Category Archives: Positive Thinking

How to Stop Worrying and Be Happy

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by worry, you know how difficult it is to feel happy at the same time. Worry and happiness are by nature complete opposites; they cannot co-exist. When you worry, you’re focusing more on the negative side of a situation, and therefore attracting it into your life! When you’re happy, you’re not focusing on… Read More »

3 Common Affirmation Myths

Since affirmations first became popular a few decades ago, there has been a lot of confusion and disagreement about how they should be used. You’ve probably heard some of this advice from experts before: affirmations must always be stated in present tense; they must be repeated 100 times each day; they must be spoken aloud; they must never… Read More »

Affirmations to Clear Limiting Beliefs

The traditional purpose of affirmations is to create new, empowering beliefs that will override the old, limiting beliefs you may have formed during your life time. For example, if you want to be more confident you would recite a phrase like, “I am strong, confident and successful in everything I do,” in the hopes that it would “sink… Read More »

Add Power to Affirmations with One Simple Step

Affirmations can be a powerful tool in your personal development program, but only if they are used correctly. If you’re like most people, you’ve been taught one part of the equation: reciting the words. Consistently changing your thoughts and words from negative to positive is a great first step because it helps you build a solid foundation for… Read More »

Bluebird of Happiness on my Windowsill

Years ago, when I rented my first apartment and moved out on my own, my mother bought me a bluebird of happiness glass figurine, which has held a place of honor in every home I’ve had since. Over the years, this little glass bird has become a sort of talisman for me. A mere glance at it sparkling… Read More »

Writing Your Own Powerful Affirmations

A common question I see from people just beginning their personal development journey is, “How do I write effective affirmations?” Often they will go in search of existing affirmations that they can apply to their own situation, but they may or may not find something that works for them. In my experience, it is much simpler to come… Read More »

Supercharging Your Affirmations

In a recent article, I revealed a simple process for writing your own powerful affirmations. I discussed the importance of getting clear about your existing beliefs, writing affirmations to replace those old beliefs with new empowering ones, writing affirmations in the present tense, the importance of consistent repetition, and the necessity of believing in the words you’re saying.… Read More »

Positive Thinking is a Choice

Because of the type of writing I do, you may think that I have a perfect life. You may imagine me wearing a flowing, romantic gown as I glide through my abundant private gardens, pausing to smell the roses occasionally, and reflecting on the deeper meaning of life. Yes, I do that, but only on Wednesdays. *grin* The… Read More »

Negative Thoughts: The Unwelcome Houseguests

Imagine enjoying a peaceful day at home, when suddenly the door flies open and in comes a crowd of unruly people. They are loud, obnoxious, and condescending. They push past you as if you weren’t there, heading to the kitchen for something to eat, piling onto your sofa in front of your television, barging upstairs to take a… Read More »

Consciously Choosing a Positive Attitude

Do you consciously choose your attitude each day? If you’re like most people, probably not. Most of us tend to let our circumstances choose our attitude for us. We’re in a good mood as long as we get up on time, the kids cooperate and get to school on time, the car starts without a problem, we don’t… Read More »