Positive Living

Positive living is a skill that anyone can learn at any time. Putting your emotional health first is the first step in cultivating an open, upbeat outlook toward every new day. Try to let positive living tips shape your attitude, and watch the world become a more beautiful place, day by day.

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7 Easy Ways to Deal with Difficult People

Know your triggers, focus on the facts and other tips to help you keep calm and carry on.

Celebrating fall

3 Positive Ways to Greet the Autumn

Fall is a season to welcome gratitude for the chance to slow down and cool off.

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A singing bird

Need a Happiness Boost? Listen for the Birds

Hearing birdsong is a reminder that we’re not alone in the great outdoors—or in life.

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Managing regret

3 Ways to Free Yourself of Regret

It’s a painful but common emotion that can be managed in a healthy way to fuel your positive thinking.

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Eugene Cernan salutes the flag on the lunar surface with inspirational quotes from NASA Astronauts

10 Inspiring Quotes from NASA Astronauts

Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Mae Jemison, Sally Ride, Buzz Aldrin and more on the wonder of space exploration. 

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Emily Marszalek and her fiance, Nick; photo by J. Craig Sweat

5 Tips for a Major Attitude Adjustment

Give thanks, surround yourself with Scripture and other ways to see the glass as half full.

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Holly Lebowitz Rossi

Breathe Easy with a Relaxing, Chest-Opening Stretch

Drape your body over a rolled blanket and give your stress a way out of your body today.

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Taking a social media break

The Surprising Spiritual Benefit of a Social Media Vacation

Taking a step back from social media—and being more mindful with it—helped me feel hopeful. 

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Want to Stop Procrastinating? Try Lowering Your Stress Level

New research connects a troublesome habit with emotional stress.

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Jeremy Lin; Photo by NBAE/Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images

Positive Thinker: Jeremy Lin, Professional Basketball Player

The Taiwanese-American hoops star shares his favorite Bible verse, his real-life hero and his reaction to a new documentary about his sudden 2012 ascent with the New York Knicks.

Friends in the garden

A Great Way to Share Your Garden with Others

Inviting a neighbor into your growing space is a beautiful, sacred experience.

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Keeping a gratitude journal

How Keeping a Gratitude Journal Can Make a Difference in Your Life

The power of giving thanks on a daily basis can bring you closer to God.

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Woman smiling out a car window regaining childlike wonder as an adult

5 Ways to Regain Your Childlike Wonder as an Adult

Learn simple steps to reconnect with this vital part of our spiritual lives. 

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Virginia Creeper

A Way to Find Spiritual Joy in the Garden

Pulling out what doesn’t belong is a gratifying workout—and a gift to the native flora in your area.

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Back to school for adults

4 Ways You Can Capture That Back-to-School Excitement

Even if you’d be in 55th grade, it’s a time of year to embrace new learning and new challenges.

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Barbara Eden; photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images

Barbara Eden: 14 Things to Know

She’s best known for playing a 2,000-year-old genie, but Barbara Eden, who celebrated her 91st birthday on August 23, 2022, has enjoyed a rich and varied career—and she’s still going strong!

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