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Positive Thinking

Positively Stinking Thinking

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

Positive thinking tends to tranquilize us into a 'good feeling' about the future and blinds us to the facts of a given situation. We think our points-of-view are true -- that our 'will' can determine what happens.

Lab Rat Cinema: Monetizing the Reptile Brain

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

The unmistakable sign of a well-wrought book or film is that it puts us in a light trance. We suspend disbelief, immerse ourselves in the universe unfolding before us.

Positive Thinking: Use Caution

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

Sometimes when we tell ourselves statements that we don't really believe ("I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and gosh darn it, people like me"), it can decrease the little self-esteem we had to begin with.

Want Happier Love? Use Your A.M. to Aim You Rightly!

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Salmansohn

I want you to write an email to yourself -- filled in great detail with a description of what healthful, happy love looks like, sounds like, feels like, smells like, tastes like, quacks like.

You Can Never Get Enough Of What You Don't Really Want

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

As difficult as things may be, there's almost always something we can do to improve...Fundamentally, the most important choice any of us can make when confronted with life challenges is how we respond.

Transformation: A Lifelong Attitude

Deborah Jiang-Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Jiang-Stein

Life is full of creative possibilities, and I choose those that teach me new ways of being in the world.

Why Positive Thinking Just Doesn't Work

Russell Bishop | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

You can sit there and hope, pray, project, imagine, fantasize, visualize, make up great affirmations and just about any other kind of positive thinking idea you can imagine, and not much will change - at least not without actually getting involved, without taking some form of action towards what you want more of in your life.

Kate Gosselin: Shiny Knives

Ann Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ann Carr

Kate Gosselin on marriage, family and the benefits of creative visualization. written, filmed, performed, edited by Ann Carr...

Surfing Storytelling in Mexico

Karin Badt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karin Badt

Julio, my smiling surfer instructor, has gorgeous tattoos on his arms. One says: "Dios es magia, y Magia es Dios!"

Emotional Health In Down Times: 5 Steps To Staying Positive And Productive

Jack Canfield | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Jack Canfield

We have to remember that how successful you are and how peaceful or distressed you are is a result of what you focus your attention on.

Five Ways to Turn Angst into Bliss

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

Whether you see the glass as half full or half empty, the amount of water stays the same. It never changes. The only thing that changes? Your perspective.

Heal Yourself

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

Can you heal with a shift in attitude?

When the Body Screams: Help! I Am in Stress!

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

To reduce severe accumulation of stress, you must find as many ways as possible for your brain and body to release endorphins, which turns stress response off. Here are 8 things you can do.

Have You Been Silenced?

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

In some form, at some time, we have all been silenced. We all have felt that our voice had no value, that we were invisible.

So You Think You Can Dance Salutes Breast Cancer

Jen Grisanti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jen Grisanti

Melissa so poignantly danced the part of a woman who is fighting cancer in her body and seeking solace in the arms of Ade. It was television at its best. It was a celebration of the spirit.

Give in Without Giving Up

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

In these difficult times, all we can do is to surrender, give in, and open our hearts to one another, to receive and give. Love is the source of our survival.

Is the World Ready for a Positive Psychology?

Amy Tardio | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Tardio

Positive Psychology has the potential to impact our heath, energy levels, passion, enjoyment, ability to focus, connect, be resilient, hopeful and loved; otherwise known as our ability to thrive.

Why Diets Don't Work and Love Does

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

Food is good for you. Food has been demonized to a point where you cannot look at something without wondering if you will gain weight.

top Positive Thinking, Study Says

TIME | John Cloud | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In the past 50 years, people with mental problems have spent untold millions of hours in therapists' offices, and millions more reading self-help book...

Oh Precious Life

Crystal Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Crystal Smith

Honestly, it's not that important to hold on to hurts of the past. Not only will it not accomplish anything, but it's also not mentally healthy. Let go and move forward with your life.

Getting Rich and the Marshmallow

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

We have a financial system that has played to people's weaknesses. We have allowed people who are prone to instant gratification to have as much credit as they could get their hands on.

Blowing Smoke

James M. Lynch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James M. Lynch

"But" is a word I could just as well do without. It stops more projects before they even hit the planning stage than it creates.

8 Ways To Kick An Online Rut And Start Socializing

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

I don't know about you, but to me, June equates to being outside. Weddings, graduations, picnics and parties; its as if we are all coming out of our w...

Why Suppressing Thoughts And Emotions Does Not Work | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It sometimes feels like our minds are not on the same team as us. I want to go to sleep, but it wants to keep me awake rerunning events from my childh...

18 Ways To Snap Out Of A Bad Mood | Jennifer Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

You're in a lousy mood and want to feel better fast. What you need is a happiness fix--right now! Try one of these spirit-boosting tips to jump-start ...