Mastering Mindfulness: A Thinkers Ode to Meditation

I'm lucky.

When I was fifteen, I was the sole survivor in one of those horrific car accidents involving a bunch of teens, lots of alcohol, and late-night fast driving. While the driver and other passengers were killed instantly when our car hit a tree on a drizzly summer night, I had the most powerful experience of my life.

I felt myself being lifted lightly, and it seemed as though I was actually caressed by a loving presence. I remember feeling soothed, comforted, and cherished. I didn't want it to end.

The next thing I remember is lying in a pile of wet leaves with a bunch of flashlights in my face. I walked away without a scratch.

The others were from a different town, and their families, high school friends and teachers mourned their loss bitterly. When they heard that there was a survivor, someone from out of town, many of them felt angry that one of their friends couldn't have been the survivor instead of me. In their anguish, they called to inform me of this sentiment. It was a lot for a 15-year-old to handle.

Nobody knew about the accident at my high school. This was before crisis teams were in place to deal with tragedies. There were no counselors standing by in my case. I was filled with a tremendous sense of guilt, and my beautiful experience was one I never discussed. I couldn't talk about feeling cherished when others had died. It seemed disrespectful and arrogant.

Months later, one of the mothers of the victims called me. I hadn't had any contact with any of the families or friends, and was mourning alone in silence, in exile, really, pretending that everything was just fine. She wanted to invite me over for tea. I declined. I was afraid of hurting her, overwhelmed by my guilt, and petrified that she would lash out at me.

She persisted. I must have declined her invitations half a dozen times in the next three months, making lame excuses and once even pretending to be my sister, telling her I wasn't home.

Fortunately, she kept at it, and when I finally did come over to her house for tea, she wrapped me in a completely reassuring hug.

She was my first meditation teacher. She recognized my pain, and I am eternally grateful that she taught me skills to cope with it. I truly believe she saved my life for the second time.

I used meditation as a tool. There was no association with any particular religion. Despite the clear sense of a benign presence during the accident, it just never occurred to me that it was God. Others may have responded with a renewed religious conviction. I opted for a simple there-must-be-a-reason view.

Years later, as a college student interested in psychology, philosophy, and science, I was studying with a university professor and meditation teacher in Sri Lanka. Ratne taught a technique for mindfulness meditation that meshed perfectly with my need for logic, order, and my view of the universe as manifesting power in magnificent but unpredictable ways. He taught meditation from a thinker's perspective, validating the notion that we are entrusted with the responsibility to use our minds for both thinking and non-thinking.

Ratne died a few years ago, but his son, Deva, is carrying on his tradition of mindfulness training in Sri Lanka. My friend visited Deva recently and was immersed in discussions to build an environmentally-friendly meditation center on a hilltop there.

Deva's mindfulness technique is growing in popularity with good reason--it's simple, and it is completely detached from any specific religion.

This is not your father's meditation. It's Deva's insightful take on his dad's approach. It's thoroughly modern and inclusive, based as much on our understanding of the brain as it is on our professed need to find bliss.

I've been lucky to be exposed to this unique method. Through good times and bad, meditation has given me perspective and a sense of ease when I needed it most. I've lost two brothers to suicide, one to AIDS, a stepfather and father-in-law to cancer in the last few years. Meditation has been a life raft as well as a surprising source of direction and joy.

Although I am quick to identify myself as a thinker, in the same breath I'll tell you I'm a meditator. They go hand in hand for me. I consider it my favorite ego-attachment.

Regardless of your religious beliefs, you can use meditation to strengthen yourself and your understanding of the universe. If the age-old methods aren't working for you, perhaps all you need is an updated version, an upgrade to Meditation 2.0, if you will.

You can skip the pricey bench or embroidered cushion. Don't bother with the candle. Keep the incense in the drawer. Contrary to popular belief, no equipment is required.

All you need is your mind--and a supportive teacher. I hope you are lucky enough to find yours.

About The Author

Maya Talisman Frost is a mind masseuse. Her work has inspired thinkers in over 80 countries. She serves up a satisfying blend of clarity, comfort and comic relief. To subscribe, visit http://www.massageyourmind.com.

[email protected]

In The News:

Snow calls for shovels, scoops and a positive attitude  knopnews2For some scooping snow means exercise, for others it's a business and for a select few it provides a chance to connect with the outdoors.
Twitter revealed a more positive attitude towards type 1 diabetes  ScienceNordicThe researchers analyzed more than 67000 twitter posts from a week in May 2018. They wanted to investigate how diabetes is referred to in social media.
One central Central Wisconsin man embraces snowblowing with a positive attitude  WAOWWAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) -- Many Wisconsinites were fed up with the record breaking amount of snowfall on Tuesday. But one snowblower said you shouldn't ...
The healing power of hard work, positive attitude  Zanesville Times RecorderConnie Broadwater shares her journey of recovery after suffering multiple broken bones from a head-on crash.
Positive attitude during pregnancy could improve child's ability in maths and science  News-Medical.netUsing data from Bristol's Children of the 90s study the research is one of a series from the University of Bristol, that examines a parental personality attribute ...
Our 'Positive Attitude' Delivered the Victory: Saurashtra Coach Kotak  News18Saurashtra Coach Sitanshu Kotak has credited his team's positive attitude despite conceding a first innings lead of 170 as the main reason for their victory over ...
Survivors call for a positive attitude  The TribuneSandeep Rana. Tribune News *Service*. Chandigarh, February 4. On World Cancer Day today, cancer survivors, called for keeping a positive attitude during ...
EMT recovers from head-on crash, with positive attitude  KAITAn EMT who suffered a broken left leg and broken right heel after a head-on crash said this week that he has remained positive throughout the ordeal.
Arthur Meadows breaking barriers with a positive attitude  Southwest Times[email protected] Arthur Meadows was born in his parents' house in Newbern March 8, 1937. Six months later, his mother and father took him ...
Three Ways to Transform Your Attitude  Campus Rec MagazineTy Verdin finds that keeping a positive attitude helps when approaching life and its many stages. Here are three ways to transform your attitude.
Ukiah Unified School Desk: Creating a positive math attitude  Ukiah Daily JournalHave you ever heard anyone say that they're really bad at math? Do you sometimes say this about yourself? The answer is probably yes. Have you ever heard ...
Cowabunga Bay looks to hire more than 300 team members  News3LVWith its sixth season of family-friendly fun starting March 30, Cowabunga Bay Water Park is looking to hire more than 300 employees to join its team. The park ...
Summit paves the way to a positive attitude  Columbia Daily HeraldEducators at Maury County Public Schools started the year off concentrating on ways they can help their students with the school district's third annual mental ...
Opinion | Keeping a positive attitude under pressure  durhamregion.comAs minor hockey programs begin their playdowns, coaches, parents and players realize that embracing pressure is part of the path to excellence.
News Jan 25, 2019 2019 Orillia chamber president bringing positive attitude  Simcoe.comDean Beers is bringing a positive attitude to the Orillia District Chamber of Commerce. Beers, owner of Orillia's Floor Fashion Centre Carpet One, is the 2019 ...
World Cancer Day Here s why having positive attitude in family helps patient  Mid-DayWhen a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it is normal to experience shock, denial, fear, anxiety, and low mood. Often dealing with one's own emotions makes ...
Column | Gary W. Moore: The incredible power of the positive mind  The SouthernIf you read this column often, you know I believe in the old adage that says, “Attitude not aptitude determines your altitude.” I experience it. I see it. I have.
An upbeat attitude might help prevent a second stroke  Health24If you've had a stroke, a positive outlook might just help prevent another one, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when people felt they could protect ...
Bandile (10) inspires other children with his positive attitude towards life  Ridge TimesLEANDRA – Bandile Ndimande Madida (10) was born a normal and healthy baby boy, but as time passed, his left leg began to show signs of abnormality.
Positive attitude in women linked with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes  Diabetes.co.ukOptimistic women are 12 per cent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes, researchers have discovered. It has been shown that aspects such as stress and ...
Pulisic maintains positive outlook for both BVB and Chelsea after massive setbacks  We Ain't Got No HistoryChelsea loanee Christian Pulisic faced Tottenham Hotspur last night for the third of what should be many, many more times, but found himself on the losing end ...
Irene May Morgan, 71, admired for her positive attitude  Port City DailyWILMINGTON — Heaven gained an angel Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, when Irene May Morgan, 71, went to be with the Lord with family by her side. She was born ...
'Will always keep a positive attitude' – Sandeep Lamichhane  International Cricket CouncilA positive attitude and a conviction to always play with a smile has kept Sandeep Lamichhane going, even as his star rises in leagues around the world.
“In the dark” – Shocked Matildas defender declares the need for positive attitude  Daily Football ShowWith each passing day, a new chapter is seemingly written in the saga that has been the dismissal of Alen Stajcic as Matildas coach, and with it, new ...
25 Uplifting Quotes & Memes That Prove A Positive Attitude Can Change Your Life  YourTangoA positive attitude can work wonders in your life. Check out these 25 positive attitude quotes and uplifting memes to remind you to keep your head up and think ...
Leslie J. Beyer -- Rochester  PostBulletin.comLeslie James Beyer was 90 years young when he passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, at Saint Marys Hospital in the town he called home for most of his life.
Kerrin Fair of Ngāti Kahungunu's positive attitude bowls them over  New Zealand HeraldBowls is a sport that demands much concentration and patience. It's not everyone's 'cup of tea' but for Ngāti Kahungunu iwi employee Kerrin Fair, and thousands ...
Cancer Is A Lonely Battle And Ringside Cheerleaders Can Make It Worse  HuffPost IndiaA cancer survivor explains why unsolicited advice does more harm than good.
Kligerman to earns open spot in the Daytona 500 field  The Seattle TimesDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Parker Kligerman will be back on TV for the Daytona 500. He'll enjoy driving in "The Great American Race" more than he ever ...
GOT7's Yugyeom Suffers Minor Injury On “Law Of The Jungle”  soompiGOT7's Yugyeom impressed the cast and crew with his positive attitude after suffering a minor injury on SBS's “Law of the Jungle.” During the February 16 ...
Cinco Ranch student and FFA chapter president not limited by what she's missing  KTRK-TVJennifer Lindgren completed four years of FFA, doing it all without letting life without one of her hands bring her down.
Family of fighters: High school senior and three family members all diagnosed with cancer in four-week period  INFORUMSubmitted photo Rikki Wold, a New London-Spicer High School senior, is fighting a rare form of cancer while working to graduate from high school this spring.
Waiting for a good leader  The Sentinel AssamThere is no denying the fact that the north-eastern region is in need of a good leader who can not only take the real issues.
COPE retains positive attitude ahead of the 2019 general elections  Briefly.co.zaPapi Kganare, General Secretary of COPE, is positive the upcoming elections will yield good results for the party. Kganare is convinced that the work in the years ...
Lifelong dream to work for the Reds? Now’s your chance  Dayton Daily NewsThe Reds are for hiring seasonal event security and seasonal guest services positions at a job fair at the Great American Ball Park Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, ...
James Tedesco opens up on injury, staying resilient: Adam MacDougall  Daily TelegraphRugby league, like all professional sports, is littered with stories of heartbreak and missed chances. For every regular first-grader, there are hundreds more ...
He’s 91 and the Post Office Threw Him a Party. For His Retirement.  The New York TimesWhen Jack Lund began hauling mail across Utah, Harry S. Truman was president of the United States, Utah had been a state for only about a half-century and ...
Bowling Green Highway Patrol dispatcher named best in the state  13abc Action NewsAn Ohio State Highway Patrol dispatcher from Bowling Green has been selected as the best in the state!
Money Tips and Ideas for Wealth Creation  The Good Men ProjectHow to be wealthy and happy- money and attitude.
Upbeat Attitude May Be a Pain Fighter  HealthDayOptimism may be key to coping with chronic pain, claims a new study of soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. And you don't need to be a vet to benefit ...
Lenovo Superstar SVP Roderick Lappin Passes Away Suddenly  CRN'People are just clearly heartbroken because he had just a major impact inside and outside the company. He'll be missed for sure,' says Erin Bergamo, ...
Yellowstone's Youth Conservation Corps Program taking applications for summer  Post RegisterWhen the call to join the Yellowstone Youth Conservation Corps was sent out last year, hundreds of teens across the nation answered.
New DA's early efforts aimed at quicker case handling, shorter pretrial jail stays  Waco Tribune-HeraldIn the 47 days since Barry Johnson became McLennan County district attorney, he and his staff have tried to reverse the ravages that the Twin Peaks shootout ...
Pupils at primary school in Bulwell praised for their positive attitude by schools inspector  Nottinghamshire LivePupils throughout the school behave well, work hard and concentrate in lessons."
Her cancer went undetected, now this grandmother wants to help...  Grand Forks HeraldLisa Drummond did what people are supposed to do when they feel sick, she went to see a doctor. Then she went back, again and again. She was given ...
Friends, family mourn death of 11-year-old girl | Watch News Videos Online  Globalnews.caFamily and friends of Riya Rajkumar are devastated after learning about the 11-year-old's shocking death. As Erica Vella reports, those who knew her say they ...
Maryland basketball can’t get started vs. Michigan and can’t end a miserable road drought  The Washington PostWith the defeat against the No. 6 Wolverines, Maryland has lost its past 19 road games against ranked teams.
An Upbeat Attitude Might Help Prevent 2nd Stroke  U.S. News & World ReportBy Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter. (HealthDay). THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you've had a stroke, a positive outlook might just help ...
Inside Olivia Newton-John's Heartbreaking Battle With Cancer  countryliving.comOlivia Newton-John was first diagnosed with cancer in 1992, and the illness has since returned two more times. Here's what to know about the actress and ...
LakeFit Nutrition offers healthy alternatives for eastern Knox County residents  knoxpages.comJennifer Grassbaugh, of Howard, opened LakeFit Nutrition on Jan. 7. The shop, which offers healthy meal replacement shakes and evening fitness classes, fills ...
Cathy (Rusley) Smith  The Daily WorldOn Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, Cathy (Rusley) Smith, loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away at the age of 72 with family by ...
GLENN TIPTON's Daughter To Raise Money For JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist's Foundation At Barcelona Marathon  BLABBERMOUTH.NETKarina Greenin, the daughter of JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton, will take part in Barcelona, Spain's annual marathon next month to raise funds for the ...
Style Icon and Society Doyenne Lee Radziwill Dead at 85  NewserLee Radziwill knew how to dress, and the world was agog. And now she's gone. The style icon and sister to Jackie Onassis died Friday in New York at age 85 of ...
Attitude and effort: Taylor Iceman's simple philosophies leading Lucas Cubs turnaround  Mansfield News JournalLUCAS - Lucas boys basketball coach Taylor Iceman likes to keep it simple. His coaching philosophies are not complex. He doesn't have any secret recipe for ...
Rockford Police Department identifies officer involved in fatal traffic stop  Rockford Register StarROCKFORD — The Rockford police officer who opened fire on a wanted man after a Feb. 6 traffic stop on U.S. Highway 20 is a 25-year veteran of the ...
South Fremont vs. Teton District game postponed due to weather  Rexburg Standard JournalSouth Fremont and Teton will not play their district semifinal game tonight in Driggs due to the closure of highway 33 around 5 p.m..
School Finds Helping Students Express Gratitude Through Journals Improves Behavior, Attitudes  CBS PhillyFollow CBSPHILLY Facebook Twitter. PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A school's writing project is showing the power of having a positive attitude and being grateful.
5 OP Scores: Queensland's top graduates congratulated  Courier MailQUEENSLAND'S smartest kids were celebrated at a ceremony in Brisbane today, with Indooroopilly State High School student Maya Lamont crowned the top ...
Belmond Chamber Looking for Community Awards Nominations  KIOWThe Belmond Chamber of Commerce is once again looking for nominations for their community awards program. The awards will be handed out on March 19th ...
I'm a very patriotic person: Neetu Chandra  India TodayYou may not see her much on the Bollywood big screen but Neetu Chandra says 2019 is going to be the busiest year for her so far. "It's only the beginning," the ...
A LIer with a Tom Brady outlook on life  NewsdayLeon Gill is inspired by the quarterback's resolve and positive attitude.
Mike Sorrentino talks to Ronnie Ortiz-Magro every day from jail  Page SixRonnie Ortiz-Magro said he's in touch with Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino on a daily basis while he serves his jail time for tax evasion.
'The medication is constantly improving' - ex-Limerick star on living with multiple sclerosis  The42WHEN FORMER LIMERICK hurler Andrew O'Shaughnessy was first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2009, he was given strict instructions not to ...
Six Reasons to Be Hopeful About Fighting Climate Change  State of the PlanetThese days, it can be hard to keep a positive attitude when it comes to climate change. A new report warns that our warming climate could cause Himalayan ...
Opening date for Home Bargains A38 retail park revealed  Plymouth LiveMcDonald's and Sue Ryder have also revealed their opening dates.
MAFS' Bronson's family tragedy: 'My brother was murdered'  Now To LoveMarried at First Sight groom Bronson Norris opens up about the pain of losing his mum and two brothers within the space of three years.
Sporting success for Willow Tree Primary School  Harrogate InformerPupils at Willow Tree Primary School have got off to a successful start to their 2019 sporting achievements by testing their skills at a number of local.
Tributes paid to 22-year-old Conor Murphy from Bourne Tributes paid to 22-year-old  Stamford MercuryTributes to 22-year-old who had rare form of cancer.
Carl Nicks gets to see No. 22 retired by ISU  Terre Haute Tribune StarIf Carl Nicks learned anything from being a student-athlete at Indiana State University four decades ago, it was to be patient.
THE LIFE OF (FLYIN') BRIAN  The Sheetor more like the 10 lives of Flyin' Brian One day in May, 2011, 47-year old Flyin' Brian Jones came home from a hard day of skiing on Mammoth Mountain.
Don’t get your hopes up, these free agents are likely headed for the franchise tag  Silver And Black PrideIf Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock are able to return the Raiders to greatness a good place to start is the 2019 offseason. There is a reason Jon Gruden said this ...
21 Savage Details ICE Detention: Hopes & Embracing Hardship  HotNewHipHop21 Savage gave his first post-release interview to CBS' Good Morning America. The rapper spoke on his own experience and his hopes for the those who are ...
Parkinson's patient uses power of positive thinking to inspire others  KTIVSIOUX CITY (KTIV) – Those in Siouxland living with Parkinson's Disease and their caretakers learned new skills Friday to help battle the degenerative disease.
Kerala must catch’em young  Deccan ChronicleEnergy conservation and management and usage of renewable energy sources are the prime area of focus.
9T Antiope's Brutal New Album Sees the World as It Is  VICEThe world can be hard to bear. Accepting that life is suffused with a low-buzzing undercurrent of dread is just part of being alive now. Maybe it always was.
At Stone Creek Wood Fired Pizza, the Employees Deliver the Wood Fired Pizza Experience with Fun and Friendship  ThurstonTalkFor the employees of Stone Creek Wood Fired Pizza, it is a workplace like no other. Not only because they maintain the completely wood-powered pizza ovens, ...
Hillside SPCA Remembers Longtime Director with Special Weekend Event  PAHomePage.comAnd at a local animal shelter, that loss is being felt after the passing of the woman who served the shelter for more than three decades. This weekend, they're ...
Sr. Product Manager - Farmer's Fridge  Built In ChicagoFarmer's Fridge is hiring for a Sr. Product Manager in Chicago. Find more details about the job and how to apply at Built In Chicago.
Sneakers Sports New Balance Teases Kawhi Leonard's New Basketball Sneaker 1 hour ago 0 Comments  HighsnobietyNew Balance has dropped a new teaser starring Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard and a brief glimpse of his upcoming signature basketball sneaker.
Is Optimism Ever Unhealthy?  Psychology TodayAs children, many of us were taught to think positively. But is it possible to have too much of a good thing?
Knights fight back from bad start but can't finish  The London Free PressThe London Knights battled back after getting caught flat-footed in the first period, only to fall 4-3 in overtime to the Erie Otters on Friday night in Ontario Hockey ...
Trump Sends Personal Letter to Woman Battling Brain Tumor, Says She’s ‘in Our Prayers’  The Epoch TimesWhen this young lady was recovering from a serious condition, her plight grabbed the attention of the U.S. president, and she received a very special letter from ...
Rejuvenation, not frustration, drives Leafs' Ennis  Toronto SunLAS VEGAS — Watching the Maple Leafs play hockey isn't what Tyler Ennis necessarily signed up for last summer.The energetic forward knew, considering the ...
Kyle Kuzma says Lakers need to ‘have fun out there, play as a team, play some defense’  ClutchPointsLakers forward Kyle Kuzma gave his thoughts on the team's struggles coming into the All-Star break following weeks of trade drama.
6 Tips To Stay Warm While Working Outside  WUWMFor many, staying outside in the cold isn't a choice, it's a necessity. Delivery people, police officers, and EMTs are just some of the people whose work.
The importance of a positive attitude  Winnipeg Free PressI recently read a quote that stated, “So much of happiness depends on how you look at the worl... - Business - Winnipeg Free Press.
Olympic swimmer Nathan Adrian reveals he has testicular cancer  TODAYOlympic swimming champion Nathan Adrian revealed he has testicular cancer, but the five-time gold medalist says his health battle won't stop him from training ...
Why A Comfortable Workplace Promotes A Positive Attitude  Forbes"Hygge" is a Danish concept that's becoming popular in the workplace, and for good reason.
I’m Choosing to Keep a Positive Attitude  Parkinson's News TodayColumnist Sherri Woodbridge is taking control of her Parkinson's by rejecting fear and pessimism and choosing to be positive.
The Power of Positivity: 11 Ways to Boost Your Business With a Good Attitude  InfluenciveIt's often said that “attitude is everything,” and that's especially true in the business world. Being a pessimist and only seeing problems is unlikely to win you any ...
Mayor believes positive attitude will bring about good change  Sault StarMayor Christian Provenzano wants city council to turn 'cans' into 'wills.' That includes becoming an innovative municipality, developing an effective and modern ...
How A Positive Attitude Can Keep Us Healthier  westsiderag.comSPONSORED. By Susan Rappaport. There is ongoing exploration on the effects of positive thinking and optimism on our health. The health benefits that positive ...
Positive attitude, family & friends helping fall victim  NEagleTAFTON - A 10-foot fall from a roof is not going to stop Rob Forsythe from living life. In July, Forsythe was helping a friend when he fell, leaving him paralyzed ...
Why a Positive Attitude Is the First Step to a Successful Career  EntrepreneurAs Entrepreneur Network partner Brian Tracy points out, many people are unhappy with their careers. The reality is almost everyone wants a career that will be ...
Olympian Gold Medalist Nathan Adrian Shares Devastating Health News  onecountry.comOlympic champion swimmer Nathan Adrian revealed to his fans that he had recently been diagnosed with testicular cancer and undergoing surgery.
Stephens benefits from positive attitude in WTA Finals debut  EWNStephens stayed calm throughout the contest, adopting a patient approach from the baseline before unleashing her devastating forehand to keep her Japanese ...
‘The Power of Positive Thinking’ — how a positive attitude can do wonders  Daily TimesThe Power of Positive Thinking is a self-help book by Norman Vincent Peale. In this book, the author makes use of positive case histories and practical ...
Friend’s perpetually positive attitude is really annoying  Seattle TimesTell her that sometimes you'd just like to hear “Yeah, that sucks” instead of a sunny spin.

Get Some Attitude!

You've been looking for a job for as long as... Read More

The Art of Thankfulness

With Thanksgiving approaching, I thought it would be especially appropriate... Read More

How I Make And Save Thousands Of Dollars Using Only My Subconscious Mind-You Can Do The Same!

Thousands of dollars will be yours, just by using your... Read More

The Ultimate In Positive Thinking?

I will never forget an evening in 2003, when I... Read More

Cant Take a Compliment?

"Putting ourselves down, is an insult to our worth." --Helen... Read More

Distortions are False Beliefs Programmed Every Day by Self and Those Around Us

Distortions are False Beliefs Programmed every Day by Self and... Read More

Prisoner of Attitude

"Thinking is responsible for man's primacy on earth today. Existence... Read More

Fighting Terrorism With Enchantment

Many of you may look at my title and wonder... Read More

Overcoming Seductive Sadness

Unhappy moods can be like comfortable sweaters, those old ones:... Read More

Change Your Head Position For A Flood Of Positive Energy!

Have you ever considered that you may be subconsciously sabotaging... Read More

Garbage Words In - Garbage Thinking Out

"At birth, a baby's brain contains 100 billion neurons, roughly... Read More

How to Stay Motivated Despite Negative People

Getting motivated is sometimes easy enough to do, at least... Read More

How to Get Rid of Stinking Thinking

Q: I seem to beat myself before I ever get... Read More

Creating Success Through Self-Affirming Thought Patterns

Everyone of us has the potential to successfully more through... Read More

Your Frame of Mind May Determine Your Health

The mind absolutely amazes me. It will never be understood,... Read More

Beware: Your Mind is a Battle Field!

WhenWhen we have feelings for someone or something, we have... Read More

Anchoring Positivity With NLP

There was some sunshine this weekend while I was writing... Read More

Change Your Focus and Change Your Results

In his all-time bestselling record The Strangest Secret, author Earl... Read More

As A Man Thinketh...

"For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is... Read More

A Negative Experience an Opportunity?

Early in my career a position became available which I... Read More

An Unquestionable, Positive Demeanor - How to Maintain it

Near the end of December 2004, I received an email... Read More

Living Mindfully

Normally I race around multitasking. I am always thinking about... Read More

Living with Lunatics: They?re Crazy and They?re in Charge!

They're out there? they look like people you know, but... Read More

So What Is A Limiting Belief?

So what is a limiting belief?Don't you love the current... Read More

Mindfulness and Curiosity: Inspiring Affection

"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious."... Read More