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Positivity

8 Happiness Lessons I Learned From Writing About Happiness

Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Holmes

When all else fails, dance it out. Or sing it out, craft it out or run it out. Just do something healthy and constructive to boost your mood when you're down. Letting out bad energy opens up space for good vibes to come in. And who doesn't want to dance around to the boy bands of yesteryear every so often, anyway?

The Incredible Power of Your Support System

Carissa Lada | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Carissa Lada

We've all heard the saying, "You are what you eat." I have an alternative take on this phrase for you: You are what you surround yourself with. Have you ever stopped to consider how much influence your friends and family have on your attitude and outlook on life?

Modern Manners

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Being mindful of our surroundings and appreciating the beauty around us, cleaning up our messes and someone else's are ways to show our respect for the world we live in.

Defining How to Have It All

Jessica Kline | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica Kline

Start with keeping close everything that brings positivity into your life and push out what does not. By simply doing that, you're going to realize what in your life makes you most happy -- isn't that what having it all means? Depends how you define it.

This Dog Helped His Owner Through Testicular Cancer

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living

After being diagnosed with testicular cancer, one man found support in an unlikely place. Thomas Cantley joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarr...

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?

7 Ways To Practice Positivity And Optimism Every Day

Faisal Hoque | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Positive and optimistic people lead themselves by constantly finding encouragement within their soul. The more you give out positively, the more you get back. Here are my seven essential mantras that I find helpful to keep myself on a positive track.

4 Easy Ways To Start Your Day On The Right Foot

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Marcus Aurelius once wrote, "When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive -- to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to...

How To 'Work Out' Your Heart: A Guide To Building Emotional Strength

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sahaj Kohli

It's time to be intentional and make working out your heart as important as working out your body, not just for the health benefits but also to be your best self and contribute to a better world.

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...

5 Ways To Get More Out Of Every Day

Susie Moore | Posted 07.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

What do you do with your time? Are you prolific in your passions or are you poignant in your excuses? In life we either have one of two things -- results or excuses. And excuses mean nothing. No one cares! You don't even care, if you are honest with yourself.

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.

Why Men Should Wholeheartedly Embrace Baldness

Dan Levitz | Posted 09.01.2014 | Fifty
Dan Levitz

I'm pretty bald and I like it. I would never have said that twenty years ago when the shocking exodus of follicles began: unrelenting, unsentimental and with a cold hasty finality.

Support Your Immune System in 6 Easy Steps

Melissa Nordin | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

The summer months are filled with warm days and plenty of sunshine. However, even in the warmer climate, we are prone to infections and fatigue. Kick start your summer today with simple tips to improve your life and well-being.

The 5 Things to Do When Sh*t Hits the Fan

Kara Kamenec | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Kara Kamenec

A month ago I was on cloud nine, and then it happened. Like God punishing me for only he knows what, piece after piece of my life started to shatter. ...

Pharrell Williams' Secret to Happiness

Jason Powers | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Powers

Our forefathers didn't need today's science to tell them how essential happiness is to the human condition when they guaranteed the right to purse it alongside the rights to life and liberty. So if just listening to music can lift one's mood, "Happy" as a state of being has enormous utility.

27 Lessons I've Learned Before My 27th Birthday

Amelia Shroyer | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Amelia Shroyer

Times of heartbreak and hardship come and go, and even at your lowest low, there is always a bright side. A little patience and a lot of self-love go a long way. Red wine and dark chocolate don't hurt either.

We're All in Recovery -- Here's Why

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.17.2014 | Women
Sahaj Kohli

Recovery takes many forms and has many causes, but the common denominator is realizing the need for change. It's the most powerful and human ability -- the ability to be aware, to choose, to change, to recover (and repeat). It's essentially the will to grow every day.

7 Easy Ways To Make Someone's Bad Day Instantly Better

The Hufffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living

We all have those days. You know the ones: You spill your coffee, you lose a work file, you just barely miss your train. And just when you think, "Can...

Successful Aging, Fortunately, Is Largely Subjective

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 08.12.2014 | Fifty
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

Aging, even though it typically involves declines in health and functioning, is not an enemy of well-being.

6 Stories That Could Be Sabotaging Your Career (and Life)

Chris Deaver | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Deaver

Now's the time to change the stories that could be sabotaging you. It may seem unexpected or inconvenient, but the more you power others with your kindness, authenticity and inspiration, the more you'll be powered to accomplish your dreams.

How Cancer Taught Me to Face My Fear

Melissa Garvey | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Garvey

In the end it really came down to acceptance. Accepting what I couldn't change, taking the situation for what it was and maybe even trying to learn something from it, and freeing myself to put my energy into things I actually could control: being positive, being grateful for the good in my life, and appreciating the love that was all around me.

8 Ways to Let Your Irresistible Light Shine Through

Mari Lyles | Posted 08.09.2014 | Women
Mari Lyles

The age old adage, you're as beautiful [irresistible, wonderful, whatever] as you think you are, certainly applies. I've gone through eight well-earned lessons that are applicable to any woman seeking to be an irresistible supernova.

Do I Look Like a Princess?

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Melissa DeCastro

The word "princess" has evolved in the past few years. Characters are now depicted as capable and kind. There is a relatable, qualitative substance. They are less ethereal and more capable. The princesses of today are depicted with a breath of vibrant life as well as a happy ending.

The Art of the Pivot

Karen Talavera | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

When we want something, why is it so easy to actually drive it away instead of nurturing it into reality? Attracting anything into being involves thr...