Category Archives: Belief

You Can Be Happy Right This Minute, No Matter What

you can be happy right now

It’s probably common knowledge that happiness is an inside job. It doesn’t depend on other people, places, events, or circumstances. But I love the idea of how completely within my control my level of happiness is, so I’m going to revisit that topic here today. And sometimes, I need a reminder, especially when things just […]

Motivational Quotes: This I Know To Be True


Here is a collection of some of my favorite motivational quotes and sayings.  They are all things I know to be true.  I flip through them regularly to remind myself to stay on top of my game. They’re in a flipbook, so click the arrow beneath it to flip the pages. [responsive-flipbook id=”this_i_know_is_true:_motivational_quotes”] What are […]

Embodied Cognition Psychology: Use Your Body to Change Your Mind

embodied cognition psychology

I’ve spoken a lot on this blog about the benefits of changing your mind (thoughts, beliefs, etc) to improve your physical body, your relationships, your experience of the world, and your life in general. One way to help you change your thinking is by using your body and environment. Here we’ll look at what research […]

Mind Over Matter: Our Mind’s Amazing Abilities to Control Physiology

Mind Over Matter Our Minds Amazing Abilities to Control Physiology

We’ve all heard the occasional story where a person defies the normal and uses his or her mind to overcome what we think of as physical limitations.  The mind can block physical (and emotional) pain.  It can give someone “super-human strength”.  It can regulate core body processes like temperature control.  Even though these stories don’t happen […]