February 1, 2013
Read here. Appears in Phoenix Focus. I'm a professional cynic, so if you'd told me a few months ago I'd be filing a story on the Law of Attraction, I would have been skeptical. But the assignment came along and actually proved rather interesting to report.
In case you're as ignorant as I was before I began my research for the piece, the Law of Attraction pretty much says that our experiences are a result of our thoughts. If we think negatively, we'll attract negativity. If we think positively, all sorts of good things will happen. Read on to hear various voices weigh in on the benefits of living by the Law of Attraction, and psychology professor Chris Chabris deride the whole idea as nonsense.
I'm somewhere in between. Rather than thinking about life as being governed by a 'law' of attraction, though, I think more about having a good attitude, dwelling on the positive rather than wallowing in the awfulness. It does make a difference. (Photo: Phoenix Focus)