In Hatcher's October column for Britain's Glamour magazine, the 'Desperate Housewives' star advised her 10-year-old daughter and the general public that having sex and eating chocolates are key to happy life.
"Don't sit on public toilet seats and make sure to floss. ... Life's too short to stress; you'll be able to get past anything difficult; the sun will rise tomorrow; you are beautiful; you are lovable," the Herald Sun quoted her as advising in her column.
Describing herself as "43-year-old somewhat successful but still flawed and fragile woman," Hatcher also admitted that with a little self-help handiwork, she had made herself a "goal board" to which she added every night.
"It's basically a collage of images of things you want to achieve in your life - all written, glued or drawn onto a big piece of paper," she said.
"Against all my well-honed cynical beliefs, it's actually working!" she added.