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Negative Thinking

STUDY: Women Spend 335 Hours A Year In Front Of The Mirror

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 02.24.2014 | Style

Earlier this month, we learned that the average makeup bag contains $170 worth of products. On Monday, a new Today/AOL "Ideal to Real" body image ...

How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Start Living The Life You Want

Caroline Zwick | Posted 04.26.2014 | Women
Caroline Zwick

Getting out of your way means taking action towards something that you want to invite into your life.

Rewire Your Brain for Positive Thinking

Amanda Gore | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Become conscious of the origin of your thinking; trust your "gut feel' and listen to your heart's wisdom. Then you will choose kind and positive thoughts!

'Immunize' Yourself Against Bad Moods? Scientists Overseas Say It's Possible

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.02.2013 | Science

We've all been there. Work sucks. You head home and turn on the TV--and see nothing but bad news. You and a loved one have a nasty squabble. Whatev...

How Can I Change My Daughter's Negative Thinking?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

By allowing your daughter to hear you offer alternatives to catastrophic thinking, you'll create a blueprint for her to start doing the same.

Scientist Finds Good News About Bad Moods

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.28.2013 | Science

Don't worry, be happy. That sounds like good advice -- and it's clear that positive emotions are linked to better health -- but we all know that occas...

The Positive Power of Negative Thinking

Adam Grant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Strategic optimists and defensive pessimists succeed under different circumstances. If you're a defensive pessimist, or you're attempting to motivate one, the strategies that prove effective are often the reverse of what you expect.

Need an Attitude Adjustment? Here's How to Get One

Donna Labermeier | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

Take responsibility for your mood and choose not to stay in it. Realize that just as this energy moved into you, it must move out. Accept what it is, let it go, and allow yourself to move forward.

Tara Marie Segundo, M.A.: 7 Simple Steps to Train Your Mind for Success

Red Room | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Red Room

By Tara Marie Segundo, M.A. Life is a mental game. Even physical endeavors, like getting lean and fit, begin in the mind. Every behavior is precede...

Joan Moran: 7 Tips to Stretch Your Mind at Any Age

Red Room | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Red Room

Stretching the mind includes taking some risks, a few leaps of faith and a willingness to make glorious mistakes. But the good news is there's no such thing as failure.

It Sucks to Be Sick!

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
SidneyAnne Stone

There is a great deal of truth to the saying, "Be the change you want to see in the world." No one has any control over what may happen to us, but we can control what we choose to do next.

What Trolls Are Doing to Our Politics, Our Culture... Our Brains

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Maybe, if society turns against this bilious, brain-battering behavior, we'll ever-so-slowly advance to a less hate-filled, poop-throwing cultural community. Despite that distant, negative holler -- "Nah, that'll never happen" -- I maintain it would be delightful if it did.

The Buzzing in Your Ears

Dr. Karin Luise | Posted 10.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karin Luise

We tend to be like pieces of fly paper, letting words (whether they were intended to or not) stick on us like tiny, pesky flies -- buzzing in our ears, irritating our minds and soaking deeply into our cells. And we start to believe them, letting them define our self-worth.

On The Power Of Choosing Your Thoughts

Lisa Firestone | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When we learn mindfulness, we gain the power of familiarizing ourselves with our thoughts and our patterns. We can get to know our critical inner voices, and we can start to recognize when these cruel thoughts start to surface.

The #1 Problem With Venting About Your Split

Peggy Nolan | Posted 09.07.2013 | Divorce
Peggy Nolan

Who doesn't like a good kvetch session every now and then? Commiserating has its place but when commiserating is a habit, you could be setting yourself up to remain in an negative emotional black hole.

10 Reasons To Stop Over-Thinking Everything

Peggy Nolan | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Peggy Nolan

When you break up with over-thinking it's like writing your own "get out of jail free" card. It doesn't cost you anything to end your relationship with the drama inside your head. You can decide to focus on things in the present that are deserving of your time and attention whenever you choose.

5 Reminders To Be Kinder To Yourself

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Self-criticism leads to negative thought patterns, self-doubt, and anxiety, which in turn can wreak havoc on the heart and the immune system, and prevent us from leading the lives that we truly deserve.

The Price of One Negative Thought

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Positive thinking is a good thing. But without being vigilant about the power of negative thinking, all the good thoughts in the world will not defeat negativity if you give it space to flourish.

How To Delete Toxic Thoughts With The Tip Of Your Finger (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.24.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

3 Things That Make Mindfulness Extremely Difficult

Ira Israel | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Instructing somebody to meditate -- to release or dis-identify with his or her thoughts -- is like trying to instruct somebody to instantly sneeze, or like telling someone just not to think, when the mind but built to do little else but that.

Thinking You Can Win

Garret Kramer | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

Are you convinced that in order to succeed at anything, you must think the right types of thoughts? As a result, do you often try to fix your thinking? If so, what you're actually doing is thwarting the success you want so badly.

Why Won't Those Negative Thoughts Go Away?

Jon Wortmann | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

Do you have that negative voice in your head, the one that just won't go away and keeps telling you what a mess you are? If so, it doesn't mean you're crazy. In fact, it actually means you're programmed well to stay alive.

An Actual Payoff Of Pessimism?

Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living

By Christie Wilcox for YouBeauty.com Take a moment and think about where you will be in five years. What will change between now and then? What wil...

WATCH: Stuck In A Negativity Rut? How To Break Free

OWN | Posted 04.06.2013 | OWN

We all have goals and dreams we hope to achieve, but sometimes we allow self-doubt and naysayers to creep into our lives and fill us with negative ene...

7 Ways To Banish A Bad Thought Before It Ruins Your Day

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Send negative memories, worries and obsessions packing with these no-nonsense strategies. As a reminder, always consult your...