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A Bad Attitude Could Cost You $3,600 A Year

Amy Morin | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Do you think most people are selfish? Do you have difficulty trusting people, even when they treat you with kindness? If so, research shows your attitude may be affecting your income.

Coming to Your Senses: How to Stop Your Negative Thinking

Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living

In this video, Eckhart Tolle explains the present moment is a portal to eliminate our negative thinking. He says as soon as you realize you are enteri...

Why Being Judgmental Is Really All About Me

Robin Korth | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

What is it about judging you that makes me feel so good? It's really pretty simple: I get to feel better about who I am by beating the hell out of who you are. I'm scared and resentful. I'm angry, arrogant and uncomfortable. And I want relief!

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.

You Have Negative Thoughts? Okay -- So What?

Natasha Che | Posted 05.25.2015 | 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.

4 Well-Intentioned Pieces of Advice That Rub Me The Wrong Way

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Christy Heitger-Ewing

We are quick to shift blame, point fingers and insist that we did nothing wrong, but I think if we're honest with ourselves, we would recognize that we all harbor some regret, and that's OK.

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.

Choosing Joy in a Selfish Place

Anneli Lucia Tostar | Posted 05.12.2015 | College
Anneli Lucia Tostar

Embracing these last couple of weeks is difficult to do if we are constantly criticizing, quantifying the validity of our experiences by counting the number of "likes" on our Instragram photos, rather than internalizing our own happiness.

Why It's OK to Complain

Sarah Bunton | Posted 06.27.2015 | Parents
Sarah Bunton

I've always thought that if I complained, asked for help, or took a break that it somehow meant I was giving in and letting my struggles get the best of me. Thankfully, I'm here to tell you that that's just not true. It really is OK to complain sometimes.

Co-Worker's Bad Mood Getting You Down? Here's What To Do About It

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living

When you're around happy people, you grow happier yourself -- a phenomenon known as emotional contagion, in which you can "catch" the feelings of othe...

The Conversation That Harms Women

Amy Chan | Posted 04.29.2015 | Women
Amy Chan

The actresses were the subject of much scrutiny and criticism, mostly around their physical appearance. The people doing the bashing? Women. All women

5 Ways To Distance Yourself From Negative People

Amy Morin | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Sometimes, we unknowingly give toxic individuals influence over our thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. Whether you spend two hours complaining about a mother-in-law you don't like, or you let an angry customer ruin your day, it's important to regain your personal power.

27 Common Things That Prevent Our Happiness

Elyse Gorman | Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

Instead of looking outwards for happiness, simply look within at all the ways you are preventing yourself from being happy in this very moment -- and work on letting them go. To get you started, here are 27 common things that prevent our happiness.

Say I Can't and I'll Prove You Wrong

Chelsea Berler | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Chelsea Berler

Living with a "can't" mindset can be debilitating and prevent us from reaching something truly great in our lives. But how do we shake it? How do we use the word "no" as fuel for our creativity and power for overcoming our obstacles? I'm going to tell you how I did it.

The Hidden Reason Why Your Relationship May Be Struggling

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

There is something that you can do even in these situations where the person doesn't really tell you how you can help them. It is one of these hidden reasons that we may not always think of or realize unless we choose to really sit back and focus on the big picture.

The Problem and Beauty of Accepting

Leslie Contreras Schwartz | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Contreras Schwartz

If you're having a hard time, and the alarms are starting to go off in your head, just stop for minute. Observe and accept this moment. There will be another moment to replace it, and another. And every one has new possibilities to be something different.

10 Ways to Improve the Quality of Your Life in 2015

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

There is no greater an energy sucker in life than negativity. Whether it is your own negative attitude, spending time around negative people or being ...

The Year of Speaking Kindly

Kindness Blog | Posted 02.15.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Would you like to increase harmony in your life, cut the potential for conflict and hurting other people? If yes, then this challenge might be for you...

3 Tips to Work Smarter When Your Disconnected

Tracy Crossley | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Tracy Crossley

How many books have most of us read on leadership, performance, or marketing, for business? What about psychological books, or perhaps, we've even drifted off into the area of new age Law of Attraction books? We are always in search of the answer.

5 Ways to Stop Attracting Toxic People

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

A while back I found myself in a conversation with someone about the topic of being around toxic people -- or, as I prefer to call it, people who exhi...

10 Lies We Need To Stop Telling Ourselves

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Kimanzi Constable

We have listened to self-limiting beliefs for far too long. It's time to get real with ourselves and stop settling in life. We only get one life to live and these beliefs are keeping us from truly living it. Here are 10 lies that hold us back in life.

Nervous Laughter, Tears of Joy

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.06.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Everyone has witnessed or experienced discordant expressions -- crying at a wedding, growling at the sight of a newborn baby, screaming in the presence of a teen idol. Are these inappropriate emotional expressions simply embarrassing aberrations? What psychological purpose could they serve?

Curate Your Mood to Better Your Life

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Even though it's easier to believe we're the victims of our circumstances, it's empowering to take ownership of how the world around us impacts our well-being. Regardless of the situation you find yourself in, I believe that you always have a choice, and there are always things within your control that you can focus on.

Busy Mother of Three Still Finds Time for Negative Self-Talk

Reductress | Posted 11.23.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

In spite of raising three kids, having a full-time job and several other commitments, 44-year old Sandra Eden still somehow finds time for putting herself down.

Joan Rivers and Chelsea Handler: Antidotes for Self-Doubt

Maria Senise | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

Okay, here's the deal: I love Joan Rivers and Chelsea Handler. Both are women who don't apologize for anything they say, think, or do, and became incr...