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.

Meeting new people

How to Learn to Enjoy Change

Ideas for turning even the toughest transition into a positive experience. 

Creative uses for plastic bags

A Fun, Easy Craft that Will Reduce Your Plastic Bag Use

Making “plarn” or plastic yarn can transform an environmental mess into useful, beautiful things.

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Cindy Abel

How ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’ Shaped One Family’s Future

Cindy Abel shares the impact Dr. Norman Vincent Peale had on her father—and their entire family.

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How to stop overthinking things

3 Easy Ways to Get Overthinking Under Control

Try these techniques for slowing your ruminating mind.

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Measuring a milestone moment by moment

Understanding Life a Minute at a Time

Milestones are made up of moments. Focusing on the big picture can help us parse its enormity.

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A woman using her phone happily.

How the 'Power of Positive Thinking' App Can Help

Listen to Dr. Norman Vincent Peale's most popular sermons on hope and prayer.

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How to have a positive week

How to Set a Positive Weekly Schedule

Launch the new year by setting up a weekday routine that will keep you feeling optimistic and upbeat.

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The official Rose Parade float appears at the 128th Tournament Of Roses Parade Presented By Honda on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California.

The Best Word to Start Your New Year

It was the Rose Parade in Pasadena in 1984, and my Dad came up with the perfect theme.

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Hope for the new year

How to End a Tough Year on a Positive Note

Turning the page to a new year means reflecting on the past and looking forward to the future. 

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How to be authentically compassionate

How to Recognize and Avoid ‘Toxic Positivity’

Three tips for ditching false optimism and embracing true positivity. 

Calm after the holidays

How to Enjoy the Calm After the Holidays

Even if your holidays were more “flurry” than “storm,” take the new year up on its offer of a moment to reflect, refresh and relax.

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Venting with a friend

3 Healthy Ways to Vent Your Stress

Denying your challenging emotions won’t help you move forward. Venting in healthy ways will.

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6 Easy Ways to Conquer Holiday Stress

The most wonderful time of the year can also be the most stressful. Here’s how to overcome that.

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Winter walk

The Quiet Beauty of Nature in Winter

Just because the weather has turned cold doesn’t mean nature isn’t still filled with inspiring lessons.

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