Positive News: Age is no excuse

A while ago, I wrote an article about adding some optimism to your news diet. Today’s entry is about an elderly lady who is still very active. In his show Late Night with Seth Meyers, he sometimes has a section called “The kind of story we need right now”. Those stories give hope and they…

Afraid of the Future

Maybe two weeks ago I stumbled upon an article in my constant pursuit to better understand depression. In this article, I read something for the first time that struck a nerve. It mentioned that one part in the whole mental health dilemma could be our generation’s fear of the future.

A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

From time to time, I write about depression and anxiety. I know that it is not the most positive topic, but it is something I think about. I try to understand it and I want to find means how to combat and alleviate it. At the moment, I have two opposing thoughts in my mind….

Maybe: A Farmer’s Tale

I heard this story years ago and was reminded of it a couple of weeks ago when I heard it in a series again. It is a story of a Chinese farmer and I take solace in hearing it.

It is okay to be okay

The first question people tend to ask is: How are you? I am no exception. However, as one of the most frequently heard answers is a variation of “fine”, “good” or “okay”, we tend to over-analyze this answer. Sometimes we are just okay. Is this a problem?

Add some optimism to your news diet

When we listen to or watch the News, we might get the impression that the world is growing worse every day. We are faced with crisis here, wars there, and political decisions that make us question reality. It makes sense for news agencies. We are hardwired for negativity. From an evolutionary point this is important….

Embracing the whole life

Life cannot be a happy journey all the time. We all experience good times and bad times. I also have to remind myself from time to time, to accept difficult phases and not resist them. This entry is about a message, I wrote two years ago and which I stumbled upon today.

Two inadequate bricks

Sometimes, I tend to focus on the negative in my life. And although I understand that our brains are hardwired to give more attention to negative or “dangerous” issues, I also know that I can train my brain to see the positive in my life, at least as clearly as I can see the negative….

How to become more optimistic

I am very interested in psychology and its sub-area positive psychology. Tending to overthink things, led me to ruminate about my thoughts, often with a negative outcome. Years back, I stumbled upon books about positive psychology. Its approach to help people live a happier life resonated with me. Especially the hands-on approach with a lot…