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Positive Outlook

Is Your Glass Full of Bull?

Laura Berger | Posted 09.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

Maybe pessimism, stress, and fatigue are dominating your path -- and holding you back from the life you want to lead. The good news is that there is a way to shift your perception toward optimism. Here's how.

On Being Negative

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 09.11.2014 | Good News
Alessandra Macaluso

We don't need anymore negativity, and if we are mindful enough, we can squash any that arises with this little mantra. Here is a random sampling of places where all sorts of negativity can creep in, and how we can apply our new catchphrase to squash it.

5 Reasons No Relationship Is A Waste Of Time

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 08.27.2014 | Divorce
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Relationships are by far our greatest teachers. When we are in love with someone we always have the hope this person could be the one that we spend our lives with. The greatest thing about each relationship we have is it serves as mirror for where we need to grow.

How To Be Optimistic, According To Science

The Week | Eric Barker | Posted 08.15.2014 | World

Should you see a glass as half empty or half full? If you want to live a better life, and you care what research has to say, there's a clear answer to...

Facebook: Deeper Than You Think

Suzette Standring | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Suzette Standring

I believe Facebook sharing often reveals the individual nature of goodness and hope, the antidote to destruction or how close we come to it, according to the daily news.

How to Be Less Judgmental

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

By not assuming that your initial thought about something is truth, it allows you to consider potential alternatives that explain an appearance or behavior. Therefore, you should give people the benefit of the doubt.

3 Simple Steps to Getting 'Unstuck' and Becoming Your Better Self

Melinda Blau | Posted 09.14.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Melinda Blau

If you practice telling yourself the truth on a regular basis and in everyday interactions, it will strengthen your better self, and it will become easier to make conscious choices that feed the relationship, even when things get out of hand.

How My Disability Made Me a Better Person

Cathy Chester | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Cathy Chester

But I do have MS. I am a woman living with a disability. I've made peace with that a long time ago. And making peace with it allows me to focus on what I CAN do, rather than what I CAN'T.

A Mother's Day Reflection

Rupa Mehta | Posted 07.01.2014 | Women
Rupa Mehta

When it comes down to it, your relationship with your mom is probably the most significant in your life because, well, she was the first person you met! I say significant instead of important, life-changing, or loving because every mother/child relationship is different.

Unexpected Moments

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 06.22.2014 | Good News
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

We all know that life is not a destination, but a journey -- why not live it as such?

Springtime Pairings to Enhance Your Day

Rupa Mehta | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

A wet day pairs with creativity, a cold day comes with drive and productivity, and a warm day encourages reflection and growth, but any day can be paired with a bit of sun -- an opportunity to say thank you and feel joy.

Spring Into Spring! 4 Ways to Jumpstart The Season

Rupa Mehta | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

If Mother Nature takes some time to transition from the blustery winter to the sunny spring, why don't we give ourselves a similar mental/physical shift? If you're like me, feeling a little stuck from the cold, grey season, you might need a real push to actually make your spring... spring!

Weltanschauung -- How We Think of Things Determines How We Look at Them

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics
Soren Petersen

As our economies increasingly move from production and service economies to creative economies, the outdated metrics we use are failing to capture the true value of what is being created. Thus, they do not reflect what a culture truly wants.

Shirley Temple: The Passing of an Icon

David Kanegis | Posted 04.13.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Let Shirley Temple serve as an example to all of us. We make of our lives what we choose. Let's opt for success, and happiness. It's a great way to live.

One-Word Resolution

Rupa Mehta | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

When it comes down to it, choosing, using, and committing to your One Word in 2014 could be the best resolution you can make. If your spirit is healthy, you have lost the weight of words, and connecting to your One Word is a commitment to living your greatest life.

The Emotional Weight of the Holidays

Rupa Mehta | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

There's so much to be thankful for that it's best to stay in the moment and focus on those around you, the joy they bring and the magic of this time of year.

A Day of Being 'Stuck' (And How to Deal!)

Rupa Mehta | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

t's plain and simple: sitting behind a desk all day can deplete your energy, leave you uninspired, and inhibit your productivity. Incorporating mental and physical exercises into your day allows you to take steps (literally!) towards a healthier you, rewarding workplace and a happier life.

5 Mistakes You're Probably Making Before 9 A.M.

Pamela Johnston | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Pamela Johnston

Society has somehow accepted that it's okay to grunt, stumble and bitch our way through the start of every day. And so we do. What we don't realize is it's not just our bodies but our souls as well that need sustenance for a long day ahead.

One Person, Multiple Roles

Rupa Mehta | Posted 12.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

As champions of multitasking, we all think we can have our cake and eat it too, and sometimes, we can! But oftentimes, it takes long-term vision, planning, and managing your roles to truly feel satisfied with each one. When considering all you do, it's important to understand what you want and need from each role.

5 People You Forgot to Say 'Thank You' to

Rupa Mehta | Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

From that family member who taught you a life lesson to the sibling that showered you with unconditional love to the friend that gave you the gift of patience, there are countess big things that are deserving of a simple "thank you."

3 Ways Shifting Your Expectations Can Lower Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Your outlook is a product of your own relationship with expectation. What will or won't happen, no one knows. And how we deal with the stress of not knowing, whether to hope for the best or expect the worst, the idea that our expectations always directly affect an outcome is little more than magical thinking.

Roadmap for the Work Week

Rupa Mehta | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Any good roadmap has structure and suggestions, but that doesn't mean you can't choose to detour. What's important is to accept each day for what it is and to be present in it. Choose to be the best you can be in the moment.

How To Overcome 'Impostor Syndrome' And Believe In Yourself!

Erin Cox | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Self doubt and having moments of feeling like an imposter happen to everyone -- and I mean everyone! Think of the most accomplished and successful person you know. Yep, they've felt that way too. It's human nature.

5 Easy Ways to Get Happy Fast

Stacia Pierce | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Stacia Pierce

Just the other day I had an exciting happy moment as I was just sitting, quietly writing. I could hear both my son and daughter talking and laughing out loud -- just the sound of laughter and harmony made me happy.

Appreciate the Moment

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Appreciation is one of the simplest foods for the soul, but one that many people neglect. We get so wrapped up in things like work, school, relationships and social obligations that we often take the good things in life for granted.