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Fiona Werle-Schupp | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Fiona Werle-Schupp

Negativity Negativity, what is that? Why do some of us let this powerful force spiral us downward into a void of darkness and negativity, sucking the...

The 6 Secrets Of Eternal Optimists

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Julie Weingarden Dubin | Posted 05.29.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com The flowers and birds offer a picturesque scene, yet you’re in a funk. You’re not finding things to look forward ...

Bend, Not Break: 9 Powerful Traits of Resilient People

Faisal Hoque | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity, bending like bamboo instead of breaking. They possess a set of powerful traits.

Biased by Hope

Andrew Morgan | Posted 11.09.2013 | Good News
Andrew Morgan

The future is far from bleak. In fact I believe it is now brighter than ever before. Not brightened by an absence of darkness, but rather by the growing belief in the constant presence of hope.

An Open Letter to Pessimists (AKA the Internet)

Joe Peacock | Posted 11.09.2013 | Weird News
Joe Peacock

I used to lament not being able to follow my dreams. But hey, I had to work. I had a house to pay for. I had two car notes. I had a wife to support. I had it all. Except happiness. I look back on it now, and I know that I had no idea how miserable a person I really was back then.

How To Get Into An 'Optimistic Flow'

Erika Nicole Finn | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Erika Nicole Finn

Whether it's a failed relationship, a bad career move, or a project that went bust, stuff happens in life and we often can't control the outcome. We can, though, learn to go a little more with the flow.

The Realization of Life

Faisal Hoque | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

"I have had my invitation to the world's festival, and thus my life has been blessed. My eyes have seen and my ears have heard. It was my part at thi...

Imagine a World Without ALS

Nell Tredway Hardy | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact
Nell Tredway Hardy

For anyone out there who donates to find a cure, thank you! This is about living, taking the next step, beating the odds. Fifteen people are diagnosed with ALS every day. Don't let this disease happen to you or your spouse. Or your neighbor. Or your child. The cure is closer than ever.

Overcoming Emotions That Hold Us Back

Faisal Hoque | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Emotions are a natural part of being a human being, and controlling them doesn't mean becoming a drone. However, how well we control our emotions drives how we treat others and ourselves.

11 Little Victories Worth Celebrating, Just Because

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living

A "big" win isn’t the end-all when it comes to feeling good. Celebrating little victories -- the seemingly insignificant things that do go right ...

The One Realization That Changed My Outlook On Life

Allison Berkowitz | Posted 06.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Allison Berkowitz

No two people deal with stres the same -- and as I'm seeing now -- and many people don't deal at all. And you know what? It's all good. I believe we all get where we need to go eventually.

The Anatomy Of Hope

Roberta Gately | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Roberta Gately

On those days when nothing seems possible, we have to believe in ourselves and ultimately in the temporary nature of our discontent. And with a little effort, and a practiced approach, we can find our way past our own stumbling blocks and make our way to the possibilities that hope offers.

Living and Leading with Authenticity

Faisal Hoque | Posted 06.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Authentic people commit themselves to excellence in everything they do. They are constantly pushing the envelope and raising their standards. And they have the wisdom to know the difference between excellence and perfection.

This Is How To Power Through Tough Times

Faisal Hoque | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

I have come to believe that to survive and ultimately thrive we have to choose the blessings life brings to us everyday. Each day is a different one; each day brings a miracle of its own. And ultimately, it is with that belief we build our staying power every day.

You'll Never Walk Alone

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 05.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

Both the play and the article made me wonder about the role of choice when it comes to seeing the glass as half full or half empty. Can we simply decide to be positive and then we'll feel better?

Want A Longer, Healthier Life? Try Being More Pessimistic

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.28.2013 | Fifty

Woody Allen, who once said "life is divided between the horrible and the miserable," may actually have something to cheer about. Older people who ...

The Missing Link in Your Battle to Lose Weight

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

How many of you are frustrated with the number you see on the scale? This is the time of year many people make New Year's resolutions, and my guess is that one of your goals is to lose weight.

13 Ways To Limit Negativity In Your Life

Ora Nadrich | Posted 02.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

By making a conscious decision to live your life with less negativity in it, you become the arbiter of what you let in and what you don't. We always have a choice as to how we want to live our life and what kind of quality we want it to have.

Fortune Cookie Wisdom: How Little Words Make A Big Difference

Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C. | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C.

Optimism has been shown to be an important part of good health and wellness. Without such sparks of inspiration or encouragement we can tend to forget that life can be more than just the daily grind of work and responsibility.

How To Take Control Of Your Feelings

Garret Kramer | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

The nature of your thinking (free and easy vs. bound up) creates your feelings. Your feelings create your mood. Your mood then perpetuates the nature of your thinking, forming a closed loop that is immune to the circumstances of the outside world.

To Be Frank, This Guy Is a Miracle

Charlie Carillo | Posted 06.03.2012 | New York
Charlie Carillo

If ever anybody didn't have it coming, Frank O'Mahony didn't have it coming. But he'd been hit from behind enough times on the soccer pitch to know that sometimes, fair play has nothing to do with the way life shakes out.

Adopt A New Attitude: Realistic Optimism

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Cultivate your realistic optimism by combining a positive attitude with an honest assessment of the challenges that await you. Don't visualize success -- visualize the steps you will take in order to make success happen.

The Domino Effect Of Negative Thinking

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Right now, it is too easy to slip into complaints about the government, the economy, and the prospects for world peace. When you find yourself in yet another discussion about the ills of the world, look for a positive spin.

Is This Glass Half Full?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 11.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Pessimism can be bad for your health, and it could lead to heart disease and strokes. You may not be able turn to yourself into a whistling, wide-eyed optimist, but it is worth the effort to shed yourself of cynical hostility.

Optimism Can Boost Your Immune System

msn.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Optimism doesn't just boost your mood. According to new research, a glass-half-full attitude also strengthens the immune system. ...