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Positivity

A Carrier of the Torch, Two-Time Childhood Cancer Fighter Maya Rigler Shows Character of My Daughter

Jay Scott | Posted 03.19.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

Looking back I don't know if it was the inspiration of a courageous little girl who lived so close by, who was treated at the very same hospital, or our continued commitment in a world where it's hard to keep commitments, but I know that she and her siblings have gotten the message -- "when life gives you lemons, do something about it."

The Black Swan Effect

Julia Erickson | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Julia Erickson

In the end, it's unfair to presume people are as judgmental as we fear, and we should stop playing our own worst critic. The key for me with this is to proceed with a sincere heart -- believing in yourself no matter what the outcome, imagining the goals you set in front of you, and shaking off the peppering of hypothetical thoughts that do not serve you.

What I Remember About Being Bullied

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 03.12.2015 | Impact
Daffnee Cohen

Bullying ends when we step forward and hold our social circles responsible for their words and actions and how those affect people around us. It also ends when we stop being passive about this awful social behavior, step up and unite. To love, peace and happy confident children!

A Challenge for Women: Love Yourself Even When Society Says Otherwise

Nora Turriago | Posted 03.04.2015 | Women
Nora Turriago

It must be noted that the process of confidence and self-love is exactly that: a process. It doesn't occur overnight. Rather, consider every day an opportunity to practice reminding yourself who, exactly, you are. Love yourself unconditionally.

When Are You Going to Have a Date With Yourself?

Alka Dhillon | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Alka Dhillon

Your own inner voice is your soul's compass and that is what is so important to keep calibrated so that you are able to be authentic with yourself and then others. The only way to do this is to spend time with yourself alone and nurture that relationship.

10 Rules Positive People Live By

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

Take every waking hour as it comes and do what you are supposed to do and complete what you're supposed to complete. Stop overanalyzing or trying to predict and plan things too far. The only constant in life is change. Just live in the moment and do your best.

Positive Post-It Note Day Sheds Light on a Tragic Year at Appalachian State University

Kaitlyn Russell | Posted 02.10.2015 | College
Kaitlyn Russell

Thousands of vibrant colored notes were posted across campus -- some included funny pick-me-ups, others encouraging words of motivation, while more featured memorable quotes. Bender described it as "a blur of colorful optimism." All with one collective purpose: to [hopefully] change someone's life.

The Positivity of Givers and Takers

Catherine Nagle | Posted 01.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

It seems that we are both the givers and the takers; it's only until we tip the scales of justice that we truly see who is the true giver of us all...

The Hidden Reason Why Your Relationship May Be Struggling

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

There is something that you can do even in these situations where the person doesn't really tell you how you can help them. It is one of these hidden reasons that we may not always think of or realize unless we choose to really sit back and focus on the big picture.

5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Day

Rachael Yahne | Posted 03.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Asking yourself the following questions will do just that: clue you in to your own behaviors, positive and negative, and help you see where you can alter your life in little ways that will make a big difference.

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...

The Problem and Beauty of Accepting

Leslie Contreras Schwartz | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Contreras Schwartz

If you're having a hard time, and the alarms are starting to go off in your head, just stop for minute. Observe and accept this moment. There will be another moment to replace it, and another. And every one has new possibilities to be something different.

How My Secret Music Came to Be

Amy Kress | Posted 03.16.2015 | Denver
Amy Kress

Every event, every obstacle is part of the puzzle. I have to trust that this is all part of the big picture because it just seems too huge and traumatizing to be random.

Forget the Resolutions: Set Your New Year's Intentions!

Veronica Rae | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Veronica Rae

Take a few minutes and sit in a quiet, calm place to access clarity. Let your thoughts go, focus on your breath and imagine light all around you. Then consider what you'd like your life to be like this coming year.

How I Turned A Traumatic Accident Into An Opportunity To Help

Madison Zavala | Posted 02.18.2015 | Good News
Madison Zavala

I was at school that day, so I wasn't part of the accident, and part of me has always felt some guilt about that. Thankfully, my family survived, but it was a traumatic time for all of us. After hearing about Kershaw's Challenge, I thought about how I could turn the accident into something positive and help other people in the process.

3 Secrets for Staying Positive Every Day

Yaniv Masjedi | Posted 02.13.2015 | Small Business
Yaniv Masjedi

Willie Nelson once said, "Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results." He is absolutely correct. I believe that businesspersons can maintain positive attitudes every day if they just follow my three simple secrets.

Kick Resistance in the Ass: 5 Things I Learned to Create My Legacy

Laura Aiisha | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

Standing up courageously in the face of fear, doubt, resistance, nerves and old limiting stories is by far one of the most dynamic and courageous human experiences I can think of.

5 Habits That Will Boost Your Happiness and Inner Peace

Elyse Gorman | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

Set your soul free by adopting these five habits; they are the building blocks of happiness and greater inner peace.

Do You Like Who You See When You Look in the Mirror?

Alka Dhillon | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Alka Dhillon

You should acknowledge and greet your true self with open arms and embrace all aspects that you see -- the good, the bad and the ugly. It is only when we do this that we can begin any true transformation. Doing anything other than that, is just going through the motions and will not benefit you.

How to Be Grateful and Stay Grounded This Holiday Season

Osi Mizrahi | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Osi Mizrahi

Through all of these feelings, I realize how important it is to be grateful for the little things in life. During the holidays, even if you don't celebrate, you feel the excitement and tension in the air.

Happiness Can Be Learned

Cindy Tansin | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Cindy Tansin

To some degree, being happy was something I worked at, but I would have to call it a labor of love. In reality, I learned. I learned how to be happy. I learned how not to be unhappy, and I want to share that with you.

Learning to 'Get After It in Life' -- The Science and Art of Building Resiliency

Michael Gervais, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Gervais, Ph.D.

There is much to learn from people who push limits, challenge conventional wisdom and are able to excel in moments that are packed with intensity. One...

12 Poisonous Thoughts That Are Sabotaging Your Life

Carol Morgan | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Carol Morgan

Most people aren't even aware of their negative thoughts. It's almost like they have just become a habit, so it seems normal to them. Here are 12 common toxic thoughts that you need to drop in order to have a better life:

How To Have A Great Morning (Even If You're Not A Morning Person)

Dr. Shamini Jain | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shamini Jain

Let's face it. Some of us just don't DO mornings. Our idea of a good morning is honestly, one where we can sleep in! But reality calls -- and for many working parents, mornings seem absolutely frenetic.

A Great Life Lesson Learned on a Very Bumpy Flight: Be Aware and Prepared

Katie Kempner | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women
Katie Kempner

Part of the beauty and the scary part of life is knowing that there are many things you can't be prepared for. You can never really be prepared to fall in love, to hold your child for the first time, to know true joy.