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Speak Life – Challenge Series – Introduction

I have been somewhat lax in my participation on Turning Positive lately (OK, I’ve been largely absent the past few months).  In my defense, it’s been a very busy few months with school, the day job, enjoying time with family, and mostly, I’ve been extremely lazy. Now that I read that, I have no excuse.  However, I have a renewed energy and dedication to focus on the frequency and quality of providing updated content to…

Have You Ever Had One of Those Days?

Some days it’s just difficult to find a reason to smile. Today was one of those days for me. It seemed like people were especially rude today… even those who you never would have expected rudeness from.  The demands of the day were overwhelming and the commute home lasted longer than usual and I nearly got in a wreck when a car turned in front of me. Have you ever had a day like that?…

How to Make A Happy Life Story

According to a life theory by a psychologist and researcher Dan McAdams, we each have a life story. This life story is our perspective of the events that detail our experiences, hopes, and dreams that make up our life. Our life stories will have areas of happiness, sadness, hope, and fear. We share bits of our life stories every day … whether it be describing the events of a stressful day with a friend or…

Growing in the Dark can Make You Stronger

We all try to avoid the unpleasantness of life – the dark times if you will.  However, it is those dark times that shape us.  Psychologists have spent a lot of time evaluating whether nature (genetics) or nurture (environment) has the greatest influence on human development. The genetic influence regards our genes – what we inherit from our parents… things such as eye color, hair color, allergies, height, and even to some extent, our intelligence. …