Choose Happiness

Dr. Marissa's Mission is to help 8 million people get to 88% Happy in the next 8 years!! 


"...You can be ANYTHING you put your heart and mind to!”

So are you 88% Happy? Or do you have a terminal case of the "I'll be Happy Whens...?"

I'll be happy when...
I finish school
I get that job
I get that promotion
I get married
I get that divorce
I get the house
I sell the house
I have kids
The kids are in college
The kids finish college
The kids get a good job
The kids move out...again!
I get that car
I sell the lemon
I make 5 figures
I make 6 figures
I figure out how many figures I need!!!

You get the drift...and if you're a recovering perfectionist like me, or if you've heard me speak on stage, that WHEN never seems to come because there's always something more to do or have or be...and bottom line, IT'S NEVER ENOUGH and so you are DOOMED to wait for Happiness. No wonder you think it's fleeting. But it doesn't have to be!!

YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY RIGHT NOW, IN THIS BREATH! Take a bite of my Gratitude Sandwich...can you say out loud, 8 people places or things that you appreciate right now? If you can't, stand up and move to a different spot in the try again. Or, try putting on my Pollyanna glasses and say, what would Dr. Marissa be grateful for in this situation? I promise if you start every day with 8 gratitudes about who and what you enjoy in your life, and it can be as simple as being able to see flowers, or listen to music, or that the planets didn't crash into each other as you slept...that's good enough.  Then, at the end of the day, instead of thinking about all the things you didn't get done, or didn't do perfectly, or the person that insulted you and how you are going to get revenge tomorrow...I want you to find 8 specific things that you appreciate about yourself...that you are a problem-solver, a thinker, helpful, caring, loving, smart, kinda cute, creative, determined, know, all the nice compliments that you get that you don't let yourself believe!! Well the buck starts!  Just try it...and if you'd like a little support from me...go to the Book Me Dano tab and schedule a free Happiness Discovery Call with me and let's get started...cuz I'm on a Mission!!!

And you're not alone...I try to splatter more Hope and Happiness wherever I go!  One of my favorite stops on my Joyride of Life is interacting with kids all over the Planet, looking them in the eye and saying “You know you can be ANYTHING you put your heart and mind to!”

Whenever and wherever I travel, I have my clients sponsor a side trip to non-profit organizations who couldn’t normally afford a professional speaker/consultant/teacher where I am privileged to give back.  Here are a few of my stops over the last decade.  All of the proceeds from my Balance Marketplace products go towards these trips so shea shea for your support!

Self Help

Buy 8 Ways to Happiness and do the exercises...and I promise you, you will never hate yourself the same way again!



Small Group Support Online with Dr. Marissa where individuals can work through "opportunities for improvement" together 


Private Coaching

 One-on-one coaching support as Dr. Marissa holds a flashlight to go into that black hole and clean out the BS Belief Systems that are keeping you Unhappy, and then use that shitake as  fertilizer! 

$288 #BC19 (time Before Covid19) NOW discounted to $188

Package Deal

A Combination of small group, private and a retreat on the beach for Happy88 graduates. This program is ideal for those who want to get PowerChi certified.


Ready to meet Dr. Marissa at the corner of Joy and Abundance?!

Here are a few courses to choose from!

Choose Happiness

Saturdays 8-9am PT

Choice of Weekly small group sessions on Zoom where we share challenges and triumphs using the workbook 8 Ways to Happiness as a guide, $44 a week.

Privates are $188 a session and the laser approach allows for short course relief instead of years. Packages designed around your specific challenges decided at the initial assessment.



Write My Book

8 Week Course

For anyone who has wanted to write and publish a book, this course is for you. Dr. Marissa, #1 bestselling author of 8 Ways to Happiness from Wherever You Are, that hit 8 bestseller lists, 4 book medals with booksignings in every major bookstore in North America, you are in good hands. You can get coaching on all aspects of the process, as little or as much as you'd like. She will share her strategies in getting published vs self-published, marketing, PR, organizing and even editing. You can choose from a session to session approach at the $188 price, or get the all-inclusive package for $2800.



Broadcast Me

8 Week Course

Have you wanted to start your own show? Do you want to try your hand at motivational speaking? Do you want to Be the Best and Broadcast It? 

Dr. Marissa has been on large stages speaking for the past 28 years and can help you from start to finish, honing your passion and creating a package that will give you a polished platform to share on. 

You can choose from a session to session approach at the $188 price, or get the all-inclusive package for $2800.









HERE are a few of my Mission Happy88 International STOPS


Tim Hanlon

EVP Wells Fargo

Dolby Theater Hollywood

I asked her to speak to my entire group at our annual meeting and I have to say she was the highlight of a 3 day meeting. Clear, focused, and energetic, she left a big impact on the group, an impact folks still talk about often. I've referred people to Marissa when they've asked about speakers for events and never hesitate to give a glowing recommendation. Marissa's a terrific speaker who's carved out a very successful niche in an incredibly competitive speaking market.  

T. Harrell

GCCCD Leadership Retreat

San Diego

Great presentation and motivation! I was hoping to feel the same by Monday and I do. Good motivation sticks. I think your technique is very effective.
I had already arrived at the same logical conclusions but a solid premise is elusive. Delusional thinking is a deep pool. Just wanted to say thank you.  

"Luv this and your humor!! i needed this today! LOL Thank so much Dr. Marissa! SO many people benefit from this! 😄🌈🙏”

Nana's Lighthouse

Nova Scotia Canada



Dr. Marissa helped me recognize my 'overachiever's' tendency to run myself ragged. I'm walking away from the class with more self love and acceptance. Dr. Marissa's energy is infectious. She has a gift that I feel genuinely grateful to have experienced. The lessons I learned in this class have changed my life. I am forever grateful.








“Thank you Dr. Marissa for teaching me how to polish the Table of my Life with Powerchi. This exercise really helps me move my body and my mind to a more positive and less anxious place. I love how approachable and down-to-earth you are. Keep being a Light in the Darkness!"

- Eva from Kentucky


Eva from Kentucky

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