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Avoiding Negative Self-Talk: Why the Phrase 'F*ck Cancer' Is No Longer in My Vocabulary

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Joanna_Montgomery

I'll treat my cancer wholeheartedly each time it flares up, and do whatever I can between occurrences to keep the disease at bay for as long as possible. And I'll live my life with joy and gratitude in the meantime. Because peace is less stressful and more sustainable than war, and love is more powerful than hate. Always.

Zanzibar, a Lesson in Generosity

Martina Buchal | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact
Martina Buchal

Maybe there's something we can learn from Tanzania. When we have less, we can give more. Smile more. When we have more, we can give more. Smile more.

Getting Rid of Worry

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Zarrin

When we're confronted with news that could be good or bad, our minds tend to side with the bad. And the important thing to note is, we've programmed ourselves with this mindset of worry and fear.

Thriving With Arianna Huffington -- A Must Read

Garrick Estick | Posted 03.31.2015 | Books
Garrick Estick

After reading Thrive I developed a healthy "attitude" and vibrant outlook on my life. I remind myself to appreciate all that is God given and be thankful for all my blessings. It has deepened my faith and instilled how important it is to always be kind and humble.

Turning a Rough Year Into a Happy Ending

Amy Heinz | Posted 03.01.2015 | Parents
Amy Heinz

I guess what I realized is that no one year stands alone. Somehow they all weave together to create something truly spectacular. So while we can try to wish away all the bad stuff -- to hurry past it and just start over -- there's no such thing as a clean slate.

Why We Should Ditch Complaining and Actually Do Something About Our Problems

Unwritten | Posted 01.24.2015 | College
Unwritten

Complaining leaves us nowhere, no better than before the complaint left our mouths. It's "madness" and it makes us the victims in our own life stories. Instead of complaining in vain, we have three options we should use instead.

Divine Love

Lisa Durant | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Durant

What if you were encircled with a golden glow for reasons you couldn't comprehend, and you realized that your purpose was to shine a glorious light no...

A Negative Side to Positive Thinking?

Gina Hussar | Posted 12.30.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Gina Hussar

When you follow your soul's compass, stand up for your life, lead with love and choose happiness, your need for approval disappears. Judgment is replaced with compassion. Self-doubt is replaced with clarity. And positive thinking isn't a concept, it's a way of life.

The Power of Positive Energy

David Kirsch | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kirsch

I am a very strong believer in the power of positive energy. I have seen -- both in my personal and professional life -- that your mind is the most p...

Incredibly Smart Mirror Gives Spot-On Compliments, Reminds Us We're All Truly Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.03.2014 | Good News

What a sweet talker. This mirror on display in an Ikea store in Wembley, London, is telling shoppers how fabulous they are by doling out tailored c...

Is Your Glass Full of Bull?

Laura Berger | Posted 11.18.2014 | 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 11.11.2014 | 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 10.25.2014 | 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 10.11.2014 | 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.