Positive Mindset

Beyond retro: is second-hand shopping catching up with fast fashion? – Positive News – Positivity Article

On World Kindness Day, we speak to the young people turning to charity shops and resale sites for a fashion fix that’s kinder to the planet Ninety-five per cent of Lottie Allen’s wardrobe is pre-loved. “It’s like a dressing up box,” says the 19-year-old pink-haired fashion student, who describes herself as obsessed with vintage clothes. One of Allen’s all-time favourites is an Alice-in-Wonderland-style dress which cost £5 and is a staple she wears regularly. From Brighton’s kilo markets and charity…

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Alex Trebek nearly brought to tears because of ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant’s final answer – Positivity Article

Please share our story on:On Monday’s night’s episode of “Jeopardy!,” host Alex Trebek – who has been battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer – struggled to maintain his composure as a contestant wrote out a touching message for him instead of an answer. Contestant Dhruv Gaur, a Brown University college student majoring in economics and public health, appeared to be baffled by the Final Jeopardy question. So, instead of writing out an answer, he decided to take the opportunity to send…

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What Is the Dirty Little Secret of Success? – Positivity Article

Have you ever tried on a coat three sizes too tight? Doesn’t the coat feel way too uncomfortable? Going through this experience clues you in to the dirty little secret of success. But success requires a different level of discomfort. Truth be told, during my lean years, I wish being uncomfortable meant squeezing into a tight coat a few sizes too small. I lost all my money a few times. Business died. I struggled for years during my early blogging…

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The ONE Sacred Belief That All Religions Share | Power of Positivity – Positivity Article

In most religions, rivers or streams are used as a ritual in purification. Consider the following examples of its significance.Christianity:In Christianity, it is used for Baptism as a sacred ritual of holiness and communion. It represents the cleansing purification of the soul. In baptism rituals, water washes away past sins.Here are some passages from the New Testament of the Bible that support this belief:Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being…

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How to Flourish – The Positive Psychology People – Positivity Article

What does it mean to ‘flourish’? Is it possible to determine the state of flourishing and apply it to all of humanity? Well, yes and no. There are some core elements that need to be in place but of course the practical specifics will be different for everyone. Some of the core elements that are required in order for us to flourish are discussed below. ·      We are aware of our inner compass. ·      We are deeply aware of ourselves.…

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Can People Really Change? – Positive Prescription – Positivity Article

Early on, society labels us, we label ourselves, and we label others. A child is told he is a good or a bad listener. A high school student thinks of herself as good or bad at math. These labels become even more entrenched in adulthood. A coworker might be thought of as a “lazy human being.” You might decide you will never be a good cook or that you are not a morning person. These beliefs are all based on…

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#7 PositivePsychology.com Podcast – Focus in an Age of Distraction – Positivity Article

  In this conversation, Hugo and Seph discuss today’s challenge -and the costs of- distraction. How can we reap the benefits of deep focus and end the day with a sense of achievement and fulfillment? Is it enough to eliminate distractions? Or is there a deeper issue that we need to address? Please feel free to tune in and join us in this conversation.   Books that have had a big impact on us: Deep Work by Cal Newport (link)…

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Lady and The Tramp on Disney Plus – Positivity Article

During my secret visit to the set of Lady and the Tramp in Savannah Georgia, my blogger friends and I were pleased to interview Thomas Mann (Jim Dear) and Adrian Martinez (the dog catcher). They are both such humble, sweet, and lovely people all around and I’m really excited to help you get to know them a bit better.When we talked to Adrian, he told us he actually didn’t know mom bloggers existed! We all got a good chuckle out…

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Three good things: combatting loneliness – Positive News – Positivity Article

1. Intergenerational nurseries Research suggests that interactions with children can combat loneliness, lower blood pressure and delay mental decline in older people. But according to the Intergenerational Foundation, since 1991, the number of areas in which half the population is aged over 50 has increased seven-fold. Intergenerational nurseries aim to bridge this divide, uniting young and old in communities. One example is Apples and Honey, which sits in the grounds of Nightingale care home in Wandsworth, south London. The nursery…

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Ellen revealed Meghan Markle texted her to get this dancing duo on her talk show – Positivity Article

Please share our story on:The Ellen DeGeneres Show is a TV talk show known for featuring celebrities as well as people who have gone viral in videos. Recently, DeGeneres brought the viral Belgian dancers at the encouragement of the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle. The video of dance instructor Jeny Bonsenge and her 9-year-old student Anae went viral last month, sweeping viewers away with their amazing dance moves. In just two weeks, the video has been viewed over 16 million…

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“Knowledge Is Not Understanding” — the Case of the Backwards Bicycle – Positivity Article

I loved this video from Smarter Every Day, where host Destin Sandlin learns to ride a bicycle that has been custom welded to reverse the handlebars. It sounds easy—all you have to do is think left when you normally think right, and vice versa. Can’t be too hard, right? But it is hard… very hard.   After he learns to ride the reverse bicycle, he then has another big problem: how to switch back to an ordinary bicycle. Turns out that’s really tough, too! Lesson: “Once…

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8 Ways For Empaths To Be More Assertive | Power of Positivity – Positivity Article

Did you know empaths, or highly sensitive people, make up 15-20% of the population?According to Dr. Elaine Aron, the psychologist who coined the phrase “highly sensitive person,” empaths have this trait from birth, and it can be found in over 100 species, including horses, birds, fruit flies, and primates. Dr. Aron pioneered research in the field of sensitivity and continues to research this area of psychology.Now, if you identify as an empath, you probably feel quite misunderstood in this hectic,…

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BIG News & Important Updates For The Positive Project Family… – Positivity Article

Dear Readers, Followers, and Other Amazing People, First, thank you for taking the time to read The Positive Project. I appreciate your support. 2016 has been an amazing year so far filled with many amazing opportunities. I’m happy to say the growth of The Positive Project has been absolutely amazing to see. Our audience has continued to grow and in the past year, we have had more views on our site than ever before… I want you to know the growth of…

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Setting Career Goals with Caroline Adams Miller – Positivity Article

Caroline Adams MillerCaroline Adams Miller, MAPP is a pioneer with her ground-breaking work in the areas of goal-setting/accomplishment, grit, happiness and success. Caroline is the author of seven books, including Positively Caroline, My Name is Caroline,  Creating Your Best Life and Getting Grit.  Live Happy Magazine named Creating Your Best Life one of the top ten goal-setting books ever published and Getting Grit one of the ten books that will change your life in 2017.  She has been featured in BBC World News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, U.S.…

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Making Lemonade When Life Gives Us Lemons – Positivity Article

I have always been curious about why, despite really tough circumstances, many people manage to take the lemons life throws at them and make them into lemonade. I have also always loved this saying. Apart from making me smile at the thought of adodging lemons being lobbed in my direction, for me it represents, through taking something sour and making it sweetly fizz and bubble, the very essence of gratitude and an effervescent joy and love of life. As my…

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What You and Leonardo da Vinci Have in Common – Positivity Article

I have always thought of creativity as something you are either born with or not. Without disclosing too much, I didn’t win any awards in art class. But research tells a different story. A study found that imagining you are an eccentric poet can significantly boost divergent thinking, a key indicator of creative potential.   The people in the experiment who channeled their inner Lord Byron managed to generate significantly more original ideas when asked to generate creative uses of everyday…

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16 Telemental Health Resources for Practitioners and Patients – Positivity Article

You might be wondering what the heck “telemental health” is; however, if you’ve ever heard about “telehealth,” then you’ll probably have a good idea of what it is. Just as telehealth refers to health care services provided from a distance—whether through online messaging, telephone, or video chat—telemental health is mental or behavioral health services provided through technology. It allows psychiatrists, therapists, and other mental health professionals to reach their clients despite long distance or the client’s inability to come to…

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Simple Ways To Be A Positive MOM And Shift Your Mindset ★ Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM ♥ – Positivity Article

So you wanna be a Positive MOM? Before I share my 7 simple ways to be a Positive MOM, let’s be clear on what being a Positive MOM is not:a positive mom is not a super moma positive mom is not a perfect moma positive mom is not always happyVery simply stated Positive MOM is one who focus on the positive, so being a Positive MOM means that you shift your mindset, even when you’re going through challenges, or experiencing…

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Your Mindset Makes a Difference – Positive Psychology News – Positivity Article

Marie-Josée (MJ) Salvas Shaar, MAPP ’07, CPT, has studied, tested, coached, and taught smart health habits for over 13 years. Combining positive psychology with fitness and nutrition, she created a coaching method that builds better sleep, food, mood, and exercise habits, as described in her book, Smarts and Stamina: The Busy Person’s Guide to Optimal Health and Performance, which includes 50 practical health-building activities. Today MJ gives keynotes for corporate wellness programs and offers continuing education for wellness professionals, who…

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‘First-of-its-kind’ community restorative justice hub opens in California – Positive News – Positivity Article

A community hub in Oakland, California, has opened offering conflict resolution through restorative justice circles, alongside legal services, job training and business advice The Restore Oakland centre, which opened in July, is a partnership venture between the Ella Baker Centre for Human Rights, a non-profit organisation, and Restaurant Opportunities Centres United, a group working to improve wages and conditions in the restaurant industry. It will also serve as a base for local non-profit groups that work in restorative justice. “I…

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Woman’s giant cookie monster front door display for trick-or-treaters goes viral – Positivity Article

Please share our story on:This Pennsylvania woman went all out for Halloween by transforming her front door into one of television’s most beloved characters. WHTMHalloween could be a fun time for children and adults alike. For the kids, this holiday means exploring the neighborhood in their costumes to get lots of free candy. For the adults, the fun comes in dressing up for parties and decorating their homes – especially for the creative ones who can’t wait to style their…

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Joy Boost – Stop Starving Your Soul – Positivity Article

You know your lungs need oxygen to breathe. You know your heart needs love to feel safe and supported. You know your body needs water to survive. But did you know that your soul needs joy to thrive? And that more than likely due to the pressures of your life, your soul is hungering deeply for the joy it’s being starved from. And this is affecting your health, your feelings of happiness, and even your real wealth. This is not coachy…

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10 Super Easy & Delicious Overnight Oats Recipes – Positivity Article

If you’ve never tried overnight oats, you’re missing out on a craze that’s both tasty and healthy. Whether you eat them for breakfast or snacking, you’ll find them satisfying.Oats deliver all kinds of nutritional benefits, and they’re so quick and easy to prepare that you’ll be stunned at the sumptuous, flavorful meals that you can make with them in five minutes or less.Are you intrigued by the possibility of overnight oats? Are you ready for on-the-go goodness in multiple flavors?…

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A Few Things We Should All Be Thankful For… – Positivity Article

Ever since I was a little kid I’ve loved Thanksgiving. In fact, it’s my favorite holiday of the year. I have great memories of my mom cooking in the kitchen, making the whole house smell amazing, while we were all forced to be EXTREMELY patient and wait for her to finish the amazing feast we were about to devour. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, you name it…everything she makes is delicious. I don’t like to admit this, but I used to think Thanksgiving was about…

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Are You Suffering From Stupid Grit? – Positivity Article

April 8, 2016 – Michelle McQuaid Blog & TV When it comes to tackling our goals at work or in life, for many of us enthusiasm is common but endurance is rare. Let’s face it being gritty enough to see things through can be hard work, and yet researchers have recently started to suggest that grit – more than IQ, EQ, or good luck – is the key to predicting our success. You see grit is the passion and perseverance…

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Dr. Lara Devgan – Positive Prescription – Positivity Article

Dr. Devgan is a top-ranked, board-certified plastic surgeon and renowned beauty expert. In addition to her surgical practice, Dr. Devgan is a medical expert for ABC News, the CEO of the luxury skin care brand Dr. Devgan Scientific Beauty, and has her own podcast, Beauty Bosses, which brings together fellow entrepreneurs and industry trailblazers to chat about their career and what has been their secret to success thus far. What was your inspiration for starting Dr. Devgan Scientific Beauty? I…

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The 2019 Gratitude Challenge! – positively present – Positivity Article

  HOORAY! The NINETH year of the Positively Present Gratitude Challenge is about to begin on November 1! Though I keep a daily gratitude journal, there’s always something special about celebrating gratitude during the month of November each year. Having a specific topic to focus on each day really makes me pay even more attention to the things I’m thankful for, and I hope these annual prompts help you too!  As in previous years, I’ll be sharing illustrations on Instagram…

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What is Client Engagement in Therapy and How to Apply It? – Positivity Article

The outcome of psychotherapy is mostly dependent on the quality of the relationship between the therapist and the client. Any form of therapy requires self-disclosure from the client’s end and an immense commitment to bringing about the desired change. Client engagement or treatment engagement in psychotherapy is one of the most significant aspects of the therapeutic process. It reflects the level of healthy attachment a client has with the therapist and directly impacts on the prognosis. There are multiple identifiers…

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The Best Getaway To Learn, Explore, and Bond In Texas Hill Country ★ Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM ♥ – Positivity Article

My daughters and I spent a relaxing weekend in Stonewall, Texas, a lovely town located on the Pedernales River, 13 miles east of historic Fredericksburg in Gillespie County.For the first time I can actually say I enjoyed the drive there and back. So much nature and small towns in the scenic drive. We even drove through Hamilton, Texas, and of course, Elisha was excited.Texas Hill Country was the best getaway to learn, explore, and bond together, and staying at the…

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Emotional Intelligence Masterclass (Sponsored) – Positive Psychology News – Positivity Article

Seph Fontane Pennock is a Netherlands-based positive psychology practitioner. He founded the Positive Psychology Program, which aims to facilitate integration of the scientific and practical sides of positive psychology. Full bio. Seph’s solo articles are here. Articles with Lisa Sansom are here.Dr. Hugo Alberts is co-founder of Positive Psychology Program, an online positive psychology resource centre. A professor of psychology at the University of Maastricht, Hugo completed his doctorate on the theme of self-control and has made mindfulness a major…

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