Thursday, October 29, 2009

Even the Mayo Clinic Recommends Positive Thinking

Positive thinking: Reduce stress, enjoy life more

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Positive thinking helps with stress management and can even improve your health. Overcome negative self-talk by recognizing it and practicing with some examples provided.

By Mayo Clinic staff

The health benefits of positive thinking

Researchers continue to explore the effects of positive thinking and optimism on health. Health benefits that positive thinking may provide include:
  • Increased life span
  • Lower rates of depression
  • Lower levels of distress
  • Greater resistance to the common cold
  • Better psychological and physical well-being
  • Reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease
  • Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress
It's unclear why people who engage in positive thinking experience these health benefits. One theory is that having a positive outlook enables you to cope better with stressful situations, which reduces the harmful health effects of stress on your body. It's also thought that positive and optimistic people live healthier lifestyles — they get more physical activity, follow a healthier diet, and have reduced rates of smoking and alcohol consumption.
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Saturday, October 3, 2009

I Watched Oprah

I heard earlier this week that Oprah was going to have a show about the manifestation of dreams. She has talked in the past about vision boards, the Law of Attraction and believing in your dreams to have them come true. I had a very busy week so I taped it and last night at 3:30 a.m. finally got to watch it.

A woman named Tererai Trent was on the show. She is from Zimbabwe and as a child was told that she could not go to school. All she wanted was an education and yet her father told her the boys should learn and the women were only there to get married and make babies.

She wrote her dreams of getting an education on a piece of paper and buried it in some scrap tin under a rock. Today she is living in the United States, has a bachelor's and a master's degree and later this year will have accomplished her lifelong dream of getting a PhD.

If a gal more than 10,000 miles away with just a dream can ask, believe and receive, surely we can too.

Today I will write down my dreams and although I don't have a current place to bury it, I will put it under my bed and sleep on it every night. As my dreams come true I will check them off. I will add to them as time goes on as well. I'll keep you posted!!!