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.

Fall garden

The Positive Power of ‘Next Year’ in the Fall Garden

Putting the garden to bed for winter is a surprisingly satisfying job, if we remember that "to everything there is a season."

4 Reminders to Keep Your Positive Thinking Honest

4 Reminders to Keep Your Positive Thinking Honest

There aren’t many downsides to seeing the positive side of life—but experts caution against falling into a few traps.

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How to communicate better

Positive Reading List: The Art and Science of Communicating

In addition to his acting career, Alan Alda studies and writes about how we can listen better, connect more and learn from each other.

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Dealing with change

How to Deal with Change

Remember there is one constant when all about you is in flux.

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Staying positive and facing obstacles.

Positive Reading List: ‘Rethinking Positive Thinking’

This psychologist’s research shows that staying motivated to be your best self requires both positive thinking and an honest assessment of obstacles.

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Bible verses about manners

Bible Verses to Help You Mind Your Manners

A thankful heart and a respectful manner make life better for everyone.

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Crocheting

The Art (and Craft) of Community-Building

Being part of a public art project reminds me of how connected we are when we work together to create something.

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Mitch calls his mother-in-law, Terri, “a miracle of faith and positive thinking.

Mitch Horowitz's Surprising Inspiration

When the popular author of books about positive thinking met his mother-in-law, he couldn't have guessed how she'd influence his life—and work.

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Sharing a peach with a squirrel

Letting the Squirrels Have Their Fill

The critters who raided my fruit trees got on my nerves…until I remembered that we’re all just hungry mammals in search of some sweetness.

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Giving

How Being Generous Helps Your Brain

Between hurricanes and earthquakes, the opportunities to be generous with time and money have been plentiful lately. New research offers a surprising reason to give.

How your work makes a difference

3 Questions to Celebrate Labor Day with Purpose

Wise words from Martin Luther King Jr. resonate with today’s pursuit of positive and meaningful work.

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Back to school at any age.

A Back-to-School Mindset Is Positive at Any Age

No matter how long it’s been since you cracked a schoolbook, the crisp September air can become an energizing moment in your year.

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The goodness of people

A Glimmer of Goodness

Simple, quick and meaningful gestures of goodwill toward others

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How to let go of past mistakes

5 Bible Verses to Help You Let Go of Past Mistakes

Beating yourself up over something you did? Stop. And move forward to embrace God’s fresh offerings.

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