How to Feel Gratitude (Even When You Don’t Want To)

I was livid. I don’t remember what made me feel so angry on that cold, grey day so many years ago, but I remember I was given an unexpected solution.  A friend called. I furiously explained what happened.  “Have you tried gratitude?” she asked....

Replace Old Tapes with New Messages

“When you see someone putting on his Big Boots,” exclaimed Winnie-the-Pooh, “you can be pretty sure that an adventure is going to happen.” Pooh enthusiastically expects his life to be filled with friends and honey pots. Pooh’s optimism is quite different from the bear...

8 Ways to Feel Positive (Even When Everything Seems Wrong)

“As a child, my family’s menu consisted of two choices,” quipped comic Buddy Hacket. “Take it or leave it.” We have choices. “You choose happiness. You choose sadness,” insisted Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly...

All-Time Favorite Motivational Quotes

A teen cried as she described her day to her grandmother. “Everyone thinks I’m weird,” sobbed the teen.  “Why do they keep posting labels on me that aren’t true?” “A label is like an old hat,” laughed the elderly woman. “If you...

Put the Positive in Your Affirmation

Uncomfortable labels created by self-criticism and negative self-talk are like old hats – if you don’t like them, don’t wear them. The most effective way to transform your life is to transform your thoughts.  Positive affirmations quiet negative...

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