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Positive Thinking

9 Important Things We Can Learn From The Younger Generation

Alison Sher & Alexa Rosenthal | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Alison Sher & Alexa Rosenthal

There are as many ways to navigate your 20s as there are 20-somethings. Here is what the next crop of human potential has working in its favor.

Do You Pass the SATs?

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

What Is Sustainable, Authentic and True Is What Comes Easy To You When we effort, try and force our way into our lives, our jobs or even our relatio...

5 Ways Positive Thinking Makes You Miserable at Work

Alexander Kjerulf | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Alexander Kjerulf

The idea of positive thinking (and therefore banning negativity) is not new, but is affecting us now more than ever - at home and at work. And ironically, its effects are mostly negative.

Redemption in the Present Tense

Daniel Raphael Silverstein | Posted 08.04.2014 | Religion
Daniel Raphael Silverstein

This week, Jews around the world are marking Tisha B'Av, a day of mourning for all that is broken in ourselves and in our world. Judaism generally pla...

Light Up Every Room You Enter

Joy Weston | Posted 08.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Joy Weston

Own Your Magnificence! Not long ago the amazing Dr. Maya Angelo passed away, leaving a legacy of words and actions that continue to inspire us ...

How to Be Less Judgmental

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

By not assuming that your initial thought about something is truth, it allows you to consider potential alternatives that explain an appearance or behavior. Therefore, you should give people the benefit of the doubt.

Overcoming Challenges

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
SidneyAnne Stone

Adversity is part of life. How you overcome that adversity and rise to the challenges in your life can really start to define you as a person. For better or worse, that is something I learned early at a very early age. While some may find that tragic, I find it empowering.

How Well Does Gratitude Work for You?

Michael Feeley | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Feeley

Any situation can be turned around or reframed and made into a benefit or an advantage. What do you think has a better effect on you -- being resentment or grateful? Being negative and nasty or positive and helpful?

5 Ways to Help Boost Your Happiness Right Now

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

Keep these tips with you as a simple reminder that it's the simple things in life that can bring you joy.

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).

The Precious Moments in Life That Have Touched My Soul Most

Donna Highfill | Posted 07.31.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I admit that I am easily annoyed, which makes me sound hypocritical when I talk about soul stuff. People can chew their gum too loudly in a meeting and I want to throw them down a well. The person who repeatedly says 'Anyhoo' makes me want to do bodily harm. But, when it comes to the depths of the soul, I believe in us.

Why Is It So Hard For Us To Do Nothing?

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 07.21.2014 | World

It is summer time, and the living is easy. You can, at last, indulge in what is surely the most enjoyable of human activities—doing absolutely nothi...

Get the Skinny on Skinny Girl Myths

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Fiona Finn

The truth is that skinny or fat equals an increased chance of cancer if you're not exercising. So, note to self, living a healthy lifestyle is really the new skinny. And you are beautiful, no matter what your size!

11 Toxic Behaviors That Steal Your Joy (And How To Move Past Them)

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Our thoughts, actions and behaviors play a powerful role in what type of energy we attract into our lives. That's the good news. It's also the bad news. Oftentimes, we find ourselves participating in negative behavior patterns, even if at a subconscious level.

'Every Success Starts With the Decision to Try'

Tenille Livingston | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Tenille Livingston

I have never heard of a professional boxer who steps inside a ring expecting to lose the fight he had trained to win. If you harbor the feeling of def...

3 Simple Steps to Getting 'Unstuck' and Becoming Your Better Self

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.15.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Melinda Blau

If you practice telling yourself the truth on a regular basis and in everyday interactions, it will strengthen your better self, and it will become easier to make conscious choices that feed the relationship, even when things get out of hand.

Why Being Happy Is Harder Than You Think

Sarah Convissar | Posted 07.15.2014 | Teen
Sarah Convissar

When asked where I see myself in ten years, I will say point blankly I don't know; but, what I do know is that I want to be happy. I think a lot of young adults would say this. However, sometimes achieving happiness is harder than you may think.

How To Stop Taking Our Lives For Granted

Psychology Today | Steve Taylor | Posted 07.15.2014 | World

About 20 years ago, I traveled around India for several weeks. It was a time in my life when I was very unhappy, when I spent a lot of time alone, lac...

The Organized Entrepreneur: The 5 Steps I Took to Have My First Five-Figure Day

Jordana Jaffe | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Jordana Jaffe

A few months ago, I felt like I came to a crossroads of sorts. I had been business coaching for several years at this point, I celebrated my first 6-figure year in 2013, and worked with many clients, but I felt drained and confused and messy at points too.

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...

Life: A Wild Ride On a Universal Roller Coaster

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 07.10.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and retrogression, of evolution and dissolution. ~ Goethe ...

The Power of Meditative Thinking Versus Positive Thinking

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

With meditation one can learn to be in any scenario and access it from an optimistic stance. When we work together, we focus on seeing the truth of our situations.

These Meditation Alternatives Are Anything But Boring

Scott Stabile | Posted 07.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Stabile

Luckily, it's possible to get many of the benefits of meditation without actually meditating, at least in the conventional sense. There are numerous activities out there that can offer you peace of mind without also boring you to pieces.

Boomer Psychology 101: F*cking Up!

Dr. Robert Lusson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Robert Lusson

Understanding the role of relapse in the management of distressful behaviors is just one more tool in our toolbox for disassembling old patterns that do not work

What Is Sustainable Self-Soothing?

Mala Rambharose | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Mala Rambharose

I am a strong believer that what we practice within creates the environment which surrounds us. But we live in a world where our attention is constantly being pulled away from the moment to moment quality of our own life experience.