Independently Happy

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

How Weeds are Sneaky and Ruin Your Yard (Life)

Without constant vigilance, bad habits or neglect can sneak up on us and quickly grow out of control. Like bad habits and neglect, weeds are sneaky.

4 Ways Politics Makes You (and Everyone Else) Miserable!

We’re increasingly bombarded with politics. Does it make your life better? Escape the trap and learn these 4 ways Politics makes you miserable.

3 Enlightened Reasons to Always Be Wrong

Are you fed up with online arguments or tired of worrying that everything is going to offend someone? The 3 wokest reasons you should always be wrong are…

How to Do What You Don’t Want to Do

Feeling stuck or struggling with procrastination? Ready to rise from your routine and enjoy purpose and growth? This is how to do what you don’t want to do.

Life vs. Stuff (or The Problem of Too Much Stuff)

“They say, “You can’t take it with you,” but I’ve moved a few times recently, so I know: You HAVE to take it with you. The problem with too much stuff is…

Getting vs. Becoming

Not getting what we want is frustrating, and getting what we want doesn’t lead to happiness. Knowing the difference between getting vs becoming will more enrich your happiness. The Path to Getting What You Want Like so many things I do, this one drives me crazy. Remember when my kid and I were working towards […]

Surviving Change: Holding on to What’s Precious

Surviving change requires learning that we can’t control what happens. We should focus our efforts and work to preserve what is most precious. Although there are no guarantees that we can preserve everything that’s dear to us, we should learn to appreciate and hold on to what’s precious. Everything changes. Even back in 500BC, Heraclitus […]

3 Solid Reasons Pollyanna Syndrome is Toxic

We want to be positive and hopeful while remaining realistic. While being a Pollyanna is a healthy mindset, there are 3 why reasons Pollyanna Syndrome is toxic. Check out the post and let me know if you agree.

The Best Way to Guarantee Personal Growth

A famous book suggests that we can think and grow. Merely thinking will not get you far. Realistically, the best way to guarantee personal growth is to think, imagine, plan, prepare, act.

Why CoSchedule is The Best Social Media Scheduling Tool


After two years of waffling, I finally tried CoSechedule. Here is how I use it and why CoSchedule is the best social media scheduling tool. To highlight the contrast, the dramatic improvement that CoSchedule has made in my blogging and why it is the best social media scheduling tool, I detail my processes before I […]