automatically lifts. I definitely feel happier. I recommend this book to everyone. Thank you, Peggy and Judy for your blogs and this book.” Ronna Skinner
“I loved it! Congratulations!!! 🤗” Gabriela Rodriguez Campos, Parenting Coach
Happiness Hack Stars
“This is great. Clear, clever, and doable for most. Congratulations!” Betty Rawlings, Director, Psychiatric Services, West Anaheim Medical Center, Ret.
“ I took a look, out of curiosity. I wanted to see if there were any hacks I didn’t know about, and there was – being warm! As someone who hot flashes constantly right now 🙂 I had to giggle when you said to embrace them! Not exactly on my to-do list! Ha. All in all, though, great book! Love the playfulness of it, the graphics are great and of course the info is spectacular. “ Shannon Lambert , Parenting, pet, and lifestyle freelance writer
Can mowing the lawn make you smile more?
Happiness is not magic. It is a skill. And Hack Your Way to Happiness is crammed full of activities you can do with your kid today. And tomorrow. And every day. Because skills take practice. But these activities are so fun, your kids will WANT to do them. And YOU will want to do them, too. So that’s win-win. Happiness building and family bonding (which is another pathway to happiness, by the way) at the same time. I love the way the authors have included the science behind the strategies. The more your kids know about how their brain chemistry works, the more empowered they will feel. Hack Your Way to Happiness is great addition to your parenting library.”
Elisabeth Stitt, Parenting Coach and Educator, Workshop Leader, Speaker and Author of Parenting as a Second Language
“You offer a lot of very easy to do hacks with all the scientific background for them with humor, encouragement and the cutest drawings! How could anyone try these hacks and not feel better? It was encouraging to hear that your brain doesn’t know the difference between what you’re thinking you might be able/want to do and actually being able to do it. What a novel concept that one doesn’t usually hear about.
My only caveat came from hack involving drinking hot sauce. Hope no one takes in a deep breath when taking that drink!
This is a great book for almost all ages to help anyone help themselves to a better life.”