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Three Precious Lessons from Living Abroad

By Positively Positive | March 19, 2019

By passport and birth, I am Romanian. By soul, I am a citizen of the world. I’ve always been fascinated by cultures, traditions, mentalities, and different ways of doing things and perceiving the world. So when I got my first working contract in Sweden twelve years ago, I embraced it with tremendous joy.  Five years […]

4 Rules to Achieving Happiness

By Positively Positive | March 19, 2019

This morning I was very unhappy. I couldn’t get things done. My mind was bouncing like in a pinball machine. And I hated people in my head. Hated them! First, I was thinking of at least two people who had wronged me in the past few months. I kept thinking, “But I did X, Y, […]

If I Lost Everything, Here’s What I Would Do.

By Positively Positive | March 18, 2019

I don’t spend much time worrying about losing the things that matter to me. Because I’d rather spend time loving them while I have them. (Even when I’ve lost someone I love, I never looked back and thought to myself, “I wish I would have spent more time worrying about losing them.” Nope. I was […]

Love to Eclipse Duality

By Positively Positive | March 18, 2019

We are all lights having an experience of being in the dark. Duality is merely a three-dimensional expression of what lies beyond. The biblical creation story talks about the void and the gases bubbling up to form matter, which eventually differentiated in a progression. This material world exhibits a polarity on the surface. A manifestation […]

The Pursuit of Happiness -“The Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living”

By Positively Positive | March 17, 2019

The question of the “good life” is ages old. Socrates, the Greek philosopher, was actually killed for his answer. He was a thorn in the side of Greek culture, which centered around physical beauty, material wealth, and all the trappings of power. Socrates was all about cultivating the inner person – the heart, the mind, […]

The Exhilarating Peace of Freediving

By Positively Positive | March 17, 2019

I’m one to think a lot at night. Probably why I don’t get enough sleep. There’s just so much to think about. Even the most irrelevant things start to stress me out, like my future, my essay topic, what I am going do after high school, how I am going to live off of $4,000 […]

12 Ways to Get past No

By Positively Positive | March 16, 2019

“2 year-olds argue with their parents 20 to 25 times an hour.”– Study reported in Child Development Magazine Between 11 and 15 months, we learn a powerful word: “No!” It’s an inspiring discovery. We learn we are separate, autonomous beings with a will of our own who can impact what happens in the world. We […]

How Clearing Clutter Can Help You Lose Weight, If That’s Something You’d Like to Do.

By Positively Positive | March 16, 2019

I’ve thought a lot about happiness and good habits. In my books The Happiness Project, Happier at Home, and Better Than Before, I explore what actions we might take to make ourselves happier—and how we can shape our habits to help us actually do those actions. One habit that many people would like to follow? They’d like to eat more […]

It’s almost certainly not time to panic

By Oliver Burkeman | March 15, 2019

Why it isn’t useful to fuel the arms race of exaggeration ‘One motivation for all this extreme talk is that it’s the only way to get heard above the din.’ Illustration: Michele Marconi/The Guardian Here are some things about which, according to the headlines, it’s “time to panic”: the threat of big technology, the failure […]

The First Law of Spirit Is Acceptance

By Positively Positive | March 15, 2019

The human experience is full of great stuff like creativity, miracles, connection with others, laughter and dark chocolate. And because we evolve through contrast, our experience also includes challenging situations and things we may not put in the “great stuff” category. I call them expectation hangovers. But the good news about the not so great […]