I am fascinated by the brain science beneath positive and negative thinking - there is a physiological response to thoughts in the body.
Positive thinking and neuroscience give us a pathway to integrate practical and simple actions into our daily lives for greater wellbeing and happiness.
Lissa Rankin M.D. recently cited research in The Lancet about a large study on the effect of negative emotions and thoughts on lifespan: in the research group of 30,000 American-Chinese, their lifespan was five years shorter on average (when compared to a group of 400,000 Caucasians.)
Why? With all else tested as equal, the shorter life was found to be due to how their negative beliefs and thoughts manifested in their body through the brain and resulting chemical response.
Thoughts can heal and thoughts can kill. It is not an opinion: it is objective science. Thinking is also something within your personal control, has no adverse side-effects, and costs nothing. Changing your thinking can change your life.
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