Today’s Solutions: September 29, 2022

Power of Positivity

Sunlight through a forest of trees.

Solutions Thinking and Climate Change

Open Minds and Optimism: Keys to Solving the Climate Crisis In February 2022, the world’s leading climate scientists released the most urgent warning on climate change to date. The report, released by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), describes the implications of our Read More...

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How to turn a little bit of time into a positive mindset

With benefits to both your mental and physical health, there is a lot to be gained from adopting a positive mindset. And the best part is that summoning positivity doesn’t have to be such a strenuous, time-consuming process. With just 10 to 15 minutes a day, you can cultivate positivity within Read More...

Turning of the year 2021 to 2022

8 Trends from 2021 We’ll Carry to the New Year

“Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” - Hal Borland  It’s the time of year for reflections and projections as we take stock of all that has happened over the last twelve months and peer with hopeful curiosity Read More...

The Optimist View: An Ode to L

The Optimist View: An Ode to Laughter

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh. — W. H. Auden Throughout the long trials of Covid-19, one of the main things that has linked humans together and always improves a situation, no matter how dire, Read More...

Thought Leader Series: Reflect

Thought Leader Series: Reflections on optimism from an Emissary

We use our Thought Leader Series as an opportunity to amplify the voices of some of the world’s most prominent thinkers and to evaluate more critically the complex topics we cover here at The Optimist Daily.  Sometimes we are lucky enough to find great thought leaders within our own Emissary Read More...

Thankful Thursdays: A note to

Thankful Thursdays: A note to non-profits

What is the most impactful organization in your community? In this week's Thankful Thursdays prompt, we look at organizations and non-profits that serve our neighborhoods and the global community. This can be an organization that you have been involved with, have been helped by, or simply just Read More...

How a single Japanese tourist

How a single Japanese tourist got to enter Machu Picchu alone

Like many of us have experienced in the past months, Japanese tourist Jesse Katayama had his vacation plans ruined due to the coronavirus pandemic. Back in March, Katayama, a native of Osaka, arrived in Peru with the dream of visiting the ruins of Machu Picchu—the ancient Inca citadel. But when Read More...

Optimist View: A how-to guide

Optimist View: A how-to guide on surviving mental firestorms and thriving in the midst of chaos

BOOK REVIEW of Emotional Inflammation: Discover Your Triggers and Reclaim Your Equilibrium during Anxious Times by Lise Van Susteren, MD and Stacey Colino By Kristy Jansen Inflammation (n): a localized physical condition in which part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful, Read More...

This is Bear, the Australian K

This is Bear, the Australian Koolie dog who saves koalas after bushfires

It wasn’t long ago that bushfires overwhelmed Australia, leaving an estimated 18.6 million hectares (46 million acres) of land charred. But from the ashes, we have since seen stories of hope emerge from Australia, which we have shared to remind us of nature’s resilience. For instance, Read More...

OPTIMIST VIEW: How an Optimist

OPTIMIST VIEW: How an Optimist and a Prepper Found Common Ground

Our instincts to come together are stronger than our differences "Like well-worn grooves in a record, neural-pathways become deeply etched from the repetitive and familiar bio-chemical responses we have to situations." BY SUSANNE SIMS Two weeks ago I ran into my neighbor Bill, someone with whom Read More...