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Negative Thoughts

3 Lies Your Calendar Tells You (And How To Get It To Tell The Truth)

meQuilibrium | Posted 09.12.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

The truth is you probably will always be busy and your calendar will be a work in progress. That's okay. But when you strive to accept the limits of a truthful calendar, you can manage your energy more carefully to accomplish the goals, and care for the people and things, that matter most.

The Trick To Banishing Bad Memories

meQuilibrium | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Painful memories are completely normal. But when the stress associated with them hinders your life right now -- that's a problem. The good news is that you can learn to channel the positive memories and turn down the volume on the negative ones.

I Went 21 Days Without Complaining And It Changed My Life

Tim Ferriss | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim Ferriss

I wanted to cut out the commiserating most of us use for 30-40 percent of all conversation (if you don't believe me, keep track of how many people start conversations with you in the next 24 hours that center on a complaint or criticism).

3 Negative Thoughts We All Have (And How To Banish Them For Good)

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Literature on how to lead a happier life is endless. We spend time poring over words on how to lead joyful existences -- and while there are certain h...

Be Careful of Your Thoughts: They Control Your Destiny

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

If I think positive thoughts and take positive actions toward my goals, my destiny can be one of joyful and uplifting, with moments of gleefulness. I might fall and get a few bruises along the way, but if my habit is to get up one more time than I fall, my destiny will be one of success.

How To Silence Your Inner Critic Once And For All

Posted 10.28.2013 | OWN

You're doing just fine. But here's the catch: Your inner critic won't let you believe it. Martha Beck can help you replace those bitter pills once...

Who Is Right About Happiness?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Why are we so bad at being happy? Were we born to struggle? These are questions that have fueled centuries of philosophy and spirituality, with no reliable conclusion.

Why Your Most Defining Moments Matter

meQuilibrium | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Maybe it was a kind word from the CEO telling you your efforts were appreciated. Or the first time you had to apologize to your child. Your defining moments don't have to be huge, they can be quiet ones that only in looking back now you realize were key.

The Buzzing in Your Ears

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 10.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

We tend to be like pieces of fly paper, letting words (whether they were intended to or not) stick on us like tiny, pesky flies -- buzzing in our ears, irritating our minds and soaking deeply into our cells. And we start to believe them, letting them define our self-worth.

Is It Really All Going to Turn Out?

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

For a large part of my life I intended things to turn out, I wanted things to turn out, I did my best to make things turn out... but deep down, I felt that they wouldn't.

10 Reasons To Stop Over-Thinking Everything

Peggy Nolan | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Peggy Nolan

When you break up with over-thinking it's like writing your own "get out of jail free" card. It doesn't cost you anything to end your relationship with the drama inside your head. You can decide to focus on things in the present that are deserving of your time and attention whenever you choose.

What To Do When You Wake Up On The Wrong Side Of The Bed

Friedemann Schaub | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Friedemann Schaub

To make sense of the world without frying our brains, we need to filter out a large portion of all that's coming at us. But how do we distinguish the tiny fraction that's relevant from the massive input we can ignore?

5 Reminders To Be Kinder To Yourself

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Self-criticism leads to negative thought patterns, self-doubt, and anxiety, which in turn can wreak havoc on the heart and the immune system, and prevent us from leading the lives that we truly deserve.

How Embracing Negative Emotions Can Improve Your Well-Being (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living

We're often told to look on the bright side, see the glass half-full or fake a smile when we're going through a hard time and experiencing negative em...

The Price of One Negative Thought

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Positive thinking is a good thing. But without being vigilant about the power of negative thinking, all the good thoughts in the world will not defeat negativity if you give it space to flourish.

Thinking You Can Win

Garret Kramer | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

Are you convinced that in order to succeed at anything, you must think the right types of thoughts? As a result, do you often try to fix your thinking? If so, what you're actually doing is thwarting the success you want so badly.

Why Won't Those Negative Thoughts Go Away?

Jon Wortmann | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

Do you have that negative voice in your head, the one that just won't go away and keeps telling you what a mess you are? If so, it doesn't mean you're crazy. In fact, it actually means you're programmed well to stay alive.

An Actual Payoff Of Pessimism?

Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living

By Christie Wilcox for YouBeauty.com Take a moment and think about where you will be in five years. What will change between now and then? What wil...

7 Ways To Banish A Bad Thought Before It Ruins Your Day

Posted 04.03.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Send negative memories, worries and obsessions packing with these no-nonsense strategies. As a reminder, always consult your...

4 Steps To Chill Out That Negative Self-Talk

Friedemann Schaub | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Friedemann Schaub

If you, too, struggle with a restless, anxious mind, you've probably noticed that the chatter can be especially negative and annoying at the most inopportune moments.

The Top 5 Resistances to Change (And Their Remedies)

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 04.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

I often see patients in my psychotherapy practice who are unable to make changes in their life and do not understand why they keep sabotaging their efforts. Usually this is due to a hidden resistance or unwholesome belief associated with the desired change.

We Are What We Think

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

Whether self or externally generated, our thoughts set the stage for how we feel, perceive, act, and react. When a thought makes itself at home in our brains, it prompts the formation of neural pathways that prove highly resistant to change.

WATCH: Pastor Joel Osteen On What You Should NEVER Say

OWN | Posted 01.30.2013 | OWN

As Oprah and Pastor Joel Osteen conclude an episode of "Oprah's Lifeclass," Pastor Joel advises the audience on negativity, telling them, "Don't ever ...

Your Never-Ending (and Needless) Pursuit of 'the Zone'

Garret Kramer | Posted 02.09.2013 | Sports
Garret Kramer

You don't have to pursue the zone in order to perform at the top of your game. Relieved? I hope so, because only when your mind is free from the burden of trying to find mental clarity, does it leaves space for insights, answers, and excellence to come pouring through.

Fear Factor

Chava Tombosky | Posted 01.16.2013 | Religion
Chava Tombosky

Fear usually does what it does best, it forces one to be beholden to it. It is such a good manipulator, that it can even maneuver our thinking into believing that our painful outcomes, the same outcomes we despise, hate and abhor, must be of our own making.