The Power of Positivity

11 Ways to Beat Depression Naturally

Depression is a natural part of life that doesn’t always need to be solved with a bottle, and in many cases it shouldn’t be.  We all get down from time to time and it’s completely natural and nothing to be ashamed of.  Everyone can use a little “pick me up” every now and then and it doesn’t need to come from an RX drug!  We’re going to share with you the best ways to fight depression and improve your mood on your own naturally! Here are the top 10 natural ways to beat depression:    1. GET SLEEP.  You need it.  You can’t be happy, energetic, or feel great if you are exhausted and running on empty.  You need sleep and lots of it!  If you are feeling down, make sure you get at least 8-10 hours a night!  Turn off your electronics, drink a hot cup of tea and snuggle into your nice warm bed for...

20 Amazing FREE Holiday Gift Ideas that Won’t Cost You Anything To Give!

Sometimes the best gifts aren’t bought from a store… the ones from the heart mean much, much, much more…     While Christmas or holiday shopping is fun, and we all enjoy giving and receiving gifts, sometimes the real meaning of the holidays gets lost beneath all of the commercial mess… Holiday sales, hottest toys, Black Friday Shopping, Cyber Monday Madness… people rush to the stores and max out their credit cards buying the best gifts they can find for their friends and family.  But no matter how many gifts I’ve been given in my life or have received from others that have come from a store, the ones that mean the most to me, and to others, are the ones that usually cost the least, or nothing at all.   Most gifts from the heart are free of char...

Why is this Election so Scary?: What Every American MUST Know/Read Before They Vote in the 2016 Election

On the eve of what is quite possibly the most stressful, frustrating and anxiety ridden Presidential election of all time, many of us sit and wonder what our country has come to.   Between the candidate campaigns, media, social media and even Americans lashing out on each other, it’s become a bitter war between the parties full of absolutely nothing positive and enlightening.  This election is, for lack of a better phrase, scary, and most people believe that by tomorrow the future of our country will be in the hands of either a criminal or a racist who has no respect for women.  But just breath…  while I support no specific party or candidate, I can help you make the right choice by explaining a few things that are wrong about this election that you need to know before you vote...

4 Impeding Words Successful People Never Use on the Road to Success

We are what we think, and also, sometimes what we say.  Our words can be very powerful motivators and can also have a substantial impact on us consciously and subconsciously.   Sometimes through expressing the negative, we become negative.  We actually train our body to think in a negative manner through repeated use of negative words and phrases.   There are other words that are not necessarily negative, but can subconsciously impede progress, actions and productivity.  These hidden words are words that impact you actually putting plans in motion and taking action on a dream, goal or belief.   To avoid this from happening, you need to simply avoid the use of these words and phrases.   1. “I’m confused.”      Now don’t get me wrong, it’s ok...

10 Things You Will Regret Doing (Or Not Doing) in 10 Years

Every day of your life you will make conscious choices.  Sometimes they are beneficial choices that lead to extraordinary lives and pave the way for your greatest achievements to be made, and dreams to come true.  Other times we make choices that will negatively impact our lives down the road.  We may not see it at the time, the long term damage that these choices and situations may cause, but ultimately these types of choices will end up being the biggest regrets of our lives.  Here are 10 of the biggest choices you may make early in your life, that if not taken more seriously may be the biggest mistakes of your life: 1. A tattoo or piercing.   This one may seem self explanatory and generally taken with a grain of salt.  People get piercings and tattoos all the time depending on their per...

Nocebo Effect: The Damage Caused by Negative Thinking, Just Because You Believe

Medical experiments are required to have a control group in order to validate the results. Participants are given something innocuous like a sugar pill and are not told whether they’ve received the medicine or the placebo. In many cases, patients who receive the placebo will respond to treatment as though they had received the medicine. Their bodies physiologically respond to the pill because they believed they were receiving the treatment. This is known as the placebo effect. The nocebo effect is a lesser-known occurrence that is an evil twin of the placebo effect. Nocebo in Latin means ‘I will harm;’ it is the opposite of placebo, ‘I will please.’ A nocebo is a neutral element that is given with the suggestion that it will do you harm. In thinking that they are given something harmful, p...

One Nation, Divisible by Social Media

Years ago when I went to college, I had an American Government class. The first day of class, back in 1999, my teacher came in. I was very excited about this class, being interested in learning more than they never really did teach us in high school about the way the government actually works. They spent so much time on the colonization of the United States, its formation, the wars, that when it came to current day events we always seemed just never get to that part. The internet wasn’t much more diverse than a set of good encyclopedias at this point, and your major headlines still came much faster in the newspaper. Anyway, back to American Government… My first day of class I was in for a shock when my teacher approached the front of the lecture hall filled with over 700 eager ...

Why Venting Never Makes You Better

It’s a common myth that if something is bothering you, you should talk about it. Let it out. Get it off your chest. As if releasing the words releases the problem itself. People will tell you that you’ll feel better afterwards. What is the true end result of your airing your frustrations? Only added frustration and negativity. This behavior is a learned behavior that usually begins in middle school. Kids aren’t born knowing the phrase “behind my back.” It’s something they learn. Friends get together and talk about the friends that aren’t there in a negative way. It’s an unhealthy way of bonding, of sharing experiences that don’t risk their own social standing, only someone else’s.   It’s much easier to tear someone else down than to build yourself up. But no one ever feels good after these...

Is Your Negative Attitude Electing Donald Trump for President?

From the moment Donald Trump descended the escalator in Trump Tower and declared his candidacy for the presidency he has caused polarizing reactions. Some are convinced he’s the anti-establishment candidate primed to shake up Washington; others that he’s unqualified, a misogynist, and a racist. Much has been written of his positive appeal and his inexplicable polling wins, but the truth is that he is drawing as much power and attention from the negative energy (and negative publicity) surrounding him as from the positive energy. The energy you put into your thoughts is equally as powerful if it is positive or negative, and you know that old saying “No Publicity is BAD Publicity?”   Trump, for some people is an a sign of radical change and hope.  That he is the candidate most li...

A Daily Guide to a Positive Life!

Your outlook on life helps to reduce your stress levels, boosts your self-esteem and even improves your health. Additional health benefits include lesser rates of depression, improved resistance to the common cold and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Positive thinking helps a person to enjoy life by having a healthy outlook and attitude when life’s adversities come your way. Identify Negative Thoughts Negative thoughts prevent you from looking on the positive side of life. Four types of negative thoughts exist. Filtering, where you focus only on the negative; personalizing, where you blame yourself for accidents that occur; creating catastrophes, where you make an event out to be worse than it is; or polarizing, where events are only negative or positive. By identifying negati...

Learn the Science Behind How Positive and Negative Thoughts Physically Change Your Brain: And Why Your Happiness and Health Depends on a Positive Attitude

A man named Steve Parton from CuriousApes.com wrote a brilliant article about how your thoughts shape your brain, and we thought it extremely essential to share this information with our readers to drive home how necessary it is to not only THINK POSITIVE, but to avoid thinking negative. They not only shape it, they reshape it, continuously. Every time you have a thought, an experience, learn something, your brain has changed. And you may say, “Sure… I know this,” but what you may not know is this isn’t just a figurative concept, its physical. Your thoughts literally, change your brain. Lets discover how. In your brain there is a collection of synapses separated by empty space called the synaptic cleft. Whenever you have a thought, one synapse shoots a chemical across the cleft, or empty s...

Postive Attitude Increases Exercise

Attitude is everything, at least for people with heart disease, a new study suggests. The research, published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, shows that having a positive attitude is tied to a longer life and greater likelihood of exercising among coronary artery disease patients. “We should focus not only on increasing positive attitude in cardiac rehabilitation, but also make sure that patients perform exercise on a regular basis, as exercise is associated with both increased levels of optimism and better health,” study researcher Susanne S. Pedersen, Ph.D., professor of cardiac psychology at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, said in a statement. Pederson is also an adjunct professor of cardiac psychology at the University of Southern Den...

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