Independently Happy

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

Inspiring Happiness Quotes

Everyone loves quotes. Inspiring quotes adorn shirts, mugs, posters and email signatures. You know you want to be the one who shares the best quotes with your friends. We’re tired of the ads, though! Those quotes sites rain ads. This page is the ultimate source for inspiring and easily-shareable happiness quotes without all the ads! […]

How Having Few Wants Leads to More Happiness

It’s tough being happy when you don’t have what you want. How do you not want what you want? How can you want to want less? There are two ways to be happier by having few wants. “Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” ― Epictetus   First of all, […]

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 […]

Look Beyond Imperfections

look beyond imperfections

Struggling with perfection is too easy. We get bombarded with images of perfection and feel inadequate when we do measure up. You could hire an airbrush artist to follow you around, or you could take Gerard Way’s advice and look beyond imperfections. Since we all love quotes (and since I’m curating hundreds of them for […]