In a world built on fear, domination, manipulation, conflict, and greed, embracing pronoia is a radical act. Pronoia is not about being against anything. It’s about standing for who you are and your deepest truth here in this moment. Pronoia is much more than a “concept” or “idea.” It is a personal mindset and way of life. It’s believing in every fiber of your being that you matter and every circumstance of life, blissful or challenging, is a new opportunity to receive a blessing. Pronoia is not about looking at life through rose-colored glasses or believing that everything is sunshine and rainbows. On the contrary, it is seeing the truth of this moment for exactly what it is and intelligently acting with the care, grace, and love that is required. As author Rob Brezsny says, “pronoia is the antidote for paranoia.” When we open ourselves to see the opportunity, the
The medical profession oversells the benefits of drugs for chronic disease since so few patients would apparently take them if doctors divulged the truth.   References: B Hudson, A Zarifeh, L Young, J E Wells. Patients' expectations of screening and preventive treatments. Ann Fam Med. 2012 Nov-Dec;10(6):495-502. P Lytsy, R Westerling. Patient expectations on lipid-lowering drugs. Patient Educ Couns. 2007 Jul;67(1-2):143-50. P N Trewby, A V Reddy, C S Trewby, V J Ashton, G Brennan, J Inglis. Are preventive drugs preventive enough? A study of patients' expectatio n of benefit from preventive drugs. Clin Med. 2002 Nov-Dec;2(6):527-33. H Leaman, P R Jackson. What benefit do patients expect from adding second and third antihypertensive drugs? Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2002 Jan;53(1):93-9. C B Jr Esselstyn, G Gendy, J Doyle, M Golubic, M F Roizen. A way to reverse CAD? J Fam Pract. 2014 Jul;63(7):356-364b. With anxiety, stress, and sleep dysfunction skyrocketing around the globe, it's time we look at the unspoken reasons why. These debilitating challenges can be meaningfully impacted with ten to twenty minutes of breathing exercises per day. Max Strom,who has taught breath-work for 20 years, reveals his insights into the healing power of the breath. Max Strom teaches personal transformation, mindfulness, and yoga worldwide and is known for inspiring and impacting the lives of his students. His Inner Axis method addresses the internal aspects of our life and our potential for physical and emotional healing. He is the author of "A Life Worth Breathing," and, "There is No App for Happiness."