Positive Living

Positive living is a skill that anyone can learn at any time. Putting your emotional health first is the first step in cultivating an open, upbeat outlook toward every new day. Try to let positive living tips shape your attitude, and watch the world become a more beautiful place, day by day.

How to be fully present

Trying to Stay Present? Here's an Easy Way to Ground Yourself

Show up for yourself right where you are with the simple “5, 4, 3, 2, 1 technique.”

Music and productivity

How to Use Music to Boost Your Productivity

Calm classics or energizing powerhouses can take your productivity up several notches.

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Authentic positivity

How to Find Optimism and Hope in the Darkest of Places

It’s called “tragic optimism,” and is a meaningful, positive response to real suffering in life.

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Guideposts blogger Holly Lebowitz Rossi

A Positive Path with Holly Lebowitz Rossi: Re-energize with the 'Ha Breath'

The author of the Guideposts blog, A Positive Path, shares a breathing technique that will help you be more alert and energetic.

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Police chaplain John Revell of Building Community and Chief Moss

Building Bridges Within the Communities They Serve

Building Community, a nationwide program—created by a Connecticut police chaplain—brings neighborhoods together through police-led projects and events.

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Rainboots with flowers

Fun, Easy Summer Crafts to Brighten Your Garden

Getting creative in the summertime is as easy as some simple materials and a little bit of time.

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Spring cleaning for Earth Day

Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning Tips for Earth Day

Some surprisingly easy changes can help you freshen your home while caring for the planet.

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Energy from music

How Music Offers a Positive Surge of Inspiration and Creativity

Whether you are listening to it or making it, you’ll immediately find more joy and energy.

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Facing a challenge

Inspiring Words to Help You Work Through a Challenge

If you don’t know where to start or how to keep going, these tips will help.

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Edward Grinnan, Guideposts Editor in Chief

Guideposts Readers: Our Biggest Blessing and Inspiration

How your outpouring of care and support helps us make the world a better place through hope, faith and prayer.

Write a letter

The Unexpected Pleasure of Writing a Note by Hand

Handwriting can feel like a lost art in our tech-heavy times. But putting pen to paper has positive and pleasurable benefits.

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Greeting the day

3 Positive Ways to Greet the Day (and Yourself) in the Morning

If you’re not a cheerful early riser, that’s fine. But here are some tips for improving your outlook at the start of each day.

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Guideposts blogger Holly Lebowitz Rossi

A Positive Path with Holly Lebowitz Rossi: Tips for Greeting the Morning

The Guideposts blogger, who admits to not being a morning person, offers some ideas for starting your day in a positive, self-affirming fashion.

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Edward and Gracie

Could Kindness Be the Next Pandemic?

Exploring the possibility of a lasting blessing from a tragic year.

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