Category Archives: Positive Thinking

Mindfulness Activities Measurably Fights Disease

If you are uncertain about the value of actively curating your thoughts, a study of breast cancer survivors conducted at Canadian cancer centers should increase your certainty. The study, led by Dr. Linda E. Carlson, showed participants who regularly practiced mindfulness activities “had … Continue reading

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Balancing ‘Fuck You’

It seems silly to have to defend the value of an emotion, but anger often gets a bad rap. The value of anger is wonderfully illustrated in Mike Hrostosky’s piece, Fuck You Spiritual People For Using Gratitude As A Bypass To Your … Continue reading

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On Saying No to the Adventures Life Presents You

Joseph Campbell on refusing the call that life presents you (a.k.a saying ‘no’ to life, emphasis mine): “When this refusal of the call happens, there is a kind of drying up, a sense of life lost. Everything you knows that … Continue reading

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Mind Over Milkshake: How Your Thoughts Fool Your Stomach

Alex Spiegel over at NPR quoting Alia Crum regarding the findings in her recent study indicating that our beliefs about food effect how our bodies metabolize that food: “Our beliefs matter in virtually every domain, in everything we do,” Crum … Continue reading

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Religion, Science, Intuition, Analytical Mind; Dangerous Conflations

Science emerged in a time when superstition led to attributing causes to unrelated things and religion was abused to promote suppression/oppression of ideas. Whenever people organize, organization can magnify our undesirable tendencies; religion and science are no exceptions. No institution … Continue reading

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Positive Thinking; Harmful for Some?

Jeremy Dean’s (PsyBlog) recent nuance-light headline caught my attention: Why Positive Thinking May Be Harmful for Some A recently published study1 by researchers at Michigan State University revealed that habitual worriers’ (Dean calls them “natural worriers”, a specious phrase) brains ‘backfire’ … Continue reading

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More Truth in Opposites

This is yet another article in a common theme. See also Truth in Opposites in Three Stories and Negative Thinkers Have It Right. It has been in the forefront of my mind lately that one person can have the exact opposite response to … Continue reading

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We don’t serve time travelers here

From Dean Radin’s excellent talk, Was Buddha just a nice guy?

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One Practical Lesson of ESP

ESP, remote viewing, precognitions in dreams, these are all evidence of a fundamental aspect of consciousness that we do not yet understand. It is always on: just as sound comes in even when we don’t listen, this too is always … Continue reading

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I’m Sorry… You Jerk

There are various ways we undo ourselves with our words. Said more accurately, there are ways that we reveal emotions within ourselves that we may not be fully aware of. One instance of this is the non-apology. It is an … Continue reading

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