Two New Chances to Make Your Life Better

Posted by Dianne on Mar 9, 2014 in Blog, Happiness | Tags:, , | Comments Off on Two New Chances to Make Your Life Better

I am so happy to share the news that I have new programs to present for you. I really should say one brand new —  “Happiness is Contagious – Become a Carrier”and a major update to “Ice the Burnout.” They are described below. Please contact me to book a date. I love sharing my happiness message!

Happiness is Contagious – Become a Carrier

No matter how happy you are today, science has proven that you can improve your happiness level. Dianne Morr presents a program teaching habits that can be cultivated to make you happier on a daily basis. “Happiness is Contagious” is based on Dianne’s book Choose Happy, 25 Happiness Habits to Transform Your Life. This program is appropriate for businesses, associations, and community and social organizations. Depending on the interests and needs of the audience, Dianne teaches specific easy practices you can incorporate into your life. She has personally tested dozens of techniques for increasing happiness and speaks from experience.

People in all walks of life face overwhelming stresses and financial pressures that tend to decrease their sense of well being. This program presents an antidote in the form of a fun interactive experience that also delivers solid learning about free enjoyable activities that scientific studies have proven to make people happier and less stressed. Once you have shored up your own happiness, you will find it almost effortless to spread that good feeling with those around you.

This presentation is illustrated with slides of colorful photos and whimsical line drawings. Audience interaction and spontaneous humor provides laughter and an upbeat atmosphere.


Ice the Burnout

If you are alive and awake, you have stress. If you deal with the public, you are meeting with stressed out people every day. Have you noticed they get cranky? Dianne Morr’s “Ice the Burnout” program takes a look at the situations and conflicting demands that bring stress into everyone’s daily lives.

  • Rocky economic climate? Check!
  • Increased demands to be more productive at work? Check!
  • Loved ones you want to nurture and support? Check!
  • Time for yourself? What?!
  • Stress? You bet!

Dianne has faced them all. With warmth, understanding, and gentle humor, she can show you the way to subtract some stress and add some happiness to achieve more balance in your life. Sharing her own stories she teaches healthy, practical steps to start enjoying life in the now. Dianne’s “Ice the Burnout” program provides a new twist on combating stress before it turns into burnout.

Based on techniques scientifically proven to reduce stress and increase happiness, this presentation includes easy practices you will want to add to your daily life. Her interactive program reinforces your resiliency, helps identify your most effective stress busters, and emphasizes the importance of self-care to increase satisfaction in your work and your life. Don’t miss this chance to learn how to claim the happiness you deserve and share it with the important people in your life.

Try New Things

Posted by Dianne on Mar 27, 2012 in Blog, Happiness | Tags:, , | Comments Off on Try New Things

This post is an excerpt from my new book, Choose Happy: 25 Happiness Habits to Transform Your Life.

Try New Things

“Variety’s the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor.”

 ~ William Cowper

We seem to always be comparing intangible things with the tangible and the intangible often come out ahead when it comes to giving us happiness. Earlier chapters have reported on the power of volunteering, treating others with kindness, and singing to increase our happiness quotient. Now what about the way we spend money? We have recognized that many of us have become disillusioned with acquiring stuff and getting buried under the weight of “things.”

Now science is telling us that people who choose to spend their disposable income on experiences instead of positions end up happier. Necessities are necessities, of course, and no one would question the wisdom of spending money on adequate shelter, clothing and food. But when it comes to entertainment, shiny new toys might make us happy for a while but trying new things has a power to enrich us in ways that don’t wear out, break, or get lost. Trying new things actually creates new connections in our brains. And when we share those experiences with our friends and families, they strengthen our bonds with those loved ones. It is hard to put a price on the joy of introducing a child to their first baseball game, musical, or carousel ride.

Among parents and grandparents I have noticed a trend toward experiential birthday and holiday gifts such as skating classes, a zoo membership, or tickets to The Nutcracker ballet replacing the mountains of toys that sometimes have overwhelmed small children. It might be a good idea to give those little ones some wrapping paper and boxes to play with. They sometimes prefer those to the toys that came inside the box.

Do you have a bucket list—a list of all the things you want to do before you depart this earth. If not, it is time to write one. Put everything on it, even the things that seem impossible. Studies show that we are 45% more likely to reach a goal we write down rather than just think about. If we tell someone else about that goal, we are 65% more likely to reach it.

A side benefit of trying new things is the opportunity to make new friends who share those interests. And who can’t use more friends?