Life is a trip, isn’t it?  Sometimes it feels great, sometimes it feels horrible, but regardless of how you feel, you’re always going somewhere.

Hi, I’m Stephanie, aka Sunny. If you’ve been here before please feel free to skip right to the blog page!

My mission in life is to help people be happy in their life. My own life’s journey so far has taught me that while it’s not possible to live in a state of euphoria, happiness is never gone forever. It’s out there waiting for us to discover it again.

I’m not going to tell you to cheer up. I’m not going to tell you that there is a magic switch to turn on happiness. There are stories of people who “just decided” one day that they were going to be happy. I don’t believe those stories to be false, but they are incomplete. What they are missing is all the detail of the life experiences that led up to that change.

It’s just not as easy as choosing to be happy and then — POOF — you’re happy. Instead, you must choose to be willing to make changes to increase your happiness. You must choose to believe happiness is possible.

The trick is to keep choosing it every day, over and over again. You must choose it when you aren’t feeling it; when you think it is not working; even when it sounds false and tinny to your inner ear.

Every time you choose to look for even the tiniest bit of happiness, or good, or optimism, or hope, what you are doing is training your brain. You are creating the neural pathways that lead you to feel better, and then maybe a little better than that. If you are willing to put in the effort to look at things from a different angle, one day you’re going to realize that you are seeing more and more opportunities to be happy.

Like so many people, I experience depression and anxiety. Some days I struggle. Some days I’m so tired, I don’t even want to struggle, but I do because it’s better than staying in misery. And guess what? I have ALWAYS come out on the other side.

In this blog are the lessons, and tips, and tricks I have learned on how to make it easier to come out the other side, and how to stop the slow but slippery slide back into despair. Take what works for you and move past what doesn’t. Not everything will work for every person because no two people have lived the same life.

I’m not selling a magic bullet, and I’m not selling snake oil. The ideas I share work — they work fabulously sometimes, and other times they don’t work as well, so it’s time to try a new idea. Life is not static and neither are we.

As the stamp famously said to the envelope, “Stick with me, kid.  We’ll go places.”

Brightest blessings, Sunny