The Power of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking

The Positive View on Personal Values

When we feel adrift or uncertain leaning into our personal values can give us a place to anchor ourselves to live from a place of confidence, clarity and resilience. This week Christy Murphy and Briana G. discuss how they came to see the importance of identifying their personal v ...   Show more

Why Is It So Hard to Stay Positive?

If there are so many benefits to cultivating a positive perspective and mindset, why is it so hard to stay positive? This week Christy Murphy and Briana G. acknowledge - yes, it is hard to stay positive and discuss the challenge they have encountered and things they do to stay on ...   Show more

Being Empathetic - How to Support Positivity

For those of us working to cultivate a positive mindset, when we begin to experience positive change in our lives, we begin to notice people around us who could benefit from a shot (or several) of positivity. The question becomes - how do we support positivity in other? This week ...   Show more

The Positive View on You!

Even if positivity does not come naturally, working to cultivate a positive perspective has an effect on how we experience things like work, less than positive people, and even the news. Yet with all that positive goodness, the best bit is cultivating a positive view on ourselves ...   Show more

The Positive View on Habits

At times, it can be easy to get lulled into a negative mindset and see habits as patterns and actions we need to break. And yet! Habits can bring new opportunities for growth and development. This week Christy Murphy and Briana G. discuss taking a more positive view of habits and ...   Show more

Your Decision Making Process | Building Your Decision Making Skills

Life is filled with decisions. Every choice brings about change and sometimes stress or unhappiness. Paying attention to your decision-making process and honing your decision-making skills, can play an important role in maintaining a positive life. This week Christy Murphy and Br ...   Show more

The Positive View on Patience | The Importance of Patience

Patience is a virtue - or so we hear. But it can feel very far off when we need it most. This week Christy Murphy and Briana G. discuss what may contribute to losing patience and how to find it again. You'll get helpful lessons and tips on being more patient at work, in traffic, ...   Show more

The Positive View on Asking for Help

Asking for help can be challenging--leaving us to feel vulnerable and open to having our needs go unmet. For some, self-reliance can be taken to the extreme when we avoid that vulnerability and attempt to go it alone. This week Christy Murphy and Briana G. discuss the stories and ...   Show more

How to Make Friends and Build Relationships

Are you looking to have more fun? Get more support? Be healthier and happier? Building healthy relationships can be a key component to living a fulfilling, positive life. In this week’s episode, Christy Murphy and Briana G. bring you positive thoughts and practical tips on how to ...   Show more

How to Stop Complaining

Complaining is easy and often feels good - like we’re speaking truth or just letting it all out. Complaining can give us a sense of control in the midst of uncertainty or can make us feel better than [fill in the blank] when we are feeling anything but. Unfortunately, it is a sli ...   Show more

The Positive View on Manners

Manners and etiquette can convey so much more than one’s understanding of which fork to use during a meal. This week Christy Murphy and Briana G. discuss how manners and etiquette and essentially the norms that guide how we treat one another can be used to cultivate positive and ...   Show more

How to Avoid Toxic Positivity

Toxic Positivity - it’s a thing! Even with good intentions, positivity and a positive outlook can be overdone a challenge if misused or if we throw around positivity without thought and intention. This week Christy Murphy and Briana G discuss the downside of positivity and how to ...   Show more

The Positive View on Boredom | How to Overcome Boredom

The slope from relaxation to boredom and zoning-out can be a slippery one. This week Christy Murphy and Briana G discuss how bouts of boredom can affect our overall outlook and lead us to engage in activities that may not be fulfilling or in our best interest. If you are interest ...   Show more

The Positive View on Failure | Failure is the Key to Success

Our views of failure and the stories we tell ourselves about our best efforts can be limiting. Our negative view of failure may be front and center allowing us to see how it shapes our lives. Sometimes it’s sneaky and throws out a stealthy influence that limits our ability to ful ...   Show more

The Positive View on Setting Boundaries

Setting boundaries can be challenging. Without them we can find ourselves in situations we do not want to be in doing things we do not want to do, which can affect our outlook and overall life experience. This week Christy Murphy and Briana G. explore why we may have a tough time ...   Show more

How to Be Positive at Work!

Our jobs can often be a source of negativity and dissatisfaction. Complaining about work situations, coworkers and bosses can feel natural and inevitable, and that negativity can quickly seep into other parts of our lives. This week Christy Murphy and Briana G. explore how changi ...   Show more

Positivity - What’s in it for You?

It can be easy to get caught in a wheel of negativity and cynicism and without realizing it, only see through a lens of challenge, adversity. From this perspective, we can struggle to find hope and balance in our lives. This week Christy Murphy and Briana G. discuss what cultivat ...   Show more

How to Deal with Grief and Loss

Experiencing loss and grief is a part of our human experience. Although neither loss nor grief is necessarily negative or bad, the feelings, emotions, and stories we tell ourselves about both can feel all-consuming and insurmountable. This week Christy Murphy and Briana G discuss ...   Show more

A Positive Attitude for the New Year!

It’s nearly 2021! Thank all that is holy. It’s time once again to look ahead to this new year, think about what we want for ourselves, and start making some plans. This week Christy Murphy and Briana G. discuss taking a positive view of the new year and ourselves to look for our ...   Show more

How to Sustain a Positive Mindset

It can be tough to maintain a positive mindset. Daily stressors, personal tragedies, and even just forgetting can erode your positive thoughts. This week Christy Murphy and Briana G. share their positive thinking techniques and strategies to help you sustain your optimistic outlo ...   Show more

How to Stay Positive in the Face of Adversity

In the face of adversity, it is difficult to remain positive, see a way around the discomfort and pain, and identify potential solutions to weather our circumstances. This week, Christy Murphy and Briana G discuss examples of how challenges and adversity make us feel, how we hand ...   Show more

Understanding How Our Attitude Affects Others: Work to be Positive Influence

We’ve all been in situations where the attitudes and energy an individual brings into a situation has dampened or negatively influenced our experience. How do we ensure we are not that influence? This week Christy Murphy and Briana G. discuss how bringing awareness to our emotion ...   Show more

The Positive View on Change | Adapting to Change

We know that change is inevitable yet often the uncertainty related to what comes next can leave us worried or afraid and wanting to avoid change - sometimes at the expense of opportunity and our own progress or growth. This week Christy Murphy and Briana G discuss shifting our p ...   Show more

The Positive View on Negative People | How to Deal with Negative People

When you are working to cultivate a more positive attitude and trying to make effective change in your life, it can be uncomfortable to be around people who are taking a negative view on life and their circumstances. Sometimes - even on this positivity journey, we look around and ...   Show more

The Positive View on Self Improvement and Self Mastery

For many of us, there are aspects of our lives or ourselves we feel we need to fix, change or simply do better. Sometimes when we sense the need for self improvement, we can tell ourselves negative stories about our abilities or who we are - thinking the need to improve means we ...   Show more

Why Is Self Awareness Important | The Benefits of Self Awareness

Identifying your emotions, core beliefs, and thought patterns will help you understand your motivations, reactions, and behavior.  Improving your self awareness and self-knowledge will lead to a happier more fulfilled life. This week, Christy Murphy and Briana G. discuss how deve ...   Show more

How to Relieve Stress | How to Manage Stress

Stress is an everyday occurrence. How we manage that stress plays a significant role in our ability to navigate various aspects of our lives. If we learn to manage stress, there is very little we cannot handle. This week Christy Murphy and Briana G. discuss how learning about str ...   Show more

How to Improve Emotional Intelligence and Get What You Want

It has been said having well developed emotional intelligence is a more accurate predictor of success than having a high IQ. Emotional intelligence helps us be aware of our emotions and motivations and regulate our behavior to have a significant effect on our inner and outer expe ...   Show more

How to Have a Positive Attitude When the News is Getting You Down

When it feels like there is only ever bad or negative news being reported, we can quickly lose our ability to maintain a positive attitude. This week Christy Murphy and Briana G. discuss the prevalence of negative news, our brains’ tendency to see and remember negative things, an ...   Show more

The Benefits of Developing a Positive Attitude

Taking time to develop the skills and improved awareness to change our outlook and experience can seem impossible - especially when we feel stuck in the fast-paced and often stressful grind of our day-to-day lives. This week Christy Murphy and Briana G. discuss the benefits of de ...   Show more

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