Positive Thinking

Positive thinking is much more than just having an upbeat attitude or pretending to be happy; it’s a state of mind where a person intentionally endeavors to focus on the beneficial aspects of any given situation. While the concept has gotten some bad press over the years, the point is not to turn a blind eye to life’s problems or trials, but rather to look at them creatively and find the hidden possibilities in what might, on its face, be an impossible situation. When the mind is trapped in the negative, it can be very difficult to think around corners or find solutions to the problems in front of us. In these situations, a positive mindset can open us to a broader range of options. And for those of us who feel stuck in permanent negative mode, the good news is that, according to psychological studies, positive thinking is a skill that can be learned. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the 3-to-1 Ratio that Will Change Your Life

World-renowned researcher Dr. Barbara Fredrickson gives you the lab-tested tools necessary to create a healthier, more vibrant, and flourishing life through a process she calls “the upward spiral.

The Book of Awesome

Sometimes it's easy to forget the things that make us smile.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: From Lemons to Lemonade

From lemons to lemonade; from heartbreak to happiness; from victim to victorious.

The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain

Psychologists have long been aware that most people maintain an irrationally positive outlook on life—but why? Turns out, we might be hardwired that way.

The Positive Shift: Mastering Mindset to Improve Happiness, Health, and Longevity

In The Positive Shift: Mastering Mindset to Improve Happiness, Health, and Longevity, Dr. Catherine Sanderson breaks down the science of thought and shows how our mindset—or thought pattern—exerts a substantial influence on our psychological and physical health.

Happiness For Dummies

Now, you can find the happiness you want and live “the good life” you deserve by applying the helpful information in Happiness For Dummies, the ultimate guide to achieving bliss! You’ll discover proven techniques for living a meaningful, healthy, and productive life no matter what your life ci...


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