Independently Happy

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

The Happiness Infinity Gauntlet

Infinity Gauntlet

Did Doctor Strange save the world at the end of his movie? Watching the movie got me thinking. I wondered how the other Infinity Stones might be used to generate a little happiness. That’s when I got my great idea for The Happiness Infinity Gauntlet. The Happiness Infinity Gauntlet: How to Make Happiness Your Superpower […]

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 […]

Gradually, then Suddenly: Hemingway’s Warning About Habits

gradually, then suddenly

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 […]

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 […]