Independently Happy

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

How to Conquer Your Fear of New Things

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We don’t like change and we fear the unknown. New things don’t stand a chance! This how to beat neophobia, how to conquer your fear of new things. Want all my October blog posts as a PDF ebook? Download it! I love phobias. It fascinates me the fears of things for which we have words. […]

What if You Try New Things?

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Have you ever wanted to try something and didn’t? You were just too hesitant to put yourself out there and now regret it. The fear of trying new things robs from us the opportunity to really live. Variety is too important to not try new things. I’m not saying you have to, but what if […]

The Happiness Infinity Gauntlet

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Did Doctor Strange save the world at the end of his movie? Watching the movie got me thinking. I wondered how the other Infinity Stones might be used to generate a little happiness. That’s when I got my great idea for The Happiness Infinity Gauntlet. The Happiness Infinity Gauntlet: How to Make Happiness Your Superpower […]

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 […]

Gradually, then Suddenly: Hemingway’s Warning About Habits

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Have you ever looked up and wondered, “How did I get here?” You suddenly realize your health, finances or a relationship is a wreck. It happens to all of us. It’s the way habits works. It’s the way canyons, beer bellies and bankruptcies are made. One drip at a time. Read on to see how […]