Independently Happy

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

Learning Never Stops: Graduation is Just a Beginning

Learning Never Stops

My kid just graduated college. We are so proud of her. She’s only the second person–out of a huge family on my side–to graduate from college. Guess who was the first.  It was never even a question of if with her; it was when. So far, we’ve all had too much fun celebrating to stop […]

How to Max Out Your Happiness Accounts

happiness accounts

Does happiness ever seem so far out of reach you don’t even know where to begin your quest? Do you wish there was a happiness map or manual? Start thinking of your happiness as a savings account in which you invest time and energy, saving up for a rainy day. What are happiness accounts? Scroll […]

3 New Years Resolutions to Ensure a Great Year

New Years Resolutions

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 […]

A Sincere Gift of Happiness at Christmastime

The holidays are an exciting, yet hectic and expensive, time of year. Expenditures include gifts, cards, parties, meals, travel, décor, and so much more. I’m honored to have my friend Alicia write a guest post for IH. I Hope you enjoy her beautiful work. Give her lots of comments and shares to let her know […]

Fulfill Needs and Be Somebody’s Miracle

Fulfill Needs

The news is full of people in need, different variations and extremes of need. Sometimes we see a need and don’t think it’s an actual need. Sometimes another’s need seems selfish, petty or just ridiculous to us. Whether it’s financial, emotional or existential, needs are relative. One person’s need is another person’s miracle, so we […]