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.
A woman in her home feeling a sense of gratitude.

How to Practice Gratitude When You’re in a Bad Place

Experiencing fear and pain, shouldn't deprive you of being appreciative and feeling joy, too.

Adjusting to life changes

How to Adjust to Big Life Changes

Feeling comfortable in a new reality takes time—give yourself the gift of letting things settle on their own schedule.

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Loss at Thanksgiving

4 Ways to Cope with Grief During the Holidays

The holiday season can be emotional when you’re grieving. Try these tips for being kind to yourself and finding moments of joy amidst the sorrow.

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Three Steps to Turn Grumbles into Gratitude

Best-selling Author Tricia Goyer shares what she learned when she challenged her family to stop complaining.

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Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers in 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood'

‘Be a Neighbor’ Campaign Honors Fred Rogers’ Legacy

Celebrate the release of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood with an act of service.  

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Veterans Day anniversary

Veterans Day: A Time for Gratitude

My husband returned home from a yearlong deployment 15 years ago. On Veterans Day, I’m especially aware of how lucky we are.

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5 Digital Decluttering Tips from a Planning Expert

5 Digital Decluttering Tips from a Planning Expert

Emily Ley, creator of the Simplified planner, shares how getting intentional with technology can bring you peace of mind. 

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Frugal lifestyle

3 Positive Aspects of Living Frugally

Whether your thriftiness is by choice or necessity, watching your spending can help you feel invested in your best life. 

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Praying for a fresh start

How to Pray for a Fresh Start After a Setback

There is positive energy in prayer that can help us move on to a new and better chapter in our lives.

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Writing in a gratitude journey

In a Bad Mood? This Really Helps

A regular gratitude practice can kick a serious case of grumpiness to the curb.

Positive thinking and better sleep

Can Positive Thinking Help You Sleep Better?

New research suggests that optimism leads to better sleep, which carries a whole host of health benefits.

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Nationals win the World Series

A World Series Win in a Season of Loss

The Washington Nationals’ historic victory is bittersweet for anyone who is, like me, grieving a fan.

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Stargazing

3 Powerful Benefits of Gazing at the Stars

Consider these three reasons to turn your gaze upward for an eyeful of inspiration.

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Myquillyn Smith in her cozy home.

Myquillyn Smith: Less Can Be More with Christmas Decorating

This decorator wants you to free yourself of your Christmas clutter and focus on what is truly important this holiday season.

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