You Do What You Think

"The brain, it seems, does not make much of a distinction between reading about an experience and encountering it in real life; in each case, the same neurological regions are stimulated." This tidbit is from a NYTimes Article and such a good reminder that what we think about ourselves and others makes a huge difference in the reality we encounter every day. It's also validates positive visualization.

The article goes on to say that we can even strengthen our social skills by reading fiction: "individuals who frequently read fiction seem to be better able to understand other people, empathize with them and see the world from their perspective."