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Optimism

How about a dose of optimism?

Erik Solheim | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
Erik Solheim

2015 was the best year throughout the history for most people. There was no lack of negative comments by the end of 2015. Both media and politician...

The Power of Perspective

Erin Smith | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Erin Smith

We often wonder if what we say to our children makes an impact or if it goes into one ear and out the other. I was delighted to hear from my babysitter the next day that my daughter had mentioned our discussion and how it made sense to her and that she was going to try and focus on her many blessings.

Why Are Latinos More Likely to Be Happy?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 01.19.2016 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Latin Americas and Scandinavians are more likely to be chipper than, say, the Chinese or the Iraqis (of course, there are very real non-genetic reasons for their respective unhappiness too). Is it possible, then, that as more Hispanics intermarry and intermingle and inter-you-know-what, they will spread their happiness genes among more and more Americans?

5 Lifestyle Habits Of Optimistic People

Tina B. Ladson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Tina B. Ladson

Staying positive is an art. Much like good negotiating, mentoring and even budgeting, it is a skill that is only refined over time when put to use often.

10 Signs You're A Positive Thinker

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.14.2016 | Healthy Living

When something goes horribly wrong, your emotions hardly feel like a choice. It's logical to feel upset, angry or guilty about a negative situation, s...

The Difference Between Being Optimistic And Being Irrational

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 02.10.2016 | OWN

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3 Harsh Lessons For The Eternal Optimist

Jamie Cornell | Posted 01.06.2016 | Women
Jamie Cornell

I returned from Las Vegas last night -- my hubby and I were lucky to steal a long weekend alone for the first time in nearly three years. It was wonderful for us to get away together, but more painful for my psyche than it should have been.

#Flawless Favorites: The Inspirational Reads of 2015

Janine Francolini | Posted 01.04.2016 | Books
Janine Francolini

Authenticity, honesty, and compassion -- this is how the revolution for brain health starts. As the year and the holiday season draw to a close, we celebrate our favorite books of the year: inspirational reads that provide hope and take us one step closer to our goal of educated awareness and acceptance for all.

How One Positive Change Can Spark A Ripple Effect Of Happiness

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.30.2015 | OWN

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The Simplest Way To Be Happier Every Day

Teresa Kindred | Posted 12.12.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

In honor of my cousin, Martha, who recently died from breast cancer, her daughters hosted a "Be The Good Day" on December 4th which would have been her birthday. Martha often said "Every day isn't a good day, but there is good in every day."

What Now? Optimism and Action

Ginny Sassaman | Posted 12.09.2015 | Impact
Ginny Sassaman

No one should ever conflate non-violent protest -- no matter how creative or playful -- with a lack of grit or determination. Still, what can you do? The options are endless.

Doors: The Gateway to Reinvention

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 12.07.2015 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Doors - they hold the promise of something new, curiosity, adventure, fresh starts, mystery. They all stand just on the other side of that door. So close yet so far away. Bringing two worlds together, yet part of the same. Inches apart yet so divided.

The Choice to Live Boldly

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

Life is uncertain -- for every single one of us. We are all gifted with the same type of borrowed time, only different journeys. It's how we choose to embrace our journey despite its uncontrollable uncertainties that allows us to truly live.

Are We All Insane?

Chantelle Jahara Pinto | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Chantelle Jahara Pinto

The Tao Master raised his cup of green tea to eye level, its handle facing me. "What do you see?" he asked. "A tea cup and its handle," I replied...

The Surprising Upside To Pessimism

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Contrary to popular belief, having a positive outlook doesn't always lead to positive results. While 89 percent of the world self-identif...

Can You Teach Yourself to Be More Optimistic?

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Take 20 minutes and envision yourself in the future. Imagine yourself as the best possible you. Now write it down.

The Anatomy of a Miracle

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 11.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rea Nolan Martin

I have a fairly resilient friend who's been through tough times. Her motto, borrowed from Winston Churchill, is, "When you're going through hell, keep...

3 Things That Will Always Stand In The Way Of Your Goals

Gary Vaynerchuk | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Gary Vaynerchuk

There are a million reasons why not, but there is one good reason why, which is this: You just have to persevere. No matter what happens, it's the way it is, and you have to keep going. And that is where the optimism lives. If you truly believe that you can do it no matter what, you've got this.

The Price Paid for Passion

Corinda Lubin-Katz | Posted 10.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Corinda Lubin-Katz

Just over a year ago, I tore my ACL playing basketball. The moment was instantaneous. The recovery was not, but it was punctuated with milestones that...

Running in Heels

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

A friend of mine recently referred to me as the "CEO of Running in Heels magazine" -- I laughed, thought it was cute and clever, and then realized what it really meant.

How to Launch a $100 Million Business Out of a Van.

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.14.2015 | Impact
Natalie Pace

After five years of being dead broke, of living out of a van, and yet another night of getting kicked off of a college campus without selling any t-shirts, most entrepreneurs would be ready to throw in the towel.

Before You Give Someone Advice, Try This First

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Some of your friends who are committed to pessimism may question or judge your new attitude. Some may find fault with it. But some will be intrigued and drawn to it and to you. And you may also find that there are other "closet optimists" who welcome your perspective into their world. What have you got to lose by trying?

What If Everything in Your Life Was Perfect?

Emily Cassel | Posted 10.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Emily Cassel

Did you know that everything in your life is perfect, just the way it is, right now, without changing anything at all? WITHOUT DOING MORE, OR BETTER,...

The Surprising Reason Some People Can’t Help Being Debbie Downer

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.01.2015 | Science

We all know that some people see a glass of water as half-full, while others see the same glass as half-empty. But why? According to a ...

What If Everything Goes Right?

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 10.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tyler Tervooren

If we're going to live a little dangerously, I think we need to stop wasting our time planning for every worst case scenario. In almost any risk you take, the likelihood of actually winding up in the worst case scenario is incredibly low. Spending all of your time and energy preparing for it is wasted.