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Positive Thinking

How to Give Yourself a Pep Talk in 3 Easy Steps

Sheila Viers | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Sheila Viers

What happens when you need a good pep talk and none of your trusted advisors are around for a dose of "you're better off" medicine? Here are three tips on how to give yourself the best pep talk you could ever get.

Just Breathe

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

Here's a challenge: name the word and/or action that will get you through your own slump. Write it down (and share it below!). Put it where you'll see it. Look at it again and again. Take it in. Own it. Complete it. Be it. Repeat it. When you do, you'll blow beyond your negative self-perceptions and external projections, fixing your gaze instead on powerful truths inside you.

6 Ways To Stop Negative Self-Talk

ShimmerTeen | Posted 03.23.2015 | Teen
ShimmerTeen

Sometimes, it can be extreme, making you unnecessarily insecure, taking jabs at your confidence and making you question your abilities to achieve your dreams. Obviously, that's not ideal. So what can you do about it?

8 Steps To Help You Rebuild Your Life After Illness

Richard L. Burns | Posted 03.20.2015 | Fifty
Richard L. Burns

There's no doubt that I've had my share of tears. But once I was able to look past my self-pity, focus on the positive opportunities and outcomes, I began to persevere. I hope that my past might provide insight into your future.

Raising the Youth Voice for the HIV Positive

Lebogang Keolebogile Maruapula | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Lebogang Keolebogile Maruapula

I want to talk about L'Orangelis. A young HIV Positive woman from Puerto Rico. She tells me about her continued fight with living with HIV, the constant stigma, discrimination and the feeling of always being cast aside.

6 Fantastic Perks You Can Gain From Working Out That You May Not Know

Lisa Katz | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Katz

Absolutely there is still more to do but, overall, exercise has made me feel better about myself. There are a few other special perks that I realized I had gained from my consistent workouts.

The Perils of Positive Thinking

Natasha Dern | Posted 03.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Natasha Dern

Managing our thoughts, both the negative and the positive is important work, but limitations have to be acknowledged as well, unless we choose otherwise. In light of that, may we all aspire to co-create a reality where each one of us is healthy, happy and wealthy.

Smile! Surprisingly Easy Ways to Boost Immunity

Irene Ross | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

The immune system is not a single entity but, rather, a structure that works with all the other systems in your body. If one's not working optimally, your immunity will plummet, and you can bet your overall well-being will be affected.

6 Powerful Steps for Building Positive Momentum

Jessica Biber | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessica Biber

What are some ways to stay on the good side of momentum in your own life? Below are a few truths I've relied on for building positive momentum -- or turning a case of negative momentum around.

Daily Meditation: Positive Thinking

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.10.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

The Biggest Mistake People Make With Their Creative Ideas

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 03.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin Kleitches

It doesn't matter what your craft is. Whatever you want to achieve, whether it's mastering your art, finding a job, starting your business, you name it -- don't wait for inspiration to strike. Make it a habit of sitting down to do the work, and watch the results come pouring in.

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.

3 Ways to Be More Resilient at Work

Susan Peppercorn | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Peppercorn

Much like exercising your muscles, you need to devote time and energy until your new behaviors become a habit. The payoff in terms of your ability to find meaning in failure, improvise solutions and roll with the punches will make you the type of employee everyone wants on their team.

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.

What Would It Be Like if for One Day You Just Didn't Complain?

Tajci Cameron | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Tajci Cameron

"Can't complain." It almost sounds like "I wish I found something to complain about, but right now, sorry, I'm just not coming up with anything." Ah! The mysteries of human expression...

Nothing's Impossible...

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.28.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Change Your Life With the 30-Day Thank You Challenge

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

So the idea is to thank a variety of people for the help they have sent your way, even if some of it felt hurtful at the time. By doing this you will be sorting through your old memories of both joy and pain and healing many of the wounds you may have been carrying with you over the years.

The Surprising Joys Of Being An Obituary Writer

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.20.2015 | Books

On the surface, obituary writing sounds like a rather depressing profession. But Heather Lende, who has written obituaries for the Chilkat Valley News...

12 Life Lessons I Wish I Knew At 16

Rebecca Grainger | Posted 02.19.2015 | Women
Rebecca Grainger

When I was 16, I didn't have a clue about what I wanted to do as a "job" or really what a "career" was. I was more worried about boys, boobs (which I lacked at the time) and getting through school. If I knew then what I know now, I might have relaxed and enjoyed the journey more.

5 TED Talks for Encouragement and Motivation

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 02.14.2015 | College
Alexis Jane Torre

I decided to take a couple days to revisit hobbies I love (because there are more kinds of love than just the romantic kind), like blogging on a more consistent basis than I have for the past six months. So, if you ever feel stressed or like you're in a rut, or even if you're just flat out bored, check out some of these amazing TEDTalks for inspiration!

Frequencies: Law of Attraction

Janelle Ann McCarthy | Posted 02.14.2015 | College
Janelle Ann McCarthy

I've noticed that as soon as I allow myself to worry about something, it begins to take over all my thoughts. Worrying only leads to more worrying, so instead of allowing anxieties to plant themselves in my mind, I replaced them with more positive things.

5 Ways To Increase Your Mental Strength

Amy Morin | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Save your mental energy for productive tasks, such as solving problems and setting goals. When your thoughts aren't productive, make a conscious effort to shift your mental energy to more helpful topics. The more you practice expending your mental energy wisely, the more it will become a habit.

5 Toxic Beliefs That Make Success Impossible

| Jeff Haden | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business

It's hard to think differently and be able to dream new dreams. We'd all like to be visionary thinkers like Bezos, Buffett and Branson (the Three B's ...

Why Is 90 Percent of America Stressed About Money?

Steve Siebold | Posted 02.08.2015 | Money
Steve Siebold

The reality is acquiring money is more about consciousness than currency. Building your financial empire and reducing stress about finances starts with changing your thinking.