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Writing the Book on Positivity

Writing the Book on Positivity


“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.” -William James

I am finally ready to take the five hundred pages of this positivity quest and turn it into a book. The weight of all this thinking is impressive in my hands and I know that my life is on an entirely new trajectory for having done it. I am coming to the close of my second year in daily positivity training and it is the single best change I have ever made for my life. I have become my own best friend and I know the skills and habits I need to practice to encourage my best self to be present almost all the time. I believe in the why of my dreams and can let go of worrying about the how most days.

I trust my good ideas now and I don’t have too many more fears about pursuing them. Especially the fear of  failure is not dogging my heals anymore because I have come to see how what we work towards always pays off, even if not in the way we first anticipated. Even on a Monday morning I can usually get myself to see life as workable,  and sometimes even can be joyful in the problem-solving adventure that most days present. I never hesitate anymore to take time to walk in falling leaves or early blooming flowers because it helps me remember what it means to be fully present.

I have launched a few projects that I feel convinced will make the world a little bit better.I think of it as the next wave of positivity where I am full enough of myself and clear enough about how happiness works to share it. The Positivity Quest phase three looks like how to share it in the world and I am working  both with high school kids in a new Positive Charge renovation project and putting together a happiness initiative for our city. I will share this process – both the ups and downs of extending positivity as I have with my own process.

I know for a fact that we have all the tools inside of us to thrive in life and actually very little else matters if we don’t awaken that seed. Being true to my positivity quest is the inspiration for all my other work. It is the source of all the good I have experienced and the faith I have for all the good to come. Now I am ready to go back to all the hundreds of pages I have written while I learned the work and meaning of a positive life. I have long struggled with the creative process of re-doing, but in this case,  the editing and re-framing of my experience is the second take that will prepare me to get on the road and teach this essential curriculum of finding a positive relationship to life.

Watch out, I might be coming to a neighborhood near you soon, standing on a positivity podium and throwing out bracelets to the audience, teaching them how to eradicate the negative thinking long enough to see who they actually are.


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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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8:21AM PST on Dec 26, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

2:14AM PDT on Apr 14, 2013


9:58AM PDT on Oct 15, 2012

I will be looking for it !

9:58AM PDT on Oct 15, 2012

I will be looking for it !

7:32AM PDT on May 29, 2012

Thanks for the article.

12:43AM PDT on May 28, 2012

Thanks for the article.

5:27PM PST on Dec 19, 2011

We sure need it!

6:24AM PST on Dec 17, 2011

"Accentuate the positive...eliminate the negative.." Old tune with a good message!

9:31PM PST on Dec 16, 2011

Negativity is the result of a fallen world. The antidote is faith, optimism, people working to embrace positivity and love. Your journey sounds really interesting and could help others as well. If we enjoy life as a process, casting off judgment of ourselves and others, releasing anger so that our lives can be truly enriched, then we will see how wonderful life can be no matter what our circumstances.

6:04AM PST on Dec 14, 2011

Sounds wonderful - I look forward to being able to share some of that positivity of yours !

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