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Coping With the Side Effects of Chemotherapy

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

After my fourth round of chemotherapy, I went into what I now refer to as "The Funk Zone." What helped me the most was my ability to put on my nurse's cap (being a nurse was definitely a Silver Lining during my treatment) and assign myself some healthy coping mechanisms.

10 Things Happy People Do Differently

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Since graduating with my master's degree in positive psychology, I've worked with and observed thousands of people in a wide variety of settings, and happy people just flow with the groove of life in a unique way. Here is what they do differently.

How To Live An Uncluttered Life Full Of Light

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Jessica R. Dreistadt

This year, I have decided to adopt a new way of thinking, being, and doing that continually radiates my inner core, casting a transcendent light through every moment of my life. My resolution, for now and for always, is to live an uncluttered life full of light.

Why You Should Reconsider Your New Year's Resolutions

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 02.28.2013 | Healthy Living
SidneyAnne Stone

Starting a fresh year with a list of things you don't like about yourself and want to change is negative. Shift your focus to all of your positive achievements in the last year and you may find yourself naturally building momentum and wanting to keep it up.

5 Achievable Resolutions For A Longer, Happier Life

Lisa Firestone | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Taking a positive and proactive approach to our goals gives us the best chance of achieving lasting change. As we take on resolutions that will help us to become our best selves, we must treat ourselves with compassion, sensitivity, and respect.

Your 2013 Emotional Diet Plan

Rupa Mehta | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

This New Year's, let's draw needed attention to and appreciate the simplicity and significance of the weight of words. Let's gain control over our emotional waistlines and reflect on the words and sayings that weigh us down and lift us up.

How To Shift Your Perspective To Stress Less

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 02.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Have you ever noticed how your perspective influences how you interpret things? Sometimes shaking up our perspective can make all the difference in the world. In addition to appreciating ourselves, it can also help us to live more vibrantly.

Being Determined to Find Joy in the Everyday Affects Not Only Ourselves, But Our World

Gregg McBride | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Finding joy within ourselves (and being determined to do so no matter what's going on around us or what's happening in the world) really can help to make the world a better place.

A Little Bit of Negativity Hurt No One...

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Tarun Sakhrani

The other day someone told me that I was being a "Negatron." I guessed what it meant, but sought clarification; I was told that I needed to learn to be more positive, that I needed an attitude adjustment. My first reaction was defensive: "No way! I'm not negative!"

Are You Undermining Your Midlife Renewal and Vitality?

Douglas LaBier | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

The key to redirecting your karma is to awaken and accept your responsibility for dealing with the residue. Forgiveness and compassion toward yourself can help open the door to real change and avoid remaining caught within a continuous loop.

Surefire Stress Relief, Part 7: Giving From the Heart

HeartMath LLC | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

Don't let your inner Scrooge short-change what should be one of the happiest times of the year. Make an inner decision -- a heart commitment -- that you're going to do things differently this year.

A Shift in Perspective

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

Holiday time -- as far as I'm concerned -- is the best time to be a New Yorker. There's life, energy, and beauty all over Manhattan. I sincerely thought I was paying attention to the greatness of it all -- until this past Friday afternoon, that is.

Gratitude: As Easy As Breathing

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Gratitude reminds us to find our happiness in exceptional things, mundane things, the good things, the so-so things -- even the terrible things. Rather than focusing on what might be more, better, or different, why not start being grateful for what is in front of you right now?

Generation Why: My Breast Cancer Bucket List

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
SidneyAnne Stone

My mother had cancer and I was with her every step of the way for six months throughout her treatment. Two weeks later, I found out I had breast cancer. My response to both diagnoses was vastly different.

On Rediscovering The Art Of Offering Blessings

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

The more we offer such blessings to ourselves and to others, the more contagious it becomes to water these seeds of kindness and generosity in our own minds and hearts, and in the world around us.

The Dos And Don'ts Of A Healthy Mental Diet

Laurie Gerber | Posted 02.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

As one of my favorite manifesting teachers, Neville Goddard, asks: "What thoughts are you 'consenting' to?" I love that he used the word "consent," because it describes the active role each of us has with our thoughts, as author of our mental habits.

All Is Well in My World

Christine Eilvig | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

A positive view on life is all about nurturing the essences we want active. It's okay for life to hurt, and it's very well when things feel like crap, as long as we take responsibility and course correct when things are not the way we would like them to be.

The Best Ways To Beat The Blues

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

It's very hard to stay "blue" 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People have to work hard to do that, which is good news. You have the power -- even if you're experiencing the blues -- to get relief if you want it.

It's Not Magic -- It's Manifesting!

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

Here's the deal: We're all super attractors. We all have the power to co-create our reality. The only problem -- often we use our power wrongly. We think we're playing magic tricks with the universe when really we just need to be more creative.

Can You Come Up With 10 Things To Be Thankful For?

Mary Pritchard | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

Now that we get our food from Fred Meyer, Rosauer's, or Walmart, we often forget that many people were involved in bringing our food to the table. So take a little time this Thanksgiving to send a quiet "thank you" to them and to anyone else who's done something special for you lately.

Rage Against the Machine: Lessons Learned at the Laundromat

Christina Pesoli | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Christina Pesoli

This November I am thankful for unexpected inconveniences. They force me out of my comfort zone and provide opportunities to examine things from different angles.

6 Ways To Rediscover Your Child-Like Wonder

Nicole Glassman | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

Maybe Peter Pan taught us a lesson after all: Growing up doesn't have to be scary. Or maybe we just have to believe that we deserve more.

'Forgive And Delete' And More Lessons I Share On Super Soul Sunday

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

These three steps will help you navigate negative comments on the Internet, but what's most important is to practice raising the positive energy around you. Where there is darkness, we need to bring more light.

15 Quick Ways To Cope With Stress

Nancy Deville | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

I admit: I'm freaking stressed. There are times when stress is dumped on us and there is nothing we can do but manage it. Divorce, death, natural disasters, car accidents, violent crime -- these are not events that most people can easily brush aside. These are ways that I've used to cope.

How Acknowledging Pain Can Help You Get Through It

Tara Brach | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

We bring alive the spirit of Radical Acceptance when, instead of resisting emotional pain, we are able to say "yes" to our experience. The instant we agree to feel fear or vulnerability, greed or agitation, we are holding our life with an unconditionally friendly heart.