Positive Living

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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A good cry

Why It’s Healthy to Have a Good Cry

Research supports crying as a release from stress and a path to feeling lighter.

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Mental health

Why We Should Make Our Mental Health a Top Priority

Everyone—everyone—is having a hard time during the pandemic. Let’s take that as permission to focus on what nurtures our emotional well-being.

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An artists's rendering of Jeannette and her mother; illustration by Eleni Kalorkoti

A Gratitude Journal Improved Her Outlook on Life

When she realized she’d inherited the family trait of complaining, she prayed for help in adjusting her attitude.

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Women's History Month

Step into Women’s History Month with Self-Love

Women’s history is all the more inspiring when it fuels our well-being in the here and now.

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How to thrive

3 Ways to Thrive, Not Just Survive, During Covid

Not everybody feels successful in the same ways. Find out what your best feels like, then take steps to get there.

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Pandemic stress and marriage

A Simple Tip to Ease Pandemic Stress in Your Marriage

You’ve been working—as well as living—under one roof for almost a year. Here’s some help!

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Holly Lebowitz Rossi, author of our 'A Positive Path' blog

A Positive Path with Holly Lebowitz Rossi

In this series of videos, the author of the Guideposts blog A Positive Path offers messages of positivity and hope during these challenging times.

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Being creative

Why Creativity Is So Important to Emotional Health

It’s a mindset that makes space in your life for focus, energy and joy.

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Couple budgeting

How to Have a Positive Relationship with Money

Whether you have enough or are facing financial hardship, new research offers insights about protecting your overall happiness.

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Living with depression

How to Help a Friend Living with Depression

The simple but powerful ways to walk with someone through their misery and mystery.

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