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Dealing With Negativity

10 Ways To Stay Motivated When Negativity Seems To Be All Around

Stacia Pierce | Posted 05.12.2014 | Women
Stacia Pierce

While you can't always control what happens to you, you can control how you respond to it. Seek to create a positive environment for yourself and you'll begin to become more motivated to achieve your dreams and goals. Here are 10 ways to stay motivated through hard times.

Why It's So Easy To Be Negative (And What To Do About It)

Renee Jain | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Renee Jain

Mother Nature would rather have us perceive something as more dangerous than it is so we react promptly. Rationally dissecting every instance in which we feel threatened isn't always realistic, but it is possible to neutralize this cognitive distortion.

WATCH: How To Handle Debbie Downers

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

In this video, I share Dr. Christiane Northrup's tip and offer you the opportunity to test drive this exercise in your own relationships.

Why Toxic People Aren't All Bad

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

We do not become the people who this world needs simply by turning our backs on anyone we don't like, trust, or deem healthy enough to be in our presence. No, in fact, those are exactly the people we need to let into our lives. Not just for their sake, but for ours.

How Negativity Creates Fear

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

When things are uncertain and you don't know what's going to happen next, the brain attempts to make up an ending. The narrative is usually negative, and it's these negative thoughts that lead to catastrophic, worst-case scenarios and devastating thoughts.

I'm Feeling Great. Why Is She Hatin'?

Lori Bryant Woolridge | Posted 11.20.2011 | Black Voices
Lori Bryant Woolridge

Through the years, there have been occasions when the folks I thought had my back were some of the first to prick the bubble and let the air out of my excitement. Today, it is an annoyance that I've learned to ignore. Long ago, I learned never to give anyone the power to steal my joy.

Are You A Fearist Or A Cheerist? The Power Of Positive Psychology

Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. | Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Walter E. Jacobson, M.D.

We tend to fall back on "I was only kidding" if they said something that wasn't particularly well-received, rather than take ownership of what they said. Fact is: even if he was only kidding, what's the point?

Is Your Mother-In-Law Negative? 5 Ways To Stop Getting Drained Dry

Deborah King | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah King

When you get caught up with any of these folks, it's hard for you to stay in balance. You get exhausted whenever you're with them.

Managing Modern Negativity With Ancient Wisdom

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Michaelson

Okay, so it feels good to say "all is one" in the yoga studio. But during the other hours of the day, aren't we all behaving as if it's you versus me, in a dog-eat-dog world?