Happiness

Power of casual friendships
Living Longer, Living Better

The Surprising Positive Impact of Casual Friendships

How taking the time to cultivate “weak ties” can open doors to new sources of happiness.

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An older man in a wheelchair happily plays with his Labrador.
Caregiver Stress

Taking Care of a Pet for a Loved One Has Hidden Benefits

Helping an older adult care for a pet may boost your own sense of well-being.

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Eric (left) and his friend of four decades, Ken
Living Longer, Living Better

Why He Couldn't Let This Friendship Slip Away

After retiring and losing his wife to cancer, Eric realized why his friendship with Ken mattered so much.

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Go slow
Positive Living

Why It Pays to Slow Down

Paying attention to the way you move through life helps bring peace and focus to your everyday.

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Positive rainy day
Positive Thinking

An Authentically Positive Perspective on Rainy Days

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s words invite us to find peace even when things aren’t going our way.

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Prayers for spring
How to Pray

4 New Prayers for Spring

How to welcome the season of renewed hope and lifted spirits.

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6 Ways to Bring Laughter to Your Loved One
Everyday Coping for Caregivers

6 Ways to Bring Laughter to Your Loved One

People with Alzheimer’s often respond to humor

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Sharing a Positive Milestone
Positive Living

Sharing a Positive Milestone

My blog, A Positive Path, has been at Guideposts for two years, and I’m celebrating every uplifting word we’ve shared.

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Carmindy
Emotional and Mental Health

Carmindy Shares Her Thoughts on Inner Beauty

TLC's Carmindy talks about how she's changed over the years.

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Positive things about being an introvert
Emotional and Mental Health

4 Positive Things About Being an Introvert

Just because you value privacy and solitude doesn’t mean you aren’t living your most positive life.

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