Mastermind groups harness the energy of members to support individuals’ goals. The Master Mind is well known from Napoleon Hall’s book, Think and Grow Rich. Hill defines it as “the coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony.” This principle has been used by career coaches, entrepreneurs, and committed self-helpers. Numerous guides, tutorials, and testimonials for mastermind groups are available. They give…Continue
People admire someone with definite goals who succeeds in achieving them. But pursuing a concrete goal does not always result in personal, relational, or career success. And what about those free spirits who fall into the right job, the right relationship, or the right opportunity without having a plan in mind at all?
Goal Setting – a Necessity?
Many teachers emphasize the need to set clear intentions in order to manifest one's desires. This is not only the…Continue
“Your thoughts create your reality.”
“Change your thinking, change your life.”
“What you focus your attention on, you will attract into your experience.”
These statements are popular expressions of the Law of Attraction. Many spiritual seekers embrace them without exploring their history or assumptions. The disadvantage of accepting these ideas…Continue
In the two years since Time Magazine proclaimed the “Mindfulness Revolution” on its cover, meditation has really caught on. But few realize mindfulness meditation as an effective medical intervention was established with research on chronic pain sufferers.
Back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain—these are difficult conditions for conventional medicine to treat. Treatment of chronic pain with drugs or surgery comes with substantial negatives. Drugs are expensive, often…Continue
Affirmations can work for some people, but there is a catch. The effectiveness of an affirmation depends on how one feels about oneself when uttering a positive self-statement.
Psychological researcher Joanne V. Wood at the University of Waterloo in Canada discovered that a person's level of self-esteem determines whether a positive affirmation will be psychologically acceptable. If someone has high self-esteem, a statement such as "I am lovable" fits with their self conception. But…Continue
Affirmations can work for some people, but there’s a catch. The effectiveness of an affirmation depends on how you feel about yourself when you utter a positive self-statement.
Psychological researcher Joanne V. Wood at the University of Waterloo in Canada discovered that a person's level of self-esteem determines whether a positive affirmation will be psychologically acceptable. If you already have high self-esteem, a statement such as "I am lovable" fits with your world-view. If you…Continue