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 […]

Escape Into the Moment, Not from It


So many of our diversions, the ones that form habits are to escape reality.  We should practice presence and living in the moment instead of trying to escape the moment. Confusing ease and comfort for happiness, we avoid difficult and uncomfortable. A more productive way to grow and become independently happy is learning to escape […]