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Positive Thinking

How My Disability Made Me a Better Person

Cathy Chester | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Cathy Chester

But I do have MS. I am a woman living with a disability. I've made peace with that a long time ago. And making peace with it allows me to focus on what I CAN do, rather than what I CAN'T.

Your Thoughts Matter

Sheldon D. Newton | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion
Sheldon D. Newton

Our minds, with its various parts such as our intellect, imaginations, wills, memory and emotions, are the breeding ground of our belief systems, opinions and over-all attitude toward life.

I Got Fat-Shamed on My Morning Commute

Rachel Gillett | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Rachel Gillett

Did it really bother this man that much that we were touching legs on the train? Was it the audacity of this "fat b*tch" to think she could fit in the space? Or was it that she felt she had the right to sit down when clearly, a little standing could do her some good?

Coincidences: We Are Never Alone

Sue Shanahan | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion
Sue Shanahan

Reading When God Winks gave me hope that there is a Higher Power who loves his children (me included) unconditionally. The notion that he puts serendipitous events on our paths to lift our spirits was a lovely concept to me.

Is Your Team Too Scared to Succeed?

Daniel Goleman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Daniel Goleman

Secure bases are environments that protect, nurture -- and most importantly -- provide motivation. They allow us to take intelligent risks and challenge ourselves. During childhood, parents are responsible for establishing a secure base at home, and teachers are expected to do the same in the classroom. It shouldn't end here, though.

The Simple Way To Stop Reliving Negative Moments

Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living

By Krissy Brady for YouBeauty.com Palm-to-face moments come in all shapes and sizes. From spilling your drink on a hot guy to tanking your work pre...

The 30-Day Challenge to a Petty-Free Life

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

Pettiness isn't exclusive to words or actions. It has the same corrosive effect on our thoughts before we ever speak or act. Pettiness is a fungus that germinates in the mind and spreads to the heart until it becomes a way of life.

Is Positive Thinking Undermining Our Health?

Michael Stanclift, N.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Stanclift, N.D.

Let's not avoid one whole side of that spectrum of emotion, just to put off the appearance of being positive. Let's live as authentically as we can, for the sake of our own health, and the health of those around us.

5 Real Life Tips for Success

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 05.07.2014 | Small Business
Richard Lorenzen

. It can be difficult to figure out how to be successful and how to make the most of the time that you have. Here are some real life tips for success that productive and effective people use to get the most out of their time and their lives.

Can Trust Be Life's Ultimate Enabler?

Evelyn Moore | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Evelyn Moore

Trust is the rootstock for talking and thinking with unfettered freedom and clarity. We want, and need, the element of trust softening the beach. It allows and facilitates the other important interactions and decisions in our lives to take place, and define success with the honesty it merits.

Savor the Moment

Megan McDonough | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan McDonough

The above steps take a certain level of deliberate mental focus and sustained effort. As you complete your savoring moment, surrender. Sink into the experience, softening the need to do, notice, or direct anything. Give yourself a breath or two to just steep.

How to Be Positive and Realistic, at the Same Time

Tom Fox | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Kathy Cramer is a psychologist and leadership consultant who specializes in helping leaders and their teams make small shifts in thinking to produce l...

Meredith Lost 75 Pounds: 'I Never Let Weight Loss Take Over My Life'

Posted 04.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series! Name: M...

Looking for "The Answer"? It's Already in Your Head

Dianne Collins | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dianne Collins

Are you able to think beyond your own personal beliefs, assumptions, ideas, situation or point of view?

Unexpected Moments

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 06.22.2014 | Good News
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

We all know that life is not a destination, but a journey -- why not live it as such?

"Just Breathe Into the Terror" -- Toward an Alternative Brand of Positve

Carol Smaldino | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

I have already pondered the trouble with a great deal of "positive thinking" and "positive psychology". Thinking on the bright side, making lemons out of lemonade, "making it a wonderful day" can actually be so negative and even cruel to someone who is suffering on any level.

A Lesson in Perspective from a Boy Named Daniel

Kevin K. Wong | Posted 06.21.2014 | Hawaii
Kevin K. Wong

The Spike and Serve U13 team won their first tournament on Sunday. They played fearlessly. They battled with so much heart. They displayed a new perspective, inspired by a boy named Daniel.

The Gift My Parents Gave Me After They Divorced

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 06.21.2014 | Divorce
Dr. Tian Dayton

My parents, though they were filled with their own, very apparent pain, continued to speak respectfully of each other to me. They did not run each other down, understanding that if they did, they would be running down not only each other, but my ideals and dreams of love as well.

How Good Do You Want to Be?

Max Benavidez | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Max Benavidez

I recently picked up a copy of Paul Arden's 2003 book, It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be. I've heard of this book and seen quote...

5 Mind Hacks To Better Manage Your Attitude

Vee Somphon | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Vee Somphon

Looking back, I can better appreciate the incredible amount of grace my parents have shown. While it may not have mattered to me as a child, the complete lack of privacy and the inability to dictate their own comings and goings must have posed real challenges for my parents.

Problems Or Challenges: Which Do You Have?

Donna Labermeier | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

This is how I choose to see the bumps in life. Challenges are golden opportunities to uncover other layers of the self, shedding light on those areas that need healing. They take us to a higher level of our existence, allowing us to raise our consciousness and seek balance, remaining centered in the face of adversity.

5 Steps To Find Bliss When You're Busy

Emma Bathie | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Emma Bathie

If you can understand the power of feeling good right now, and not wait until you've lost the weight, found the guy or girl, or got the job, you hold the key to always being able to feel fulfilled, satisfied and joyful.

The Importance of Being Kind in an Unkind World

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 06.09.2014 | Good News
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

Perspective and how you choose to view the world around you are, in fact, a choice. I encourage you to always choose to focus on the abundant good that is all around you.

Setbacks: Turning the Negative Into a Positive

Lauren Galley | Posted 06.09.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

What truly matters is how you choose to handle these setbacks. By focusing on positivity and recognizing that those who you trust the most may disappoint you at some point, you may move on and learn from these life lessons.

Mickey Rooney, An Unusual Role Model!

David Kanegis | Posted 06.08.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

We lost a great actor yesterday. Along with this loss there is much we can learn.