Independently Happy

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

The Compound Effect

Compound Effect builds momentum

Albert Einstein may or may not have said that compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world, but everyone knows that it is. Take that, Stonehenge! The cumulative effects of small habits compounded consistently over time are enourmous. The Compound Effect is very powerful. The Compound Effect is also the title of a book […]

Getting My Groove Back

Other than my slightly bloated belly [How’s that for a first sentence?] either from the soy or the accidental dairy in my latte, I felt better Friday (Day 12) than I had the previous two weeks.  Although I did sorta crash around 7pm while working on the house, I felt really good most of Friday. […]

Raining: Day 1 or The Counter-Intuitiveness of Happiness

I’m not really going to count rainy days.  Or maybe I actually am, since the forecast only calls for one day of rain. Nevertheless, it is raining. Our scheduled carpet cleaners arrived late Wednesday, and we still have LOTS to finish with our painting project, so I skipped Taekwondo Wednesday night.  Skipping Taekwondo did not […]

Running: Day -54

So let’s talk about exercise. You don’t have to run for exercise.  It’s just one of my favorites.  I am 54 days–now 53–from a 15 mile run, three times around Enchanted Rock in Texas, then up to the top.  I’m not quite in shape for that kind of run. I won’t go into all the […]

Happiness Areas

I’ll give you a break from my nutrition and try to provide a little direction for this blog. I’m going to list the areas I’m thinking are key to happiness. Although I think it is okay to focus on a particular area, you don’t want to neglect any area for too long.  There are several, so […]