Emotional and Mental Health

Mental and emotional health rank just as high as physical health when it comes to your overall well-being. Whether you have a diagnosed mental health concern like depression or anxiety, or are curious about how to improve your emotional life, investing in robust emotional health is a worthy and important priority.
Moods and emotions

3 Ways Moods and Emotions Are Different

Understanding what distinguishes these two aspects of inner life can help us cultivate healthy, positive habits.

Talking about emotions

4 Positive Ways to Manage Your Feelings

Emotional agility is the key to authentic positivity.

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Ty'Ann Brown offers spiritual remedies for anxiety

3 Bible-Based Tips for Coping with Anxiety

Ty'Ann Brown shares a trio of spiritual remedies for those dealing with anxiety.

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Self care

3 Positive Ways to Mother Yourself

Mother’s Day is about celebrating the idea of love, support and nurturance. What would it look like to turn those qualities back in on yourself?

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Seniors sitting at a coffee table

This Alzheimer's Memory Cafe Is Giving Caregivers a Break

Amy's Place is the first free-standing Memory Cafe in the U.S. and its goal is simple: to give caregivers a little TLC. 

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How to avoid feeling lonely

The Importance of Combating Loneliness

Loneliness is being called an “epidemic.” Here’s why—and how—to prioritize your social life.

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Learning to say "no" in a positive way

Positive Reading List: 'The Book of No'

Being able to say “no” with authenticity, confidence and heart is a skill worth cultivating.

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President Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln: A Courage Born of Depression

Abraham Lincoln knew great loss and deep sorrow throughout his life, and it may be that his lifelong melancholia gave him the strength to handle the crises of his years as president.

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The Psychological Benefits of Baking for Others

The Psychological Benefits of Baking for Others

Making your favorite desserts just got sweeter.

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Dancer, singer and actress Ann Reinking

How Ann Reinking Helped Her Son with Marfan Syndrome Feel Accepted

As a child, dancer, singer and actress Ann Reinking found comfort and inspiration at church, but would her new congregation in New York City be willing to accept her son for who he was?

Why happy people aren't happy all the time

Why Happy People Aren’t Happy All the Time

Psychologists say emotional flexibility is a key to living an authentically positive life.

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Relaxing at Christmas

5 Self-Care Tips for a Positive Christmas

As Christmas draws near, it’s more important than ever to nurture your positive spirit with these techniques.

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Friends having tea

The Real Joy of Being Together

No matter its size, our community is the source of true, lasting happiness.

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Christmas music while shopping

How to Stay on the Positive Side of Holiday Music

Avoid the musical pitfalls psychologists warn can sabotage our holiday cheer.

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