Hi, Mary “Uncustomary” England!

Hi, I'm A Mary! A Merriment Maker!

I’m a published author, life coach, event speaker, podcaster, and team building facilitator. I have two degrees in Psychology and previously worked at psychiatric rehabilitation center.

I’ve run my own business since 2013, where I created my own job title: Merriment Maker.

My goal is to help overwhelmed humans make happiness and funa habit in their lives.

I actively study psychology, positivity, and fun. I’ve coached people 1:1 for over almost a decade with glowing reviews.

I don’t base my work on hunches or tote bag inspiration. It’s influenced by research, science, and action.

Let’s just say I have my 10,000 hours.

I Wasn't Always Happy...

I have one dozen mental illnesses of my own. I come here from a sincere desire of wanting to be happy, not naturally being happy. I know this is work. And I’m doing it with you.

I know if I can have an eating disorder, self-harm every day for years, try to kill myself, abuse drugs, and experience sexual assault and still create a fun life, I can help you have a fun life, too.

Why This Is Cool...

I believe in play over meditation. I’m blunt. My methods are founded in psychology and science, and I’m also (realistically) optimistic.

I’m a good teacher. I’ve taught adults how to read and how to love themselves.

Perhaps most importantly, I am here to get you to take action, not just to theoretically understand something.

My Merriment Making Method will always provide you with actionable steps and ideas to get you out of your head and into the world.

Tangibility will always win over theory.




How Happiness Really Comes About

Everyone wants to be happy, but it’s one thing wanting it and quite another knowing how it actually happens. The truth is that most of us are not really doing the right things in order to be happier, so you’ll need to think about what kinds of changes you might need...

From Diagnosis to Remission: Understanding the Cancer Treatment Journey

A cancer diagnosis marks the beginning of a challenging and transformative journey. Understanding the steps from diagnosis to remission can empower patients and their loved ones, helping them navigate the complex landscape of cancer treatment with confidence and hope....

Understanding AI Girlfriends: Benefits and Considerations

AI girlfriends are becoming increasingly popular as technology continues to advance. These virtual companions, powered by artificial intelligence, offer emotional support, companionship, and even romantic interactions. As they gain popularity, it is essential to...

AI Matchmaking: How Technology is Shaping the Future of Love

In a world where technology permeates nearly every aspect of our lives, it’s no surprise that it has found its way into the realm of romance. The way we meet, connect, and build relationships is undergoing a significant transformation, thanks to the power of...

Why Happiness Might Just Be the Best Bet: Linking Emotional Well-being to Successful Gambling Experiences

Gambling transcends simple games of chance; its psychological facets significantly impact outcomes.  While mastery of game strategies and understanding odds is vital to successful gambling experiences, emotional well-being should not be underrated; this article...