The World Can Be a Difficult Place – Why bother trying to be more positive?

Difficult world - The Positive Edge

What’s the point of trying to be more positive?  Let’s be honest — life can be hard! The world can be a difficult place. There are natural disasters wreaking havoc, the serious threat of nuclear missiles, social injustices, and the list goes on.  In our own personal lives, we may have challenges with our health, work,… Read more »

Aliens Live Among Us – At least sometimes it feels like it

Differences in perspective - The Positive Edge

We think we all live on the same planet, but in reality, it can feel like some people are from distant galaxies. There are times we encounter someone from another planet that’s similar to ours.  This planet’s people have similar experiences, training, cultures, and childhoods as us, so they tend to also share our beliefs,… Read more »

Our Mailbox Had Been Smashed – Again! Dealing with the reaction of unfairness

Unfairness - The Positive Edge

Last week, we went out to get the mail and found that our mailbox had been smashed and totally destroyed. What?!?! That’s the second time in about a year. I was angry and frustrated. Who had done it? They should have to deal with the consequences! We started imagining what types of punishments would be appropriate if the… Read more »

Stressed at Work? Ditch the Drama Already

The average workday for many professionals is full of challenges and demands, whether that means meeting tight deadlines, sitting in back-to-back meetings or fielding client requests. As a result, you probably come home exhausted and drained at the end of the day. If this sounds familiar, rest assured you’re not alone. Daily responsibilities and duties… Read more »

Changing Other People: Three Ways We Can Influence Others to Be More Positive

We often hear how we can’t change other people; we can only change ourselves.  Then, today, I was reading an article by Michelle Gielan (who works with husband and fellow positive-psychology researcher, Shawn Achor) about how we actually CAN make other people more positive.  Of course, I had to learn more!  Here’s three ways we… Read more »