Category: Nurture Optimism

  • Don’t Let Stress Ruin Your Relationship

    Stress Can Take Its Toll We’ve talked a lot around here about the toll that stress takes on your body and your mind. That it can make your emotions raw and your head hurt. But the effects reach farther than just yourself. It’s all too easy for situational or long-lasting stress to break down relationships […]

  • Overcome Depression Naturally

    Natural Ways To Fight Depression And Stress Anyone can find themselves feeling down or sad, but for some people (and certain times in life) it’s worse than others. There are many levels of depression all the way from a down day to serious condition needing medical support. The root of depression varies just as widely. […]

  • Self Care Helps Combat Stress

    Self Care Is Vital To Reduce Stress Life in the twenty-first century is demanding and complicated. People have demands coming from many places at the same time. Work demands, family demands, financial demands, social demands only to name a few. Many of us have been taught and rightly believe that hard work pays off. As […]

  • How Stress Can Be Toxic

    What is Toxic Stress? There’s a lot of discussion about “toxic” things nowadays – toxic people, toxic foods, and more. But toxic stress is a unique thing. This phrase describes a long-lasting stressful pattern, as described below, and it can wreak havoc on your life and health. Recognizing toxic stress in your own life is […]

  • Staying Positive Is A MUST For True Health

    What Do Positive People Do? What do positive people do differently? How do they deal with negative pressures or energies from people, work, or life at large, and still remain calm and healthy? There are a few key habits that we could all instill more prominently into our lives to become more positive and more […]

  • Staying Positive, No Matter Where You Are

    Cultivate and live in a positive environment. So much of our own attitudes and beliefs come from what we see and hear every day. If you’re trying to cultivate a more positive, affirming life – in hopes of being happier, healthier, and less stressed – then one of the first things you must do is […]

  • Are You Being Held Back By Negative Thinking?

    How negative thinking changes the brain The path to understanding why positive thinking matters so much starts with grasping just how negative thinking affects you – in particular, how it can change your brain. This is a great breakdown from an expert in the field, Rick Hanson, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist and founder of the Wellspring […]

  • How Positive Thoughts Lead To A Healthier Life

    Part of creating a healthier lifestyle as a whole is addressing our thought lives. There are studies that back up what many of us have known all along – your thoughts often hold great amounts of sway over your health and wellbeing. There are tons of both physical and emotional benefits to increasing your positive […]

  • Optimism Is A Choice

    Optimism Is A Choice

    When it comes to optimism, the science is compelling … optimists are more likely to persevere in the face of difficulty, set a greater number of goals, be more successful in academic, social and professional situations … and maintain higher levels of well-being and mental health during times of stress. And the best part is […]

  • Be Positive (Optimistic)

    Be Positive (Optimistic)

    There’s a great Zig Zigler joke about a young boy who comes home from school sad and dejected. He goes over to his father and says, “Dad, I’m afraid I have bad news.” “What’s that son?” says his Dad. “Dad, I’m afraid I failed my math test today,” says the boy. To which his father […]