Independently Happy

I take happiness seriously. So you don't have to.

No Happiness Without Action

No Happiness Without Action

Happiness can be confusing. With Mindfulness on the rise, many are telling us we’ll be happier if we learn to “just be” instead of do. There is no happiness without action. Although mindfulness and meditation are important, you need progress. Overcoming and progressing also make you happy. America’s first psychology teacher wrapped up all the […]

Look Beyond Imperfections

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Struggling with perfection is too easy. We get bombarded with images of perfection and feel inadequate when we do measure up. You could hire an airbrush artist to follow you around, or you could take Gerard Way’s advice and look beyond imperfections. Since we all love quotes (and since I’m curating hundreds of them for […]

Gradually, then Suddenly: Hemingway’s Warning About Habits

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Have you ever looked up and wondered, “How did I get here?” You suddenly realize your health, finances or a relationship is a wreck. It happens to all of us. It’s the way habits works. It’s the way canyons, beer bellies and bankruptcies are made. One drip at a time. Read on to see how […]

Inspiring Happiness Quotes

Everyone loves quotes. Inspiring quotes adorn shirts, mugs, posters and email signatures. You know you want to be the one who shares the best quotes with your friends. We’re tired of the ads, though! Those quotes sites rain ads. This page is the ultimate source for inspiring and easily-shareable happiness quotes without all the ads! […]

Best Way Out if You Hate Your Job and Can’t Afford to Quit

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Feeling stuck in a job you hate can be depressing. It drains your energy, purpose, and happiness. Everyone says, “just quit.” That’s easy to say, but what if you can’t afford to quit? What if your family likes eating and living with a roof over their heads? Being stuck in that situation can feel hopeless, […]