Independently Happy

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

Finding Beauty in the Simple Things

Does happiness seem impossible sometimes? Maybe you’re making happiness too difficult. Focus attention on the simple things to get happier. Happiness can seem elusive when you chase it. It’s like a bunny. Chase it in a field, and it runs a little to fast for you. Try to grab it from the hat and you […]

Nurturing a Positive Disposition

positive disposition

When life gets rough, it’s tough to stay positive and happy. Life can wreck your happiness if you let it depend on your circumstances. The best way to build happiness is nurturing a positive disposition. Although Independently Happy means you’ve worked and built a foundation of happiness that won’t depend on anything external, building happiness […]

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 […]

3 Powerful Ways To Become More Grateful

3 powerful ways to become more grateful

Becoming more grateful will change your life. Practicing gratitude increases positive emotions, reduces depression, improves relationships and builds resilience. Everyone has something to be grateful for, and we can always become more grateful. Sometimes it’s easy to be grateful and sometimes it’s more challenging. We go through difficult times and pain has a way of […]

How to Have Perfect Holidays

Perfect Holidays

The holidays are upon us! We’re a good couple weeks into the joy and mayhem. In my neighborhood, some Halloween lights transformed into Christmas lights overnight. As if by magic. As wonderful as holidays are–or could be–we tend to allow unwanted stress to find its way into them. What we all need is a little […]

How Gratitude Boosts Your Power

gratitude boosts your power

Complaining is draining. Gratitude is power. When we focus on gratitude for what we have instead of dwelling on what we lack, we open and awaken our minds. Gratitude boosts your power, just like you had a soul gem. The Happiness Infinity Gauntlet This is an excerpt from my upcoming book The Happiness Infinity Gauntlet. […]

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, […]

5 Sneaky Mindfulness Triggers for Surviving Work

mindfulness triggers

Does anything at work ever stress you? Work is the primary reason most of us meditate. And drink. How are you supposed to remember to focus on your breath in the place that is the cause of all your stress? I dwelled in the stress and anger for years, before I finally seized control of […]

Discounts and Distractions

This is a story I shared with my email list a few days after Christmas last year. I received great feedback on it and wanted to share it as a blog post, but who wants to hear a Christmas story in January? I mean other than me. Not everyone is on board with Christmas, but […]