Independently Happy

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

The Independently Happy Prescription for Well-Being

Each person decides how they can healthily feel better over the long term. The Independently Happy Prescription for Well-Being has daily doses of Sleep, Escape, and eXercise.

How Happiness is Like a Puppy

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Are you struggling with happiness? Or with a puppy? The two have much in common. These are the surprising ways that happiness is like a puppy.

Time is Better Than Money

time is better than money

Ben Franklin’s famous phrase about time is wrong! Money wishes it was time. Here 5 reasons why time is better than money. Reasons That Money is Better Than Time You can make more money, but you can’t make more time. Money has its benefits, but it’s not as good as time. Money is just a […]

3 New Year’s Resolutions to Ensure a Great Year

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Think New Year’s Resolutions are a waste of time? If you want to stop feeling frustrated, here are the 3 New Years Resolutions to ensure a great 2021.

7 Ways to Make Fear Fun

How much do you miss out on because of fear? Life will be much more fulfilling when you learn to overcome fear, so here are ways to make fear fun.

How to Conquer Your Fear of New Things


We don’t like change and we fear the unknown. New things don’t stand a chance! This how to conquer your fear of new things.

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.

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 […]

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.