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.

Martin Luther King Jr. listening at a meeting of the SCLC staff at an Atlanta restaurant

How Martin Luther King, Jr., Found Redemptive Love Out of Anger

King’s legacy includes the full range of human emotions, and how they can be channeled into meaningful and positive change.

Embrace change

How to Make a Change in Your Life

It won’t be easy, and it may not be comfortable. But change can take you to where you want to be.

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7 Ways to Boost Your Positive Self-Talk This Year

What is positive self-talk and how can it improve your mood, relationships and overall confidence in 2021?

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How to Be Patient During the Vaccine Rollout

Six things to keep in mind as you cultivate patience and humility during this waiting period.

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Summer's first tomatoes

5 Things to Look Forward to in the New Year

January is a powerful time to remember that the year ahead will hold long sunny days, new movies and TV shows and summer’s first tomato!

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5 Guideposts Resources to Help You Start the New Year Right

Fill your 2021 with faith, hope, and prayer—and cute animals—with these inspiring planners and daily devotionals.

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Flexible new year

How to Bring Flexibility into the New Year

We know our hearts can bend, because they already have.

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New Year's resolutions

How to Make a Resolution After an Uncertain Year

Let the instability of the year that was strengthen your dedication to what comes next.

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Emerging from the Darkness of a Difficult Year

We are beginning to see our way out of a time of sickness and death.

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Grilled cheese sandwich

Yes! You Can Have Grilled Cheese for Dinner

New combinations to try for a quick, comforting, flavorful meal

Post-Holiday-Blues

An Expert Tells Us How to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues During a Pandemic

Feeling anxious, lonely, or depressed is normal during and after the holidays. Here are some things that might help. 

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3 Ways to Fight Pandemic Stress in the New Year

Taking care of yourself starts with noticing the stressors that are challenging you most.

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Reframing loneliness

Loneliness—How to Reframe It This Holiday Season

A book’s fresh, inspired take on “the loneliness epidemic” can help us find a sense of belonging.

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Alone at Christmas

How to Get Through a Lonely Christmas

Even in the absence of family gatherings this year, there’s still joy and wonder to be found.

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