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.
How to answer "how are you?"

3 Authentically Positive Answers to the Question, ‘How Are You?’

Your response to this everyday greeting can be a moment of honest self-reflection.

Picnic on the beach

Why a Simple Sandwich Tastes Better at the Beach

With minimal effort, dining alfresco offers health benefits from stress reduction to boosted immunity—and a renewed focus on food.

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the importance of relaxing

The Pleasure and Power of Doing Nothing at All

Summertime is the ideal season to embrace the notion that “being” can sometimes outrank “doing” as a top activity.

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A joyful woman relaxing in tall grass.

3 Ways to Cultivate Joy as a Perfectionist

Implement these tips into your daily life for a more delightful relationship with God.

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How Norman Vincent Peale Inspired the New Book from Bobby Schuller

Pastor Bobby Schuller’s Change Your Thoughts, Change Your World was influenced by Norman Vincent Peale’s legacy of positive thinking.  

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Relaxing outside

Why Getting Outside Is a Natural Stress Reliever

New research shows that just 20 minutes outdoors goes a long way toward lowering a damaging stress hormone.

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Too much empathy?

Is It Possible to Be Too Empathetic?

Caring about others is kind and right. But to stay on the healthy side of this emotion, apply some perspective.

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Describe your stress

What Are You Getting Out of Your Stress?

Redefining your stress level may help you let go of negative patterns.

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Decluttering the house

Why Decluttering Now Will Help Your Family Later

A Swedish clutter-clearing exercise puts your life—and possessions—in perspective.

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Gardening and a long life

How Gardening Can Help You Live Longer

Studies reveal the connection between gardening and longevity.

Power of casual friendships

The Surprising Positive Impact of Casual Friendships

How taking the time to cultivate “weak ties” can open doors to new sources of happiness.

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Simple celebrations for Father's Day

3 Simple Celebrations for Father's Day

Meaningful ways to thank the father or father figure in your life—without breaking the bank.

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When you miss someone

3 Healthy Ways to Miss Someone

When a loved one is away, let their absence make your heart grow fonder.

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Spark Creativity

7 Powerful Ways to Spark Creativity

These simple practices will help you get out of your own way and fulfill your artistic dreams.

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