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365 Days of Positivity

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365 Days of Positivity

Mastering the Art
Studying the Science and
Discovering the Practice of Positivity
One day at a time…

This year I am undertaking the biggest resolution of my life. I have come to realize that the most important commitment I can make to this life is to learn to be positive.

I have been studying, reading and occasionally writing about the science of positive psychology for some time now. The data is pretty clear: the ratio of positive to negative events in any person’s life is three to one if you have any hopes at all of thriving in life and love.

I have done enough practice to know that the data is true. That if you can remain open, curious and lean towards wonder, surprise, gratitude and occasional moments of awe, the way you see your life changes the life itself. My problem is that my neuro-circuitry has built in wiring of its own which tends to highlight what is wrong in any given situation and actually causes me to forget how to be positive at any given moment.

It was actually the new movie, Julie and Julia that inspired me on this positivity quest. If you haven’t seen it, a young woman follows in the footsteps of Julia Child, preparing every one of her recipes and blogging about the experience- both good and bad during the course of a year. Although I don’t share her devotion to the pursuit of French cuisine, I believe her method of keeping a daily and public log about her process might just apply as well to my pursuit of a positive mind.

If you are interested in following the daily PQ, it will be a window in to the successes and failures of the process, and I dare say will show more of my strengths and frailties than I generally feel free to share.. Where the quotes and perspective of those who have gone before are helpful, we will celebrate them. Where they are Pollyanna and push me into the depths of despair, you will hear about it. Here on Care2, I will share the best of the week’s posts.

Hopefully the journey will inspire you on a parallel hike and that the interactive power of our community will build into such a crescendo that we will all be reaping the benefits of living and loving well.

Looking forward to making the journey together.

Xo Wendy

Next: The first week of Wendy’s Positivity Quest

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Wendy Strgar

Wendy Strgar, founder and CEO of Good Clean Love, is a loveologist who writes and lectures on Making Love Sustainable, a green philosophy of relationships which teaches the importance of valuing the renewable resources of love, intimacy and family.  In her new book, Love that Works: A Guide to Enduring Intimacy,  she tackles the challenging issues of sustaining relationships and healthy intimacy with an authentic and disarming style and simple yet innovative adviceIt has been called "the essential guide for relationships."  The book is available on ebook.  Wendy has been married for 27 years to her husband, a psychiatrist, and lives with their four children ages 13- 22 in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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11:10AM PST on Jan 9, 2014

A great reminder...thanks for sharing.

3:26AM PDT on Aug 15, 2013

Thank you :)

1:26AM PDT on Aug 9, 2010

Thank you for sharing!

9:28PM PDT on May 6, 2010

I have been preaching this for years and it seems like no one listens but me lol but if all I can change is me then that still makes it worthwhile.

9:25PM PST on Mar 13, 2010

Really inspiring

11:39AM PST on Feb 16, 2010

good luck girl on your journal, staying positive is one of my favorites blessings, I have to admit that I am very positive woman because, do you why ? life it's too short and no matter how much you stress out, life keeps it course. Thanks for sharing and be happy.

10:26PM PST on Feb 15, 2010

your new year's resolution is not far off from my own. i resolve to face things head-on instead of just sticking my head in the sand. This way, I will be forced to either take action or deal with the guilt of not taking action to fix whatever sad thing I happen across. So far, it has cost me $19 a month (HSUS marketing team is on top of their game for sure).
Good luck on yours!

1:44AM PST on Feb 15, 2010

This is an inspiring and thought provoking quest. I now wish to catch up and read them daily. The wristband is a constant reminder of where our minds are at. Thank you I have learned so much already

12:32AM PST on Feb 15, 2010

thanks

8:03PM PST on Feb 8, 2010

Thanks.

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