Merriment Making: How To Embody, Create, and Spread Joy
By Mary England
My second book is here to show you how to confront your fears about happiness and self-love. Learn how to feel enthusiasm and excitement in the every day. Then turn your energy outward to create fun, kindness, and merriment for others!
The Merriment Making Book Is...
💕 About Confronting your Fear around being Happy and Self-Sabotaging yourself.
💕 About how to feel deep Pleasure, Decadence, andJoy in your body.
💕 About how once we take care of ourselves, we turn our potential back towards the community and creates Acts of Merriment, Kindness, andCelebration to others because we are not an island.
💕Not theory, it’s tangibility. It honors the spectrum and grey areas of life.
💕 Written from the perspective of a woman with severe trauma and a dozen mental illnesses. I believe we must honor the circumstances of where we're coming from before we move towards our vision. It's okay to be scared. We just have to take a look at why.
💕 To help you become a Merriment Maker in the real world, out from behind the screen. On the streets, in secret spaces, and with special someones, and most importantly for yourself.
A hard copy of a downloadable PDF of the current chapter. This can be read on your digital device or printed out.
A video of me guiding you through the shadow work (the harder parts/ confronting your fear) of the chapter, in a technique called Emotional Freedom Technique or Tapping.
An MP3 file of me reading the current chapter out loud for you to listen to while you workout, drive, or lie in bed.
Every chapter will have multiple downloadable/printable worksheet that will assist you in processing the strategies discussed in the chapter. These will include journaling prompts and additional shadow work.
A list of activities and examples of ways you can begin to implement the topic that will include ways that are both accessible to people of all mental and physical abilities. There will also be external resources provided for further education.
Replays of group coaching calls and slideshow presentations. These were continuing educational videos for each chapter. A bonus perspective for each theme.
Hi!, I'm Uncustomary. I started my business, Uncustomary in 2013 to share my journey with self-love, body image, and personal development. It has grown immensely to be able to help people all over the world in so many ways, for which I am incredibly grateful for!
I wrote my first book This Is About You: Amazing, Weird Beautiful You in 2016. It has 5 Stars on Amazon. I am so honored to be able to bring you this new up-leveled book on a topic I am incredibly passionate about.
and relieved to hear that merriment includes all the feelings and emotions a person experiences. I am grateful that merriment does not block the harder experiences of life, but embraces them with love, appreciation for the lessons learned, and comfort to get through it.
Merriment recognizes the whole self and the ability to share the wisdom, hope and joy with others. Your work as a Merriment Maker is a deep and needed message to enlighten the world. You are a blessing and you make a difference in my life and so many others!"
- Student after reading Chapter 1
Thank you for creating this beautiful book & the process of Merriment Making. I am releasing old thoughts and ways of living that kept me small and stuck. I am inviting in new creative ways to live more joyfully and purposefully in my daily life through your amazing program.
Life can throw us some major curve balls that we may not be ready for. However, if we strive to find the simple joys in life, it will give us the confidence to trust that we can not only survive but thrive. I highly recommend anyone who wants to start over and start a new life to join this incredible journey with Uncustomary Mary. We all wake up with a new day of opportunity for Merriment Making. Seize the Day- Make It Merry!
- Melissa, Merriment Making Student
No Abstract Fluff Without Action
Not only is this book a fully immersive experience with more than 12 chapters on unique topics under the larger concept of Merriment, videos, and worksheets, but I'm also approaching this book with a unique set of life experiences.
I personally dislike personal development books and products that inspire the hell out of you in a very abstract way, then you get to the end of the chapter and there's nothing tangible for you to do or take away. Like, yes, okay, that felt good, but what do I do now? That's why I'm READING THIS!
So I promise you, that while I will share personal things from my life, they will be purposeful, and every single chapter will always have actionable items for you to take with you. Things you can do that day, things you can do over and over again, things you can do over time.
I also am approaching this as someone who has had over six mental illnesses for over twenty years, is fat, and recently has experienced physical disability in a way I never had before with a fractured bone and two torn ligaments in my leg. That means that the activities will be extremely sensitive to all types of abilities, bodies, and sensitivities. I know that what works for one person might not work for another. You are always free to try whatever you want, keep what feels good, and toss what doesn't!
For more background: I have personal experience with C-PTSD, Autism, Bipolar, OCD, Tourette's Syndrome, Panic Disorder, Trichotillomania, Anorexia, Self-Harm, Suicide, Drug Addiction, Sexual Abuse/Assault. I am also a part of the LGBTQIAP+ community, have experience with Polyamory, Non-Monogamy, and Kink.
I am currently in therapy myself, take medications, enrolled in multiple educational programs to constantly be learning, have previously published a book, graduated with a BA in Psychology, worked at a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center for 5 years, own my own business, and am currently a Life Coach.
"I adored how Mary spends this book cheering you on, while also giving advice about self love that is practical, heartfelt, and very helpful all at once. I appreciated that I was encouragedto not just read what she was saying, but take it a step further and write my own experiences about it/responses to it. I even used a colorful pen to match the very colorful layout."
- Colleen about "This Is About You", my first book
"An excellent self-help book. I'm sure I'll be revisiting this one multiple times. It's packed with uplifting "homework", actionable lists, and lots of color. Reading this book feels like having a conversation with a friend who knows what you're going through and just wants the best for you."
- Sarah about "This Is About You", my first book
Is This Book For You?
Merriment Making is for you if:
You are tired of feeling like it's all work and no play
You feel dread about things in your life
You feel an enormous sense of pressure and obligation every day
No. As of right now, this is a digital offering and not a traditional book paperback book. The PDF's and worksheets are printable if you so choose.
I would still get this program as a supplement to the paperback, however. There are way more resources in this program than I could include in a physical copy of a book.
Where do I get my resources?
You'll get access to everything through Teachable.
How do I check out? The buttons direct you over to Teachable. Select your payment plan and click on "Enroll in course". Teachable will walk you through everything and set you up with a profile. You can check out with PayPal or a credit card.
What if I miss a payment?
Contact me and we can work it out. Otherwise, you'll lose access to the Teachable hub and your content.
Do I get live coaching calls?
All the live coaching calls are complete as of August 2022. Replays are available.
Will this be available as a paperback in the future?
Yes, eventually. However, this program offers more than a book could within the confines of pages. There are more modalities and techniques available in this program that will enhance your experience.