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Will Clearing Your Clothes Clutter Make You Happier? Oh Yes.

By Positively Positive | May 18, 2019
[Original Post] Recently, I was helping a friend clear out her closet (one of my favorite things to do), and I made a new observation about the nature of clutter. This seems counter-intuitive, but it makes sense: people who aren’t very interested in clothes (like me and my friend) are far more likely to have clothes […]

You may be 'settling' for an imperfect partner – but life is full of compromise | Oliver Burkeman

By Oliver Burkeman | May 17, 2019
[Original Post] This column will change your life Health & wellbeing You may be ‘settling’ for an imperfect partner – but life is full of compromise Every choice we make means missing out on something else ‘We’re all bifurcators.’ Illustration: Michele Marconi/The Guardian As a teenager, Thomas Maloney desperately wanted to be a writer. Instead, […]

New York sex cult trial continues with daughter of a former leader

By Reuters News Agency | May 17, 2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The daughter of a former leader of an alleged New York sex cult is set to testify on Friday at the trial of its founder, who is accused of forcing women into sex, urging them to starve themselves and having some branded with his initials. Former self-help guru Keith Raniere, is […]

'Superstore' showrunner Justin Spitzer explains that shocking finale

By Mashable Inc. | May 17, 2019

Nico Santos’ character Mateo Liwanag was a central player in the Season 4 finale of ‘Superstore.’ Image: Tyler Golden / NBC By Proma Khosla2019-05-17 12:00:00 UTC This post contains spoilers for the Season 4 finale of Superstore.  It’s safe to say that when you’re watching a feel-good sitcom, you don’t expect to fear for your […]

What Is Your Inner Critic Saying to You?

By Positively Positive | May 17, 2019
[Original Post] It’s time to cut yourself some slack. Most of us are experts at being hard on ourselves and novices at being easy with ourselves. Listen to your self-talk. How many times per day do you tell yourself something to the tune of: “I’m not good enough, I am not deserving, something is wrong […]

Getting What You Want Through Gratitude

By Positively Positive | May 17, 2019
[Original Post] You’ve heard the buzz: “You can manifest anything you want — just through the power of your thoughts.” This theory is everywhere, in books, movies, and at your yoga class. And I agree, it’s a great idea. Overall in my life, I’ve been able to use my thoughts to create a much more […]

Coming Clean

By Positively Positive | May 16, 2019
[Original Post] As much as I’m always working on you, you should know, I am also working on myself too. And, just in time! Recently, something happened that had me thinking it was a good time to put my own “Baby Lauren” trait in a time out: What, you wonder? My kids hit the age […]

Happily Ever After: How I Learned to Make Everything Positive

By Positively Positive | May 16, 2019
[Original Post] Crisply pressed business suit, report in hand and waiting calmly, I was ready. This performance review I was quietly proud of my accomplishments that year – with a new baby, I’d worked hard to not miss a beat. Then he punched me right in the gut. “We’re looking at only two stats. Yours […]

10 Life Purpose Tips to Help You Find Your Passion

By Positively Positive | May 15, 2019
[Original Post] If you want to be fulfilled, happy, content, and experience inner peace and ultimate fulfillment, it’s critical that you learn how to find your passion and life purpose. Without a life purpose as the compass to guide you, your goals and action plans may not ultimately fulfill you. How to Discover Your Life Purpose […]

What “Shadow Work” Really Is. (Calling All Wounded Warriors.)

By Positively Positive | May 15, 2019
[Original Post] I struggled with the concept of the “shadow self” for so long. The term made me recoil. My interpretation of it: My shadow self was my dark side—my manipulative, arrogant, endlessly needy seductress. Menacing. And she deserved a good talking to. My beloved psychotherapists and energy workers would point me toward it. “Shadow […]