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Should we always be positive?
“Just be happy!”

One of trickier skills to living a conscious life is being able to grapple with and balance complex situations without relying on simple platitudes or one-sided belief systems. Many people are drawn to positive attitudes such as “be tolerant,” “always … Continue reading

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“My life feels out of control.”

If you are facing disease, a break up of a relationship, tragic choices made by family members, or financial distress, your life can feel out of control. As a result, you can feel helpless and powerless, and become anxious, overwhelmed, … Continue reading

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“Why did she give me that gift? She knows I hate red.”

So what I really meant was… “It’s the thought that counts. If I can’t exchange it, at least I’ll be ready for the next white elephant party.” A wise lover values not so much the gift of the lover as … Continue reading

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“What is there to be cheerful about?”

Cheerfulness is a powerful emotion. It is similar to gratitude; yet, it is forward looking. It is a can-do attitude of making the most of what occurs in our life. Its positive effects on the quality of our lives cannot … Continue reading

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“I hate Mondays!”

So what I really meant was… “Perspective changes everything. I’m going to stop complaining, change my attitude, and see what happens.” I had no shoes and complained, until I met a man who had no feet. ~Indian Proverb by Alison … Continue reading

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Aging Gracefully: “I can’t do what I used to do. I hate getting old.”

My mother Ros turns 80 years old today, showing everyone around her how kindness, a passion for life and a can-do attitude create a beauty that isn’t found in most 30-year olds. Her ability to look for the positive and … Continue reading

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Sports Psychology II—Attitude:
“We should have won. The referees don’t know what they’re doing!”

Seth Stisher, Pro Slalom Skier & Coach: Positive attitude is good, but I believe there should be a good degree of realism in your optimism. As many mental coaches advise, setting unattainable goals is a recipe for COMPLETE failure. On … Continue reading

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