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Optimism

How Do You Want to See the World?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

My parents' caution was well-meaning, but it left me with a sense of anxiety and a pervasive belief that doom and catastrophe are always right around the corner.

Life Lessons I Learned from #AftonStrong

Marisa McPeck-Stringham | Posted 05.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marisa McPeck-Stringham

#AftonStrong It's so much more than a hashtag. #AftonStrong is a cause close to my heart. Afton Wallace is my second cousin on my mom's side. Her d...

Is the Mad Men Finale a Litmus Test for Optimism?

Stephanie Weaver | Posted 05.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Stephanie Weaver

Having watched the show since the beginning, I was fascinated to see it end. I read the commentary about how the show wrapped up, whether the characte...

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.

Ship Ahoy

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.08.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Taylor Swift Parody Video; Breaking up With Fossil Fuels

Joylette Portlock | Posted 05.07.2015 | Green
Joylette Portlock

In what has become an annual tradition for us at Communitopia, we've put together a music video parody; "Break It Off" is a lighthearted Taylor Swift spoof, to the tune of "Shake It Off."

Point of View

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.01.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Forever?

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.29.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Tragedy Really Does Build Character

Melissa Piccoli | Posted 04.29.2015 | Good News
Melissa Piccoli

Everyone tells you that you will feel sorrow but no one could prepare you for legitimate heartache that comes with that. Everyone tells you how you will hurt, but I am here to tell you how you will grow.

15 Essential Keys To True Happiness

Elyse Gorman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

Happiness is an art that can be learned. Instead of sitting around waiting for joy to descend upon you or searching for fulfillment in all the wrong places, consider how you can incorporate these keys to true sustainable happiness into your life.

7 Positive Psychology Happy Habits for Work and Life

Dr. Colleen Georges | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Colleen Georges

Whether we are looking for greater harmony in our family relationships, more meaningful friendships, greater purpose and satisfaction at work, or more engagement in our community, the end goal is usually the same -- happiness.

Dare to Be 100: Book Review: Singer, The Most Good You Can Do

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 04.10.2015 | Books
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Reading Peter Singer's book, "THE MOST GOOD YOU CAN DO," made my brain grow. (1) As I read it I could feel my dendrites spreading out. I guess I shoul...

What's Your Diet?

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.08.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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The Transformative Power Of Gratitude

Dr. Randy Kamen | Posted 05.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Randy Kamen

Our days rarely go according to plan or without unexpected challenges. Some of us can naturally appreciate the sweet moments as they happen throughout the day, while many of us need to cultivate this sense of appreciation.

The Grass Is Greener Where?

Kemi Nekvapil | Posted 03.31.2015 | Women
Kemi Nekvapil

If you are feeling that the grass is greener over there, and perhaps a little dry and arid over here, here are some ways to start watering your own grass today.

Man With Severe Disabilities Teaches Us Lesson In Perspective: 'It Could Always Be Worse'

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.23.2015 | Good News

Never underestimate the power of positive thinking. In a YouTube video he posted on Wednesday, 20-year-old Peter Foster promotes a message of optim...

An Afternoon With Peter Thiel

Patrick Daniel | Posted 05.23.2015 | Business
Patrick Daniel

Thiel's concept of the definite optimist. It is not enough to be an optimist. You need to think about the future in a definite manner. That does not mean that everything you plan will work out. It is easier said than done. But being a definite optimist is the first step to be in control of your destiny.

The Hard Truth America's Children Are Forced to Learn

Isabel Song | Posted 03.20.2015 | Teen
Isabel Song

America doesn't care that having armed security guards at school doesn't do a single thing to make me feel safe in a place where I'm supposed to walk into a classroom ready to learn.

Happy Birthday, Jack! Anna Whiston-Donaldson On Losing a Child

Melanie Bishop | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Melanie Bishop

Today Jack would've turned 16. Had he not been swept up by a flooding creek in a friend's backyard in September of 2011, Jack would be with his mom and dad, sister and cousins and friends tonight, celebrating his sweet 16.

How to Love an Optimist

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Nicole Jankowski

Puddles form in the darkened driveway, in proportions of The Nile; thunder cracks it's whip menacingly, in the universal language of "Go back to bed, you idiot." "It's letting up," she tells you brightly as she peeks out through the front window.

Yes, Positive Emotions Really Can Transform Your Health

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.16.2015 | Science

Our emotional world has a remarkable power to determine not only our mental health, but also how our physical well-being. "Positive characteristics...

How I Learned to Embrace the Future

Diriye Osman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

My future sometimes feels hazy and, like most people, I'm afraid of failure. I say no to potentially exciting new ventures more often than not. But this is changing. I'm teaching the small, scared animal within to emerge from its burrow and greet the sun.

9 Ways to Boost Resilience and Discover Your Inner Strength

Dr. Deana Murphy | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Dr. Deana Murphy

Someone anonymously wrote, "I've never met a strong person with an easy past." Your strength -- especially the decision to live resiliently -- acts as an inner engine that determines how far you go in the midst of life's hurdles.

Why Choosing Optimism Helps You Bounce Back

Ornish Living | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Ornish Living

Developing optimism and resiliency isn't about feigning a facsimile of terminal perkiness and blind optimism. It's quite the opposite. It's having the courage to see and meet life exactly as it is. It's all about choosing to learn how to respond to each adversity with confidence, hope and renewed vigor.

Nothing's Impossible...

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.30.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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