Positive Living

Positive living is a skill that anyone can learn at any time. Putting your emotional health first is the first step in cultivating an open, upbeat outlook toward every new day. Try to let positive living tips shape your attitude, and watch the world become a more beautiful place, day by day.

Energy from music

How Music Offers a Positive Surge of Inspiration and Creativity

Whether you are listening to it or making it, you’ll immediately find more joy and energy.

Write a letter

The Unexpected Pleasure of Writing a Note by Hand

Handwriting can feel like a lost art in our tech-heavy times. But putting pen to paper has positive and pleasurable benefits.

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Greeting the day

3 Positive Ways to Greet the Day (and Yourself) in the Morning

If you’re not a cheerful early riser, that’s fine. But here are some tips for improving your outlook at the start of each day.

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Guideposts blogger Holly Lebowitz Rossi

A Positive Path with Holly Lebowitz Rossi: Tips for Greeting the Morning

The Guideposts blogger, who admits to not being a morning person, offers some ideas for starting your day in a positive, self-affirming fashion.

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Edward and Gracie

Could Kindness Be the Next Pandemic?

Exploring the possibility of a lasting blessing from a tragic year.

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Spring wreath

3 Fun, Easy Ways to Decorate Your Front Door for Spring

A little color brings a fresh new look to your home.

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How gardening helps mental health

How Gardening Is Good for Your Mental Health

The Well-Gardened Mind: The Restorative Power of Nature is a beautiful, deeply researched book about finding emotional wellness in the act of growing things.

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A woman uses a watering can to care for her plants; Getty Images

5 Tips for Keeping Healthy House Plants When You Don’t Have a Green Thumb

I killed every plant I ever owned. But after making a few simple changes, my indoor garden is thriving.

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Positive thinker

Can You Train Your Brain to Combat the ‘Negativity Bias’?

The cumulative impact of a 20-second visualization is something we all have time for.

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Facing a challenge

Inspiring Words to Help You Work Through a Challenge

If you don’t know where to start or how to keep going, these tips will help.

Ocean in winter

Overwhelmed with Gratitude and Peace on a Cold Winter’s Day

Taking in the rush and crash of ocean waves reminds us that nature is never frozen but always a living force.

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Blessings of time

The Unexpected Blessings of Internet Interruptus

So what if your Wi-Fi (or satellite) connection is down? Here are the joys beyond life online.

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A good cry

Why It’s Healthy to Have a Good Cry

Research supports crying as a release from stress and a path to feeling lighter.

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Mental health

Why We Should Make Our Mental Health a Top Priority

Everyone—everyone—is having a hard time during the pandemic. Let’s take that as permission to focus on what nurtures our emotional well-being.

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