“It Is What It Is!” What a great saying to move forward!

Last week, my husband and I were out on a walk, enjoying the beautiful fall colors.  A few moments after we waved at a passing car, we heard a strange “Thump!” As we continued around the corner, [...]

Changing Other People: Three Ways We Can Influence Others to Be More Positive

We often hear how we can’t change other people; we can only change ourselves.  Then, today, I was reading an article by Michelle Gielan (who works with husband and fellow positive-psychology [...]

4 Ways to Practice Positivity at Work: Guest blog from Happy Brain Science

You hear a lot about happiness, and some of what you hear (money, fame, good looks) actually makes very little difference in happiness for most of us. But the data suggests that positive attitude [...]

I Was Enjoying a Beautiful Sunday Morning Until . . . Focusing on Fixing

This particular Sunday morning was spectacular!  It was one of the first warm, spring mornings where I could sit outside in my PJ’s on the deck and not get chilled. There were so many birds [...]

Be Careful What You Notice – It Creates Your Reality and What’s Possible

Out of all the information that surrounds us coming in from all of our five senses, we actually only notice an extremely small percentage. According to Shawn Achor in his book, Before [...]

What is Your Mental Diet? How About Adding Some Good Stuff?

Last week, I wrote about how we notice what we look for and can miss the rest.  It can be easy to miss the good stuff that’s in our day and in our lives, because our natural survival instinct has [...]

Don’t Just Do It For Yourself – How our positivity affects those around us

Do you brighten a room when you enter or when you leave? I really like this phrase!! It’s a great reminder that our attitudes and emotions have a strong influence on the people around us. Most of [...]

You have heard about personalized medicine – What about personalized positivity?

I find it exciting that we live in a time where advances in science have led to understanding the need for personalized medicine —because we’re all different.  We’re even seeing initial findings [...]

Does this Positivity Stuff Actually Make a Difference? Here’s my story

I often quote the benefits of spending more time in positive emotions based on a variety of studies, but there’s nothing like a personal example to help make it real so I wanted to share my [...]

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