The Power Source of Your Confidence

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Imagine having confidence so unshakeable that it remains steady no matter the circumstances. Sure, at times it definitely seems like confidence fluctuates based on circumstances.

We all experience this illusion.

Illusions are based on misunderstanding the reality or nature of something. In this context, the misunderstanding is about the origin, or power source generating confidence.

You may already be aware of Jamie Smart’s book Clarity from my book review. His YouTube channel is also filled with videos that have ...

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Hardwiring Happiness Into The Brain

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Neuropsychologist Rick Hanson says the human brain has evolved to sort for and focus on negative experiences, but with intention and discipline can be rewired for happiness, according to Thursday’s popular Huffington Post article “How To Wire Your Brain For Happiness.”

The field of neurology is often presented via the metaphor of the brain’s “wiring.” This is actually a nearly literal representation of how neurons interact. The connections ...

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Negativity Bias or Clarity?

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We all have biases. Some serve us better than others. When neuropsychologist Rick Hanson talks about rewiring your brain for happiness, it seems like any biases he mentions are worth considering.

Hanson is the author of “Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science Of Contentment, Calm and Confidence” and also “Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom.”

He is widely quoted throughout this Huffington Post article from last ...

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Book Review: Clarity by Jamie Smart

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Smart_ClarityJamie Smart’s new book “Clarity” is basically about one idea: thoughts cause feelings. He notes that it often seems like our situation or circumstances account for how we feel, but this compelling outside-in illusion must always pass through the filter of thought. Like the clear surface of a puddle whose muddy sediment has been left alone to settle, our natural state of clarity will always return when ...

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Doing Effective Affirmations

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Today I was interviewed about doing effective affirmations on a Blog Talk Radio show hosted by my HPTI classmate Aminda R. Courtwright. There is more to it than just thinking positively. We covered some familiar Manifest Positivity topics including alignment, gratitude, pronoia, the inside-out paradigm, using the features of your senses (submodalities), and sensory memory.  This was ...

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Calibrating Your Thought Compass: What Thought Feels Better?

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Your feelings reflect your thoughts. It may often seem that your emotional state is caused by external circumstances, but this “outside-in” paradigm is an illusion and your reality is actually created “inside-out.” The Thought Compass is a way to remember how true this is and to guide you in selecting better feeling, more useful thoughts.

Just as a regular compass points north and helps you find your way in the forest, your Thought Compass is calibrated to True North, represented by ...

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