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“The worst times can be the best if you think with positive energy.”  – Domenico Dolce Have you wondered what exactly is positive energy? According to Annie’s Hallmark, “Positive energy is the natural energy that supports life.  Ancients commonly referred to this energy as “chi” or “prana,” but today science refers to this as “vital force.” Feeling low or negative is a normal thing that happens with all of the ups and downs that life has to offer. It can…

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5 Kind Phrases That Can Inspire A Child

5 Kind Phrases That Can Inspire A Child

“Be mindful when it comes to your words. A string of some that don’t mean much to you may stick with someone else for a lifetime.” – Rachel Wolchin Adults, especially parents, have a huge impact on what kind of person a child will become. At a young age, a child will mimic a parent’s words and actions – in other words, their behavior. Words have an extremely powerful influence on children. Early in children’s lives, they are guided mostly…

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The Surprising Secret to Healthy Aging

The Surprising Secret to Healthy Aging

You probably know that exercise and diet are important when it comes to aging well. But there is something else you control that can help you along: a positive attitude. Research shows more and more that your approach to life may be just as important in making your “golden years” your best years. Aging: It’s in Your Mind Growing older brings with it some natural changes (think those creaky knees). But folks who see good years ahead and who don’t…

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5 Things To Give Up Right Now (Even If You Don’t Want To)

5 Things To Give Up Right Now (Even If You Don’t Want To)

“Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.” Ludwig van Beethoven Giving up anything we’ve come to embrace (consciously or not) as part of ourselves is often a tough endeavor. Compiling a list of things that each one of us “shouldn’t do” is hard too, by the way. But we digress. It is our sincere belief that giving up the 5 things on this list will lead to a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling…

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Life Is Wonderful vs. Life Is Woeful

Life Is Wonderful vs. Life Is Woeful

Reconciling the positive aspects of life with the terrible is challenging. In an era of incivility and aggression—an era of selfishness, greed and exploitation; with a wealth-poverty gap, political polarization, fundamentalist extremism, terrorism, fascist rhetoric, misogyny, gun violence, racism and anti-Semitism, war, and so much more—how can we possibly tolerate such terrible circumstances? On the other hand, in an era of exciting progress—scientific discoveries; magnificent art, writing and music; relative peace; international cooperation; feminist progress; philanthropy; exploration of the cosmos;…

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Optimism May Propel Women to a Longer Life

Optimism May Propel Women to a Longer Life

Upbeat outlook linked to lower risk of dying from cancer, heart disease and other causes, study says Women who generally believe that good things will happen may live longer. That’s the suggestion of a new study that seems to affirm the power of positive thinking. “This study shows that optimism is associated with reduced risk of death from stroke, respiratory disease, infection and cancer,” said Eric Kim, co-lead author of the investigation. “Optimistic people tend to act in healthier ways….

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How Complaining Rewires Your Brain for Negativity

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain for Negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable — such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast – complaining isn’t good for you. Your brain loves efficiency and doesn’t like to work any harder than it has to. When you repeat a behavior, such as complaining, your neurons branch out to each other to ease the flow…

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10 Tricks Successful People Use To Stay Calm In Stressful Situations

10 Tricks Successful People Use To Stay Calm In Stressful Situations

From wall street traders to firefighters to surgeons, the ability to stay calm in a difficult situation can mean the difference between success and failure and sometimes even life and death. While research has shown that the brain functions best when it is in a moderate state of arousal (not too stressed, but not too calm), most people describe their work life as being highly stressful. So how do the most successful people keep their cool under pressure? These 10…

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Start Reaping The Benefits Of Being Happy With These Steps

Start Reaping The Benefits Of Being Happy With These Steps

Research tells us that only 1 in 3 people label themselves “happy.” Happiness seems elusive for many. There is simply too much sadness, stress, pressure and difficulty in relationships for you to be “happy.” Most people are waiting for their happy day to come: “I will win the lottery.” “I will get that new job.” “I will move to a warmer climate.” “I will get rid of this jerk.” The pot of gold is just sitting there waiting, and you…

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Cultivating the Happiness Habit

Cultivating the Happiness Habit

New research increasingly shows a link between positive emotions and good physical health. It may be a case of chicken and egg—people who are happier tend to cultivate healthier habits and those who practice healthy habits report greater happiness—but health and happiness are clearly connected. There are also simple practices that will boost both your happiness and your health. How Happiness Affects Health The role of negative emotions on health has long been studied, with clear evidence that serious, sustained…

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