Independently Happy

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

Conquer Yourself and Love the World to Be Happy

Conquer yourself to be happy

We like to think we get happiness when life is pleasant. The reality is you have to put in a little effort, to conquer the desire for liesure. The reaons you should conquer yourself to be happy are simpler than you think. Sri Chinmoy was meditating when meditating wasn’t cool. I’m pretty sure he had […]

Pink Floyd’s Time is the Wisest Song Ever!

Pink Floyd Time meaning

Many of us worry about time. None of us has enough time each day, and many of us think about how much time we have left here on Earth. We try to squeeze in as much work and life as possible into our very limited time, wondering if we’re using it wisely. Roger Waters gave […]

Fulfill Needs and Be Somebody’s Miracle

Fulfill Needs

The news is full of people in need, different variations and extremes of need. Sometimes we see a need and don’t think it’s an actual need. Sometimes another’s need seems selfish, petty or just ridiculous to us. Whether it’s financial, emotional or existential, needs are relative. One person’s need is another person’s miracle, so we […]

A Sincere Gift of Happiness at Christmastime

The holidays are an exciting, yet hectic and expensive, time of year. Expenditures include gifts, cards, parties, meals, travel, décor, and so much more. I’m honored to have my friend Alicia write a guest post for IH. I Hope you enjoy her beautiful work. Give her lots of comments and shares to let her know […]

Banish Your Fear of What Others Think

fear of what others think

We seek some fears for thrills and fun. Fearing what others think keeps us afraid and stuck. Here is how to banish your fear of what others think… Happy Halloween! I love that Halloween is getting bigger. It’s as though retailers are trying to catch Halloween up to Christmas, with so many options now for […]

How to Conquer Your Fear of Rejection

fear of rejection

One of our greatest fears is rejection. We fear embarrassment. We fear what people will think. What if they don’t approve of me? What if they laugh at me? That fear is debilitating, so you need to know how to conquer your fear of rejection. What if I look dumb, or look like I support […]

How to Conquer Your Fear of New Things

Fear-of-new-things

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?

try new things

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

Infinity Gauntlet

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 paperback version will be ready soon! If you’d like […]

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 […]