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Positive Thinking

Say Goodbye to the Itty Bitty Shitty Committee

Catherine Burns | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Burns

A few weeks ago I was presenting with a friend and colleague to Bermuda's Business and Professional Women's Association. As well as being a pink sandy...

Why Well-Being Is a Skill That Can Be Learned

Richard J. Davidson | Posted 04.23.2015 | World
Richard J. Davidson

We need to shift our thinking about well-being from a static "thing" to a set of skills that can be learned and cultivated over time -- a notion supported by a growing body of scientific evidence I've outlined as an author of this year's World Happiness Report.

6 Sh*tty Post-Divorce Realities And Their Awesome Silver Linings

Patti Murin | Posted 04.22.2015 | Divorce
Patti Murin

I had great days followed by weeks of not wanting to leave my house or speak to anyone who wasn't delivering me pizza, wine or bacon egg and cheese sandwiches. Finding silver linings was imperative, or I would have curled up in a ball and never gotten up again.

Welcome to Cancer Land

Holly Cara Price | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Holly Cara Price

Cancer has changed my life in every conceivable way. What I had considered important became not so much. Other things -- family, friends, long summer afternoons, laughter -- suddenly became extremely important.

5 Reasons To Look Forward To A 'Work Week'

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Kali Kasprzyk

My bosses do not draw with markers on their bodies or the wall. This is great news for many reasons, but mainly because it means that I will not be asked to scrub faces, arms or walls to remove marker for the majority of the week.

9 Thoughts That Are Holding You Back In Life

Jodie Rogers | Posted 04.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jodie Rogers

1. I'm not good enough This is a core limiting belief. At some point this one comes and bites us all. It's powerful and deep rooted. I've seen this b...

Remember, Everything Is Neutral -- The Meaning Is in What You Attach to It

Amanda Gore | Posted 04.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Gore

This post might be a challenge for some! But maybe not! It's main premise is that most of our stress comes from our thinking! Not from the events or ...

I'm With Stupid: You Have to Believe We Are Magic

Todd Hartley | Posted 04.10.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I've been on a bit of a rant for the past month here at "I'm With Stupid," and I think maybe it's not the best thing for my blood pressure. Thus, I've decided to take a week off from ranting to focus on more positive things.

An Ode To The Shameless Self-Promoter

Julia Schemmer | Posted 04.10.2015 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

I don't know about you, but I get so excited when I see my friends living their dreams on Facebook or Twitter! By posting what you've been up to, you are involving your entire circle into the process of making your dream a reality.

3 Steps to Mindfully Shift Negative Thoughts and Feelings

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

In Buddhism, we say that a constrictive quality of mind keeps mind flow within a narrow range of awareness, while mindfulness allows us to drop our limitations and ultimately enter the creative space of open mind.

Importance of Self-Care

Nishma Shah | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Nishma Shah

I always knew that my children would be my biggest teachers. I am grateful for this recent lesson that has set me free. I am looking forward to enjoying this new space that has been created. I know that through unpredictability, I will create possibility.

Thanks In Advance

Patrika Mani | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Patrika Mani

Steve Maraboli wrote, "It is impossible to be both grateful and depressed. Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess."

The One Thing You Need for Positive Change

Diane Passage | Posted 04.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Diane Passage

Addressing negative thoughts is the genuine catalyst to constructive improvements in mood, outlook and more. When you understand where the skepticism is coming from, you become more empowered.

Positive Thinking: A Brief User's Guide

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

Positivity has its limits. And, taken in excess, optimism can become dangerous: for too much positivity begins to replace actual creative action and takes over as a self-deceptive force.

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.