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Positive Thinking

Why Positive Thinking Doesn't Always Work

Denise Simone | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Denise Simone

I often hear "think positive and everything will work out." We may tell ourselves to think positive and say lots of positive affirmations and yes, s...

Count Your Lucky Stars

Victor Imbimbo | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Victor Imbimbo

In my opinion, being happy is not easy or hard and shouldn't be viewed with a pass/fail mindset. It's an emotional state that you can develop and incorporate into your daily life... but it doesn't just happen.

Feeling Stuck After the Big D?

Debbie Martinez, M.A. | Posted 01.30.2015 | Divorce
Debbie Martinez, M.A.

If you believe and feel that you are stuck, then you are. Instead, believe and feel that what you desire is only around the next bend.

Time for an Energy Audit

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

This exercise will give you a chance to view your life as the force of energy that you are. When you're done, you'll have a clearer view into the things that cost and feed your energy, along with things that help you conserve it. This kind of awareness is the essential beginning of any change.

'No Not Me' -- Anastasia Richardson's Campaign to End Bullying

Tenille Livingston | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact
Tenille Livingston

Every day parents across the country send their children to school to receive the best education possible yet never imagine their children being taunt...

38 Things I've Learned to Let Go of in 38 Years

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Last year, to celebrate another trip around the sun, I wrote a birthday blog called "37 Life Lessons in 37 Years." It was reminiscent of my life's big...

15 Easy Ways To Get Healthier This Year

Firas Kittaneh | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Firas Kittaneh

Getting healthier is always a top priority for many of us around the new year as we come off of the holiday binge and look forward to summer. "Healthy" can mean different things to different people, but generally, feeling good, looking good and taking care of yourself fits the bill.

Retrain Your Brain: Get in the Right Groove

Lee Gaitan | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Lee Gaitan

I swear if scientists removed the top of my head right now and took a look at my brain, there would be a deep groove worn in it from having thought the same self-defeating thoughts over and over (and over) again.

6 Steps to Becoming a Positive Person

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

One of the main reasons we are constantly trying to find ways to improve ourselves is because we want to be happy. But as happiness is a state of mind, training your mind to be happy is essential.

Positive Thinking Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be

Sarah Moore | Posted 01.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sarah Moore

In your next moment of darkness, Barbara suggests taking three deep breaths and feeling your way around. Knowing that the darkness is just a place of unknowing, how has your definition of darkness already changed?

Pledge to Your Own Resolution

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

If you're still rocking out your New Years resolution, congratulations -- you are in a select bunch. Most people who make resolutions quit by the middle of January. This gets me thinking not just about resolutions, but also about quitting in general.

My Best Leadership Experience at Work: Beyond Handshakes

Karthik Rajan | Posted 01.16.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

Many years ago, I was in the office of one of my former bosses for my annual review. He was very diplomatic and shared that he was happy with my work. When he asked me, "Do you have any questions?"

9 Lovely Thoughts That Will Brighten Your Day

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living

We all have our bad days. We rip our favorite pair of jeans, we mess up a presentation at work, we break up with our significant others. In the moment...

Why Your Happiness Has Little to Do With Positive Thinking

Natasha Che | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Natasha Che

That's why believing in "change your thoughts, change your life" is just like believing that you can put out a fire by dispelling the smoke. Not that it will never work. It's just a lot of work for not a lot of results.

A Counter To Terrorism

Michael Levin | Posted 01.13.2015 | World
Michael Levin

Here are two things we can say with statistical certainty about terrorist acts in 2015. First, there will be more of them. Second, you will not personally be involved in any of them.

Want To Have A Successful Year? Reflect On The Past

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Ironically, as we look ahead to the new year, drawing from our past can help us achieve our goals and live a happier, more fulfilling life.

How to Create a Personal Success Mantra in 3 Simple Steps

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

Do you have a personal motto for this year? Part of planning for a successful year includes identifying an inspiring principle to live by at all time...

10 Ways This Writer Mama Will Stay Positive and Focused on Her Writing Goals in 2015

Dorit Sasson | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Dorit Sasson

At this time last year, I was carrying my 5-month-old in the snow from some errands. The intense cold was blowing on her face and through her little m...

How Vine Taught Me to Accept Myself

Jeffrey Marsh | Posted 01.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Marsh

With each video I make, I hope to give people, including parents, additional tools. I make silly, happy Vines and sincere, touching Vines, all trying to show the humanity of someone who is different. There is nothing wrong with me (and it only took 37 years to figure that out).

Last Year, I Fell In Love (But Not Like That)

Julia Schemmer | Posted 01.08.2015 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

This isn't the kind of love story where the guy gets the girl, swaying her with a Mumford and Sons song and the dazzling blue eyes that could leave anyone speechless. In fact, it doesn't even deal with romance.

How Saying Thank You Can Make You Happier

Tamsen_Fadal | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamsen_Fadal

By the way, saying "thank you" actually makes you happier, too. According to a study by the John Templeton Foundation, 64% of women say they say thanks simply because it makes them feel good.

Embrace Your Worth

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

You can live every day in fear of what may happen, but what if none of those fears are realized? You have spent your life wasting all of your energy on the negatives and never enjoying all of the good things in your life.

Make a Love-It List for 2015

Carolyn Ziel | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Ziel

Traditionally, January is the time to start anew. We make a list of things to let go of and we make New Year's resolutions. There is even something ca...

Why We Can't Expect to Reach Our Goals If We're Still Thinking of Ourselves as Failures

Gregg McBride | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

New year. New you. Right? But wait... Who exactly are you as this brand new year begins? How do you think about yourself? What kind of energy are you ...

Helping a Person Live Like They Were Dying

Don McNay | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Don McNay

Lori sought a medical solution to help her lose weight and the solution caused her body to die. I've been fortunate that my weight loss surgery has been a success in its first month and that maybe the medical world has found a solution that works for people like me. The attempt with diet pills was definitely not the answer.