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Succulent plants

4 Things Succulent Plants Can Teach You About Life

Caring for these beautifully mysterious plants invites us to tune in to our own strength and power.

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Curly hair

How to Love Your Curly Hair—Even in Summer

Humidity, chlorine and salt—don’t let these aspects of summer fun defeat your love for your curly hair.

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When something bad happens

How to Cope When a ‘What If…’ Actually Happens

Keep your emotional toolbox handy to keep yourself calm and clear when the unexpected comes to pass.

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Happiness

2 Words to Avoid When Seeking Happiness

How to lean into joy that’s authentic, self-supporting and real.

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Katheryn Berlandi, granddaughter to Norman Vincent Peale; photo by Todd Plitt

Norman Vincent Peale's Granddaughter on His Lessons for Positive Living

Millions have learned life lessons from the writings of the Guideposts cofounder. She learned them at his knee.

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Enjoying nature

How Spending Time in Nature Can Help Your Finances

A new study reveals that being in natural spaces not only makes us feel good, it can lower our health care costs.

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Bear Grylls; photo by Ben Simms/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Positive Thinker: Bear Grylls, Host of 'Running Wild,' Author of 'Never Give Up'

The famed adventurer and television host on facing his fears, his remote vacation hideaway and his deep respect for teachers.

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Taking a weekly tech break

3 Reasons to Take a Weekly Tech Break

Just one day a week off your devices reaps emotional and physical benefits.

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What is an Ebenezer Stone?

During difficult times, let this Bible story remind you of God’s presence in your life.

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Enjoying summer weather

The Gift of a Suddenly Summer Day

An unexpected temperature swing can feel strange—and beautifully freeing.

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Organizing books

The Simple Pleasure of an Empty Bookshelf

This satisfying project can redefine your relationship with your books.

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Keeping a journal

Find the Most Positive, Helpful Journal for Your Personality

“Dear Diary” isn’t for everyone. Choose a journal that meets you where you are on your healing journey.

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Potting plants

The Freedom and Beauty of Re-Potting a Plant

Every living thing outgrows its surroundings sometimes. With gentle care, we can all open up to new light.

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Daffodils in the garden

A Neat Trick to Get the Most Out of Your Daffodil Bulbs

This easy technique keeps your spring beauties neat in the garden and healthy for next year. 

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