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Positivity

How I Turned A Traumatic Accident Into An Opportunity To Help

Madison Zavala | Posted 12.19.2014 | Good News
Madison Zavala

I was at school that day, so I wasn't part of the accident, and part of me has always felt some guilt about that. Thankfully, my family survived, but it was a traumatic time for all of us. After hearing about Kershaw's Challenge, I thought about how I could turn the accident into something positive and help other people in the process.

3 Secrets for Staying Positive Every Day

Yaniv Masjedi | Posted 12.16.2014 | Small Business
Yaniv Masjedi

Willie Nelson once said, "Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results." He is absolutely correct. I believe that businesspersons can maintain positive attitudes every day if they just follow my three simple secrets.

Kick Resistance in the Ass: 5 Things I Learned to Create My Legacy

Laura Aiisha | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

Standing up courageously in the face of fear, doubt, resistance, nerves and old limiting stories is by far one of the most dynamic and courageous human experiences I can think of.

5 Habits That Will Boost Your Happiness and Inner Peace

Elyse Gorman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

Set your soul free by adopting these five habits; they are the building blocks of happiness and greater inner peace.

Do You Like Who You See When You Look in the Mirror?

Alka Dhillon | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Alka Dhillon

You should acknowledge and greet your true self with open arms and embrace all aspects that you see -- the good, the bad and the ugly. It is only when we do this that we can begin any true transformation. Doing anything other than that, is just going through the motions and will not benefit you.

How to Be Grateful and Stay Grounded This Holiday Season

Osi Mizrahi | Posted 11.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Osi Mizrahi

Through all of these feelings, I realize how important it is to be grateful for the little things in life. During the holidays, even if you don't celebrate, you feel the excitement and tension in the air.

Happiness Can Be Learned

Cindy Tansin | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Tansin

To some degree, being happy was something I worked at, but I would have to call it a labor of love. In reality, I learned. I learned how to be happy. I learned how not to be unhappy, and I want to share that with you.

Learning to 'Get After It in Life' -- The Science and Art of Building Resiliency

Michael Gervais, Ph.D. | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Gervais, Ph.D.

There is much to learn from people who push limits, challenge conventional wisdom and are able to excel in moments that are packed with intensity. One...

12 Poisonous Thoughts That Are Sabotaging Your Life

Carol Morgan | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol Morgan

Most people aren't even aware of their negative thoughts. It's almost like they have just become a habit, so it seems normal to them. Here are 12 common toxic thoughts that you need to drop in order to have a better life:

How To Have A Great Morning (Even If You're Not A Morning Person)

Dr. Shamini Jain | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shamini Jain

Let's face it. Some of us just don't DO mornings. Our idea of a good morning is honestly, one where we can sleep in! But reality calls -- and for many working parents, mornings seem absolutely frenetic.

A Great Life Lesson Learned on a Very Bumpy Flight: Be Aware and Prepared

Katie Kempner | Posted 11.05.2014 | Women
Katie Kempner

Part of the beauty and the scary part of life is knowing that there are many things you can't be prepared for. You can never really be prepared to fall in love, to hold your child for the first time, to know true joy.

How to Tell If You're Self-Loathing and What to Do About It

Kayla Matthews | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Kayla Matthews

We may also use self-loathing thoughts as a way to protect ourselves against disappointment. For example, if you and a coworker are competing for the same promotion, you might tell yourself that she'll get it, just so you won't be as disappointed if she does.

Don't Let Anyone Rent Space in Your Head for Free

Alka Dhillon | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Alka Dhillon

Think back to a time when you went from a miserable state to a happy one. I am sure when you look back you will realize that shift did not happen because the situation changed. That shift happened because you consciously decided that you were tired of feeling that way.

Courting Life's Treasures Through Serendipity

Faisal Hoque | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Conversations about serendipity, synchronicity, and chance encounters are never ending and have been going on for hundreds of years. That's because most treasures in life come in accidental occurrences.

The Power of Positive Energy

David Kirsch | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kirsch

I am a very strong believer in the power of positive energy. I have seen -- both in my personal and professional life -- that your mind is the most p...

How to Stay Positive When You're Unemployed

Kayla Matthews | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Kayla Matthews

You are definitely more than just a job title. Focus on the aspects of who you are that you like the most and seek to fulfill them on a daily basis. You'll feel better about yourself and your situation, and maybe you'll even develop a healthier perspective about your identity than you had when you were working full time.

How to Harness the Power of 'What If'

Kayla Matthews | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Kayla Matthews

If you're always thinking about things that have already happened and wondering what could have been, you're cheating yourself out of a perfectly great life in the present. You can't be in two places at once and you can't live in the past while also enjoying the present.

The Positivity Breakthrough That Changed My View On Life

Kamrin Baker | Posted 11.24.2014 | Teen
Kamrin Baker

Not only is it important to motivate ourselves, but one another, in ways that have been seemingly unfathomable in the past. The simplicity of kind gestures and warm embraces can run the world almost as well as Beyoncé.

Is Your Glass Full of Bull?

Laura Berger | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

Maybe pessimism, stress, and fatigue are dominating your path -- and holding you back from the life you want to lead. The good news is that there is a way to shift your perception toward optimism. Here's how.

Today's Buddha Doodle - Lean Towards the Light

Molly Hahn | Posted 11.16.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Are Positive People Really Healthier?

Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living

By Amanda MacMillan for Men's Journal Perpetual optimists claim that their cheery dispositions bring them better health. It turns out that theory i...

6 Tricks To Becoming A More Positive Thinker

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living

"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." -- William Shakespeare When something goes horribly wrong, our emotions hardly fee...

8 Happiness Lessons I Learned From Writing About Happiness

Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.25.2014 | 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 10.22.2014 | 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 10.11.2014 | 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.