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Positivity

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 10.15.2014 | 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 10.14.2014 | 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 10.13.2014 | 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 09.30.2014 | 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 09.25.2014 | 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 09.24.2014 | 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.

Defining How to Have It All

Jessica Kline | Posted 09.30.2014 | 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 09.24.2014 | 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 09.22.2014 | 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 09.14.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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.