Life Advice

We rarely need meaningful life advice more than when we are coping with grief, but we can benefit from advice at many times in our lives. Tips on how to manage stress or be your best self can reignite your life purpose, from refreshing your work life to improving relationships to fostering confidence and self-esteem.

A family chats online with loved ones on Thanksgiving

9 Fun and Creative Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving During Quarantine

Your family can stay safe and social-distance, while still enjoying the holidays.

Erik Pauze with 2019 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree; Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tishman Speyer

The Man Who Picks Out the Rockefeller Center Tree

Ever wondered who finds the towering tree that stands in NYC’s Rockefeller Center every Christmas? Meet Eric Pauze...

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Inner rewards

How to Focus on Positive, Intrinsic Rewards

External rewards (like a brownie!) don’t always meet the moment when you are building a positive life from within.

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A woman making a heart with her hands; Shutterstock

Trailblazing Female Chaplain on Overcoming Fear and Finding Gratitude in Tough Times

Karen Diefendorf reflects on her career as female chaplain in the army, Tyson Foods and beyond.

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Resist pressure to be positive

How to Manage the Pressure to Be Positive

Being honest about what’s hard for you will help you be authentic when you are genuinely joyful.

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The power of humor

How Humor Makes a Positive Difference, Especially Now

Lean on your funny bone, and you’ll learn that it’s actually your superpower.

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Illustration by Dàlia Adillon

The Perfect Christmas Memory of Her Late Father

A heaven-sent dream comforted her on the first Christmas without her dad.

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Robert Young; photo by David Scott Smith

The Great Spirit Moved Him to Help House the Nation's Elders

In this story from 2004, a man’s life was changed by a newspaper headline: “Native American Elders Freeze to Death”

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Get real and be happy

How Being a Realist Can Make You Happy

Researchers have found that realism is the approach that brings the most lasting, long-term happiness.

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Overcoming negativity bias

How to Overcome the ‘Negativity Bias’

You’re not stuck in a half-empty glass if you recognize and work with your most challenging impulses.

Autumn forest

A Love-Filled Moment at the Anniversary of a Death

A year after my father died, I feel myself shifting into a new relationship with grief.

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A woman working from her home office.

Create a Peaceful Home Office

Declutter, add some plants, choose ample lighting and other ways to be productive while working at home.

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An online book club.

9 Ways to Support Your Community During Tough Times

Shop locally, volunteer, buy gift cards and other ways to connect with those around you during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Feeling self-compassion

4 Compassionate Ways to Ease Up on Yourself

Practice self-kindness and give yourself space to get through hard times with these simple tips.

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