What is Optimistic and How to Be More Optimistic

Both old school wisdom and modern day science say that optimism is one of the greatest indicators of how successful you’ll be. This is supported by scientific research which found evidence that optimistic people do enjoy a higher quality of life when compared to pessimists. The study highlighted that optimism promoted a healthier lifestyle, greater flexibility, … Read more

21 Things To Do To Improve Your Mental Health & Wellbeing

21 Things To Do To Improve Your Mental Health & Wellbeing

According to the World Health Organization, 350 million people suffer from depression worldwide. With numbers like that, it is highly likely that you know someone who’s suffered from it if you haven’t yourself. And depression isn’t the only mental illness out there – from anxiety to other mood disorders, there are quite a few. Whether … Read more

Your Insecurities May Be As Simple as Perspective

After struggling with self-esteem issues, Abbe Dembowitz came up with an idea to turn negative thoughts into positive affirmations through simple, inspiring photographs.

The Turn It Around Project is to provide a simplistic approach to a complicated problem: turn it around. In providing positive affirmations for negative thoughts through photographic expression, individuals will be able to gain a newfound sense of self. It is our objective to create awareness, establish community and garner positivity for the best and worst in us all.

Beautiful and encouraging photographs. Even if you can’t stop that first negative thought that pops into your head, you can change the second and third.

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19 Things Anyone Who Loves A Woman With Anxiety Should Know

19 Things Anyone Who Loves A Woman With Anxiety Should Know

Anxiety is unpredictable, confusing and intrusive. It’s tough. Not just for the people who have it but also for the people who love them. If you are one of those people, you would know too well that the second-hand experience of anxiety feels bad enough – you’d do anything to make it better for the one … Read more

Gratitude Prayer, Affirmations and Quotes Images

Gratitude is getting a great deal of attention as a facet of positive psychology: Studies show that we can deliberately cultivate gratitude, and can increase our well-being and happiness by doing so. People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they’re thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel … Read more

12 Things Emotionally & Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

12 Things Emotionally & Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

I often write about the things I believe we all should be doing, trying or experimenting with in order to maximize our success and happiness. However, it’s not always the things we do that make the biggest difference in our lives; it’s often the things we avoid doing that have the biggest effect. As human … Read more

38 Emotions You’ve Felt, But Couldn’t Explain

38 Emotions You’ve Felt, But Couldn’t Explain

There are many feelings we can experience without an actual word that describes the sensation. These are like poems. If you get up and read them as such, giving proper weight and pause to each phrase, they are really well done. Especially loved Nighthawk and the one about the lighthouse and death. So true! Sonder … Read more

How to Become a Better Blog Writer in 30 Days

There’s nothing worse than a case of writer’s block! You know what I’m talking about. When you have that urge to write something but you just don’t have an idea. Or when you are under pressure to produce quality – or any – content, and just can’t come up with an idea! Ugh. Which is why I’ve compiled … Read more

How To Be Yourself: Accept Yourself As You Are

How To Be Yourself: Accept Yourself As You Are

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde The real you is the person you are when nobody is watching. But when other people enter the picture, things can change. You can change. How do you feel about the way you appear within the context of your life? Are you truly yourself? Do you feel … Read more

9 Life-Changing Gifts You Can Give Yourself

9 Life-Changing Gifts You Can Give Yourself

New scientific research offers surprising ways to shower yourself with tranquility, creativity, longevity and more. 1. Optimism. Look for the silver lining… Buddy DeSylva’s upbeat lyrics to Jerome Kern’s lovely tune provide an appealing call to a positive outlook on life, even in the face of adversity. Indeed, a cheerful disposition can help you get … Read more