About Us

Vista from the Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens, Lake Maggiore, Italy - Dina arms outstretched in from of an wrought iron gate with lake in background
Vista from the Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens, Lake Maggiore, Italy

Is this site for you?

If you want to be happier and enjoy your life more, then you are in the right place!

Who doesn’t want to be happier?

We all know… life is tough. But what if you knew tricks that could boost your joy and diminish your sorrow?

This is the stuff everyone should have learned in school. What could be more important than knowing how to be happy? (Certainly NOT Algebra!)

At some point you realize life is short and you feel like you are missing it.

If your life is not how you imagined it to be…

Or you have not accomplished what you thought you would…

Then sadness and regret set in, which leads to feeling depressed and hopeless… You think, what’s the point?

This is immobilizing and not at all helpful.

So what is the answer?
That is what I am here to help you find!

One of my favorite quotes is by Mary Oliver:
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

About me:

Dina smiling at Top of the Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens, Pallanza, Lake Maggiore, Italy
Top of the Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens, Pallanza, Lake Maggiore, Italy

I’m Dina and I’m here to serve YOU!

My life’s ambition is to help people create a healthy, happy life so that they have the power, motivation and energy to make a difference in the world.

I want to help you…

  • Explore your possibilities
  • Pursue your dreams
  • Make change
  • Get results

Like many people, I came from a troubled family, with generations of alcoholism, emotional and physical abuse and neglect.

I was a miserable person. Anxious all the time, unhappy and complaining. I thought that life happened TO me. I was lost and had no idea what my “Purpose” was.

As I grew up I got depressed more frequently and tried to make myself feel better with TV, alcohol, then drugs. I sought validation from sex. I tried to suppress my bad feelings through eating and shopping. But nothing seemed to help.

I really thought something was wrong with me. I was depressed even on days when everything was going well in my life.

When I finally realized, at about 20 years old, that I was in charge of my mental and emotional life, I went seeking answers.

To try to grow, I participated in and learned from:

  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Psychologist/Counseling
  • Meditation and mindfulness classes
  • Yoga
  • Brian Tracy
  • Meyers-Briggs Personality Testing
  • Law of Attraction

I also studied/became certified in:

  • Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy
  • Co-Counseling
  • Insight Learning method
  • Empowerment Training
  • Community Organizing and Leadership Training
  • Life Coaching

I learned so much from all of these things and I could NOT believe that all of this REALLY important stuff is not taught in school!

Now, by taking the best tools and techniques from everything I learned, I want to empower you on how to get your life back in your own control, then to move beyond your barriers to reach new heights!

I am here to serve YOU!
What can I help you with?
Please let me know on the Contact Us form.


This website is here to help you:

  • Imagine the life you want
  • Understand what is stopping you
  • Learn how to overcome obstacles

Build the healthy, wealthy, free and happy life you want, now.

View of church from bottom of waterfall, Santa Anna gorge, Cannobio, Italy
Santa Anna gorge and waterfall, Cannobio, Italy

Please visit all our websites:

This site is part of a group of sites that all focus on what we feel are “Life Priorities”: Health, Travel and Happiness.

These 3 sites focus on empowering people to take control of their lives and make positive changes so that they can be happier, healthier and more free.

The 3 websites I run are:

1) This site: How to be happier – HowtoGettheLifeYouWant.com
2) Travel lifestyle – MillionairesofTime.com
3) How to live a long and healthful life, naturally – HealwithNature.com

What charities do we support?

We love the planet, so we support the following environmental charities, by giving money annually:

(All charities must be in good standing with a score of “B” or higher, as judged by www.charitywatch.com)

Environmental Defense Fund
Preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.

Stop fossil fuels – Build 100% renewables.

Earth Justice
Lawyers for the Environment.

Center for Biological Diversity
Preserving all the planet’s species.

Beyond Pesticides

Protecting public health and the environment to lead the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides.

Population Connection
Works to ensure that everyone around the world who wants to delay or end childbearing has access to the health services and contraceptive supplies they need.

How this site makes money

We want HowToGetTheLifeYouWant.com to remain a stable, reliable resource that you can count on for years to come.

For that reason, we try to diversify our income streams to support site function, reliability, security, and ease of use.

Right now HowToGetTheLifeYouWant.com is supported by:

  • Affiliate Commissions – Recommendations to products and services we use and love, at no additional cost to you!
  • Private, One-on-one Life Coaching – To assist you to feel better and achieve your life goals.

We are currently working on these additional sources of revenue:

  • Tangible product sales – Signature wear
  • Digital product sales – E-books, How-To Guides, Online Classes
  • Online Mastermind Group

We hope in the future to offer:

  • Display Advertisements
  • Paid Article Advertisements – offer advertisers a longer format, which can give our technical and experience-wise members the more in-depth information they are looking for.

What we do NOT do:

  • Sell or rent names to third parties looking to promote their products or services
  • Pay Per Click Advertising / Google Ads

If you have any questions, comments, concerns or suggestions about how we can support and grow this community, would you please Contact us?

Get started here with the tools you need to live a happier life.

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