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.

Friends making up

Why Seeking Forgiveness Is So Important

We may not always get it, but it’s worth asking for.

Take a positive risk

Post Pandemic: How to Take Risks in a Positive Way

Positive risks are those that do not endanger our safety but urge us to step outside of our comfort zones.

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Author and speaker Jon Gordon; photo courtesy Jon Gordon

Positive Thinker: Jon Gordon, Author, Speaker and Dad

The best-selling author on combatting negative thoughts, his daily “thank you” walk and more.   

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Happy aging

4 ‘Pillars of Happiness’ for Older Adults

New research points to these factors that predict joy and peace in an older adult’s daily life.

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Positive thinking

Boost Your Positive Thinking with ‘Thought Chains’

Consistency is the key ingredient in an authentically positive outlook.

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Gardening tips for tomatoes

How to Keep Your Tomato Plants—and Your Summer Mood—Fruitful

Holding back growth is, ironically, sometimes the best way to get more from your life.

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Gapstow Bridge in Central Park

How God’s Blessings Are Like a Flawless Summer Day

Bad weather may come, but good is sure to follow.

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Herb bouquet

How to Make an Edible Bouquet from Your Herb Garden

Beautiful, fragrant and delicious, this herbal arrangement is so much more than decor.

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Pandemic routines

What Pandemic Routines Do You Want to Keep?

As your life gets back to normal, how to hang on to good habits you may have formed over the past year.

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Eating a hamburger

How to Make Your Next Burger Your Best Burger

This sizzling classic can bring pleasant surprises to your summer table.

Actor and singer Dennis Day

Guideposts Classics: Dennis Day on His Positive Approach to Life

In this story from September 1967, actor and singer Dennis Day reveals the two words that gave him his big break in show business.

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Remembering your dreams

How Your Dreams Can Help You Sleep

When you surface from a dream in the middle of the night, here are ways to re-enter that mysterious state.

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Relaxing at home

4 Ways Your Home Can Bring More Peace and Happiness

Research connects feelings of safety and rest at home with lower levels of stress hormones when out in the world.

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Grieving

Honoring the Process of Grief and Loss

Notes on Grief—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s slim, profound book—paints a vivid picture of losing a beloved family member.

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