SHOWING ARTICLES TAGGED WITH Positivity

Follow these easy prompts to create space in your life to sit quietly and think.

How To: Make Space for Reflection

Follow these easy prompts to create space in your life to sit quietly and think.

Insider tips to leverage your job search using the work world’s primary search engine and social network.

10 Ways You Didn’t Know LinkedIn Could Find You a Job

Insider tips to leverage your job search using the work world’s primary search engine and social network.

by James A. Martin

Here’s a new and important reason you should have more fun in bed.

The Surprising Way To Boost Your Brain

Here’s a new and important reason you should have more fun in bed.

by Elizabeth Agnvall

When choice feels scary, remind yourself that changing your life doesn’t have to mean a big leap. Small steps actually work better.

Choose: Pick the Path to Health and Happiness

When choice feels scary, remind yourself that changing your life doesn’t have to mean a big leap. Small steps actually work better.

by Rich Feller

If you’ve got creative flair and entrepreneurial skills, consider bypassing flea markets and selling your handmade products online.

The Creative Entrepreneur: Easy, Flexible, Affordable Ways to Sell Handmade Products Online

If you’ve got creative flair and entrepreneurial skills, consider bypassing flea markets and selling your handmade products online.

by Frank Pietrucha

Go ahead, get in touch with your sensual side, and have more fun in bed.

6 Ways To Improve Your Sex Life

Go ahead, get in touch with your sensual side, and have more fun in bed.

by Dr Pepper Schwartz

Here’s new evidence that having control over your schedule makes you not just less stressed (benefiting you), but also more productive (benefiting your boss).

Reduce Stress! Sell Your Boss on the Value of Flex Time

Here’s new evidence that having control over your schedule makes you not just less stressed (benefiting you), but also more productive (benefiting your boss).

by Sarah Mahoney

Follow these three steps to accept yourself and stop being swayed by other people opinions.

How To Love Yourself as Much as You Love Other People

Follow these three steps to accept yourself and stop being swayed by other people opinions.

by Janice Holly Booth

Happiness and success can go hand in hand, if you’re willing to stop believing the myths about what it takes to get ahead

Striving For Success Doesn’t Mean You Have To Sideline Your Happiness

Happiness and success can go hand in hand, if you’re willing to stop believing the myths about what it takes to get ahead

by Janice Holly Booth

Here’s how to protect mom and dad from the newest breed of con artists.

Are Your Parents At Risk for Scams?

Here’s how to protect mom and dad from the newest breed of con artists.

by Sid Kirchheimer

Here are four ideas to keep treasured mementos close to your heart and still de-clutter.

The One Thing Never To Throw Away When You’re Downsizing

Here are four ideas to keep treasured mementos close to your heart and still de-clutter.

by Janice Holly Booth

Stop living your life on autopilot, and start steering in the best possible direction.

Fast Track Yourself to an Exhilarating Mental Makeover

Stop living your life on autopilot, and start steering in the best possible direction.

by Sarah Mahoney

How to make a real connection with the people who really matter

Better Workplace Relations: How To Actually Enjoy Your Job

How to make a real connection with the people who really matter

by Kara Baskin

Want to reinvent your state of mind? Practice any of these easy exercises for just a week, and see your mood soar.

7 Really Simple Ways To Find Happiness

Want to reinvent your state of mind? Practice any of these easy exercises for just a week, and see your mood soar.

by Janice Holly Booth

We’ve all felt pressured to be more positive. Turns out, we may be looking at happiness all wrong.

Is Too Much Emphasis on Happiness Making You Sad?

We’ve all felt pressured to be more positive. Turns out, we may be looking at happiness all wrong.

by Sarah Mahoney

A brand-new equation promises greater well-being and happiness. Here is how to be happy.

You Need To Think Differently About Happiness. Here’s Why

A brand-new equation promises greater well-being and happiness. Here is how to be happy.

by Janice Holly Booth

Get your skills up-to-date with temp work, part-time work or by volunteering or going back to school.

4 Ways To Shorten Your Job Search

Get your skills up-to-date with temp work, part-time work or by volunteering or going back to school.

by AARP Foundation

A Soldier’s Wife Writes a New Chapter of Her Life

by Janice Holly Booth

These strategies will bring your joie de vivre bouncing back to life.

Has Your Passion Taken a Powder?

These strategies will bring your joie de vivre bouncing back to life.

by Janice Holly Booth

You probably know more than you think. Likely, it’s imposter syndrome that’s tripping you up.

How to Tackle a Terrifying Work Assignment

You probably know more than you think. Likely, it’s imposter syndrome that’s tripping you up.

by Kara Baskin

You can transform stress into Vitamin S—a positive force in your life.f

How Stress Can Help You Find Balance

You can transform stress into Vitamin S—a positive force in your life.f

by Life Reimagined inspired by Bill Thomas, M.D.

New research uncovers the connection between stress, age and bouncing back.

Big Stress + Experience = Resilience

New research uncovers the connection between stress, age and bouncing back.

by Sarah Mahoney

 Midlifers are wedding independence and intimacy in a whole new way

One Marriage, Two Houses

Midlifers are wedding independence and intimacy in a whole new way

by Dr. Pepper Schwartz

Can’t find time to meditate? Consider all the things it can do for you and how little time your practice can take.

Why Meditation Is Good for You

Can’t find time to meditate? Consider all the things it can do for you and how little time your practice can take.

by Life Reimagined inspired by Bill Thomas, M.D.

Reuniting with people from your past isn’t just a lovely memory stroll; it has surprising health benefits too.

3 Reasons To Look Up an Old Friend Today

Reuniting with people from your past isn’t just a lovely memory stroll; it has surprising health benefits too.

by Janice Holly Booth

Forget flirt tips and just remember this: Women like men who are funny, and men like women who laugh.

Laughter: The Flirting Strategy That Works

Forget flirt tips and just remember this: Women like men who are funny, and men like women who laugh.

by Janice Holly Booth

We know the healing power of feeling grateful; now scientists can actually see it on brain scans.

This Is Your Brain On Gratitude

We know the healing power of feeling grateful; now scientists can actually see it on brain scans.

by Sarah Mahoney

You know you need it, so take a deep breath and call in. Then make the day really count so you don’t feel burned out at work.

The Burned-Out Employee’s Guide to the Perfect Mental Health Day

You know you need it, so take a deep breath and call in. Then make the day really count so you don’t feel burned out at work.

by Kara Baskin

Adding humor to your relationship can make it warmer, deeper and of course more fun.

Four Sure-Fire Laughs—and Why You Need To Laugh Today

Adding humor to your relationship can make it warmer, deeper and of course more fun.

by Janice Holly Booth

What Captain America, Spider-Man, X-Men and other masked avengers can teach us about ourselves

Unleash Your Inner Superhero

What Captain America, Spider-Man, X-Men and other masked avengers can teach us about ourselves

by Austin O’Connor

 Three surprising lessons ring true thousands of years later.

What Ancient Masters Knew About Modern Relationships

Three surprising lessons ring true thousands of years later.

by Janice Holly Booth

  The latest research is rewiring how we react to a much-feared illness.

When Your Cancer Treatment Is Watch and Wait

The latest research is rewiring how we react to a much-feared illness.

by Sarah Mahoney

The Italians do it naturally. Here’s how to start an intellectual conversation that really leads somewhere, and connects you more strongly with friends.

Reviving the Lost Art of Dialogue

The Italians do it naturally. Here’s how to start an intellectual conversation that really leads somewhere, and connects you more strongly with friends.

by Janice Holly Booth

How to take care of yourself, feel confident and move forward after being laid off.

Bouncing Back From Losing a Job That Defined You

How to take care of yourself, feel confident and move forward after being laid off.

by Kara Baskin

It’s hard to let go of the belongings we love. But purging and organizing the right way can give you clarity on what you care about

Finding Purpose By Sorting Through Your Stuff

It’s hard to let go of the belongings we love. But purging and organizing the right way can give you clarity on what you care about

by Janice Holly Booth

What makes a happy marriage? No, it’s not sex. It’s logistics. Rethinking the importance of coordinating tasks.

The Surprising Secret To a Long Strong Marriage

What makes a happy marriage? No, it’s not sex. It’s logistics. Rethinking the importance of coordinating tasks.

by Janice Holly Booth

Can you find true love with someone who’s a lot younger (or older) than you?

How Much Does Age Difference Matter in a Relationship?

Can you find true love with someone who’s a lot younger (or older) than you?

by Dr. Pepper Schwartz

 You’ll be happier, and you may even make more money

Time To Fire Your Inner Cynic

You’ll be happier, and you may even make more money

by Sarah Mahoney

Preserving your all-too-often overlooked senses of taste, smell and touch makes intimacy even more intimate

Keep Your Senses at Peak Performance

Preserving your all-too-often overlooked senses of taste, smell and touch makes intimacy even more intimate

by Janice Holly Booth

 Meet 6 clans who are redefining what love and kinship really mean

What Makes a Family a Family?

Meet 6 clans who are redefining what love and kinship really mean

by Brennen Jensen

Science promises this simple online dating advice will help you find a mate

The Surprisingly Easy Way To Land a Mate

Science promises this simple online dating advice will help you find a mate

by Janice Holly Booth

 Feeling and expressing gratitude can improve your health

How To Have a Grateful Heart

Feeling and expressing gratitude can improve your health

by Sarah Mahoney

 It’s the secret to better relationships and more productive work, believe it or not

Why You Need To Think Critically

It’s the secret to better relationships and more productive work, believe it or not

by Janice Holly Booth

You can calm your life with this system

Simple Rules To Live and Love By

You can calm your life with this system

by Janice Holly Booth

Use the unexpected to reinvent how you live each day for more fun and better relationships

Surprise: Secret Ingredient of a Happy Relationship

Use the unexpected to reinvent how you live each day for more fun and better relationships

by Janice Holly Booth

Discover the power of negative thinking—yes, you heard us right

Need a Little WOOP in Your Relationship?

Discover the power of negative thinking—yes, you heard us right

by Janice Holly Booth

Chronic discomfort can lead to bad decisions about all areas of your life

Is Back Pain Killing Your Chance for Life Change?

Chronic discomfort can lead to bad decisions about all areas of your life

by Sarah Mahoney

Retraining your brain can make your relationships more rewarding

Reboot Your Relationship Circuitry

Retraining your brain can make your relationships more rewarding

by Janice Holly Booth

Why do we treat ourselves in a way we would never treat our friends?

Putting Compassion Where It Really Counts

Why do we treat ourselves in a way we would never treat our friends?

by Janice Holly Booth

 The husband’s attitude is crucial to couple’s long-term happiness, reveals new research

The Surprising Manopause-Marriage Connection

The husband’s attitude is crucial to couple’s long-term happiness, reveals new research

by Janice Holly Booth

Maybe we’ve had it wrong all these years

Rethinking the Way We Play

Maybe we’ve had it wrong all these years

by Janice Holly Booth

 Play it right, and time apart can bring you closer together. Ready, set, rekindle

I Love You. Now Get Away From Me!

Play it right, and time apart can bring you closer together. Ready, set, rekindle

by Janice Holly Booth

What’s always kept you safe may actually be harming your relationships

How Broad Are Your Boundaries?

What’s always kept you safe may actually be harming your relationships

by Janice Holly Booth

No more watching sneezing pandas in shame—turns out internet videos can boost your mood and even spark productivity

The Pep Talk You Share With 114 Million “Friends”

No more watching sneezing pandas in shame—turns out internet videos can boost your mood and even spark productivity

by Sarah Mahoney

Clever new ways to use a trusty old tool

The List That Can Make You a Better Friend

Clever new ways to use a trusty old tool

by Janice Holly Booth

Tap the power of social networks to shed those stubborn pounds

Weight Loss Data You Can’t Ignore

Tap the power of social networks to shed those stubborn pounds

by Janice Holly Booth

 What language analysis can teach us about positive spirit and life change

The World Really Does Look on the Bright Side

What language analysis can teach us about positive spirit and life change

by Sarah Mahoney

Chatting on the subway boosts your happiness, research reveals

The Conversation That Can Make Your Day

Chatting on the subway boosts your happiness, research reveals

by Janice Holly Booth

 Understanding what matters most to you can power your health transformation

Make Healthy Changes Stick

Understanding what matters most to you can power your health transformation

by Sarah Mahoney

A good social support network can help ward off illness

A Hug a Day Keeps Colds Away

A good social support network can help ward off illness

by Janice Holly Booth

Redefining Love

by Melissa Balmain for Live Happy magazine

 What new findings about religion and spirituality mean for all of us

Why You Need More Awe and Wonder

What new findings about religion and spirituality mean for all of us

by Sarah Mahoney

And yes, you can make a living doing the thing that brings you joy. Try these ways to create your life.

Creating a Life That Matters

And yes, you can make a living doing the thing that brings you joy. Try these ways to create your life.

by Janice Holly Booth

The case for rethinking the relationships you avoid—because opposites should attract

Get the Right People Into Your Life

The case for rethinking the relationships you avoid—because opposites should attract

by Janice Holly Booth

Writing about your relationship could make it last longer

How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Words

Writing about your relationship could make it last longer

by Janice Holly Booth

What’s the secret to long-lasting romance? Is it about being truly “in love”? Or more about lust? Do we chalk it up to chemistry? And, if so, then why hasn’t science—or somebody’s fairy godmother—mixed up a quick-fix potion we can enjoy at cocktail hour? Because we all know storybook romance when we see it. A typically dashing George Clooney left this year’s Golden Globe audience slightly weak at the knees when he paid special tribute to his new wife, Amal, during his acceptance speech for a lifetime achievement award. “Amal,” he said, “whatever alchemy it is that brought us together, I couldn’t be more proud to be your husband.”

For Love … and Alchemy

What’s the secret to long-lasting romance? Is it about being truly “in love”? Or more about lust? Do we chalk it up to chemistry? And, if so, then why hasn’t science—or somebody’s fairy godmother—mixed up a quick-fix potion we can enjoy at cocktail hour? Because we all know storybook romance when we see it. A typically dashing George Clooney left this year’s Golden Globe audience slightly weak at the knees when he paid special tribute to his new wife, Amal, during his acceptance speech for a lifetime achievement award. “Amal,” he said, “whatever alchemy it is that brought us together, I couldn’t be more proud to be your husband.”

by Janice Holly Booth and Kristina Johnson

Shared backgrounds have a big say in whether you stay together in a strong relationship.

The One Sure Way To Ignite a Love That Lasts

Shared backgrounds have a big say in whether you stay together in a strong relationship.

by Janice Holly Booth

Does your dream seem distant? Take heart. These noteworthy people had talent, luck—and a lot of perseverance

Overnight Success Is a Myth

Does your dream seem distant? Take heart. These noteworthy people had talent, luck—and a lot of perseverance

by Kara Baskin

 And other revelations about first dates

Men Think They’re Hot. Women Want Control

And other revelations about first dates

by Janice Holly Booth

Looking at images of the people you love can be calming

Feeling Scared? Reach For a Comforting Photo

Looking at images of the people you love can be calming

by Sarah Mahoney

 As we age, seeing the glass half full increases resilience

How Optimism Conquers Stress

As we age, seeing the glass half full increases resilience

by Sarah Mahoney

 A posse of strong-willed friends may help guide you through the rigors of a life change

Does Your Self-Control Need a Booster Shot?

A posse of strong-willed friends may help guide you through the rigors of a life change

by Janice Holly Booth

When it comes to sex, most women say love is a turn-on. Discover women’s attitude about love and sex.

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

When it comes to sex, most women say love is a turn-on. Discover women’s attitude about love and sex.

by Janice Holly Booth

I know I do. I’m discovering that some are sacred, while others simply make me smug

Do You Cling To Points of Pride?

I know I do. I’m discovering that some are sacred, while others simply make me smug

by Sarah Mahoney

The surprising intimacy of long-distance relationships

Long Distance Relationships: Face-to-Face or Face-Time?

The surprising intimacy of long-distance relationships

by Janice Holly Booth

You can learn to think positively without being delusional. Here’s how.

The Path to Transformation Starts by Becoming an Optimist

You can learn to think positively without being delusional. Here’s how.

by Gwen Moran

 Here’s how to harness one of the most powerful forces to shape your future

Tell the Right Story About Yourself

Here’s how to harness one of the most powerful forces to shape your future

by Pamela Mitchell

Listen in, as folks who’ve gone freelance go on record about the worst aspects of corporate life.

4 Things You’ll Never Miss About A Corporate Job

Listen in, as folks who’ve gone freelance go on record about the worst aspects of corporate life.

by Elizabeth MacBride

How learning to hunt with my husband has made us a happier couple

Taking Up Your Honey’s Hobby

How learning to hunt with my husband has made us a happier couple

by Sarah Mahoney

If positive psychology doesn’t put a smile on your face, try this alternate approach to a satisfying life

Can Seeking Happiness Cause Depression?

If positive psychology doesn’t put a smile on your face, try this alternate approach to a satisfying life

by Richard Satran

 From better health to greater wealth, imagining your perfect future can make it real

The Power of Visualization

From better health to greater wealth, imagining your perfect future can make it real

by Janice Holly Booth

She did not make the team, but her times put her in medal territory for the Masters’ International – Mother Nature had other ideas though

Conclusion: 50-Year-Old Jacki Munzel Speed Skates the Comeback Trail to the Olympic Trials

She did not make the team, but her times put her in medal territory for the Masters’ International – Mother Nature had other ideas though

by Lorenzo Benet

Yes, there is a way to put a smile back on your face, even when you’re dying to push eject! on a job you just can’t leave.

“My Job Is Making Me Miserable 24/7”

Yes, there is a way to put a smile back on your face, even when you’re dying to push eject! on a job you just can’t leave.

by Pamela Mitchell

From improved health to better sleep, copping an attitude of gratitude makes every day a celebration.

Why It’s Important to Celebrate. A lot.

From improved health to better sleep, copping an attitude of gratitude makes every day a celebration.

by Janice Holly Booth

How To Try Things Out

John Coates left Wall Street to study neuroscience. Don’t psych yourself to win, he says. Trick yourself into believing you already have.

Luck? No. It’s Called The Winner Effect

John Coates left Wall Street to study neuroscience. Don’t psych yourself to win, he says. Trick yourself into believing you already have.

by Victoria Scanlan Stefanakos

What are the strange things that scare famous people the most? Their surprising answers may help you face your fears.

How Celebrities Face Their Worst Fears

What are the strange things that scare famous people the most? Their surprising answers may help you face your fears.

by Fred Cohn

“Genetics play a significant role, but recent research finds environmental factors and emotions greatly influence risk-taking behavior.” Learn to be brave and courageous with these strategies.

Yes, You Can Teach Yourself To Be Brave

“Genetics play a significant role, but recent research finds environmental factors and emotions greatly influence risk-taking behavior.” Learn to be brave and courageous with these strategies.

by Teresa Dumain

“Instead of frittering away an hour cruising the web, I read. It was as if I’d been starving. I devoured two books.”

Project Play, Part 4: The Tipping Point

“Instead of frittering away an hour cruising the web, I read. It was as if I’d been starving. I devoured two books.”

by Carol Mithers

Timing is everything when offering advice on how much to reveal about your will and estate

Talking With Your Adult Kids About Money—and Death

Timing is everything when offering advice on how much to reveal about your will and estate

by Beth Braverman

A death-defying mom. An age-defying curler. A high-flying cancer survivor. Here are 5 athletes who encountered Olympic-sized obstacles—and triumphs

Olympians Who Reimagined Their Lives on the Way to Sochi

A death-defying mom. An age-defying curler. A high-flying cancer survivor. Here are 5 athletes who encountered Olympic-sized obstacles—and triumphs