How to Have More Free Will

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I love this quote about free will, and especially the quote within the quote, from my all-time favorite book, “Pronoia,” by Rob Brezsny.

“Is there really such a thing as free will, or are our destinies
shaped by forces beyond our control?
Pronoia by Rob Brezsny

Here’s one way to think about that question: Maybe some people actually have more free will than ...

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This Is Your Brain On Nature

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You’ve probably heard there’s a drought. Despite the rain shortage, you can still benefit from exposure to water, even if it is just simulated sound or visual art.

That’s according to research mentioned in “The Brain Aquatic,” an article in the July/August issue of Psychology Today:

“Now cognitive scientists are compiling evidence that proximity to water has perceptible benefits for our minds that include promoting calmness, creativity, focus, overall happiness, and sleep quality.

Exposure to nature and the ...

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Making Your Laughter Quota

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What’s your laughter quota? How often do you meet it? I doubt you really set such a goal and neither do I. But I do know the more I laugh the better I feel.

In fact, rather than the familiar saying: “He who laughs last, laughs best”

I prefer to say: “She who laughs most, feels best!”

This is a familiar topic at Manifest Positivity because I am devoted to laughter yoga and consider laughing to be ...

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What’s Right With You?

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What’s right with you? That may be tougher to answer than what’s wrong but give it a try. Think about the best thing going on for you right now.

Feels good, doesn’t it?

What would it be like if doctors, therapists, coaches, employers, teachers, parents, lovers and anyone
else who sometimes tells you what’s wrong with you actually told you what’s right with you?

You’d focus on your resources!

These could be objects, money or relationships, but the most important ones are your emotional ...

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Because Words Matter

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Dentists. Love or hate? So many people feel anxious or afraid of the dentist. Do you?

As you may know, since I moved to the San Diego area back in March I’ve split my time between my private hypnotherapy practice, Manifest Positivity, and partnering with Juan Acosta doing dental hypnosis.

It’s called Hypnodontics and it’s more than just hypnosis for dental patients.

We teach dental professionals some of the language skills we use as hypnotherapists so ...

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5 Science-Backed Health Benefits Of Hypnosis

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Everyone enjoys being right, don’t you? I mean, if a big website posted an article containing lots of links backing something you’re passionate about you might share that with people, right?

Last week the Huffington Post ran a piece called “5 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Hypnosis.” Here they are:

1. Improve deep sleep.
2. Ease symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
3. Quell hot flashes.
4. Ease ...

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