Positive Living

Energy from music

How Music Offers a Positive Surge of Inspiration and Creativity

Whether you are listening to it or making it, you’ll immediately find more joy and energy.

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Facing a challenge

Inspiring Words to Help You Work Through a Challenge

If you don’t know where to start or how to keep going, these tips will help.

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Write a letter

The Unexpected Pleasure of Writing a Note by Hand

Handwriting can feel like a lost art in our tech-heavy times. But putting pen to paper has positive and pleasurable benefits.

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Greeting the day

3 Positive Ways to Greet the Day (and Yourself) in the Morning

If you’re not a cheerful early riser, that’s fine. But here are some tips for improving your outlook at the start of each day.

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Guideposts blogger Holly Lebowitz Rossi

A Positive Path with Holly Lebowitz Rossi: Tips for Greeting the Morning

The Guideposts blogger, who admits to not being a morning person, offers some ideas for starting your day in a positive, self-affirming fashion.

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Edward and Gracie

Could Kindness Be the Next Pandemic?

Exploring the possibility of a lasting blessing from a tragic year.

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Spring wreath

3 Fun, Easy Ways to Decorate Your Front Door for Spring

A little color brings a fresh new look to your home.

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How gardening helps mental health

How Gardening Is Good for Your Mental Health

The Well-Gardened Mind: The Restorative Power of Nature is a beautiful, deeply researched book about finding emotional wellness in the act of growing things.

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A woman uses a watering can to care for her plants; Getty Images

5 Tips for Keeping Healthy House Plants When You Don’t Have a Green Thumb

I killed every plant I ever owned. But after making a few simple changes, my indoor garden is thriving.

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Positive thinker

Can You Train Your Brain to Combat the ‘Negativity Bias’?

The cumulative impact of a 20-second visualization is something we all have time for.

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Ocean in winter

Overwhelmed with Gratitude and Peace on a Cold Winter’s Day

Taking in the rush and crash of ocean waves reminds us that nature is never frozen but always a living force.

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Blessings of time

The Unexpected Blessings of Internet Interruptus

So what if your Wi-Fi (or satellite) connection is down? Here are the joys beyond life online.

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