Independently Happy

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

How to Do What You Don’t Want to Do

How to Do What You Don’t Want to Do

I’ll ask the obvious question first: Why would you want to do what you don’t want to do? Why even discuss doing what you don’t want to do? The answer is, quite simply, not that simple. If you’re feeling stuck and tired of procrastinating, this is how to do what you don’t want to do. […]

The Happiness Infinity Gauntlet

Infinity Gauntlet

When watching Doctor Strange save the world at the end of his movie, I started thinking, “It sure would be nice to have that time-turner necklace he had.” It worked for Doctor Strange, Hermione Granger and Harry Potter, so surely it would work for me. I could just go back and forth in time and […]

Getting vs. Becoming

getting vs becoming

Like so many things I do, this one drives me crazy. Remember back to November 11, 2013, when my kid and I were working towards getting our black belts in Taekwondo? It took us a couple years. During the May of 2014, I started having some health problems and moving. I was constantly getting dizzy, […]

Make Fear Fun

Make fear fun

It’s Halloween. I feel like I’ve said that before. It’s time to enjoy things normal people should be afraid of. What if we did that all the time? But instead of vampires and roller coasters, we if we made fun out of new foods, new friends, and new books? What if we make fear fun? […]

How to Conquer Your Fear of Rejection

fear of rejection

One of our greatest fears is rejection. We fear embarrassment. We fear what people will think. What if they don’t approve of me? What if they laugh at me? That fear is debilitating, so you need to know how to conquer your fear of rejection. What if I look dumb, or look like I support […]