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Negative Thinking

The Truth About Emotions and Your Health

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 10.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Carmen Harra

I hear more people confess to feeling depressed, anxious, isolated, or all of the above, now than ever before. This emotional discord within millions ...

Living in the Grey -- 7 Steps to Get Out of Negative Thinking

Mara Shapshay | Posted 10.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mara Shapshay

The answer like many people will tell you is NOT to just suddenly think positive. I've got decades of this old thinking going on and it's not going to be cleared up but just thinking positively. I have to work on it. I have to practice living in the grey.

What's Your Addiction?

Nancy Lang | Posted 09.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nancy Lang

I hadn't eaten for 25 hours. Though not a religious person, I'd say I'm very spiritual. It was Yom Kippur, so in the spirit of tradition and self-refl...

The Ultimate Happiness Variable

Michael Neill | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

This is why to me the "ultimate" happiness variable is not in changing the content of our thoughts but rather in increasing the level of our understanding. To tweak an old proverb, it's the difference between changing our feeling in the moment and changing our relationship to our feelings for a lifetime.

No White Bears: How to Turn off Your Brain When it Counts

Hilary Achauer | Posted 09.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hilary Achauer

I went surfing recently with my husband and some friends. After I caught a wave, I paddled back to the group and started talking about how my feet wer...

7 Types Of Thinking To Give Up Immediately

Susan Pearse | Posted 09.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Pearse

Your attention is limited and when it is soaked up with destructive or useless thinking, there is little left to give to the things that really matter. Give up these seven types of thinking patterns and see how your life benefits from living in the present moment.

Be Less Irritable With Your Kids (Part 2 of 5)

Hunter Clarke-Fields | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Hunter Clarke-Fields

"I am a TERRIBLE mother." I'd just gotten frustrated and yelled at my preschooler. Of course THAT thought comes to mind.

4 Ways to Curb Your Inner Critic

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

"Mediocre." "Procrastinator." "Wavering." This is how my friend described herself -- and I was stunned. She is, in fact, successful, beautiful and s...

I Am Done With Whiners

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

As I headed back to work this week after vacation full of enthusiasm and visions and new goals, I was immediately met by a number of people who were...

Self-Talk and Self-Compassion

Dr. Randy Kamen | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Randy Kamen

The more we remain openhearted to ourselves the more available we are to others. We must first become our own best friend so that we are better poised to make a difference in our lives and the lives of others and ultimately impact the greater good for all.

What Is the Best Way to Deal With Anger?

Joshua Wayne | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Joshua Wayne

Anger isn't fun, but it isn't going away either. I have found time and again however, the more I patiently catch myself and interrupt the anger knot from getting tied tighter and the more I'm understanding and forgiving of my and other's imperfections, the less real estate anger owns in my day.

4 Inspiring Life Lessons I Learned From My Teenage Son

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Erris Langer Klapper

There is nothing more humbling and rewarding than taking advice from your kids. Can I make myself feel better by taking credit for my son's intuitive words of wisdom? Maybe not. But I can be smart enough to pay attention. He's making good sense, so perhaps I'm not screwing up 100 percent of the time.

5 Reasons Why Facebook Can Be Dangerous for People With Depression

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

Last week I fell into panic mode. It started with intense chest pains each time I logged onto Facebook to check the groups I belong to as well as scro...

How To Avoid Toxic Friendships

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Erris Langer Klapper

We tell our teens to surround themselves with true friends who promote positivity and healthy self-esteem. Shouldn't we practice what we preach? Spring is here, and it's the perfect time for taking emotional stock and ridding ourselves of winter's cobwebs.

Seeds of Violence Can Grow Swiftly in Any Culture -- One Way to Uproot Them

Greg Frucci | Posted 05.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Frucci

Photo by Greg Frucci, February 2015 "I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is perman...

Say Goodbye to the Itty Bitty Shitty Committee

Catherine Burns | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Burns

A few weeks ago I was presenting with a friend and colleague to Bermuda's Business and Professional Women's Association. As well as being a pink sandy...

6 Ways To Stop Negative Self-Talk

ShimmerTeen | Posted 05.20.2015 | Teen

Sometimes, it can be extreme, making you unnecessarily insecure, taking jabs at your confidence and making you question your abilities to achieve your dreams. Obviously, that's not ideal. So what can you do about it?

Are You a Worrier or a Warrior?

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

My mother in-law used to say "If you worry you die, if you don't worry you die, so why worry." None of her offspring are worriers either. Is it because they learned from an early age that worry is such a total waste of time? Or could it be that they are 'warriors' rather than 'worriers'?

6 Tips on How to Manage Your Fearful and Obsessive Thoughts

Stan Popovich | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Stan Popovich

There are times that we encounter fearful and obsessive thoughts that can be difficult to manage. For some people, the more they try to get rid of the thoughts, the stronger the thoughts become and the more difficult they become to manage.

Blame Free Breaking Up

Sheri Meyers | Posted 03.18.2015 | Divorce
Sheri Meyers

Who says that breaking up and divorce has to be arduous, painful, blame-filled, heartbreaking and full of struggle?

5 Ways To Banish Negative Thoughts For Good

Renee Jain | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Renee Jain

How can we topple the negativity bias? How can we kick negative thoughts to the curb? Try one of these five ideas...

5 'Tweaks' to Happiness

Jodie Rogers | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Jodie Rogers

Here are my five tweaks to your perception that may help you feel more happiness. You may find them clichéd, you may find them unsurprising, perhaps you may even find them helpful. The truth is, happiness is not a new invention.

Don't Let Negative Thoughts Get You Down

Happify | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Negative thinking is inevitable -- but it doesn't have to completely derail your life. Whether it's stopping those thoughts in their tracks or knowing...

Why It Was Worth Facing Down My Fear Of The Dark

meQuilibrium | Posted 01.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Ask yourself, what's my mission? What here is bigger than the fear? When you have that core, you can do the work that builds resilience. Examine and challenge your fear-based thoughts. Celebrate your little victories. Then go out and run your race.

Ironing Out Your Personal Kinks

Linda Ford | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Ford

In the same way that I know for sure there is an unlimited source of water that's wanting to flow though the hose, I also believe there's an unlimited pipeline of wealth, good fortune, prosperity, and abundance that's wanting to flow into our lives.