Month: January 2016

Step Three to Positivity: Living Optimistically!

Having a positive outlook is a choice. You can choose to think thoughts that elevate your mood, throw a more constructive light on difficult situations, and generally color your day with brighter, more hopeful approaches to the things you do. By choosing to take a positive outlook on life, you can begin to shift out of a negative frame of mind and see life as filled with possibilities and solutions instead of worries and obstacles. If you want to know how to think more positively, just follow these tips. 1. Remember that thinking positively takes time. Developing a positive outlook is actually the development of a skill. You’re not born thinking negatively –– it happens over time as you absorb the world around you, including how you were raised, educated, and treated through life. As...

Step Two to Positivity: Fight Your Negative Thoughts

Having a positive outlook is a choice. You can choose to think thoughts that elevate your mood, throw a more constructive light on difficult situations, and generally color your day with brighter, more hopeful approaches to the things you do. By choosing to take a positive outlook on life, you can begin to shift out of a negative frame of mind and see life as filled with possibilities and solutions instead of worries and obstacles. If you want to know how to think more positively, just follow these tips. 1. Identify your automatic negative thoughts. In order to shift away from the negative thinking that is holding you back from having a positive outlook, you’ll need to become more aware of your “automatic negative thoughts”. When you recognize them, you’re in a posi...

Celebrity Will Smith Believes in the Power of Positive Thinking

Even celebrities believe in and live by the power of positive thinking.  Listen to what Will Smith has to say on the subject!

Everyone’s Favorite Legal Drug Addiction

With an average of 600 million cups of coffee consumed in the USA daily, by over 83% of Americans, caffeine is the world’s most wildly used legal psychoactive drug, and we aren’t even including the chocolate, soda and energy drink consumers.  An estimated 80% of Americans, men, women and children consume caffeine daily.    Caffeine increases alertness and energy by blocking a sleep-inducing chemical called adenosine and can cause many issues as well as have many benefits, especially when it’s typically consumed with a fair amount of sugar.  It can help with weight loss, and cause increased energy levels, but at the same time contribute to weight gain, poor concentration or insomnia.  Caffeine, addictive in nature, can have you crazing both coffee and sugary drinks to not only f...

12 Things Successful People Do Differently

    Ever want to know what it takes to be successful?   Here’s a list of 12 things successful people do differently than most!:   1. They create and pursue S.M.A.R.T. Goals 2. They take decisive and immediate action. 3. They focus on being productive, not busy. 4. They make logical, informed decisions. 5. They avoid the trap of trying to make things perfect. 6. They work outside their comfort zone. 7. They keep things simple. 8. They focus on making small, continuous improvements. 9. They measure and track their progress. 10. They maintain positive outlook as they learn from mistakes. 11. They spend time with the right people. 12 They maintain balance in their life.

11 Signs and Symptoms to Alert You That Depression May be Affecting Your Mood

  11 Signs and Symptoms to Alert You That Depression May be Affecting Your Mood   With the rates of suicide increasing in middle-aged adults, it is extremely important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of depression, the country’s leading cause of suicide.  While sometimes downplayed, depression is a very serious and debilitating yet treatable mental illness that should not be taken lightly.   Here are some of the signs and symptoms of depression from the National Institute of Mental Health.  If you or a loved one are suffering from any of these symptoms, do not hesitate to contact your local therapist, or health care professional.   1. Overeating or appetite loss 2. Frequent sad, anxious or empty feelings 3. Irritability, restlessness 4. Fatigue and energy loss 5. Diffi...

Social Media is Weakening Your Friendships

People are the spice of life.  Wealth, possessions, and experiences are great, but they tend to lack a little luster if there is no one there to share it with.  Having a good friend by your side can make a joke twice as funny, a moment twice as sweet, and a sunset twice as gorgeous.  Friends are there to pick you up when you’re down, celebrate with you through the good times, and always have your back no matter what life throws at you. They  help you make memories, they bring out the best in you, and they provide love and companionship which is truly a priceless asset in this world. Due to the dawning of social media, friendships have become weaker.  Social profiles are filled with acquaintances and connections are lost due to an incessant need to communicate virtually.  The best way...

Knowing When to be an Optimist and a Realist in Life and Business

Always  have a positive attitude.  This we will tell you time and time again.   Forbes Magazine states that Entrepreneurs tend to lead toward one of the two mindsets.   On the plus side, optimism will drive hope, belief and allow you to remain strong no matter what the outcome.  Realism will allow you to know your limits, keep your feet on the ground, make more practical and less emotionally driven decisions.  On the other hand, can optimism bring you up too high that you don’t know when you’ve made mistake, or need to rethink the situation, or does realism stop you from pushing forward in the face of failure in fear or calculation that the impossible may just be impossible?  There’s definitely a place for both in life and business, and I think that a careful mix of the t...

A Marathon Can Change Your Life

Happy Spring Marathon Season to all of you runners out there!  Some of you are just waking up out of hibernation and going outside to enjoy the gorgeous spring weather, after your New Years resolutions of getting in shape fell flat, and others have been running in the cold all winter to prepare for their local and destination spring marathons. For those of you who don’t know a marathon is a race with a distance equalling 26.2 miles.  Now many of you are thinking to yourselves “I could never run a marathon,” or “I could never run 26.2 miles…”  Well, the truth is, you can’t, but only with that attitude.  Only because you “think” you can’t.   And let me tell you, that is a big enough road block to stop you from doing anything.   Anyone can...

An Hour a Day Keeps Heart Failure Away

The American Heart Association has just reported in a study that began back in 1997 that an hour of exercise a day could lower your risk of heart failure by 46%.    Males are at greater risk for heart failure, but increased physical activity was equally beneficial for both genders. You don’t have to run a marathon or become a body builder to prevent heart disease, but moderate to vigorous physical activity, will reduce your chances drastically… even more when combined with a healthy diet.   Studies had shown that even low levels of activity were more effective in reducing heart failure then no level of activity.  So next time, take the stairs, leave the car at home and go for a stroll, or join your local yoga class… every step you take is a step toward a a healthy heart.

Why Your Dog’s Workout and Diet is Just as Important As Your Own

Why Your Dog’s Workout and Diet is Just as Important As Your Own   We all love our dogs… they bring smiles to our faces every day, lift our hearts and spirits when we are sad, and bring endless days of love, entertainment and enjoyment to our lives.  They are clearly the best “mood-boosters” around.  But just like humans, dogs can become stressed, sad, anxious, energetic, hyper, frustrated, bored and even depressed – which can negatively impact your own life as well. Dogs need exercise.  Even “lap” dogs.   There is no way around it.  Granted, your dog doesn’t need to hit the gym every day but they need both mental and physical stimulation to stay happy.   Just like humans, they can get sluggish, depressed, stressed, or even hyperactive when they do not get the right nutrition, or exe...

Lost Password

Register