Independently Happy

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5 Sneaky Mindfulness Triggers for Surviving Work

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Does anything at work ever stress you? Work is the primary reason most of us meditate. And drink. How are you supposed to remember to focus on your breath in the place that is the cause of all your stress? I dwelled in the stress and anger for years, before I finally seized control of […]

7 Certain Ways to Hate Your Job

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Growing to hate your job is nothing new. Fred Flintstone couldn’t wait for closing time, to scream “Yabadabadoo” as he slid down the brontosaurus’ tail making a hasty escape from his daily grind. That was in the 60s. Bob Cratchit dreaded Mondays back in the 1800s. From the Bedrock Quarrel and Gravel Company to the […]

3 New Years Resolutions to Ensure a Great Year

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Can we agree that New Years Resolutions are pretty much a waste of time? By February we’re feeling guilty for not keeping resolutions we didn’t really want to do anyway. If we really wanted to do whatever we’re resolving to do, we’d do it now instead of waiting for next year. Here are the three […]

Discounts and Distractions

This is a story I shared with my email list a few days after Christmas last year. I received great feedback on it and wanted to share it as a blog post, but who wants to hear a Christmas story in January? I mean other than me. Not everyone is on board with Christmas, but […]

Gift Wrapping: Giving the Gift Within a Gift

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Last week’s post covered the infamous gift bag, the hurried person’s answer to gift wrapping. Today though, I’m extolling the greatness of gift wrapping, and I’m republishing this post for the holidays! A gift’s wrapping can be as much of a gift as the gift itself! Here’s everything you need to know about gift wrapping. […]