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The 'next normal'

How to Embrace ‘the Next Normal’

Change is a constant we can and should expect—and even embrace.

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Back to school

A Parent Powers Up Her Positive Thinking for Back-to-School Season

Stepping back into a new school year asks us to remember the lessons that sustain our authentically positive outlooks.

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Cheerful laughing woman on the beach (Getty Images)

10 Ways to Make the Most of the Last Days of Summer

From making a peach cobbler to reading a book, make every last warm day count with these fun activities. 

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Breaching whale

How Whales Can Help Us Be Better People

The ocean may be vast, but we’re all in it together.

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Small losses

Why No Loss Is Too Small to Grieve

Grief isn’t always tied to a big event. For a healthy outlook, there are small moments to be acknowledged as well.

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Positive notes

A Lesson in Positivity from a 12-Year-Old

A Michigan tween is brightening her community with simple, uplifting notes.

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Setting boundaries

Set Better Boundaries by Letting Go of Toxic Positivity

When we stop pretending we’re always ok, we can be clearer about what we have to offer ourselves and others.

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Cadillac Mountain

How I Found Healing by Returning to a Hard Place

A grieving process takes an authentically positive turn by retracing some steps where it all began.

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Friends making up

Why Seeking Forgiveness Is So Important

We may not always get it, but it’s worth asking for.

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Eating a hamburger

How to Make Your Next Burger Your Best Burger

This sizzling classic can bring pleasant surprises to your summer table.

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Take a positive risk

Post Pandemic: How to Take Risks in a Positive Way

Positive risks are those that do not endanger our safety but urge us to step outside of our comfort zones.

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Author and speaker Jon Gordon; photo courtesy Jon Gordon

Positive Thinker: Jon Gordon, Author, Speaker and Dad

The best-selling author on combatting negative thoughts, his daily “thank you” walk and more.   

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Happy aging

4 ‘Pillars of Happiness’ for Older Adults

New research points to these factors that predict joy and peace in an older adult’s daily life.

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Positive thinking

Boost Your Positive Thinking with ‘Thought Chains’

Consistency is the key ingredient in an authentically positive outlook.

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