8 Ways to Happiness 501c

Giving Back

Mission Possible: Choosing Happiness even in the middle of a Pandemic 

Choosing Happiness

8 Ways Mission

To help teens and young adults choose happiness when they are temporarily unbalanced as they discover that they are not the critical voice in their head. By giving away free copies of the bestselling book 8 Ways to Happiness from Wherever You Are and related Choose Happiness programs taught by Dr. Marissa, readers and listeners will have access to coaching that reminds them that they are loving lovable and loved, exactly as they are. 


While it is difficult to stay positive during this time when all the news is bad news, Dr. Marissa aka the ‘Asian Oprah’ has been #positivelyopinionated on various media platforms with her message of hope and happiness from her #1 bestseller, “8 Ways to Happiness from Wherever You Are”. 


The 8 Ways to Happiness Not-for-Profit was born out of this difficult time. While many have been displaced and let go of their former employment the #covidsilversling is an opportunity to really ask ourselves some important life questions:


Do I really want to go back to "normal" when I really didn't even like my job in the first place!


What really makes me happy?


Is there an opportunity to come out of this happier with myself and with others?


I have a friend, who has, not an answering machine but a Questioning Machine and when you call her it says "WHO ARE YOU?!! and What do you want??!!


I believe that this is a time to Pause, to turn the pause symbol on an angle to #takeabreath and ask ourselves those questions. It's TIME to delete any stale cookies in our life browser and reboot our lives. 


During this time of understandable fear and anxiety, there IS an alternative to ducking under the covers or running around with your hair on fire! 


#takeabreath and #shuttheworryup is a movement designed to strengthen our resolve to be Human-KIND and boost our immune system by practicing #selfcare and healthy coping skills.


Dr. Marissa is the Creator of PowerChi, formerly known as Balance Tai Qiqong, a moving meditation that promotes Inner Peace one breath at a time, and has offered free daily classes that have anchored the message of #shuttheworryup !! Dr. Marissa encourages her audience to use this time to clean out their physical clutter AND the emotional and mental clutter that keeps us from choosing happiness in our lives, both BC19 (Before Covid-19) and in the ‘Present’ aka the ‘Gift’ of Life!! Because a crisis is a terrible thing to waste! This is the time for EXPANSION not Self-Distancing!!

Warning: Side effects may include more smiling, more compliments and less grumpiness so join with caution.


Sunday Storytime with an Interactive Book "Mommy What Are Feelings?"

Are you tired of hearing "Mom, I'm Bored!" Well Dr. Marissa, Celebrity Host/Bestselling Author is here to the rescue!  She will take your kids on a journey to the vibrant color, beautiful sound tantalizing touch & delicious taste of FEELINGS!

NEXT Sweet Sunday Storytime is 

Sun Nov 22 10am PT on Zoom and FREE with every purchase/donation of the book! 

Why am I Re-Releasing my Children's Book?

I wrote this book about feelings when my darling daughters were 3 and 5, because as I child I was not allowed to feel...I also wanted to capture their cute drawings!


I made 5000 laminated books and was blessed to sell out in less than 3 years. I had parents telling me that it was their child's favorite book, and that EVERY DAY, it would be the chosen one to read out loud, and during the day, draw the vibrant color, beautiful sound, tantalizing touch and delicious taste of feelings. The book was even recognized by the Autism community as an important tool to help kids express their feelings.


The plan was to find a publisher to take over, but the myriad of other creative projects took over. Then the "Mother" book came out and went #1. In fact, one of the "To Do's" that I was planning on while on tour with 8 Ways to Happiness in China this year was to find a printer to deliver the 2nd printing. But, Covid took over and my Happy88 Mission International Tour was "grounded" literally!


Then a few weeks ago, one of my past guests turned friend and I were talking about what next, and she said, "I am feeling something to do with kids." I thought about the book and said to myself "NO" have to focus on the other book and the show and find a way to stay on track with the motivational speaking tour. Well that industry has not risen from the ashes, and that still small voice said "It's Time."


Because right now there is such a need for ways to support the healing for all of our mental health. Every day I get calls to enlist my help with the unplanned unexpected uncontrollable unsettling uncertain times right now. Alarming rise in suicide, depression, overdose speak to the opportunity for all of us to RISE and help each other get through this fluxed up time!


So instead of just launching the book on it's own, I thought I would use it to also win win and raise funds for my new non-profit 8 Ways to Happiness 501c that helps teens and young adults with free books and programs to help them remember their birthright to be 88% happy...even now.


So THANK YOU for donating to this event, which also gives you a free Ebook copy of Mommy What Are Feelings. #peaceinandpeaceout #drmarissa

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