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.
On the Journey: Rick Hamlin Gives Us a Tour of the Cloisters

On the Journey: Rick Hamlin Gives Us a Tour of the Cloisters

Guideposts Senior Editor Rick Hamlin takes us around the Cloisters in Upper Manhattan.

The healing power of hugs

Can Hugs Make You Happier?

A group of scientists is looking at this question—you may like what they’re finding.

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Joshua Becker

7 Decluttering Tips from Joshua Becker

The ‘Becoming Minimalist’ blogger shares super practical ways to declutter your home and improve your mental health in the process.

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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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Myquillyn Smith Shares Her Best Decluttering Tips

The blogger and decorating expert opens up about her journey to minimalism and how to declutter your home.

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Blowing in the wind.

3 Ways to Stand Strong When Storms of Life Attack

A new perspective on how to navigate winds of change. 

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Friendship

3 Ingredients of a Positive Friendship

Cultivating just a few positive relationships can be a source of joy, support and satisfaction throughout your life.

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Camping in the rain

When ‘No’ Is The Most Positive Answer

Sometimes saying “yes” to your own happiness means saying “no” to something else.

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Calm

How to Choose Calm

Considering that this little word is both a feeling and an action gives you two ways into a peaceful day.

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Positive things about being an introvert

4 Positive Things About Being an Introvert

Just because you value privacy and solitude doesn’t mean you aren’t living your most positive life.

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3 Healthy Summer Social Media Habits

Don’t let jealousy or fear-of-missing-out sabotage your season.

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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.

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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?

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Talking about emotions

4 Positive Ways to Manage Your Feelings

Emotional agility is the key to authentic positivity.

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