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Positive Thinking

Starting 2012 in a Funk? Dilute Your Inner Debbie Downer

Toan Lam | Posted 03.19.2012 | Impact
Toan Lam

Need to get out of a funk? Here are some things that have helped me stay present and circumvent mental misery in 2011.

It's Time To End Our Obsession With Positive Thinking

Roger Covin, Ph.D | Posted 03.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Roger Covin, Ph.D

"Think positively" and "the power of positive thinking" have become trademark slogans in our society. From self-help magazine articles to motivational speakers, it has become folklore wisdom -- fill your mind with positivity and you shall reap the mental health benefits.

Make Over Your Mornings: 7 Ways To Create Better Days

Kristi Ling | Posted 03.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Kristi Ling

One of the most important parts of your day, if not the most important, is the very moment you wake up in the morning. This is when the tone and course for the day ahead are set.

Flipping America's Switch

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 03.13.2012 | Good News
Stuart Muszynski

Americans, both the "99%" and the "1%," need to focus first on what's going right with our country and then develop plans that embrace our shared values and common hopes and dreams.

How to Be a Lucky Bitch in 2012

Courtney Cachet | Posted 02.29.2012 | Impact
Courtney Cachet

The same opportunities are available for all of us, but the lucky ones see them and pursue them. Be open to meeting new people and taking chances.

Ballroom Dancing Can Do All THIS?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.28.2012 | Women
Marcia G. Yerman

"We want to make sure others are taken care of. We're trying to be there 200 percent, and we put ourselves last."

What Went Right in 2011?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 02.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

I have a new plan for resolutions this year. Instead of looking at what is not working and how I can change for next year, I've decided to look at what went right in 2011 and build on that.

What Is On Your Mind?

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 02.27.2012 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

It is amazing to think about how much we are affected by our thoughts. Our thoughts create the world in which we live. As the Proverbs writer has proclaimed, thoughts run our lives.

Embrace Your Age

Sophie Keller | Posted 02.19.2012 | Women
Sophie Keller

There is a moment in all our lives when the feeling that we are getting older hits us for the first time.

The Butterfly Effect

Peter Baksa | Posted 02.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Baksa

A popular notion in science fiction is the "Butterfly Effect." If you travel back in time, even the killing of a single butterfly can have devastating effects on our present.

Are You Arguing For Your Own Limitations?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 02.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

If we are totally honest with ourselves, we will admit that it is often far easier to live with our discomforts and challenges than it is to initiate the mindfulness to become the conscious observer of our beliefs, thoughts and actions that may be supporting them.

What to Expect in Year '12 (Aside From a Crappy Economy)

Richard Laermer | Posted 02.13.2012 | Home
Richard Laermer

Here is a full menu of ideas on everything from media, brand management, and communications etiquette to business, careers, and technology.

You Could Be Amazing at Parallel Parking -- If You Thought You Were

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 02.11.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

When you boost women's confidence, they do much better at the kinds of things at which they are presumed to suck.

Positive Memories Sustain Us

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

As we enter the holiday season, focus on positive things that have happened recently, and enjoy the parties and family meals. You will carry those memories around with you for a long time.

15 Things I Learned From My Nervous Breakdown

Todd Patkin | Posted 02.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Todd Patkin

As horrific as it was, my mental breakdown at 36 years old was actually also my breakthrough. It was an in-your-face wake-up call that forced me to realize that I was driving myself too hard, and for the wrong reasons.

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.

A Cancer Wife's Reflections and Gratitude

Judy Silk | Posted 01.28.2012 | Home
Judy Silk

In my mind, I can see miracles I can also see death In my mind, I can mourn for a minute I can also know this moment of joy In my mind, I can vacillat...

Pay it Forward!

Peter Baksa | Posted 01.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Baksa

By observing your thoughts and remaining open, humble and choosing your state of mind wisely, you are in essence paying it forward.

What You Think Is What You Get

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 12.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

It wasn't until my 30s that I got serious about my negative thoughts. I decided to tell myself I was worthy enough to have good things happen if I wanted, and that I would have to start telling myself so.

POLL: How Satisfied Are You With Your Life Right Now?

Posted 12.14.2011 | Women

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5 Fast Ways To Get Inspired

| Liz Billiman, Dormify | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home

There are so many decisions we have to make that we often need inspiration and motivation to keep us going. If you are having trouble finding somethin...

How to Thrive Over Age 50

Karma Kitaj | Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty
Karma Kitaj

What can you do to thrive, rather than languish, even when life seems to conspire to sap your energy? When you practice these techniques daily, you will begin to thrive.

How To Get Hooked on Positive Thinking

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Gratitude helps you deal with difficult situations, and sympathy helps you deal with difficult people. They're not hard core, but once you experience little highs, you often find yourself craving something bigger.

WAKE UP: Are You Thinking Or Just Reacting To Your Life?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Are you thinking or merely reacting as you go through life's challenges these days? I mean, really thinking, not just mindlessly or emotionally reacting to the stuff happening to you?

Finding Love after Divorce

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 10.10.2011 | Divorce
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

According to The Americans for Divorce Reform it is estimated that 40 or possibly 50 percent of marriages will end in divorce. This means one in two couples will break their vows.