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Negative Thoughts

When Your Inner Critic Keeps You From Happiness

Michael Weinberger | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Weinberger

Here's the reality. We all have certain strengths and weaknesses, but when we stop focusing on the strengths and start to have unrealistic expectations from the weaknesses, we are destined to fail before even getting started.

Allow These Mantras To Help You Get Rid Of Negative Thoughts

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. We all have a center of wisdom and balance within us, but sometimes life takes over and we can feel all over the...

Superb News for People Who Like to Be in Control and for Those Who Don't

Amy Crumpton | Posted 04.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

photo by Michael Fertig One year ago today, my mom and I quietly sipped coffee in the small family cafeteria at the Hospice House. It had been a l...

How to Change a Belief

Gary van Warmerdam | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Gary van Warmerdam

If you want to change a belief you will have to trade in your "knowing" and "certainty" about how things are for skepticism.

8 Ways To Lean Into Negative Thoughts For Kids

Renee Jain | Posted 03.31.2016 | Parents
Renee Jain

Let us teach our children to sit with the discomfort of negative feelings in order to listen to their important messages.

Why 'Thinking Happy Thoughts' Isn't Enough: 5 Things You Should Do Instead

Lamisha Serf-Walls | Posted 03.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lamisha Serf-Walls

It's long been said that mindset is everything when it comes to personal development and making your dreams a reality, and that is absolutely true.

The Power of Forgiveness

Jim Fannin | Posted 03.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Jim Fannin

My Father and Uncle finally became good friends after they left my grandfather's gravesite. They spoke often. They met often. They forgave each other. I still can see them holding hands, as if they were kids again. They were brothers. They loved each other. They embraced forgiveness.

Here's An Easy Way To Let Go Of Negative Thoughts

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.14.2016 | Healthy Living

Feeling stressed? You're not alone. We all have a center of wisdom and balance within us, but sometimes life takes over and we can feel all over the p...

Breathe

Eric Leroy Wilson | Posted 12.18.2015 | Religion
Eric Leroy Wilson

Defining one's self is rough. Knowing who I am and being comfortable with that guy has been a lifelong work it seems. I've moved from identity being...

10 Natural Ways To Manage Chronic Pain

Berkeley Wellness | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Berkeley Wellness

Chronic pain can be tough to live with, but these 10 daily habits may help you ease your discomfort and enjoy your life.

8 Toxic Thoughts You Deserve To Let Go Of

Rachael Yahne | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

It doesn't matter if you're in your 20s or your 40s. If there's negativity and worry infiltrating your self concept, it's up to you to do the mental working of cleaning up your act. Here are eight toxic thoughts you need to let go of:

The 5 Negative Thoughts You Need To Banish Forever

Margaret Manning | Posted 09.24.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Many people are struggling to find happiness in life after 50. On the surface, you might think that our inability to be happy comes from our complex lives. But, despite the fact that we share similar challenges, some of us are much happier than others. The question is, why?

Nasty Thought Buzzing Around? Trap It, Map It and Zap It Now

meQuilibrium | Posted 08.19.2015 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

You will have thoughts in your head every waking hour. Learning how to manage them doesn't just make you feel better in the moment; you gain more control of how you react to the events of your life.

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 som...

4 Inspiring Life Lessons I Learned From My Teenage Son

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 06.04.2016 | 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.

How You Live Your Life: A Chicken Soup Lesson

Wendy Keller | Posted 05.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Wendy Keller

I'm at the end of a bad cold today, so I decided to drag myself to a local deli for some chicken soup. There were four busy people behind the counter ...

You Have Negative Thoughts? Okay -- So What?

Natasha Che | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Natasha Che

The goal of inner growth is not to become a positive person, but to realize that you are fundamentally free, regardless of circumstances. Positivity or negativity, it's all a dance of consciousness.

5 Reasons Why Facebook Can Be Dangerous for People With Depression

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 05.15.2016 | 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...

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...

How to Help Stop Negative Thoughts

Jon Wortmann | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

When the negative thoughts come, sit with them. Wait out the pain, at least at first. By journaling, talking to a friend, or meditating, discern what in life needs a little more attention. That will often allow your mind to go back to a more peaceful place.

3 Steps to Mindfully Shift Negative Thoughts and Feelings

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

In Buddhism, we say that a constrictive quality of mind keeps mind flow within a narrow range of awareness, while mindfulness allows us to drop our limitations and ultimately enter the creative space of open mind.

3 Common Communication Conundrums and How to Handle Them

Caryn Chow | Posted 03.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Caryn Chow

The secret to communicating -- and more importantly, connecting, is to open your heart up more. Be open to being vulnerable.

Practicing Presence at the Holidays

Stephan Bodian | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephan Bodian

As the old adage goes, if you think you're enlightened, go home to mom and dad and the rest of the family and see what happens. If you haven't completely released the grip of the past, it will surely come back to haunt you now.

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...

4 Practical Steps for Changing Mental Habits

Michael J. Formica | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael J. Formica

At times we can find these patterns to be somewhat unproductive and, at others, wholly destructive. When confronted with either circumstance, we are also provided with an invitation to change.