When I went to medical school, I was taught that the brain was like the poverbial old dog. After a certain age, the brain anatomy and physiology locked in, and they could not change. You couldn't teach the old dog new tricks.
The belief was that the brain develops during the first two decades of life, and after that the brain locks down. What you have at that point is what you take with you through the rest of your life.
Fortunately, this dismal view of the brain does not fit the facts. There are simply too many people who experience remarkable recoveries of function after severe brain insults and injuries.
Our theories about the immutable nature of the brain conveniently overlooked miraculous recoveries of the few, and focused on the massive loss of the many.
We basically had the wrong focus.
We should have been focusing on individuals who made remarkable recoveries rather than those who suffered apparent and irreversible loss.
When you focus on individuals who make surprising recoveries, you discover a neuroplastic brain capable of change from the cradle to the grave.
Change may occur so slowly it appears imperceptibile to untrained eyes, but to those who know what to look for and where to look, amazing changes happen.
Neuroplasticity is real, and it is life-long, but it takes time. Frequently lots of time.
We are in too much of a hurry, and we give up too soon.
People not in a hurry and who never surrender to despair are the ones who experience the power of the positive neuroplastic mind.
After practicing medicine for four decades, I believe in Positive Neuroplasticity because I have seen it work apparent miracles again and again.
You can teach old dogs new tricks, but you will only see it when you believe it.
David J. Abbott M.D. is the Positive Thinking Doctor. He spent his career working as an eye surgeon in developing countries. Although Dr. Dave was trained to preserve and restore vision using surgery, he also wanted to fight inner blindness and restore inner vision teaching people how to look at the world through eyes of possibility and love. Dr. Dave has written twelve books that you need to have in your mind. He also created a Positive Thinking Network that is the home of positive thinking on the world wide web. People from one hundred ninety-six countries come to the Positive Thinking Network to find out everything they want to know about how to have a positive mind.
The best place to go to get your daily dose of positive thinking is The Positive Channel on the Positive Thinking Network. With more than 500 websites, there is something positive for everyone. The Positive Channel is where you come to learn everything you want to know about positive thinking. Hundreds of family safe websites are ready to fill your mind with positive things. Thousands of positive graphics and affirmations change the way you think and feel about who you are and what you can do with your life. Positive music lets you hear the sound of your dreams, and positive videos help you visualize your dreams.
Real magic happens when you start believing once again. You start dreaming big and believing big. You go to the dream factory, pick out a shiny new dream and start working on it. Before long, you become part of something great. You are guilty of living your dreams.
Earth is unique because it’s chock-a-block with life; it’s everywhere, and it’s relentless. It’s in the air, on the land, and in the depths of the sea. The reason earth is such an awesome place is because it’s a sanctuary for life in an otherwise hostile universe. You are a miracle and you live in a miraculous world. Everywhere you go you see sacred life and you walk on holy ground.
If you don't like logging in to Instagram and Pinterest to find positive pictures to put into your mind, you are at the right place. Our Positive Graphics are all about positive pictures without the hassle of a log in, and we don't collect any of your personal information. We don't want your email address, phone number, or all your contacts. We simply want to have a great collection of positive photos that are worth putting into your mind. It's also free. We would appreciate it if you would tell your friends about our Positive Graphics. That is all.
Dr. Dave reveals the secrets that made it possible to live his dreams. Discover what worked for him and apply the same principles in your own life. A Bonanza of Positive Power lies within your grasp. This is your opportunity to awaken and unleash the power that lies within.
Optimists have positive expectations. They believe good things will happen, and they expect positive outcomes. You don't get what you want. You get what you expect. It doesn't matter whether your expectations are positive or negative, you still get what you expect. Your entire life is forged in the fire of expectations, and those expectations must be positive if you are going to live your dreams. Check out Optimistic Buzz and develop some positive expectations.
The best click bait in the galaxy is at PositiveClickBait.com. Your search for high grade click bait is over. You have arrived at your destination, and the holy grail of click bait is in your grasp. So let's get started! Every click takes you to a real life story that is fun to read and actually makes your life better.
You must know what to say when you talk to your mind and what to say when your mind talks to you. You have a lot of things to discuss with your mind, and Self-Talk Graphics tells you what you should be talking about. Although the wheel of change turns slowly, it always turns in the direction of what you put into your mind. It's time to use positive self-talk to turn your life in a positive direction.
Maximum Strength Positive Thinking tells you what to say when your mind talks to you, and what to say when you talk to your mind. You have a lot of things to discuss with your mind, and Maximum Strength Positive Thinking tells you what you should be talking about. You don't need to spend years searching for empowering ideas that make it possible to live your dreams. It's already right here in a self-talk format.
Affirmations give you the power to change what is in your heart. Affirmations do more than change the way you think; they also change the way you feel. You may need to repeat an affirmation fifty times before your emotional mind accepts it. It’s an eternal skeptic and must be shown the truth many times before it will believe. That is why affirmations are so valuable. You can repeat them until you overwhelm the inner skeptic and change the way you feel.
Welcome to the twenty-first century where you can place an entire library of positive ebooks in your shirt pocket. Taking your positive thinking books with you has never been easier. Your entire positive library resides comfortably in your pocket on your smartphone. Visit the Positive Thinking Bookstore and start filling your mind with positive ebooks from Dr. Dave.
The Programmer's Manual for Your Mind contains the tools you need to reprogram your mind with a Positive Operating System. You don't need a PhD in psychology to reprogram your mind and to change the way you think and feel. It's more about discipline than anything else. You don't need an iron will, but you do need to be willing to do whatever it takes.
Join Team Maxing Out as they sail around the world on their Privilege 39 catamaran during an eleven year circumnavigation. Experience their adventures as they sail through Pirate Alley and up the Red Sea. Find out what it's like to sail through a global tsunami in Thailand. Discover what it's like to sail on the ocean of your dreams.
The Owner's Manual for Your Mind contains thirty-one Change Principles that empower you to make a life. The choice is yours. You can make a living or make a life. When you make a living, you focus on survival. When you make a life, you focus on your dreams. Never become so busy making a living that you ignore making a life.
Everyone gets afraid, but not everyone lets fear control their destiny. Your job is to feel the fear, and do it anyway. If you never feel the icy grip of fear in your life, you probably are not living your dreams. Doers of Dreams have a familiarity with fear that the Life Long Disoriented never know. You will never make your dreams come true unless you learn how to deal with fear in a constructive manner. Check out Fear Buzz and send fear packing.
Your brain is an affirming machine that affirms the negative just as easily as the positive; it affirms the bad just as easily as the good. Your brain is positive about many things that are factually untrue, and when you are positive about the wrong things, your positive thinking actually gets you into trouble. Positive Psychology Buzz shows you how to use positive thinking to make your life better.
What you put into your mind affects the chemistry of your brain. When you put in positive things, you push the chemistry in a positive direction. When you put in negative things, you push it in a negative direction. You are not the victim of your brain chemistry. In a very real sense, you are its creator. Visit Depression Buzz and create a positive brain chemistry that makes your life better.
Zero Tolerance To Negative Thinking is a depression fighting handbook that shows you how to stop doing depression, and how to create a positive brain. It's not enough to just stop being negative. You also must develop a positive mind. You will learn eight steps you can take to eradicate depression from your life. Don't allow negative thinking and depression to rule your life. Reestablish command and control over your thoughts and send depression packing. If you want to have a mind free from depression, nobody can stop you.
Don't believe everything you hear when your mind talks to you. Your mind is always in replay mode, and much of what it says is frankly wrong and out of touch with reality. What your mind says to you is merely a reflection of what you have previously allowed inside. If you don't like what you hear when your mind talks to you, you have the power to change the message. Give yourself a piece of your mind at Bookstore Buzz.
Your life is forged in the fire of expectations. It does not matter whether your expectations are positive or negative, you still get what you expect. The Law of Expectations states, "You don't get what you want, you get what you expect." The Law of Expectations rules your world. That's why your expectations must be positive. Visit Expectations Buzz and change your expectations about who you are and what you can do with your life.
Cures are great when you can find them, but in the real world cures are few and far between. Getting better is an entirely different thing. Even when there is no cure, getting better is always possible at many different levels. I don't think about PTSD in terms of discovering a cure. My focus is on getting better because anyone who is still breathing can get better. Visit PTSD Buzz and start getting better.
Self-help is not the creation of man. Self-help is the creation of God, and it's built into the fabric of the moral universe. There is no mystery here. If you do your part, God will do his part, and amazing things will happen. But first you must do your part so that God has something to work with. When you work like everything depends on you and trust like everything depends on God, you have discovered the secret of self-help. Self Help Buzz is a good place to start.
If you don't have a space shuttle, if you can't afford a yacht, if you don't like to fly, you can still make a trip around the world. You simply climb into your truck, start driving, and don't stop until you complete the trip. You'll need a couple of years and some Freedom Chips to finance the adventure, but you can make it happen. Travel with us around planet earth on Overland Buzz, and before long you might decide to make your own trip.
Welcome to the 30 day Podcast Challenge. For the next 30 days, listen to at least two Positive Podcasts from Dr. Dave every day and apply their message to your life. The positive podcasts are relatively short requiring less than five minutes. Just because they are short doesn't mean they will not have a major impact on the way you think and feel. Good things sometimes come in small packages, and the Podcast Challenge is one of those things.
God is love and works by love, and by nothing else than love. The power and presence of God in your life is love .Every time you see love, you see God's hand at work. Every time you feel love, you experience God's presence and power. When your mind is full of thoughts consistent with God's love, your mind is exactly the way God means for it to be. When your heart is full of emotions consistent with God's love, your emotions are healthy, and they are exactly the way God means for them to be. There is no limit to how good your life can become when you open your heart and mind to the power of God's love. Discover the facts of love at God Buzz.
The most powerful force in the universe is God's love. The most important fact in the universe is that God loves and accepts you the way you are, but He loves you too much to let you stay that way. God loves you from the top of your head to the tip of your toes, and it doesn't get any better than that. There is no limit to how good your life can become when your heart and mind are full of God's love. You can learn more about God's love by reading Real Power: Maxing Out on God's Love.
You must repeat positive scriptures until your mind repeats them back to you. Only then will you know they have taken up permanent residence in your memory banks. When your mind is full of positive scriptures, you start to think the way that God's thinks about who you are and what you can do with his help, and your life is never the same. Spend time each day putting positive scriptures into your mind. You have nothing to lose but your old life.
Jesus made it clear we all have the potential to move the moutains in our life, and what was impossible yesterday is possible today if we get our beliefs right. Moving mountains is not just for a select few. It's for everyone who sheds their limiting beliefs. Moving mountains is not something you do once in a lifetime. It's something you do every day.
You already have all the power you need to make your dreams come true. You simply need to tune into that power so it can work its magic. Power Buzz has a variety of resources that help you tune in to the power that resides within. Power Buzz also helps you connect to a power that is beyond yourself.
Maximum Strength Positive Thinking contains more than 100 Power Graphics that speak the language of the mind. The Power Graphics go directly into your photographic memory. Positive self-talk puts good things in your mind one way, and Power Graphics do it in another. Together they offer a double dose of positive thinking that pushes your inner voice in a positive direction. Check out the Power Graphics at Power Graphics Buzz.
The Positive Thinking Network has a major social media presence. Get a Positive Buzz going by visiting our positive pages on facebook and twitter.
University Buzz offers six different ways that you can make your life better. If you are interested in positive thinking, then Positive Uni is for you. Positive Christian Uni is where positive thinking and positive spirituality meet. Self Help Uni unlocks the world of self help. Depression Uni teaches you how to say goodbye to depression and hello to a positive mind. Self Talk Uni teaches you what to say when you talk to your mind.
The Positive WWW reaches its arms around the globe with a positive website for every country in the world. Click on a destination and start your positive adventure.
The Positive US has one positive website for every state in the United States. Enjoy your voyage of discovery on your journey to a positive mind.
Video Buzz is family safe viewing. Everything on Video Buzz can be enjoyed by the entire family. Our goal is to inspire you to live your dreams. Our inspirational videos launch dreams on a daily basis. Dr. Dave and Team Maxing Out have launched the sailing dreams of hundreds of individuals with videos of their adventures on board their catamaran, Exit Only. It's time for you to dream BIG and to live your dreams.
If you are smart, you will not click here! If you click here, you could end up almost anywere in the galaxy. Maybe even get sucked into a black hole. I would not click here if I were you. It just does not make any sense to launch off into the unknown without any destination in sight. You might sail off the edge of your flat world. Be safe. Caution is the word of the day. Under any circumstances, do not click here!
It's easy to follow Positive Buzz and the Positive Thinking Network on social media. More than fifty facebook pages are updated on a daily basis. If you like social media, you will love our pages. There is no easier way to put something positive into your mind every single day.